5 Must Read Horror Articles 26 April 2021


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LitReactor explains why writers should not fear the short story

Writer Joshua Isard writes for LitReactor on the fear his writing students feel when they think about writing short stories, compared to novels. In this essay, he explains why shorts are vital and why they should not be feared.

Kendall Reviews feature an insightful essay on Barker’s ‘New Murders in the Rue Morgue’

Writer Joseph Sale (Dark Hilarity) continues his read through of Barker’s Books of Blood, this time focussing on the story, ‘New Murders in the Rue Morgue.’ Sale writes on Barker’s appreciation of Poe and what the story tells us about evolution and the horror of humanity in a fascinating article.

Horrified Magazine pick out ten British ghost stories which deserve a film treatment

Jane Nightside, writing for Horrified Magazine, selects ten British ghost stories which would be perfect for adaptation to film and explains exactly why they would fit the format so well.

Crime Reads feature an essay by author Mindy McGinnis on her new YA novel, exploring themes from Poe

Writer Mindy McGinnis, writes about her new YA novel, The Initial Insult, and how dark themes from Poe influenced the book’s genesis.

Tyler Jones interviews Max Booth III for Cemetery Dance

Tyler Jones interviews Max Booth III for Cemetery Dance, who put out his novel  Touch The Night. This interview goes deep into Booth’s process and his journey as a writer upto now.

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