Gary L. Pullman's thoughtful blog on the theory and practice of horror writing had a nice write-up of my comments on psychoanalytic theory and the horror genre from Knowing Fear. I can't do the piece justice in a few sentences. Part I is an excellent read and well worth the time,though I am less enthusiastic about Part II, which focuses on providing Christian interpretations of horror.
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