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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Nice, creative horror

My cousin and her family came around today and of course we gave them a copy of Phantasms in the Infirmary.
The debate about horror ensued
I was trying to differentiate spooky,  nice horror v Gore.
My rationale is There's a difference...
Nice horror makes you feel uneasy and jumpy. It is based on making you think and the writer has been innovative,  creative and brave.
Gore makes you scared and it is full of dark, gratuitous violence,  bloodshed and horrible stuff just to hurt the readers senses..!

Nice horror craves intelligence and understanding,  enjoyment and moral stories...  At least that is what our intention is.

Our book is spooky,  granted but it is nice horror. There are opportunities to understand why entities may remain in our world.  It is fiction based on folklore

Please give it a spin.