It is claimed by some to be the very first horror novel ever penned. Set in Victorian England, The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is the perfect embodiment of the traditional haunted house story. Plot The story follows a governess charged with the care of two children left alone in Bly, the old … Continue reading Book Review: The Turn of the Screw
Have you ever wanted to write a horror novel but had no idea where to start? Think back to a time you were scared. I mean truly terrified. You felt your blood turn to ice in your veins, your face drain of color. Your chest became tight, your body tense. A cold swear formed on … Continue reading 6 Essential Tips To Writing The Horror Novel Of Their Nightmares
Have you ever wondered why our favorite horror fiction scares us so much? You could say it has to do with how it's crafted or the fact that it contains some pretty creepy monsters, but the psychology of fear stems a lot from the environment in which it was created, and subsequently perceived. Kat, uh, … Continue reading How Environment Shapes Horror
With the dawn of a new year, one of my goals was to read more books. It's something I've always struggled with before I started taking antidepressants, but I found that as soon as I was medicated, I was able to concentrate better and retain more information. With this new development, I began devouring books … Continue reading Why Is Stephen King So Popular?