Faulkner and a discussion of the "southern gothic" movement in horror
Children and Horror
From “The Exorcist” to “The Amityville Horror” to “The Shining,” children can be downright creepy. What is it about the idea of evil kids that scares us? After all, they’re “only" children, right? Tell that to yourself the next time you are facing the cold, sinister eyes of a trick-or-treater dem
Halloween and Horror
For most, Halloween may just be a once-in-a-year holiday treat. For horror fanatics, Halloween is a state of being. A discussion about the history of Halloween and a little on its relationship with horror.
Prince Lestat and Anne Rice's Vampires
In honor of Anne Rice's upcoming newest entry in The Vampire Chronicles, Prince Lestat, we revisit a gothic-laden literary world where vampires are beautiful, terrifying, vulnerable, and inexplicably human.
Suffer the Little Children by Stephen King
Children - the symbol of innocence. The horror genre has continually toyed with this concept, and as Stephen King reminds us, evil can come from the most unexpected of places.
Evil in Horror Literature
A cornerstone of the horror literature movement, “evil” has existed in numerous forms throughout horror’s history. Defining the concept of evil, however, becomes an exploratory exercise in philosophy and perspective.
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