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Anyone who doesn't get the horror of these tales doesn't ...
on 7 October 2016
Anyone who doesn't get the horror of these tales doesn't fully understand horror in all its various forms. Campbell writes magnificently about everyday horrors... Old age, death, isolation, paranoia, degradation of the body and the mind as we age or are hit with sickness. Sometimes there are supernatural elements, things from the grave or beyond, but in themselves these tropes that frequently plague the horror genre are nothing much to be scared of. Instead, Campbell leads us to face our own fragility, morbidity, mortality, and makes us think of the ramifications and the underlying fear of what we would have to face if such monsters were real.