book reviews

Book reviews for horror fans; weather a sleepless night with literary accounts of hauntings, possessions, zombies, vampires and beyond.

  • Gerald Oppugne
    Published about a year ago
    Best Psychological Thriller Books of 2018

    Best Psychological Thriller Books of 2018

    What I love most about well-rounded psychological thrillers, whether it be a movie, TV show, or book, are the growing conflicts that arise alongside the characterization of each individual. It can almost be addicting: the electrifying rush that accompanies the rising buildup, followed by the even more spellbinding conclusion, which usually reveals the most elegant picture of the pieces you have collected throughout you read. That is, if it's truly thrilling and psychological.
  • Mae Trip
    Published about a year ago
    Reading for the Sake of Spookiness

    Reading for the Sake of Spookiness

    Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales, Yoko Ogawa, my thoughts. Let me see...
  • Crow Zing
    Published about a year ago
    Book Review: 'The Outsider'

    Book Review: 'The Outsider'

    Honestly, this book is one of the best Stephen King's I've read in a long time. I started reading his novels around three years ago when I picked up Revival, which was the only book they had in the small bookshop I visited, the End Of Watch trilogy followed, then Carrie, etc.
  • G S Meredith
    Published 2 years ago
    A Beginner's Guide to Vampire Fiction

    A Beginner's Guide to Vampire Fiction

    Vampire fiction has exploded in the last three to four decades. There are now literally thousands of books, short stories, films, and comics featuring our fanged friends. They’ve managed to inveigle their way into large parts of our society, almost to the extent that many people believe these fictional creatures really do exist.
  • Sam Cheesman
    Published 2 years ago
    'You Should Stop Reading All Those Ted Bundy Biographies'

    'You Should Stop Reading All Those Ted Bundy Biographies'

    This chapter seems relatively pointless in regards to the narrative of the book. Oddly, however, I think this is the point. Ellis wants us to sit through the pointless exchanges between Bateman and his associates to establish a real difference between us as readers and the character archetypes that he has given us. Because this chapter is just one big irrelevant exchange about unimportant things. But to Bateman, the topics covered at Harry's (a gentleman's club) are of the utmost importance.
  • Sam Cheesman
    Published 2 years ago
    "Never Use Cologne on Your Face, Since the High Alcohol Content Dries Your Face Out and Makes You Look Older."

    "Never Use Cologne on Your Face, Since the High Alcohol Content Dries Your Face Out and Makes You Look Older."

    This was the most solid block of text across four pages that I've ever laid eyes on, with almost no direct quotes or dialogue. This chapter is nothing more than an extremely fine-tuned description of Patrick Bateman's highly eccentric apartment and his typically eccentric daily routine. The specificity as well as the ease with which he is able to recall such a lengthy process is frightening. To give an idea of some of the description, my personal favourite of this chapter was...
  • Sam Cheesman
    Published 2 years ago
    'You Better Have Change for a Fifty'

    'You Better Have Change for a Fifty'

    It is worth pointing out that I have seen the film adaptation of this book multiple times and therefore I am approaching its key ideas and messages from a slightly different perspective than someone to whom the book is completely new. With that out of the way, I'll begin.
  • Jesse Kinney
    Published 2 years ago
    10 Scariest Horror Books That Will Keep You Up All Night

    10 Scariest Horror Books That Will Keep You Up All Night

    The horror genre has stood the test of time and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. It is the gift that keeps on giving. I mean, who doesn't love good horror story? There are a handful of great horror movies that are released every year and I'm in line to see every single one. I don't mean to brag but I've seen the best horror movies on Netflix and all the classics. However, there is usually a considerable amount of time between the release dates of horror movies throughout the year. So how can someone get their horror fix if there are no movies out?
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published 2 years ago
    10 Best Ghost Story Books

    10 Best Ghost Story Books

    Nothing quite says spooky and timeless like a good ghost story. During the old days, people would gather around campfires and talk about the spooks and goblins that lurk on castle grounds. By the 1950s, tales of ghosts transformed into urban legends that made kids dare one another to stay a night in that one haunted house in the neighborhood.
  • Madeline Zenk
    Published 2 years ago
    Most Frightening Horror Books of the Decade

    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.
  • Lizzie Boudoir
    Published 2 years ago
    Best Selling Erotic Horror Novels

    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.
  • Chloe Gilholy
    Published 2 years ago
    The Eyes of the Dragon

    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.