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Book Reviews: January 2021

Terence Taylor reviews new novels Whisper Down the Lane by Clay McLeod Chapman and The Route of Ice and Salt by José Luis Zárate (translated by David Bowles). His take? They might be 2021 releases, but they’re packed with 2020 energy. You’ve got to read the column to find out why.

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The H Word: Victims and Volunteers

“My kind of horror is not horror anymore,” an aging Boris Karloff laments in Peter Bogdanovich’s 1968 film Targets. And judging by the rest of the movie—which concerns a mass-murdering sniper taking aim at the patrons of a drive-in as they watch a revival screening of one of Karloff’s films—he’s not wrong. “Between 1968 and 1976, all the films that redefined the horror movie were made,” Roy Olson of Booklist observes in his review of Jason Zinoman’s Shock Value, the book that first introduced me to Targets.

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Editorial: January 2021

It’s our 100th issue! Be sure to read the editorial for a discussion of all that terrifying goodness.

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Media Review: December 2020

Adam-Troy Castro takes a deep dive into new horror from Blumhouse Productions: The Lie and Black Box. Are they worth streaming? Find out!

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The H Word: Perfect Possession

Truth is more horrible than fiction. The complex and mysterious ritualism of the Catholic Church has always fascinated horror writers, regardless of their personal convictions: the Irish Protestant Bram Stoker (Dracula) fell back on Latin orthodoxy to inter the undead, and the non-denominational demi-Buddhist James Wan (The Conjuring) idealized a Roman Catholic couple to expel […]