Review: ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Shirley Jackson

Alone in the world, Eleanor is delighted to take up Dr Montague's invitation to spend a summer in the mysterious Hill House. Joining them are Theodora, an artistic 'sensitive', and Luke, heir to the house. But what begins as a light-hearted experiment is swiftly proven to be a trip into their darkest nightmares, and an … Continue reading Review: ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Shirley Jackson

Review: ‘Monster, She Wrote’ Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson

Meet the women writers who defied convention to craft some of literature’s strangest tales, from Frankenstein to The Haunting of Hill House and beyond.Frankenstein was just the beginning: horror stories and other weird fiction wouldn’t exist without the women who created it. From Gothic ghost stories to psychological horror to science fiction, women have been primary architects of speculative literature of … Continue reading Review: ‘Monster, She Wrote’ Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson

Review: ‘Paperbacks from Hell’ Grady Hendrix

Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of the 1970s and 80s . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage … Continue reading Review: ‘Paperbacks from Hell’ Grady Hendrix

DNF: ‘Let’s Go Play at the Adams’ Mendal W. Johnson

"They're just kids ... It's only a game."  That's what Barbara, a lovely twenty-year-old babysitter told herself when she awoke bound and gagged. But the knots were tight and painful and the children would not let her go. "They're just kids ... It's only a game," she told herself again. But the terror was real ... … Continue reading DNF: ‘Let’s Go Play at the Adams’ Mendal W. Johnson

Review: ‘The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires’ Grady Hendrix

Patricia Campbell's life has never felt smaller. Her ambitious husband is too busy to give her a good-bye kiss in the morning, her kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she's always a step behind on thank-you notes and her endless list of chores. The one thing she has to … Continue reading Review: ‘The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires’ Grady Hendrix