Terror in the Snow

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There is something beautiful and haunting and even a little scary about the cold. The silent isolation of a snow-covered mountain, the rising unease that comes with being "snowed in,"…

A Case of Mistaken Identity

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At the end of 2021, I shared my yearly Reading Challenge. Throughout the year, I'm going to share some lists that might help with some of the prompts provided. Of…

Favorite Folk and Fairy Tales

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I love, love, love folk and fairy tales! These classic stories of good and evil, clever heroes and brave heroines have been entertaining people for centuries. Whether you hear them…

Monster Books for Your Little Monsters

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Halloween is almost upon us! And as we prepare for the spooky season, trick-or-treating, and the longer nights that come with this time of the year, it's important to remember…

Five New Horror Novels for Halloween 2021

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Looking for something scary to read? Then check out these five new horror novels. All of these chilling tales of terror, which range from unsettling to deeply horrifying were published…

31 Scary Short Stories for Halloween Month

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I love a good scary short story! And even though I don't need an excuse to read them year-round, October (or, Halloween Month) is always a great opportunity to sit…

Scary Movies to View in the Dark

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Horror is a rich genre with a flick for every mood and every time of the year. You want a flick about gothic manors, ghosts, and spooky atmosphere? We got…

How to Write Horror

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There's nothing like a good horror story to really chill your blood. But, these tales don't just crawl out of the primordial ooze fully formed. No, they have to be…

Reading Beyond the Raven: A Poe Sampler

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It should come as no surprise to readers here that I'm a bit of a horror fan. Whether it's scary short stories, Christmas ghost stories, Frankenstein picture books, or fictional…

More Chilling Tales for Sleepless Nights

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I don't know about you, but as the weather gets warmer, I start thinking about scary stories. Not because summer is a scary time, but because I have more leisure…

Chilling Tales for Sleepless Nights

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Who says that you need to wait until October to bust out the horror stories? Not me! Today, I'd like to share with you a list of spooky or ghostly…

“We’ll Tell Scary Ghost Stories….”

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When I was a kid, I was always taken by the line from a classic Christmas song: "we'll tell scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long,…

Frankenstein Books for Your Little Monsters

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He's perhaps our most famous monster, even more so than Dracula. With his square green head, surgical scars, and the bolts in his neck, Frankenstein is easily recognizable to just…

Heady Horror on Hoopla

Yes, Hoopla has mind-numbing, unsettling, scary movies...quite a few, actually. Here are a few that aren't to be missed. Perhaps you never even heard of them. No need to worry…

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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To help get into the Halloween spirit, I present to you a collection of titles all about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. We've heard this story so many times, it's…

It’s Alive! Books on Frankenstein

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I've always had a passion for monsters. Spooky stories, creepy crawlies, things that go bump in the night. Despite being an incredibly cautious kid with an overactive imagination, I would…

Vampires!

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I love a good vampire story. There's something absolutely horrible about the idea of a creature that was once human, but is now transformed into a bloodthirsty monster (and it's…

Unreliable Narrators

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When reading a book, you can expect the narrator to be truthful. After all, that's how we get our information about what is occurring in the story. The narrator or…

Horror Survival Guides

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I love horror films. Not only are they creepy and fun, but they teach you some great lessons about life. Don't split up. Don't read the ancient texts out loud.…