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Smith—and of course, James Herbert and Stephen King. But no one seemed to be concerned that many teens in the s were delving deeply into the dark recesses of literary horror.
Indeed, video was the main political target, eventually leading to the formation of the Video Recordings Act in I have tried to seek some of these out on the internet, but, alas, like many fan objects, they fetch a hefty price. At least I was reading!
And read I did, gulping voraciously on these tales of the macabre and the dead.
I would say it never did me any harm, but I expect anyone who knows me might have some long-lost memory to barter or bribe me with. Sadly, many of these authors have gone the way of the dinosaur.
Ramsey Campbell is still active, and carries on experimenting, growing, adapting. But the halcyon days of the horror fiction boom has passed.
There may not be legions of paperbacks in bookstores, but horror fiction is alive and well. Over the past few years, I have found myself playing catch up and have thoroughly been enjoying the ride. This year alone I have been moved, stunned and in awe of great storytelling by contemporary horror novelists.
Well, what are you waiting for? Xavier first entered my sphere with his edited anthology, Horror: A Literary Historya remarkable collection of essays that covers a lot of ground. In the following interview, Xavier and I get into the legacy of H. I throughly enjoyed speaking with Xavier and learned a lot from our conversation even though I ended up stocking up my online shopping basket with more ghastly tales and adventures in the macabre.
I hope you enjoy the next instalment in the Cult Conversations series. I mostly research Gothic and Horror film and literature, with the odd excursion into television. I am absolutely fascinated by the emotions we associate with fear, and with the idea that something fictional, in whatever medium, can move us viscerally in the ways horror does.
I am also intrigued with what horror allows writers, filmmakers, scriptwriters, etc. Lovecraft and more modern Stephen King, Poppy Z. In fact, I think the first book I ever bought for myself was a Goosebumps novel — I still remember my dad cautioning me about that I would not be able to sleep that night!
But I actually started out as a modern and contemporary literature student. It was only while doing my MA in this subject at Birkbeck that I came across the Gothic as an artistic mode. This capacious umbrella term seemed to conglomerate all of the artists and texts I admired.
You could say I never got over its brilliance!
Then I began a PhD under the tutelage of the wonderful Catherine Spooner, at Lancaster, and that took me, rather unexpectedly, in the direction of film.
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