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Would you ever write a horror Gothic?
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I would like to learn more about the horror side of Gothics. I love a good spook story, although I have no interest in gore and gratuitous violence. But give me an eerie, ambiguous threat from beyond that disturbs my sleep and I'm in heaven. Unfortunately so many horror stories start out pleasantly creepy only to devolve into silliness. Sometimes they never get to the scare (e.g., Peter Straub's Ghost Story) or else they jump the shark and start vamping, and the creep factor evaporates.

I'll consult the previous thread for recommendations on what to start with. I admit I've hesitated because while I don't mind elements of the supernatural, the whole vampire/werewolf/witch thing sort of annoys me.

I know this thread was about writing horror Gothics rather than reading them, but knowing the sub-genre would precede any attempt to write in it.
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RE: Would you ever write a horror Gothic? - by Penfeather - 09-18-2010, 06:49 PM

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