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Category Archive: Horror

Malay Horror Stories That’ll Keep You Up At Night

We’ve all heard a story or two about Pontianaks, Toyols and Pochongs. But what if Malay supernatural folklore is not enough for you? Here are three recently published Malay horror stories for the absolutely dauntless! Penunggu (Watchman) by Siti Rozilah  Source: https://goo.gl/csYWB7 First up we have a story perfect for those who believe in guardian […]

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Books Set In Winter

Have you ever wished for snow in Singapore but ended up imagining the rain as snowflakes? Here are a few wintry book recommendations that you can chill out to. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Source: http://po.st/FiBjzR Miryem, a poor money collector’s daughter, faces a bleak winter ahead of her — her family has barely enough food […]

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Fantasy Universes You DON’T Want to Live In

If you’ve ever searched your wardrobe for a doorway to Narnia when you’re eight or waited for your letter from Hogwarts at 11, you’re not alone. A quick Google search reveals that many people seek to escape into a fantasy world. (You’ll also find a plethora of t-shirts designs centred around this escapism.) Source: http://po.st/s4sHHD But […]

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The Ultimate Halloween Reading List

Halloween is the perfect time for scary stories, and we’ve decided to brave through nightmares, angry spirits and murderous psychopaths to bring you this list of scary books.   If you’re a horror movie junkie, why not try reading horror stories instead? It goes without saying that movies will always miss parts of the original […]

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Literature’s Scariest Monsters

Horror movies get all the attention during Halloween season, but literature has its fair share of nightmarish monsters too. Here are five terrifying creatures that will make your skin crawl and haunt you for weeks.   1. Grendel from Beowulf Source: http://po.st/REViya Meet the first monster to appear in the epic poem, Beowulf. As a […]

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