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Why Funerals Make Us Horny

Why Funerals Make Us Horny

Meg ElisonFeb 12, 202430 min read

It’s not easy to talk about. It might seem ghoulish or macabre. It might even make you feel like you’re disrespecting the dead. But it’s not just you. A lot of people find themselves very horny after a funeral. It…

a screen capture from The Masque of the Red Death (1964 film)

Death, Personified

Avra MargaritiFeb 9, 202430 min read

The majority of cultures around the world like to depict Death—also known as Thanatos, the Grim Reaper, Santa Muerte, the Horseman, the Angel of Death—as an anthropomorphized figure. A pattern that makes sense considering how often we try to humanize…

Hauntings & Jinn in the Gulf

Hauntings & Jinn in the Gulf

A.R. ArthurFeb 8, 202430 min read

Between Netflix and TikTok, the paranormal and bizarre occurrences that break the dull mundanity of everyday life have made it to the forefront of our collective consciousness. Most, bar one video found at random have focused heavily on the US,…

A Voice Calling Available For Pre-Order Now!

Christopher Barzak’s chilling novella about a very bad house–a unique take on the haunted house genre, comes out on March 19th, 2024–but it’s available for pre-order now!

Memento Mori, Memento Vivere

Avra MargaritiJan 10, 2024
Memento Mori, Memento Vivere

If you’ve spent enough time on social media, you might have eventually discovered the weirder, goth-er, more macabre corners of each app, and the communities that mushroom there in the…

We Need a National Memorial for the Covid Dead

Meg ElisonJan 8, 2024
We Need a National Memorial for the Covid Dead

There is only one American memorial to the victims of the Great Influenza epidemic of 1918, the so-called Spanish Flu. An estimated 675,000 Americans died over four years of brutally…

15 SFFH Books We’re Looking Forward to in January 2024

Maria HaskinsDec 29, 2023
15 SFFH Books We’re Looking Forward to in January 2024

The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years, by Shubnum Khan Described as part gothic horror story, part haunting, part love story, and part mystery, this book is set in a ruined…

Never Leaving Las Vegas

Meg ElisonDec 26, 2023
Never Leaving Las Vegas

When my grandmother died, she loved three things: scotch, soap operas, and gambling. It’s hard to write a eulogy for someone nobody really liked, and embarrassing to describe someone’s life…

6 Memorable Deaths in Hannibal

Vanessa MakiDec 22, 2023
6 Memorable Deaths in Hannibal

There aren’t many series that capture the beauty in the macabre quite like Hannibal. What could have been a flop of a series, if it had been handled by anyone…

Series Review – Love, Death and Robots: Season 2

A.R. ArthurDec 21, 2023
Series Review – Love, Death and Robots: Season 2

Love, Death and Robots continues to be a thought-provoking series that effortlessly captures the engagement of its viewers. Despite being the shortest season yet, season two offers the reader a…

Swords, Pots, Noodles, Death – a Review of Blue Eye Samurai in 6 Fights

Maria HaskinsDec 20, 2023
Swords, Pots, Noodles, Death – a Review of Blue Eye Samurai in 6 Fights

There are lots of reasons I love Netflix’s new animated series Blue Eye Samurai. Beautiful animation? Oh yes. Great soundtrack? That too. Intriguing character arcs? You betcha. The main characters—revenge-fueled…

Put On Your Black Lips and Dance the Blues

Meg ElisonDec 18, 2023
Put On Your Black Lips and Dance the Blues

There are two kinds of black lipsticks in the world. There’s the kind you buy because it’s Halloween and you’re going as Wednesday Addams, and then there’s the kind you…

How to Do a Cemetery Photoshoot

Meg ElisonDec 15, 2023
How to Do a Cemetery Photoshoot

Winter is the best time to shoot photos in cemeteries. Depending on your luck and your location, you might be treated to dark, skeletal branches in the trees, snow falling…

Deaths in Evil Dead Rise Ranked by Brutality

Vanessa MakiDec 14, 2023
Deaths in Evil Dead Rise Ranked by Brutality

The Evil Dead Rise franchise has existed since 1981 and since then people have endured the batshit nature of Deadites and those who try to defeat them. It started with…

Highway to Hel – 10 Rock and Metal Tracks for a Deathly Playlist

Maria HaskinsDec 13, 2023
Highway to Hel – 10 Rock and Metal Tracks for a Deathly Playlist

The Dead Deads – “Dead Inside” Dead inside outside of time and spaceDead inside of what I couldn’t faceCome closer I know you’re dead too The harmonies, oh, the harmonies……

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