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Slaying of family in spooky Long Island house inspired ‘The Amityville Horror’

Slaying of family in spooky Long Island house inspired ‘The Amityville Horror’

admin November 4, 2014 Comments Off on Slaying of family in spooky Long Island house inspired ‘The Amityville Horror’

Ronald (Butch) DeFeo Jr. used a high-powered rifle to kill his family 40 years ago — and in the process gave birth to the ultimate haunted house story. We all know it today as

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H.P. Lovecraft Gives Five Tips for Writing a Horror Story, or Any Piece of “Weird Fiction”

H.P. Lovecraft Gives Five Tips for Writing a Horror Story, or Any Piece of “Weird Fiction”

admin October 31, 2014 Comments Off on H.P. Lovecraft Gives Five Tips for Writing a Horror Story, or Any Piece of “Weird Fiction”

Though the term “weird fiction” came into being in the 19th century—originally used by Irish gothic writer Sheridan Le Fanu—it was picked up by H.P. Lovecraft in the 20th century as a way, primarily,

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The rise of horror in children’s books

The rise of horror in children’s books

admin October 29, 2014 Comments Off on The rise of horror in children’s books

People need to be scared sometimes – it’s a dark craving right at core level – and a book is only as scary as your imagination… Jennifer Ridyard, author of Conquest, explains why scary

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