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Here are the top ten articles for the Horror Literature Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Horror and Children
From “The Exorcist” to “The Amityville Horror” to “The Shining,” kids can be downright creepy. What is it about the idea of evil youngsters that scares us? In this season of Halloween, we look take a look at how children have impacted the world of horror.
2. 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.
3. Prince Lestat by Anne Rice Review
We review Anne Rice's Prince Lestat, the newest tale of the Vampire Chronicles. When an ancient menace arises, can the vampires stand together in order to unite against this new threat to their modern world? Can the powerful and dynamic Lestat be convinced to end his exile to help lead them?
4. Revival Review
Ever since the new minister's shadow had fallen over young Jamie Morton, the boy's fate and that of the Reverend Charles Jacob would be forever intertwined in ways that neither of them could comprehend or understand. We review "Revival," the newest novel by Stephen King. - Now in paperback!
5. Worst Nightmares by Shane Briant Review
When a celebrated author Dermot Nolan is faced with his worst fear - writer's block - he becomes desperate for his next big literary break. As he finds out, sometimes, plagiarism can be murder. A review of Worst Nightmares by author Shane Briant.
6. Suffer the Little Children by Stephen King
Evil comes from the most unexpected of places.
7. Types of Horror Fiction
Organizing horror literature is tricky but there are two basic types - that of the supernatural world and that of the real, or non-supernatural, world. Within those basic types we can break it down even farther to find what we are looking for.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
A look at Faulker's time-honored Gothic tale of love, loss, and murder set against the backdrop of a decaying southern town.
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