• Illustration by artist Edd Cartier for FEAR by L. Ron Hubbard

    The Making of “Fear”

    Originally published in July 1940, L. Ron Hubbard’s immortal Fear has riveted readers for 75 years and will continue to do so in the years and decades to come. Described by science fiction grandmaster Jack Williamson as “the triumphant pioneer of psychological thrillers,” by author Robert Silverberg as “a classic masterpiece of psychological horror,” and …

  • Image of a detective on the street at night aiming his gun

    The Real True Detectives

    Gritty, raw, true detectives, like those portrayed in the HBO series, True Detective, didn’t happen overnight. The evolution of the detective genre—books and stories that tantalize us with murder mysteries and crime drama—is a phenomena that taps into our love of solving a good mystery….

  • Actors Skip Harris, Phil Proctor and Bob Lynes performing in Dead Men Kill

    Zombies — Fact or Fiction?

    Long before The Walking Dead was a hit series, or the recent hit spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead, and even further back than Michael Jackson’s Thriller got the Undead dancing or Night of the Living Dead shocked filmgoers, zombies roamed the streets spreading terror through …