5 Great Articles on Horror and Writing from Around the Web

On Writing Horror: 

The Scariest Element of any Horror Story Is by Drew Chial

The scariest element of any horror story isn’t the rising kill count, graphic eviscerations, or misshapen creatures skulking through door frames. It isn’t the methodically molded mythology, the slow subtle turns, or the brain bending twists, it’s the element you might mistake for the weakest link. The scariest element of any horror story is hope.

Read the full article at: http://drewchialauthor.com/2015/10/05/the-scariest-element-of-any-horror-story-is/

H P Lovecraft Gives 5 Tips for Drafting a Horror Story or any piece of Weird Fiction by Josh Jones

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, of describing his own work. Lovecraft produced copious amounts of the stuff, as you can see from our post highlighting online collections of nearly his entire corpus. He also wrote in depth about writing itself.

Read the full article at: http://www.openculture.com/2014/10/h-p-lovecraft-gives-five-tips-for-drafting-a-horror-story-or-any-piece-of-weird-fiction.html

Some Horror Inspiration:

The True Stories Of Six Of The Most Haunted Dolls In History by Kelli Marchman McNeely

For most little girls, dolls are a wonderful thing, but some dolls are just plain bad and some dolls serve as conduit for evil spirits. I would like to share some of the true stories surrounding some of the most famous haunted dolls in existence.

Read the full article at: http://zombieapocalypse.net/horror/reviews-horror/the-true-stories-of-six-of-the-most-haunted-dolls-in-history

Horror Movies:

Top 7 Haunted House Movies by Kyle Anderson

There’s something about large houses, especially Gothic ones, that just creeps people out. They’re so big and foreboding and creaky and altogether unsettling. And having to live there?! Forget about it. In Guillermo del Toro‘s new film Crimson Peak, the huge manor house contains not just secrets and creepy, though gorgeous, decor, but also some nasty-looking ghosts.

Read the full article at: http://nerdist.com/top-7-haunted-house-movies-crimson-peak/


Here’s some horror films I’m looking forward to seeing:

See the full article at: https://parlorofhorror.wordpress.com/2015/10/11/new-horror-releases-octoberhalloween-2015/


4 thoughts on “5 Great Articles on Horror and Writing from Around the Web

  1. Thanks for linking to my post Flynn 🙂 Always love reading the great articles on writing you share. I don’t know if you know, but I am an active horror fiction writer with many short stories in anthology books, magazines and websites. I appreciate the articles you post.

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    • You’re welcome, I always enjoy your reviews and news on everything horror 🙂 I was browsing your author page recently and read some of your work, I particularly liked Urban Legend #9 and the Opaque Veil. I will definitely be seeking out more of your writing. Thank you for your comments, I’m glad you liked the articles ~ Flynn

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