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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Horror Literature Site! These are the top ten articles that your Horror Literature Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. About Zombies
Zombies are currently top dog in the world of horror literature. What is it about the walking dead that causes endless fascination and volumes of writing for their fans?
2. Cthulhu and Human Nature
From the vast expanse of timeless darkness, an underlying murmur, a faint whisper that has been at the periphery of sanity and thought since human beings emerged from the muck of existence: Cthulhu. Does Lovecraft's Cthulhu symbolically underscore the more sinister aspects of human nature?
3. Origins of the Werewolf
Specific origins of the werewolf legend are buried in history but there are stories and speculation that help us understand the superstitions and fears behind the folklore.
4. Vampire Folklore – The Origins
Vampires, the irresistible creatures of Dracula fame, proudly flaunt their fangs through today’s pop culture. But where did the legend of the vampire originate?
5. Interview with the Vampire - Claudia's Story
With story credited to Anne Rice of The Vampire Chronicles fame, Ashley Marie Witter offers a graphic novel adaptation of the classic Interview with the Vampire tale, this time told from the perspective of immortal child-turned vampire, Claudia.
6. Dystopian - Apocalyptic - Post-Apocalyptic Novels
The terms dystopian, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic are often misused when describing a novel. Here are ways to tell them apart and narrow down your favorites.
7. Hell House by Matheson – Book Review
A classic haunted house story, Hell House will chill you with it's evil history as a team of researchers attempt to prove whether or not there is life after death.
8. Sookie Stackhouse – Book Review
Charlaine Harris' fun and smart characterization of Sookie Stackhouse has drawn fans around the globe. The HBO cable series True Blood is based on her witty and original series of supernatural horror/mystery novels.
9. Who is H. P. Lovecraft?
H.P. Lovecraft is one of horror writer's greats, yet many people don't know who he is. Whether you know of him and enjoy his writings or not, a horror literature site would not be complete without a study of his writing.
10. The Deep by Karen Wiesner Book Review
A review of The Deep - A Woodcutter's Grim Novel by Karen Wiesner. When her father unleashes a mythological evil on a broken family and the mysterious town of Woodcutter's Grim, it is up to Cheyenne Welch to return to the origins of her recurring fairy tale nightmares to finally face The Deep.
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