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Dark Whispers Watercooler: The Genre That Devoured Itself?


Rose Fox over at her Publishers Weekly blog offers up The Genre Formerly Known as Horror, and Other Stories. Horror as an effect versus genuine genre? Horror as a fluke – one named Stephen King? Did the horror genre devour itself?

“Horror, swept away while this has gone on, has re-emerged as a component underneath the “thriller” umbrella, probably coming in through the serial-killer side door. I’ve been told that Scott Smith’s superb The Ruins was to have ushered in a category dubbed “literary horror,” although I’m almost certain that Thomas Harris would argue he’s been delivering that for a very long time now.”

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