Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849 under conspicuously mysterious circumstances. A Buzzfeed mini-documentary speculates on what might have happened to him.
Jackson’s story of the commute from hell is one of her most nerve-shattering, Kafkaesque tales.
Shirley Jackson on the inspiration for her classic 1948 chiller, “The Lottery.”
The Prussian author’s 1816 tale is an early 19th century progenitor of the modern horror story.
Fictionalizing the geopolitics of the past four years throws up challenges for novelists in how to treat a reality that is often stranger than fiction.
Grady Hendrix’s Paperbacks from Hell is a nostalgic tour through 1970’s and ’80s horror fiction.
A volume of essays by and about the radical Black thinker Angela Davis deals with her time in U.S. prison and has disturbing relevance today.
First published in 1934, Langston Hughes’s story throws a spotlight on racial violence that continues in America today.
Zadie Smith’s controversial story is a dystopian satire about call-out culture.
Nancy Hale’s story about the dangers of poisonous political ideologies is surprisingly relevant to our current moment.