For things that go bump in the night. Horror explores the stuff of nightmares and all things fright, from ghost stories to slasher films, attacks of the undead and more. Campfire tales gone digital.
Stories in Horror that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
The Grieving Night Air.
Charmaine was not expecting the weather to be so angry when she stepped outside tonight. The weather had been warm, sunny and calm all day, even the birds had sang their sweet chorus, and the crickets had joined in.
Fear of the Dark
I observe keenly as the scorching wax drips onto your hand. You tremble in pain and alarm, the candle nearly falls to the pavement and I prepare my onslaught.
Everything must go
My boss was smiling as he tossed the flier onto my desk. I could see Jasper and Marcus turning to smile at me as well and I picked up the notice and scowled at it.
Somewhere in the dark, there is a figure that stands tall, motionless, quiet. Yet, in the midst of its presence is a re-occurrence. A deeply dreaful re-occurrence.
5 Great Folk Horror Short Stories
*Inhales deeply*: My favourite genre is folk horror Hopefully, we are ready for yet another folk horror list which involves a top five of some of my favourite things about the genre. More than often, I choose folk horror short stories to teach when looking at explicit and implicit meaning because there is always a deeper meaning hidden there somewhere. If you haven't read any folk horror short stories before then this might push you over the edge and into the black hole of this genre. If you have read some before then hopefully we can be friends given the fact we both like the same literature. I'll be back soon for more folk horror, but for now let's enjoy the five short stories that I have included on this list. If I have missed out a favourite of yours then I apologise.
The Pizza Boy
This is a special post this week from The Guest. --- "Another pizza delivery boy has gone missing last night. Jonathan Harting's car was found abandoned in a ditch off Carter Avenue around 2 a.m. after he departed from his work to deliver to a nearby neighborhood. When he didn't return for over an hour and wouldn't answer his boss' call, he called the police to declare him missing. This marks the seventh delivery boy who has vanished in the past three months since the first, a Larry Wil…" The sound of the news drifted off as Scott looked out the window to see one of his delivery boys run through the rain in a hurry to get into his car.
Penny locks the bathroom door behind her and clutches the sink with trembling hands. She stares down at them, knuckles white against the pale ceramic, waiting for the nausea to pass. It always does, eventually.
When I think of the word “monster” I think of my daughter. It was an involuntary reflex, an automatic thought as my academic husband would have called it, the association between “daughter” and “monster” carved into the recesses of my brain, my neurons easily connecting the two concepts together.
Most recently published stories in Horror.
The Murmuring Shadows of Ravenwood Estate
The breeze yelled through the transcending trees of Ravenwood Woods, conveying with it a creepy feeling of premonition. At its heart lay Ravenwood Estate, an impressive design that had represented hundreds of years, tormented by the recollections of long-failed to remember terrors. Few thoughts for even a moment to wander close, however five companions looking for experience and a rush past the normal were not effectively prevented.
Junji Ito: Four x Four Walls
In a mysterious forest, a strange person with a voodoo doll wanders. This person has gaps in their teeth and nails sticking out of their mouth like bizarre toothpicks. They don't seem quite sane. As night falls, a young man named Koichi struggles to study while hearing unsettling thumping sounds from the attic. He goes to the living room to vent his frustration at his brother, Souichi, who is watching TV and absentmindedly gnawing on nails with tired eyes. Koichi accuses his brother, but his family dismisses him, telling him to stop blaming Souichi.
The Haunting at Blackwood Manor
In the heart of the misty Scottish Highlands, nestled deep within a forest untouched by time, there stood a foreboding mansion known as Blackwood Manor. Its ominous presence cast a shadow over the landscape, and whispers of its dark history sent shivers down the spines of even the bravest souls in the nearby village of Glenmore. The tales told in hushed voices around flickering fires told of unspeakable horrors and a curse that had plagued the Blackwood family for generations.
The call of Death
"This is a personal account of a paranormal phone call that I experienced during my tenure at a BPO company, which has remained indelibly etched in my memory."
The Memory Thief
Clara Jordan had always imagined the inside of her head to be like a well-organized filing cabinet—until the day she opened a drawer and found it empty, as if some invisible thief had stolen her past.
Doctor Winters Forgetfulness Clinic- Watching from the Corners
“So, Darrell, tell me about the dreams you're having trouble with?” Darrell looked down into the steam, seeming unsure of how to begin.
The Nun II - A Movie Review
The nun is watching our every step. The Nun II is a 2023 sequel. Taking place in France in 1956, a priest is murdered. Sister Irene learns the awful truth that Valek, the demon nun has returned. She must face the evil ghost once more before she takes more lives.
I am standing in front of the picture window, the one in our living room that faces the front yard, looking out at a sea of snow. It is winter; the snow has every right to be here. But to me it feels like Mother Nature is rubbing salt into our wounds, isolating us as if we were living inside a snow globe.
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