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A Ghost Story Your Book Club Will Devour

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts

If you’ve read Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn’s domestic thriller with a memorable, if warped, feminist manifesto nestled at its core, you already know ...

Little Boy Has Perfectly Timed Reaction To Scary Story

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents

Scary stories can be really frightening, and this kid has the scream to prove it. While seemingly enjoying an expressive reading of Scary Stories ...

A Literary Halloween

Electric Literature | Posted 12.31.2012 | Books
Electric Literature

J. Robert Lennon writes "literary fiction," but he's the sort of literary fiction writer who grew up on sci-fi paperbacks and crime novels, and never forgot what the pulp masters taught him.

14 Ghost Stories That Will Freak You Out

Otto Penzler | Posted 12.26.2012 | Books
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 | Books
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.