Book reviews for horror fans; weather a sleepless night with literary accounts of hauntings, possessions, zombies, vampires and beyond.
Most Frightening Horror Books of the Decade
Stephen King may be the best horror writer of all time, but there have been many classic horror stories that have come out in recent years. Between different takes on ghost stories, psychological thrillers that combine supernatural elements, and best selling erotic horror novels, the horror genre has changed drastically over the years. We're starting to see horror stories that may not feature the usual blood and gore or include any shock factor. Now, horror stories are becoming more tense, giving more of an unsettling, creepy feel. Sometimes this can be even scarier as it can get more under your skin. Here are the ten most frightening horror books of the decade.
Best Selling Erotic Horror Novels
Erotica and horror go together like peanut butter and jelly, honestly. Ever since the early days of Gothic literature, which always had an undertone of sexuality, people have enjoyed a spice of sexy with their scary. Perhaps it is the marriage of two different types of sin—sex and violence—that pairs them so perfectly together. Erotic horror movies tend to be popular, but there's something about the intimacy of a book that can really get your blood running. Whatever you prefer, it's no surprise that there are many authors out there who take a crack at the genre. While some just stuff a book with mindless sex and gore, some really get you invested in the novel while also providing a good dose of what you came here for—disgustingly awesome horror and erotica. These are the top erotic horror novels that you'll want to sink your teeth into.
The Eyes of the Dragon
The author is quite known to inspiring writers and readers around the world. Stephen King is a highly successful author from America who has sold over 350 million copies of his works worldwide. He is most known for his interesting horror novels that have been adapted to movies and comic books. He is best known for his horror novels such as It, Carrie, The Shining, Misery and The Dark Tower series. A lot of people I know have said their favourite novel from King is It, which was converted into a film that starred Tim Curry.
‘Fiction’ Brings Fright to Life
Have you ever been sad when a book ended? Ever felt filled with an essence of longing, wanting the story to go on? I feel like I am already going through withdrawals and I just finished reading this book.
The Best Horror Writers of All Time
Horror is one of those genres that's exceedingly difficult to be good at writing. There's a reason why so many horror stories come off as dull, hackneyed, or just too unrealistic—and why the worst horror movies always are laughably bad.
“It’s Hip to Be Square” and Write an Essay
“ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE is scrawled in blood red lettering on the side of the Chemical Bank near the corner of Eleventh and First…” Bret Easton Ellis begins his 1991 novel, American Psycho, with a paragraph that is comprised of a single sentence. This is an example of alternate grammar. While alternate grammar is used frequently in fiction, its usage is pushed to an extreme in American Psycho. This helps establish the various themes of Ellis’s incredibly dense novel.
A Talented Horror Author Gone Too Soon
Werewolves. Besides Zombies, these are the true monsters that have always captivated my imagination. Even though they've terrified me since my childhood, they are hands down my favorite monster.
My Favorite Novel Of All Time 'I Am Legend'
"Outside, they howled and pummeled the door, shouting his name in a paroxysm of fury." I Am Legend, in my opinion, is one of the greatest sci fi-horror novels of all time. I may just be biased since it is my favorite novel ever written. But it has always been a "go-to" of mine in my own personal library.
'Infectious' - WIP
I have been writing an episodic horror story series named Infectious, and while the first is currently for sale on Amazon (£1 / $1.35) the second installment is proving slightly more difficult to finish.
10 Most Disturbing Books Ever Written
Literature is one of the freer forms of entertainment for an audience to enjoy. Regardless of one's interests, one can find a book he or she finds engaging. Some authors really appeal to the gore lover, the thrill-seeker, and the horror junky, such as Cormac McCarthy, Bret Easton Ellis, and Stephen King. From these writers and more, here are the ten most disturbing books ever written.
Why the 'Goosebumps' Books Still Give You Goosebumps Without Killing You
Sometimes scary stories for kids are told just for entertainment. That's it. If they happen to give you a few jump scares, that's gravy! The iconic series of Goosebumps happened to be just that right balance, which truthfully is what the horror genre is all about: entertainment.Pierre Roustan, Author of THE CAIN LETTERS and SCARY HORROR STUFF!
Going Bumps In The Night: R.L. Stine Reveals Which 'Goosebumps' Story Was Too Scary For Kids
The immortal words, "Beware, you're in for a scare," will forever be etched onto the minds of Goosebumps fans everywhere. The brainchild of author R.L. Stine, Goosebumps was basically The Twilight Zone for kids. With living dummies, possessed cameras, and murderous piano teachers, the books were dripping with OTT cheese where nothing was quite what it seemed.