Being Harmless: James Grainger on Horror, Fiction, and Toronto


Toronto author James Grainger’s debut novel, Harmless, reveals the potential for horror in everyday life when a weekend in the country among old friends turns into a search for their daughters who’ve vanished in the nearby woods. TRB sat down with Grainger to situate his new book in the haunted landscape of Canadian horror. TRB: How do you think horror fiction fares in Canada? JG: It’s an...

A Horrifying Tale of Undying Obsession


If I can credit anyone with breeding an interest in me for flesh-eating zombies, demons, and blood-sucking creatures of the night, it would be R. L. Stine, creator of the kids’ horror book series Goosebumps, a franchise which turns twenty this year. James Parker has a piece in the March edition of The Atlantic in which he dissects Goosebumps‘s popularity, describing the books as made for...