RE: Horror Fiction

RE: Horror Fiction

skilight's picture

 Steven King will always be my favorite author, and there are a lot of great writes out there. Who directed In The Mouth Of Madness, and what was the name of the movie that Johnny Depp played in, where he was on the hunt for the pages of a book of the devils power ? There was another movie where he was a writer, he became upcested with the story , started killing people and buring them in the corn field, it was a good movie but I don't know the name of it. With all the technology today, do you think you could go back to enjoying radio tv ? Th one show I remember the most was The Shadow, it seemed to be filled with more horror on the radio than in the remade movie.

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Lady_deSade87's picture

My personal favorite horror author is Clive Barker. I read "The Hellbound Hear"t recently and it containted a beautiful undercurrent of experiential philosophy and desperation. The Cenobytes are actually more disturbing in the book than in the movie and characters are more fully explained. Frank becomes more sympethetic despite his quasi-psychopathic personality. When he summons them, his experience is way more visceral and emotional. If one has ever done hallucinagens, that scene is very easy to relate to.

I do love the movie though and it is faithful in spirit to the novella.

Bad move, Frank. You're not that desensitized.

lagoonblackwater's picture

Have you ever read "Mr.B.Gone" by Clive Barker? It's very good. It's got alot of humor, of the blackest sort. I would highly recomend the works of Ramsey Cambell, Dennis Etchison, Poppy Z. Brite, Brian Hodge, R.L. Rafferty, Rohl Dahl [yup, he wrote horror novels,too] and my personal favorite, Ambrose Beirce.

Murtr's picture

If we are talkin' Clive Barker, The Damnation Game ain't too shabby either :)

neconebooks_kelli's picture

Books of Blood, all 3 volumes--HUGELY AWSOME! I was so looking forward to each story getting adapted to a film, but I've been disappointed so far.

 

That doesn't take away from the masterpiece!

 

 

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