Monday, September 7, 2009

Things that Go Bump in the Night.

Why? Why? Why do people purposefully scare themselves? Is it an adrenalin rush? Does the everyday world seem safer, knowing THAT (possessed car, possessed dog, possessed whatever) could not possibly ever happen. Is it our chance to exercise our flight or fight instincts without risking breaking a heel? Apparently, yes, it is all of these things.

Well, turns out it seems, that it is not just the ghoulish amongst us who enjoy a good scare. Horror fans are living quietly amongst us, enjoying their lives. They are from all walks of life and hardly any of them are turning into werewolves at the height of the full moon.

Different things scare different people. Something for every taste.

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

Ghosts and the supernatural.
Coldheart Canyon by Clive Barker

Maniacs and Sociopaths
Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

After Midnight by Richard Laymon

The ordinary becomes terrifying.
Cell by Stephen King

Shiver with fear, shake with laughter
Naked Brunch by Sparkle Hayter

Real or not real?
Midnight Sun by Ramsey Campbell

Ecological mayhem
The Swarm by Frank SchatzingPublish Post

Mad Scientists and weird technology
Dark Rivers of the Heart by Dean Koontz

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