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The H Word: On Cruelty

Growing up, I was a shy, tenderhearted kid. School was not a good place for me, and I remember being astonished by my classmates’ naked viciousness. When a girl’s skirt rode up from the friction of her backpack, people pointed, nudged their friends, grinned at her without saying anything. Someone was sent home once for lice, and that would come to define her for years, a stain that she and every one of her sisters had to carry.

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Editorial: November 2019

Be sure to check out the editorial for a rundown of this month’s content—and to get all our news and updates.

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Media Review: October 2019

This month, Adam-Troy Castro reviews the film adaptation of the classic children’s horror anthology: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Does he think it’s fit fair for adult horror fans? You’ll have to read the column to find out!

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The H Word: Dark Constellations

When John Carpenter and Debra Hill began to sketch out their ideas for Halloween, they dreamed up a list of scares. The creepiest images, the most unsettling scenes they could imagine. A clown with a knife. A gravestone in a bedroom. A pale face emerging slowly from the shadows. A person pinned to a wall by a blade. Or—how about this one?—a woman gets into a car and finds the windshield fogged up. The wipers kick on with no effect.

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Editorial: October 2019

Be sure to check out the editorial for a run-down of this month’s shiver-worthy content and to keep up with all our exploits.

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Book Reviews: September 2019

Terence Taylor visits some lonely places when he reviews the novels Hellish Beasts, by Brian Carmody, and Tinfoil Butterfly, by Rachel Eve Moulton.