Tag Archives: essay

  1. Another Me


    January 20, 2018 by Laird

    Here’s a piece I did for Unwinnable #84, the Monster Issue. Featuring work by Stephen Graham Jones, John Langan, Orrin Grey, Ross …
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  2. The Black Barony 1.


    December 21, 2017 by Laird

    A couple of years back I wrote this essay for Dark Discoveries as a feature of my Black Barony column. Images via …
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  3. Matt Cardin Looks at Ages of Horror


    September 22, 2017 by Laird

    Author and critic, Matt Cardin, is dropping a major project at the end of the month. Horror Literature through History is likely …
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  4. Nate Southard Nightmare

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    March 3, 2017 by Laird

    Nate Southard mines the blue collar seam of North American horror, shoulder to shoulder with Joe Lansdale, Norman Partridge, and …
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  5. Unwinnable Fights with Monsters

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    October 18, 2016 by Laird

    …but you know how it’s going to end. Unwinnable’s Monster issue is out. Thank you to Stu Horvath for soliciting my …
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  6. The Federalist on Politics & Horror

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    May 21, 2016 by Laird

    Marc Fitch has written an essay on horror and politics for The Federalist. He mines the opinions of Molly Tanzer, Sarah Langan, …
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  7. Black Light Gods & Psychedelic Thunder


    December 27, 2015 by Laird

    Weird Fiction Review #6 is ready to go. I wrote an essay called “Black Light Gods & Psychedelic Thunder” about the Third …
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  8. Student Pulse Maps the Weird


    May 11, 2015 by Laird

    Interesting essay on Jeff Vandermeer’s Annihilation at Student Pulse.

  9. Watch This: It Follows


    March 30, 2015 by Laird

    I am frequently asked, what scares you? Or more recently, what’s the scariest thing that’s ever happened to you? People might expect me to …
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  10. On Writing: Inspiration


    December 21, 2014 by Laird

    Here’s a brief essay I wrote for Biggest Aha Moments in Writing. It’s a great series. The Illusion Probably the most …
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