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Horror's Puritan Values

When you think of the horror genre, “Puritan” is probably not the first word to come to mind. At face value, horror appears to be the antithesis of Puritan, but behind the buckets of gore, sexual promiscuity, lewd behavior, and general murder, there’s a real

31 Days of Dreadtober(2017): How Setting Can Drive Fear

Day 20 While well-rounded characters are always a boon to any creative work, I feel that settings are often overlooked. My favorite stories have a setting that is a character in itself and smart use of a setting can really elevate the creep factor of

3 Book Recommendations For The Horror Fan (Issue #3)

Its been a while since this “Literature” tab got used and I thought it was high time to change that. For whatever reason, I’ve been having trouble finishing books, even books that I am really into. However, I would like to change that. Today we’re

Documentaries For The Horror Fan Issue #2

Mark Gatiss is an English actor and writer best known for his work on The BBC’s Sherlock and Doctor Who. He has also appeared on the hit fantasy series, Game of Thrones. The guy has some serious street cred in the world of geek culture.

3 Book Recommendations For The Horror Fan Issue #2

For me, there’s nothing better than a good horror story. Horror is a genre with a terrific literary history, with humanity telling stories to terrify since its inception. I’ve sought out and read my share of great horror. Here are a few that left me

4 Documentaries For The Horror Fan

Youtube has become a juggernaut in online media with no sign of slowing down. The platform continues to grow and the amount of content available grows with it. One of my favorite things to do on the site is watching horror based documentaries. Today I’m

3 Book Recommendations For The Horror Fan Issue #1

While my time in the Army was coming to a close, I felt a real drawback to books and writing. Something was happening to me on an unconscious level; the need to write was slowly beginning to reemerge. Looking back at my kindle purchases from

The Throne of Bones: Ghouls Are Underutilized And Underrated

Year 1997 Author Brian McNaughton Summary A collection of horror-fantasy stories set in a decadent world where the humans are just as repulsive as the monsters who dwell in the shadows. Writer, Alan Rodgers, describes the book as follows: Imagine what Tolkien’s Lord of the

The Art Of The Horror Short

Short films are an underrated medium for horror. With the rise of creepypastas, it’s become more and more apparent that narratives don’t always need to be long in order to be effective. By the very nature of our technology-obsessed culture, content has to grab an audience