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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. The Cthulhu Mythos
If the Cthulhu Mythos sounds like something out of a horror novel, it is. It can even lay claim to being it’s own genre within horror literature.
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. Queen of the Damned – Anne Rice – Book Review
Most prolific readers know Anne Rice writes vampire novels. She’s been writing them for years and her titles are classics in the vampire genre. If you aren't already a fan, you might want to give her a try. You may become a fan yourself.
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. Gothic Horror Literature
Early gothic novels brought a new standard to literature and some of our favorite elements of romance and horror began with gothic tales. Learn more about the essence of the gothic in literature.
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