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Gross-Outs, Horror, and Terror

George Billions George Billions Horror

I’ve always been a fan of horror stories. My childhood copies of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series were very well-worn. The grim charcoal illustrations no doubt played a roll in traumatizing a generation of young readers, so much that the books have since been tamed with less terrifying imagery. The stories, though, remain the same. These books are aimed at young readers, but contain the same elements you’ll find in scary stories to tell grownups: gross-outs, horror, and terror. The Master’s Definition I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what defines horror. I had a sort...

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