There are certain core texts that must appear on any list of the “best” horror novels ever written. Then what?
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“I have always been drawn to adrenaline-cranking moments that straddle that delicate space between hysterical fright and laughter.”
The story, which originally appeared in 1957, includes a framing structure that distances the reader from the main action.
“I thought there were things this book could do to me that were dangerous.”
In a brief survey of some core Western texts, Oates asks the key question, why do we want to experience fear in an aesthetic context?
Of all the genre master’s classic novels and stories, none comes close to the sheer paranoid terror of this ruthless chiller.
Upending the radical vision of much 1960s and ’70s American horror cinema, the following decades saw a reactionary retrenchment, argues the academic and critic.
Hill’s Gothic tale is an exuberant mashup of Warren Zevon, Little Red Riding Hood, and “An American Werewolf in London.”
The author of psychological thrillers says his respect for the horror genre may explain why he has had difficulty writing in the genre.
The house in the story – a living thing that demands to be fed – is a metaphor for difference and the other.