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Panel of Experts: Novels vs. Anthologies

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Question: Do you enjoy novels or anthologies more? Why? A little more than half of us prefer novels to anthologies. We like to be truly transported for hours. We like to get to know memorable characters deeply. We love to immerse ourselves in a good author’s fully-realized vision. This does not mean that we are […]

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Panel of Experts: Favorite Monsters

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Question: What are your favorite monsters and what specifically appeals to you about them? A lot of us love the classic Universal monsters and could not choose just one. Some of us most fear the monsters we recognize the best for our worst impulses — murderers, serial killers, angry and sad people. Some of us […]

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Gothic.net Panel of Experts: BDSM in Horror

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Question: Does a storyline seem more or less frightening to you, when BDSM themes are included, such as those in Hellraiser or Ichi the Killer? Some of us find BDSM imagery aesthetically pleasing or erotic and some of us find it unappealing or dull. However, we nearly universally feel that, no matter what the elements […]

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Gothic.net Panel of Experts: First Fright

Gothic.net Panel of Experts First Fright Horror Fear

Question: What was the first movie or book or television show that scared you? We are a motley bunch with both some pretty disparate and even shocking influences and some very real commonalities. Some of the answers here are eye-openingly unique and some are horror classics. Given that the question is about the first media […]

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Gothic.net Panel of Experts: Best Releases of 2010

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Question: What 2010 horror releases (film or book) did you find most notable? The results are in from our Gothic.net Panel of Experts. Literary horror culture is aware of history and how literature, in whatever medium, builds upon what came before. So a lot of us spent 2010 catching up on releases from prior years […]

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