Christmas is swiftly approaching and so, lurching along before it, is our fourth annual list of holiday horror stories. Each tale included below is set during the holiday season, and if you find yourself in need for more, check out our previous lists by following the links below. https://horrordelve.com/2015/12/07/christmas-horror-reading-list-2015/ https://horrordelve.com/2014/12/05/christmas-horror-story-reading-list-2014/ https://horrordelve.com/2013/12/22/christmas-horror-stories-list-2013/ https://horrordelve.com/2013/11/28/christmas-ghost-stories-reviving-a-dead-tradition/ https://horrordelve.com/2014/12/18/appalachian-winter-hauntings-review/ THIS […]Read More CHRISTMAS HORROR STORIES READING LIST 4 (2016)
Which would be your favorite horror writer of the following choices? – Matt CowanRead More Who’s Your Favorite Vintage Horror Writer Poll
Looking to listen to some free Christmas horror stories? The excellent Tales To Terrify Podcast read two of my favorites a few years back on episode #50. “Smee” (1931) by A.M. Burrage and “Number Ninety” (1895) by B.M. Croker are both absolute classics which were featured on last years Annual Christmas Horror Stories Reading List […]Read More Free Christmas Horror Story Readings
Do you hear that jingle in the air? Is it made by festive revelers or something more sinister? Yes, it’s that time of year again. It’s time for Horror Delve’s Third Annual Suggested Reading For The Holiday Season. If the tales listed below aren’t enough, you can find more suggestions here: https://horrordelve.com/2013/11/28/christmas-ghost-stories-reviving-a-dead-tradition/ https://horrordelve.com/2013/12/22/christmas-horror-stories-list-2013/ https://horrordelve.com/2014/12/05/christmas-horror-story-reading-list-2014/ https://horrordelve.com/2014/12/18/appalachian-winter-hauntings-review/ […]Read More CHRISTMAS HORROR READING LIST 2015
My haul of books from this Christmas. Lots of great reading ahead! Hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas!Read More Merry Christmas 2014!
Appalachian Winter Hauntings is a collection of eleven holiday-themed short stories all centered around the Appalachian Mountains. Edited by Michael Knost and Mark Justice, it was originally published by Woodland Press in 2009. These tales tend toward the somber side with most of the primary characters dealing with heavy loss. All are well written and […]Read More APPALACHIAN WINTER HAUNTINGS REVIEW
It’s time for the 2nd Annual Christmas Horror Story list! I think we have a pretty strong batch here, spanning from 1890 to 1977. I think I’ve found a particularly strong batch of eerie Christmas stories for you this year, but if you’re looking for more, I posted two separate lists last year, which you […]Read More Christmas Horror Story Reading List 2014
My short story “Christmas Wine” is now available in O LITTLE TOWN OF DEATHLEHEM, an anthology of Christmas-themed horror stories. I’m proud to add to the old tradition of telling scary stories at Christmas time. http://www.amazon.com/Little-Town-Deathlehem-Catherine-Grant-ebook/dp/B00HHI05PS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1387856452&sr=8-3&keywords=matt+cowanRead More “Christmas Wine” by Matt Cowan is now available!
The past six years when I was writing for Vintage Horror, I would make a list of Christmas-themed horror stories to review during the holidays. With Vintage Horror gone, I intend to continue that tradition here. If you’re looking for more, I reposted a former VH one here near the end of November. http://mattcowanhorror.com/2013/11/28/christmas-ghost-stories-reviving-a-dead-tradition/ If […]Read More CHRISTMAS HORROR STORIES LIST 2013
If you were to ask most people to explain why the classic Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams includes the line “There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago,” they may mumble something about Charles Dickens A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1843) or […]Read More CHRISTMAS GHOST STORIES: REVIVING A DEAD TRADITION