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Defining Horror Literature
What is horror literature, anyway? Is a universal definition of horror literature even possible? Individual fear, past and traumatic experiences, phobias, personal perception, and environment are all factors we must consider when discussing horror literature.
Deliver Us From Evil by Ralph Sarchie Review
Before it became a film loosely inspired by true events, Deliver Us From Evil chronicled the real-life paranormal investigations of New York City cop, demonologist, and author Ralph Sarchie as he faced off against demonic forces and assisted in exorcisms.
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.
The horror story often depends on a charismatic horror villain to drive the terror. Join the horror literature site as we put our horror villain profile to the test with Dracula!
Dread by Clive Barker Review
Clive Barker´s short story "Dread," originally published as part of his popular "Books of Blood" series, serves as a close examination of the collective fascination with being scared and indicts each of us in our own twisted and perverse pleasure of another’s misery.
Evil in Horror Literature
A cornerstone of the horror literature movement, “evil” has existed in numerous forms throughout horror’s history. Yet defining what "evil" actually is becomes tricky, if not altogether elusive.
Faulkner and Gothic Literature
Many sub-genres of horror literature have emerged, specific to the regions that produced them. A look at Faulkner and his southern gothic literature short story "A Rose for Emily"
Mary Shelly penned the novel Frankenstein when she was nineteen in a time when men supposedly ruled the literary roost of interesting and intelligent literature. Since then, the tale, often credited with launching the science fiction genre, has become a horror literature classic.
Gothic and Horror - One and the Same?
Where has horror literature come from? In tracing the genre to its gothic counterpart, its tempting to question: Are the genres of gothic and horror literature one and the same? Take the journey and answer for yourself...if you dare.
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill Review
In Joe Hill´s Heart-Shaped Box, we find a satisfying and original ghost story mixed with themes of love, sadness, anger, betrayal and rock - not to mention, of course, lots and lots of rock.
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