The Toronto author’s story provides a metaphorical response to a very real history of trauma and violence.
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.
The term “splatterpunk” refers to a highly disreputable, extreme subgenre of graphic horror, but its best practitioners do much more with the form.
Not a retread or homage, Bloch’s vampire story displays a momentum and technique typical of the author’s best work.
The Ballad of Black Tom asks who the real monsters are.
Herbert’s novel combines elements of a haunted house story, a zombie tale, and a meditation on the nature of evil.
Being able to see King’s horrors is a significant drawback in terms of their emotional and affective impact – with one exception.
In order to establish a Folk Horror tradition, Canada would first have to reckon with the sins of its history as a settler-colonial nation.
The Horror Show: Michael McDowell combines Southern Gothic and a haunted house tale in The Elementals
McDowell’s mashup of Southern Gothic and a traditional haunted house story provides a slow burn as opposed to the anarchic energy of his earlier novel.
Black creators have made their mark in horror film and literature, though they have had to work to get noticed. There are signs that this is changing.