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Horror, Occult and Dark Fantasy Literature

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  • Clive Barker
    Clive Barker (born 5 October 1952) is an English novelist, playwright, author, film director, and visual artist who came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories, the Books of B...
  • Richard Vance Corben (1940 - 2020)
    Richard Corben was born on a farm in Anderson, Missouri, and went on to get a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute, in 1965. At the same time, he trained in bodybuilding, but...
  • Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)
    Poe Museum Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales...
  • Bram Stoker (1847 - 1912)
    Abraham "Bram" Stoker (November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula . * Biography * Family Tree * Bram's Stoker's ...
  • Philip K. Dick (1928 - 1982)
    Official Fan Site * Wikipedia - Philip K. Dick > * From a recent New York Times article (December 16, 2011) on PKD: "Philip K. Dick’s novels — the works that he considered important and publishable — e...

This project is to feature writers, of books, pulp, comics and film-

Horror is a genre of speculative fiction which is intended to frighten, scare, or disgust.Literary historian J. A. Cuddon defined the horror story as "a piece of fiction in prose of variable length... which shocks, or even frightens the reader, or perhaps induces a feeling of repulsion or loathing".It creates an eerie and frightening atmosphere. Horror is often divided into either the psychological horror and supernatural horror sub-genre. Often the central menace of a work of horror fiction can be interpreted as a metaphor for the larger fears of a society. Prevalent elements include ghosts, demons, vampires, werewolves, ghouls, the Devil, witches, monsters, dystopian and apocolyptic worlds, serial killers, cannibalism, psychopaths, cults, dark magic, Satanism, the macabre, gore, and torture.