It’s Halloween and it’s Friday! That means it’s time to share a few spooooky links I’ve found over the last few days. Some of these I mention on Twitter, if you’re not already following me there, please do! Have a link I should feature in the upcoming link pack? Let me know! All right, let’s get to it.
The Biggest Little-Known Influence On H. P. Lovecraft
Lovecraft has influenced numerous horror/thriller/fantasy writers for generations, but who influenced him? The Airship looks into the writer M. R. James.
On Writing Horror And Avoiding Cliches
Writing horror isn’t easy, so Chris Freese has put together this article to help you craft proper scares for your readers.
How To Write A Modern Ghost Story
The Guardian asks, how does one write for an audience that is cynical, yet still wishes to be terrified? It’s a good question and one of the biggest challenges for the modern horror writer.
The Top 20 Greatest Horror Writers of All-Time
Who was the best of the scare? Mania pulls together a list and there’s a lot of big names on it. I’m pretty please to see who came in as number one.
The Art Of Bruce Pennington
I’m a big fan of 70s cover art. There’s something earnest about it. If you want to see some of the best check out the work of Bruce Pennington. He’s created a wide range of covers from macabre to the futuristic visions of science fiction.
The Bus by Paul Kirchner
I absolutely love this series of comics about a man and a bus. They’re more surreal than scary but they have that sort of Twilight Zone weirdness that makes them perfect for this time of year.
Mayokero Music Video
This music video by Israeli artist Roy Kafri takes classic album covers and brings them to life. It’s not really spooky, but it’s downright cool.
A Graphic Guide To Cemetery Symbolism
Great infographic from the fine folks over at Atlas Obscura explaining the meaning of common gravestone designs.
10 Scientific Explanations For Ghostly Phenomena
For the skeptics. Listverse explores 10 perfectly rational explanations for the spooky behavior people witness.
When The Stars Are Right…
A site attempting to set a definitive time line to the events portrayed in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos. Mythos fans will love it.
Lovecraft Story of the Week:
The Thing On The Doorstep
A man makes a case why he’s not a murderer despite sending six-bullets through the head of his friend. His bizarre reasoning won’t be what you think.
Gif of the Week:
Have a happy Halloween everyone!