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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. 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.
2. 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
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Southern Gothic
Faulkner and a discussion of the "southern gothic" movement in horror
6. 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.
7. Writing Horror - Part 2
You got the guts to write horror literature? Or are they lying on the floor in a big, sloppy mess next to you? Delve into the nightmare landscape that is your own soul. Choose your poison, and show us what you’re made of. Not for the faint of heart.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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