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14 Ghost Stories That Will Freak You Out

Otto Penzler | Posted 12.26.2012 | Home
Otto Penzler

What is the great attraction of supernatural fiction in general, and the ghost story in particular? From the time of childhood, we have a fear of the dark (and rightly so, as we don't know exactly what is lurking out there, wrapped in the black cloak of invisibility).

The 7 Scariest Halloween Books

Mark E. Murphy | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Mark E. Murphy

I'm not big on overt gore, slasher stories or things that are overly sadistic or cruel. I didn't like Joyce Carol Oates' book Zombie, for example, because it put me inside the mind of a psycho for the entire novel--and it was like an overdose of psychosis.

9 Brilliant, Haunting Summer Reads

Kat Rosenfield | Posted 09.05.2012 | Home
Kat Rosenfield

From ghostly protagonists to long-dead foils, literature is full of characters whose lives are over before the story even begins - and whom, though we never actually have the pleasure of meeting them, capture our imaginations through flashback, memory, or post-humous narration.

Murder May Have Been Inspired By Novel's Plot

miamiherald.com | By JULIE BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

But on Halloween Eve, it became the method of death a childhood friend chose to get rid of his mother. The killer confessed to police and is now being...