This will be the fifth consecutive year that I’ve assembled a list of stories I feel capture the proper mood for Halloween. Below you’ll find links to each previous year’s list. I must say, I think this year’s may be the strongest to date. Enjoy and Happy Halloween! 2013 – https://horrordelve.com/2013/10/30/ten-scary-short-stories-for-halloween/ 2014 – https://horrordelve.com/2014/10/15/horror-delves-second-annual-halloween-reading-list/ 2015 […]Read More HALLOWEEN READING LIST V (2017)
Haunted house stories are my favorite, so I read them as often as I’m able. With this in mind, I was wondering which ones you would consider to be the scariest of all time. For the purposes of this poll, I’d like to stick to short stories (no novels). The Shining by Stephen King or […]Read More THE SCARIEST HAUNTED HOUSE STORY POLL
Last February a council of experts assembled here at Horror Delve to discuss their favorite fantasy weapons (https://horrordelve.com/2016/02/14/the-ultimate-fantasy-weapons-list/). This year another group has gathered to tell us of their favorite beasts to use such weapons against. I’ve always loved paging through Monster Manuals filled with bizarre beasts terrifying enough to send even the most stalwart of […]Read More ULTIMATE FANTASY CREATURES LIST
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)
It’s reached the time of year again when I suggest a batch of eerie tales to help set the mood for the Halloween season! This year’s impressive lineup includes such masters of the genre as Gaston Leroux (author of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA), E. Nesbit, Ramsey Campbell, E.F. Benson, and Gary McMahon. Incidentally, I had […]Read More HALLOWEEN READING LIST 4 (2016)
Weapons have long played a key in role in the fantasy genre, most commonly taking the form of swords, but everything from daggers to bows to magic rings and more have made their mark along the way. Many of these iconic tools of combat have been granted names, including those possessing no magical properties whatsoever […]Read More THE ULTIMATE FANTASY WEAPONS LIST
If I were making a list of my all time favorite horror movies this list would look significantly different, but here I’m choosing ones that really capture the mood of Halloween for me. 1. HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Universal 1944, Director: Erie Kenton, Starring: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine) – Mad Scientists, Frankenstein’s Monster, […]Read More SIX SINISTER FILMS FOR HALLOWEEN
I’ve already written several previous articles examining the works my favorite writer Ramsey Campbell, but since few things in life bring me so much joy, I think it’s time to look at some more. The header artwork above appears in the collection TOLD BY THE DEAD (for the “Dead Letters” story) and is credited to […]Read More 13 MORE GREAT SHORT STORIES BY RAMSEY CAMPBELL
I haven’t put together my own list of favorite fantasy books, but if I did, WEEPING DARK: BLEEDING EDGE by Raven and Lain Bower would be on it. I loved that book and will be among the first to return to its rich world of magic and adventure (reviewed here: https://horrordelve.com/2013/09/02/review-of-weeping-dark-bleeding-edge-by-raven-and-lain-bower/) when the next book […]Read More Raven Bower, What Are Some of Your Favorite Pieces of Fantasy Fiction?
To celebrate Sword and Sorcery month here at Horror Delve, I wanted to find out what were some of the best pieces of fantasy fiction? To do this, I asked a great group of modern writers to list some of their favorites. First up is Willie Meikle, a prolific writer with over 20 novels and […]Read More Willie Meikle, What Are Some of Your Favorite Pieces of Fantasy Fiction?