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Types of Horror Literature
Horror literature may be divided into many categories and sub-genres...here are three of the more common types of horror literature.
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
Ira Levin's prolific tale of horror, love, betrayal, corruption, and the dangers of having the Devil's baby. Now a miniseries, Rosemary's Baby continues to remind us that darkness is everywhere and is never more evident than in the oppression of others.
The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
A look at classic children's novel The Thief of Always by Clive Barker. Imagine a house where every morning was Christmas and every night was Halloween. A special place where fantasies are reality, reality is fantasy, and horror is just a short walk away. Welcome, children, to Holiday House.
Stephen King's Randall Flagg
A discussion on Stephen King´s epic character Randall Flagg, an exploration of his complex nature, and a look at how the antagonist has made the world of horror a better place.
Interview with the Vampire - Claudia's Story
With story credited to Anne Rice of The Vampire Chronicles fame, Ashley Marie Witter offers a graphic novel adaptation of the classic Interview with the Vampire tale, this time told from the perspective of immortal child-turned vampire, Claudia.
The Deep by Karen Wiesner Book Review
A review of The Deep - A Woodcutter's Grim Novel by Karen Wiesner. When her father unleashes a mythological evil on a broken family and the mysterious town of Woodcutter's Grim, it is up to Cheyenne Welch to return to the origins of her recurring fairy tale nightmares to finally face The Deep.
Horror for Kids - Scary Stories Series
Are you in the market for a good children scary story collection for the little ones which balances both chills and fun? A Horror for Kids look at Alvin Schwartz's classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark with timeless and haunting illustrations by Stephen Gammell.
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King Book Review
In Doctor Sleep, sequel to Stephen King's The Shining, a now-grown Dan "Danny" Torrance struggles to escape the ghosts of his past by using his special gifts to provide aid to the dying. When a threat known as The True Knot rises, Dan must once again use the shining to battle the forces of evil.
Cthulhu and Human Nature
From the vast expanse of timeless darkness, an underlying murmur, a faint whisper that has been at the periphery of sanity and thought since human beings emerged from the muck of existence: Cthulhu. Does Lovecraft's Cthulhu symbolically underscore the more sinister aspects of human nature?
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
An updated examination of a prolific novel about one man’s survival in a post- apocalyptic, vampire-infested world. While vampires haunt the night, who is the real monster in Matheson's haunting tale?
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