Netflix hit, Black Mirror, follows in the footsteps of other forward-thinking sci-fi storytellers.
On its 200th anniversary, why is it a surprise that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein at such a young age – just because she's a woman?
Much like the fictitious Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's novel, more and more scientists are running away from their real-life creations.
There's a reason why horror films are becoming more and more absurd.
Stranger Things 2 finds its monsters in Reagan-era capitalism. It is required viewing for socialists this Halloween.
A guide to some lesser known treats to read and watch over Halloween.
No happy endings in this dark fantasy about lost children.
Stephen King is the undisputed master of horror but does he get the respect he deserves as a 'real' writer?
Clowns were even scarier when you were young.
Be prepared to be scared and informed in equal measure by the next series of this cult show.
The world will be a less scary place without the don of the dead.
According to a recent study, horror is the only film genre where women appear and speak as often as men.
Pakistani pulp fiction often portrays Hindu characters as evil demons and Muslims as heroes, an attempt to spread nationalist ideology.
At the heart of this 20-year-old show is a critique of the quest for absolute power.
All the popular monsters you'll see out trick-or-treating, from Frankenstein to Dracula, were born out of fear and anxiety about change and technology.
The Oujia board's origins were anything but evil. It emerged, in part, out of a longing to communicate with loved ones who had died during the Civil War.
Scary moments with a wider social message.
A recent survey suggests that a third of UK parents avoid reading their children scary stories. Is this a worrying trend?
The Netflix series Stranger Things is a throwback to the glory days of cinematic horror. And as VHS disappears from our shelves, this show's 80s-infused nostalgia is doubly poignant.
Hamlet begins with a 'night of the living dead'; Banquo turns into a ghost . The Bard had a supernatural streak and it was crucial to the genesis of Gothic literature.