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April Snellings has somehow built a career out of her passion for spooky pop culture. (Her obsession with The Facts of Life has thus far been less productive, but she remains hopeful.) She lives in Tennessee with her wife, their daughter, several recalcitrant dogs and cats, and a 7-foot-animatronic werewolf named C. Thomas Howl.
Rita Mae Brown wasn’t even 30 when her debut novel, 'Rubyfruit Jungle,' was published, but she had already made her mark in the realm of feminist and LGBTQ activism. Here’s what you should know.
If you spend time scrolling TikTok, you've probably come across videos about the 1934 book 'Cain's Jawbone,' literary puzzle so difficult only four people have ever figured it out.
The magic trick of sawing a woman in half was first performed a century ago by P.T. Selbit, a British magician.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Terry Pratchett’s first novel, here are some things you might not know about the architect of Discworld.
Over the past near-90 years, zombies have given form to our fears of other cultures, loss of agency, communism, atomic warfare, race relations, capitalism, mass contagions, the space race, and, most importantly, our bone-deep fear of one another.
Exorcism has a fascinating, unsettling history, and it’s left an indelible mark on pop culture thanks to films like 1973's 'The Exorcist.' Here are six historical exorcisms that are every bit as chilling as anything Hollywood can produce.
"It was a dark and stormy night" has become so ingrained in our literary culture that we rarely give much thought to its origins.
Some of history's most infamous secret societies have planned revolutions and assassinations—others, are happy enough just to hang around college campuses.
With 40 years of playing Elvira under her beehive, Cassandra Peterson is showing no signs of slowing down.
In the more than 200 years since Mary Shelley’s 'Frankenstein' helped shape the horror genre as we know it today, there have been dozens of interpretations of Frankenstein’s Monster. But when and why did he become green?
Shirley Jackson is best remembered for “The Lottery” and 'The Haunting of Hill House,' but her gothic mystery 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle' is regarded as her greatest literary achievement.
In September 1954, hundreds of armed children invaded a Glasgow graveyard to hunt a vampire—and inadvertently helped pass a comic book censorship law.