Summer Scares 2019 Resources

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Horror Resources (Updated 2.19)

Here is a list of my favorite horror resources. This list is always being updated, so please send me your favorites by leaving a comment.

Horror RA Print Titles:
J.T. Glover is a Humanities Research Librarian/Assistant Professor at VCU who looks at dark fiction from an academic perspective. Click here for his blog. Much of his research is very useful to our work in the public library world.

Horror Web Resources: Those marked with “***” are the ones I think are the most useful for your work with leisure readers and for collection development.
  • Bookgasm: "Reading Material to Get Excited About" (direct link to horror reviews)
  • Booklist: August is always the Spotlight on Horror issue. Use this link to pull up all of their horror content including the annual top 10 horror list. [For full disclosure, I am the most prolific horror reviewer at Booklist]
  • BookRiot: An online community and resource on all things books. Horror gets plenty of attention here.
  • Criminal Element: Mystery, Thriller, & All Things Killer: Not exclusively horror, but they cover the genre and true crime. 
  • Fantastic Fiction: This is a great general fiction resources that has a lot of content on horror authors and titles. It also compiles awards won, short stories, and author web pages.
  • Ginger Nuts of Horror: One of the best independent places for all things horror. UK based. 
  • ***Goodreads***: That link takes you into the main page for horror. From there you can find links to many books, related genres, and tons of readers talking about the books they love. Don't tell me your horror readers won't talk to you at the desk; they are talking to you on Goodreads. Go "listen" to them.
  • The Horror Fiction Review: Reviews, editorials, archives, interviews. Very thoughtful and well organized
  • Horror Review: Horror Science Fiction and Fantasy Reviews, part of the JournalStone family
  • ***The Horror Show with Brian Keene***: a nonfiction podcast that includes weekly horror news, interviews with authors, a book club, and more. The most fun way to stay on top of everything happening in horror now.
  • ***The Horror Writer's Association*** and specifically their page for Librarians.
  • Horror World: A horror community where authors and readers can connect, also part of the JournalStone family.
  • Horror Zine:  An online literary journal with fiction, poetry, and artwork from morbidly creative people; monthly publication, established in 2009.
  • International Thriller Writers: a professional writers association that includes many popular horror writers. They have monthly reviews, interviews, and articles. This is a great place to locate information about the more mainstream horror writers.
  • ***Ladies of Horror Fiction***: The best place to find reviews and a directory of women in horror. Multi-platform too.
  • ***Nightmare Magazine's "The H Word" Column***: a monthly column by writers about the genre. Click here for more by me about this column.
  • Rue Morgue: The online home of the well regarded and long running magazine and publisher
  • ***This is Horror***: My favorite overall horror resource- podcast, reviews, features. Just go and look for yourself.
  • ******: The online home for the Speculative Fiction publisher. This site is full of information about horror and not just from the authors they publish.
  • Weird Fiction Review: "Your Non-Denominational Source for the Weird." Meaning as long as it is a bit macabre, they include it.
Horror Publishers are also a resource. Click here for my list of the best ones for libraries.