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How Dungeons & Dragons' Next Sourcebook Expands Its View of Horror

Ravenloft is one of Dungeons & Dragons’ most iconic settings—its go-to source for all things spooky and horrifying. But, as iconic as figures like Strahd Von Zarovich and the gothic lands of Barovia are, they’re only one flavor of horror the plane has to offer. A new D&D campaign sourcebook wants to open up new…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Dungeons Dragons, Vampire, Ravenloft, Horror fiction, Gothic fiction, Curse Of Strahd, Creative Works, English Language Films, Rise Blood Hunter, Strahd Von Zarovich, Rudolph Van Richten, Dungeons Dragons Campaign Settings, Wes Schneider

The Poster for Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead Releases the Zombie Cut

After years of everyone being all “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” about his Justice League cut, I almost forgot about Zack Snyder’s return to the zombie genre. But since everything’s coming up Snyder this month, we’ve got a poster and an upcoming teaser.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Army, Justice League, Snyder, Zack Snyder, Marcia Marcia Marcia, Night of the Living Dead, Army of the Dead, Horror fiction, Army Of The Dead Lost Vegas, Creative Works, English Language Films, Draftarmy Of The Dead

The Horror Novel Lurking in Your Busy Online Life

The genre relies on solitude and isolation to generate fear. But virtual connection is an illusion that cyber-horror writers are beginning to exploit.
Tags: News, Social Media, Artificial Intelligence, Kurosawa, Books and Literature, Computers and the Internet, Kiyoshi, Horror fiction

Pretty Much Pop #18 Discusses Stephen King’s Media Empire Is the most popular writer of our time actually a good writer? Or maybe he used to be good but has long since run out of inspiration? What are the most effective ways to adapt these very readable short stories and novels? Does showing us the evil in a film lessen its impact? While you've been thinking about those questions, King has already written another book. Mark Linsenmayer, Eri...
Tags: Google, Television, Podcasts, Film, College, Stephen King, Literature, King, Buick, Facebook Twitter, Horror fiction, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres, Brian Hirt, Aja Romano Is Stephen King, Jane Ciabattari Stephen King

Reverse-mullet pedagogy: valuing horror fiction in the classroom

Are you familiar with the mullet? It’s a distinctive hairstyle—peculiarly popular in continental Europe in the 1980s—in which the hair is cut short on the top and sides but left long at the back. Whatever the aesthetic gravity of the mullet, it comes with a philosophy. The philosophy of the mullet is this: “Business in the front, party in the back.” I’ll argue that the reverse holds true for the horror genre, didactically speaking. Horror fiction is sexy. Horror has zombies. It has ghosts and va...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Literature, Horror Movies, Ruth, Neville, Leatherface, Michael Myers, Matheson, Arts & Humanities, Richard Matheson, TV & Film, I Am Legend, Mathias Clasen, Horror fiction

Read 'Paperbacks from Hell' and Scream

It's with some serendipity that Paperbacks from Hell came out right around the time that I started digging the musty old book crates of Toronto's used book stores for those once popular die-cut horror paperbacks that dominated the '80s market. I wasn't sure what I was looking for, but I had an idea. During the '80s, there was a swell of mass market thrillers that featured the kind of flashy, lurid covers designed to attract and repel in equal measure. I remember one such as a s...
Tags: Music, Toronto, House, Pulp Fiction, Hendrix, Maynard, Eliot, Grady Hendrix, Literary History, Horror fiction, Newel BMV Doug Miller Books

The Madness Behind the Man: 10 H.P. Lovecraft Stories Worth Rereading

Arguably the forerunner of the long-forgotten amateur journalism movement and the weird fiction sub-genre, H.P. Lovecraft was predominately published in pulp magazines throughout his lifetime and only achieved fame in the years after his death from intestinal cancer at the age of 46. Seen by many as the successor to Edgar Allan Poe, Lovecraft's tales of classic horror would go on to influence other contemporary writers in the genre such as Stephen King and Clive Barker...
Tags: Science Fiction, Music, England, South Park, Boston, Massachusetts, Time, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, America, Earth, West, Antarctica, Metallica, William Shakespeare, Cthulhu