This essay first appeared, in a slightly less finished form, in Canvas. I sat on it awhile before posting.
Horror has been called the most moral of the genres, perhaps because it deals in calamity, in inexorable events and the experiences of small human victims, witnesses, collaborators. Because human existence is prone to repeated . . . → Read More: Why Horror?
I will begin with withered leaves blowing through an empty fairground, tent canvas gulping and gulping, and the seats on the dark Ferris wheel creaking, rocked by ghostly fairgoers. By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.
My first encounter with horror was a book of ghost stories I sneaked . . . → Read More: My History with Horror
This is an interview I did for The Hub website. Julie Bartel provided the questions. It is mostly about my teenaged self.
One Thing Leads to Another: An Interview with Elizabeth Knox