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History through the lens of the unrighteous is sometimes the most compelling. In our age, demons and the devil can represent things only certain people think are evil, a difficult decision, or they can just be plain cool. In the past, writing about Hell could represent how they felt about the world, when they otherwise …

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Horror stories are important to us, but it can sometimes be difficult to say why. The voyeuristic thrill of seeing others in danger and fearing for their lives or their sanity; the unique opportunity to get close to death and danger while remaining safe. Horror is a genre like no other, and the best horror …

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Gothic fiction is a genre with an incredible legacy, but it’s also one that is seeing an exciting modern revival. Since its beginnings in the late 18th Century, the gothic genre has grown and changed, having a hand in the creations of horror and science fiction. As such, gothic novels are at once broad in …

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Representation of minority experiences in genre fiction is important for ensuring that art offers a more universal experience. But there’s more to it than that. Diversity of voices within genres like horror also allows that genre to be shaken up by new ideas and approaches to the medium. Queer horror books bring a unique voice …

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When imagining winter books, there are probably two images that come to mind: books set during winter, and books to keep you feeling warm and comfortable. There’s also a third image: something dark, isolating, possibly frightening. You’ll find all three kinds of books on this list. Some of these winter books are simply books set …

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The vampire has had an enormous legacy in literature, one that began with Carmilla and Dracula, and has gone through dozens of changes since. The popularity of vampire books peaks every few years, with the vampire itself being redefined and reimagined. We’re going to look here at generations of vampire books, which includes both vampire …

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Now is a great time to dig into some spooky reads, from classic horror novels to modern thrillers, paranormal stories to twisted murder mysteries. These novels from Canada, Korea, UK, Japan, Argentina, and more present narratives that are unnerving, unsettling, and weird, bordering on outright horrifying. The Most Unsettling Books from Around the World From …

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Nobody does horror like Junji Ito, and there is no manga quite like a Junji Ito manga. While scary stories have been told for as long as we’ve had stories, and mythologies across the world are filled with creatures and tales of terror, it’s only within the last century that horror has become cemented as …

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So many of our greatest stories of terror and the supernatural come from faraway lands. A nation’s laws, customs, traditions, politics, and religion will have a profound effect on what kinds of stories they want to tell. Horror is a magnificent genre that takes heavy themes, chews them up, and spits them out as something …

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