The Horror Corner

*A few may be duplicated under two categories*

“A short story is a different thing altogether – a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.” - Stephen King

 "Jack London and Ernest Hemingway, confidence swaggering into the storm: Man against Nature. Of all the possible conflicts, that was the one that was hopeless. Even a slim education had taught her this much: Man loses.”-  Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior

"Children are the focus of horror in many key 1960s films. At the outset of the decade, Village of The Damned (1960) reinforces that kids can be spooky. And unwanted. And do bad things to their parents. This theme continued into the 1970s where it came to dominate. The crumbling family unit becomes the source of much fear and mistrust. This time around 'the enemy within' is not a shapeshifting alien from another planet altogether. This time the enemy is to be found in your own home." - Horror Film History

“He could feed the caterpillar, he could whisper through the chrysalis; what hatched out followed its own nature and was beyond him.”
Thomas Harris, Hannibal

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”
Stephen King

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee." -Nietzsche

"There is an explanation for this, you know."  - Ash, Alien

Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.

“Denial. It’s the only thing that keeps most of us from losing our sanity.”
Heena Rathore P., Deceived

Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.

"When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth." - Dawn of the Dead

Updated 1/7/2018