On this day 73 years ago, Shirley Jackson published “The Lottery,” a short story that’s notorious for its unexpected and violent ending. On June 27th of every year, a town of 300 holds a lottery. But it’s not a lottery for a prize—or a desirable prize, at least.
14 quotes from the mastermind behind ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ (and hundreds of other chilling tales) on her 104th birthday.
From self-publishing her first horror e-book seven years ago to publishing seventeen titles in America during the same year, Darcy Coates is a steadily growing and fan inspiring name for the horror genre.
As we rush to sink our claws into our favorite monster tales before the ghostly season is over, these five horror authors are just the women to give us all the gruesome details about what is takes to write horror and why the genre matters.
On her anniversary, we remember Shirley Jackson’s work, which remains some of the most iconic in the horror genre, and has inspired many adaptations.