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M3GAN and the Rise of Marvelously Malevolent Dolls

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By Terry Fleming • January 17, 2023

Hello Boils and Ghouls! THRIFT KEEPER here (named for my devilish ability to find the Best Bargains among Blood-Curdling titles!), and today I'd like to talk to you about dolls.

The Dawn of Horror: The First 1000 Years of Spooky

By ThriftBooks Team • October 25, 2022

When did man begin to tell terrifying tales? How did those tales become the horror genre we know today? Check out our illustrated timeline of the first 1000 years of Horror literature history to find out!

Staff Picks: The Scariest Books & Movies

By Amanda Cleveland • October 23, 2022

Because it's the spookiest season, I tasked our staff to tell everyone 1) the scariest book they've ever read, and/or 2) the scariest movie they've ever seen, and 3) explain themselves with a quote so that you all might feast upon our tasty, tasty fear and maybe get scared yourself!

Horror Where You Least Expect It

Literature With a Dark Surprise

By William Shelton • October 18, 2022

Fear, where it is least expected, is all the more rich an experience. Such as when it is found among the pages of a story of romance, or a bucolic tale of life mundane. Here are my favorite tales with surprisingly dark moments.

A SCARE-lariously Baleful History of Horror

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By Terry Fleming • September 27, 2022

Hello BOILS and GHOULS, and WELCOME to the ThriftBooks Grand Historical Tour of the Horror Genre! I'll be your guide for the evening, the THRIFT KEEPER (named for my devilish ability to find the Best Bargains among Blood-Curdling titles!), here to lead you towards some scintillatingly sinister selections.

9 Authors Who Aren't Scared of the Dark

Black Authors Series

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • February 26, 2020

Here's the last in our Black History Month series, featuring great black writers from four genres. The publishing industry is sorely lacking in diversity, so it is important to shine a light on authors of color. This week, we feature Horror and Mystery. Here are nine writers who offer scary, thrilling, addictive reads.

10x10: The Best Books of the Decade

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Thriller/Mystery

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 20, 2019

Here's our fourth installment for the best books of the past decade. Each week for five weeks, we are presenting top ten lists of the best books of the past decade in two different genres. A total of ten lists of ten: 10 x 10 equals 100! This week's lists are SciFi/Fantasy and Thriller/Mystery. Here are our picks for the top ten of each.

Get It Twisted

8 Time-Honored Tales Take Dark Turns

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 30, 2019

Happy almost Halloween! It's also the anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's classic Sense and Sensibility, so we thought we should find a way to celebrate both—a bit of a mash-up, if you will. In fact, mash-up is kind of the perfect word to describe the books we are highlighting this week.

Madams of Macabre and Damsels of Darkness

7 Masterful Women Authors in Horror

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 09, 2019

It may seem that the horror genre is overrun with male writers, but women have long been dark horses in the field, with one of the frontrunners being a certain Ms. Jackson (and we're not talking about Janet). As we move into the season of spooky stories, we present the consummate Shirley Jackson, plus six more of our favorite horror authors (who also happen to be female).

Long Live The King: 9 of Stephen King's Best Books

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 11, 2019

It's been quite a week for Stephen King with the releases of both It Chapter 2, the movie and his new novel, The Institute. But then again, with about 80 books and dozens of hit movies to his name, maybe it's just like any other workweek. In any case, we're superfans and wanted to showcase a few of our top picks from the versatile author. (Psst, it's not all horror)

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