Great way to start a story. Page 1. ” the thief of always” - Clive Barker
We fear death and dismemberment, we fear pain, insanity and loss, we even fear sexuality, and it’s only by addressing these fears that we avoid living in a state of constant trepidation. Horror can speak of such things in a way that a more realistic or naturalistic genre can’t.
Horror is a leap of faith and imagination in a world where the subconscious holds dominion; a call to enter a territory where no image or act is so damnable it cannot be explored, kissed, and courted; finally - why whisper it? - embraced.
Great moments in horror films as described in books: Candyman (1992)