Nia DaCosta’s re-imagining of the 1992 film Candyman proves more effective because it does not traffic in white voyeurism in its examination of Black trauma.
What could possibly go wrong?
The Horror Show: Stephen Graham Jones returns to his slasher-film inspiration with the nostalgia saturated novel My Heart Is a Chainsaw
The author returns to the slasher film saturated ground he has trod before to provide a loving homage that leans a bit too heavily on insider knowledge of the genre.
Tuttle’s brand of quiet horror is at once a rejoinder to a genre that leans heavily on masculine aggression and a means to achieve effects more unsettling than an explicit presentation could ever be.
Cather’s use of a close third-person narration lends her story an uncanny element of unease and creepiness.
Poe’s 1843 tale is not only one of the greatest horror stories ever written; it is also a pristine example of internal integrity in the short form.
The ghostwriter: Philip Roth was a master in the attempted manipulation of his own image, both during his life and after his death
A pugilistic, self-absorbed author, a scandal-mired biographer, and a disillusioned scholar. What could possibly go wrong?
Scary stories: a single-volume anthology from the British Library provides a cogent and concise history of the literary horror genre
From 17th century Gothic novels to the modern-day zombie story, the horror novel continues to fascinate readers and evolve in the literary consciousness.
To catch a predator: Miami Herald journalist Julie K. Brown’s book details her pursuit of justice for the victims of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein
Though marred by some sloppy writing and digressions, Brown’s book provides a valuable counter to a justice system in thrall to wealth and influence.
Skin in the game: librarian Megan Rosenbloom goes on a hunt for a very esoteric category of rare books
As a leader of the Anthropodermic Book Project, Rosenbloom has for years been ensconced in the realm of anthropodermic bibliopegy – in lay terms, the practice of binding books in human skin.