I love Horror! Totally! Scary movies and books. Mind you, that should be really scary. And not blood and guts stuff. I enjoy being scared. I love the euphoric sense of belief at the end of it. I trust them characters more that the ones that appear in the sane world!
Horror fans, be it books or films, are some of the most difficult people to please. Most “non-horror” folks rely on misconceived perceptions of the genre to shelve it under, “I don’t like all that blood and guts stuff.” Which is what horror is and which, of course, is what horror is not. The challenge with the genre is that it encompasses far more than any other type of writing. Yes maybe monsters…or psychos…or ghosts…or maybe just the surreal or the slightly crazy or just the troubled. Which is why I believe it is better served if we just relabel it “dark fiction.” The genre is, after all, the study of the darker side of our world.
The length and depth of the possible things that fit under the heading of Horror is why its fans are so hard to please. Each fan has their own particular sub-genre in mind…
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