Herbert’s novel combines elements of a haunted house story, a zombie tale, and a meditation on the nature of evil.
Being able to see King’s horrors is a significant drawback in terms of their emotional and affective impact – with one exception.
Horror fiction provides a buffer against the ongoing stresses and upheavals of the real world.
The genre that preys on the subconscious is more varied and interesting that it is frequently given credit for.
Grady Hendrix’s Paperbacks from Hell is a nostalgic tour through 1970’s and ’80s horror fiction.
Stephen King’s short story “I Am the Doorway” rides the line between science fiction and horror.