Tales From The Crypt Is Back And Looking Better Than Ever!

For anyone who grew up in the early 90’s and are even slightly into horror (which I assume you would be, seeing as how you’re on HorrorFictionBlog), then you remember Tale From The Crypt. The spooky show was the precursor to creepypasta and gave us short...

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Review: The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

Since starting HorrorFictionBlog, I have been looking to start reviewing books. I put it off for months now, most likely due to the fact that I get absorbed in writing articles, stories, or working on my own manuscripts. However, I am very happy to finally publish my...

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Krampus and Holiday Horror

One of my favorite times of the year has finally made it’s way around the corner and I feel like it something that we see tons of in the horror world, but nobody really gives it the praise that it deserves! It’s Christmas time, everyone! And with...

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Halloween Two Sentence Horror Stories From M.J. Orz

It’s been silent for the last two days. I’m losing hope that they’ll find me buried this deep in the ground. Leftovers never taste good the next day. And to think, I dug her up just yesterday. My mother told me they’d come back for me. Until...

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Terrifying 5-Word Horror Stories

There has bee an ongoing trend for a few years where folks make the scariest two-sentence horror story imaginable (we even featured some here on this website!). But I wanted to up-the-stakes here a little bit and narrow it down to 5 words. Here is what I was able to...

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New SyFy Series “Channel Zero” Trailer Now Available

Anyone who has ever searched the internet for creepy stories has come across the popular tale of Candle Cove. The Creepypasta involving the pirate crew and other…more interesting things…has been on the scene for some time now and has grown in popularity so...

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M.J. Orz’s “ANDREW” Cover Reveal!

With the release of my newest book, Andrew, being this Friday, I am finally able to reveal the cover to all of you wonderful readers! Thank you for reading HorrorFictionBlog and I hope you all enjoy the novel, available from Thought Catalog Books! More information to...

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Stephen King’s Pennywise New Costume Reveal

Anyone who is even slightly into horror is familiar with Stephen King’s classic novel-turned-movie “IT”. The story showed us that there really is nothing more horrifying in this world than clowns and that Tim Curry can pull off any role as long as...

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How Many Words Does It Take To Be Stephen King?

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Marcel Proust holds the record for longest word count at an insane 1.3 million million words in his work “In Search of Lost Time”. However, here in the horror world, we find writers who write a TON and,...

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How Important Are Those Last 1,000 Words?

I know I am not alone when it comes to counting every single word that you put on paper for your horror novel (or any novel, for that matter). Authors often times have a tendency to have certain expectations for exactly how long they think their novel should be. But...

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Books To Look Forward To Towards The End of 2016

There is nothing better than the feeling of a crisp, brand new horror novel in your hands. Luckily, the rest of the year is going to bring us quite a few more of these good feelings. Here are four books you need to keep an eye out for in the second half of 2016!...

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Happy 5 Year Anniversary to The NoSleep Podcast!

There are a lot of podcasts out there nowadays that dedicate themselves to sending chills up your spine. For a many of us, that is how we get our regular dosage of horror – myself included. With all of these available options, one still sits high atop that frightful...

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Take A Ride: An Interview With the Creators of The Lift Podcast

If you’ve visited any of the other posts on this page, you know that a huge portion of my horror thrills come from the podcast world. So much, actually, that I recently wrote a post about a few of my favorite ones – Victoria’s Lift being one of them. With this, and...

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Judge A Book By Its Cover: 5 Covers To Make You Squirm

Ok, we all know the old saying never judge a book by its cover, however, in horror fiction, a genre which initial shock is greatly valued, that it is safe to say that maybe we can toss that saying aside. I know, at least in my opinion, a cover can make or break the...

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A Look Back At Some Of Our Favorite Goosebumps

If you were anything like me as a kid (which I can assume you are, seeing as how you’re reading a horror fiction blog), you loved and lived for Goosebumps. R.L. Stine was (and still is!) an absolute master of his genre and invited children of all ages into the wild...

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Frighten Up Your Day With These 7 Horror Podcasts

There is no denying that horror is on the rise! We can’t seem to get enough of it and people are constantly finding new ways for us to enjoy our creepy stories. One of my personal favorites, especially working in an office-style job (Horror blogs aren’t always a...

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Making That Horrifying Bad Guy

Most stories have a good guy and a bad guy. This much, we know. Not to say that there aren’t plenty of other options (the English degree in me is screaming “Man vs. Man, Man vs. Society, Man vs. Environment”!), but I would say that this is a pretty easy beginning for...

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Two Sentence Horror Stories

If you’re anything like me, you love some flash fiction when it comes to your horror. There is nothing quite like a scare on the go! But one of the things that has gained popularity over the last few years, especially on sites like Reddit.com, is the two-sentence...

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The Top 5 Horror Novel Classics

We see a lot of horror online and in fiction. Short stories, novellas, and PDF files float around the internet without issue and reach tens of thousands of people at a time (even more if you have a name for yourself or happen to land a reading in a podcast, etc.)....

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Shakespeare’s Horror, 400 Years Later

With this year being the 400th anniversary of the death of one of my favorite authors of all time, William Shakespeare, I figured it would only be appropriate to have an article based one my favorite plays by the Bard – Titus Andronicus, one of (if not his only) true...

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Top 5 Urban Legend Monsters In The U.S.

5. WHITE RIVER MONSTER You don’t often hear of fish being creepy in America. Places like Loch Ness have those tales held down pretty tight (unless you’re a Baltimore native and choose to believe that Chessie, the Maryland equivalent of Nessie is real…but come on). But...

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Why Do We Seek To Be Scared?

Some people hate to be scared. They are the types to avoid the movie theatres like the plague, stray from the campfire after a certain hour, and avoid the section of the library that has a row full f novels with “King” down the side of it. This type of person knows...

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Common Misconceptions About Horror (Writers, Books, Etc.)

When people find out you write horror, it can go quite a few ways. I have had people who have dove right into the million questions (which, personally, I enjoy! Ask away! Really!), there are those who ask what else do you write (because nobody is just a horror...

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The Top 5 Haunted House Stories of All Time

Nothing says “lovable trope” in horror quite like the good ol’ fashioned haunted house. There is simply something amazingly spooky about a large enclosed area that is full of ghosts and ghouls and spirits (oh my!) that we can’t get enough of. There is a reason that...

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The Top 5 Plays Every Horror Fan Should See

Most horror fans nowadays don’t think “I want a good scare – I should go to Broadway”. And for good reason. Most of the plays we see today are actually the exact opposite of frightening – they tend to campy and fun, full of songs we know and love or these wonderful,...

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Top 5 Reasons Children Scare Us Like…Well, Children

There might not be any more of a “freak out moment” in horror than when the naive young protagonist, unaware of their surroundings and obvious impending doom, is walking through the woods, or an old empty house, or an abandoned asylum, and out of nowhere comes this...

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Podcasts And Pasta Draw Out The Dead

Flash fiction has had a home on the interwebs since Al Gore first planted the flag in it – or something of the sort. So many writers submit and publish FanFic, Blog posts, etc. in mounds and there is never (thankfully!) a lack of material to read online if you’re...

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