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Is the horror novel dead? Options
SoulFire77
#1 Posted : Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:11:05 PM
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Recently, I looked at the top horror novels for sale on Amazon and discovered that most of them are related to "zombie outbreaks". How much more can possibly be milked out of this sub-genre?

It seems like all the archetypes of horror are being badly represented. For example, the last "big" novel about vampires (and werewolves, for that matter) included day-walking, civilized, animal-feeders who are occasionally able to reproduce sexually (and werewolves that were fully in control of their transformations).

Stephen King, Clive Barker and a lot of other authors who know how to pull off a scary novel have been truly weak for a while now (I'm hoping King will pull out all the stops with Dr. Sleep, but who knows).

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