“The very things that nurture you in the horror genre are also the things that can suppress an understanding of what you’re trying to do.”
Being able to see King’s horrors is a significant drawback in terms of their emotional and affective impact – with one exception.
“You can imagine that character – Max Renn – you can imagine him having a Twitter account after going through and seeing the true colours of society.”
The story, which originally appeared in 1957, includes a framing structure that distances the reader from the main action.
The genre that preys on the subconscious is more varied and interesting that it is frequently given credit for.