I love what an eclectic, wide-ranging genre horror can be. I’m always down for some zombies, werewolves, monsters, killer plants, dark magic, etc. But to me, nothing is scarier than humans and the terrible things they do to one another—for love, for money, for fame; out of rivalry or desperation or fear.
All in Fear, a new queer horror anthology from Open Ink Press, explores horror in all its forms, from the supernatural to the domestic, but every story includes an element of terror that is chillingly human. In honor of its release, here are five of my favorite horror stories where the real danger is human, rather than paranormal.