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.
“You can imagine that character – Max Renn – you can imagine him having a Twitter account after going through and seeing the true colours of society.”
Weird Horror, an offshoot of the publisher’s book imprint, Undertow Publications, is a nostalgic magazine in the EC Comics, Weird Tales vein.