Why I hanker after some vampire lovin’.
I was first introduced to all things fanged back in the late ’80s. Rightly or wrongly, I’m not here to debate parenting issues, my dad was into horror big time, and had a glorious hardback book that included these three beauties – Rosemary’s Baby, The Omen, and, most importantly, Salem’s Lot.
Unless you live under a rock, you should know that Salem’s Lot is Stephen King’s 1975 vampire tome.
Readers Beware: You’re in for My List of Scary Classic Kids’ Horror Books
It feels blasphemous to write about children’s horror without uttering the word “Goosebumps” or naming him—the R.L. Stine. But before you brandish your pitchforks, allow me to say this: I was a Goosebumps kid right down to my sinew and bones, honest!
I was part of the Goosebumps Collectors Club.
Promoting Your Book by Michael Clark
Hi everyone, I’m happy to be here. Sadie wanted me to write a blog post on the subject of “Promoting Horror,” and I’m proud to share with you what I’ve learned. My name is Michael Clark, and I wrote the “Patience of a Dead Man” trilogy (Part Three coming soon). This article has two essential points to it—my experience with social media, and an excellent giveaway system you should implement to gain followers and grow your readership.
My experience with Social media, December...
HORROR AGAINST HORRORS
by Michael Wehunt
A couple of years ago, I took a spooky photo of myself in the dark while holding a battery-powered candle. (I’m a horror writer, so that’s the kind of thing I do. If it weren’t for my beloved dog, Frida, my phone’s camera roll would be wall-to-wall creepy.) I filled up some of that darkness in the selfie with the words MAKE UP MONSTERS TO SHINE LIGHTS ON THE REAL ONES, and it was my social media profile picture for a while.
It wasn’t just a semi-catchy slogan, though. I believe in...
“Exhume to Consume” was my working title for the second story in my new duology, Dreams of Lake Drukka & Exhumation; unfortunately, the title already belongs to a song from Carcass’s Symphonies of Sickness (which is included on this list). Like many of the pieces in my collection Darkest Hours, this new story owes something to the atmosphere and imagery of death metal and black metal. I’ve listed and (very, very roughly) ranked my 100 favorite metal albums below.