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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. Children and Horror
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. Southern Gothic
Faulkner and a discussion of the "southern gothic" movement in horror
3. Suffer the Little Children by Stephen King
Evil comes from the most unexpected of places.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Writing Horror Literature
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.
7. 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?
8. 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.
9. Behind the Bookcase by Steensland – Book Review
Behind the Bookcase is a fun tale of spooky adventure for children of middle school age. Despite being a bit of a scaredy-cat, Sarah sets out to prove her bravery along with her detective skills. As she investigates the mystery of the bookcase, she finds a secret room and falls into another world.
10. 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.
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