Horror: it’s not just for illiterate zombies anymore. Discuss your favorite horror authors, books, comics, and more.
I'm surprised that I'm the first one on here to bring it up. Possibly the creepiest, most original book ever.
Just finished The Overnight and The Face Must Die. I like Campbell because he doesn't feel the need to be overly explicit or explain the stuff that is happening in his novels.
He has a way of creepifying mundane everyday things. His style is in direct opposition to the current trend of in-your-face terror of modern horror fiction.
Who is a fan of Robert,
Swan Song, they thrist.
Ok I admit, I'm big on comics. I read all DC and a few MARVEL titles. Everyone in a while I get into a really bad ass horror series. The best of any horror comics are usually the ones that dedicate their story to zombies/zombie outbreak victims/zombie experiments. What are some good titles out there that I can sink my teeth into?
I'm currently reading Dark Horses' The Walking Dead. I must say this is grade A shite. I love how the focus is less on gore and more on character development.
So what about anyone else read comics? Any suggestions?
When I ran across his books at the local store, I thought "Yeah, okay, another guy trying to right a post apocalyptic tale of zombies". But with my love for the undead brain eaters, I picked up "the Rising" and "City of the Dead" regardless. After reading the 2 part series,I was amazed at the plot twists and the real fear of havign to know what happens to the characters. I finished both novels in a matter of days! Now I find myself laughing at any other horror novelist I try to to read, including Stephen King (Who lost me with "From a Buick 8".
If you haven't read his books, you should. Some of them are a little hit and miss, but he's hit on a theme in several of his books that I can only describe as "evolutionary horror". The idea is that the human race is evolving into something new and the struggle for survival between those who have changed and those who haven't. Take a look at Blood Crazy or Stranger. You'll be glad you did.
I'm just really suprised that he wasnt one of the first horror writers up here beside Stphen King
Before Anne Rice vampires were stiff, unfeeling, and as inhuman-like as authors and myth could make them. They were the monsters of an old-world superstition. Through Rice, the vampire lore became a story of human tragedy and suffering; of creatures that were once human beings and now suffer an immortal existence because of their tragic transformation. Rice brought the vampire out of the shadows of distant, made-up castles and brought them to familiar settings (New Orleans) where we get to hear their stories "first-hand" (A first for a "monster" in Gothic lit).