Here is another provoking and thoughtful post by K.C. Redding-Gonzalez.
Truth be told, it is hard for this generation of Horror fans to remember a time without Zombies. Yet such a time seems to be upon us.
Rather abruptly (and some may think at last), the Zombie Craze seems to be fading.
What does it all mean?
And perhaps the more interesting question is – if your Literary senses are tingling –what comes next?
For those too young to remember, there have been other monster-dominated decades…and to fans of Literary Horror, such changes in Horrors represent changes in our times, our societies, our very self-image. More than any other genre, Horror “represents.” Horror is the spirit of the times…the Zeitgeist of who we think we are. And as such, these monster transitions can be very telling.
In Literature, Horror plays a unique and indispensable part. Horror mirrors our social and cultural failings: it is our dirty laundry…
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