Part of me doesn’t get it. I realize people are different but it strikes me that a lot of people find the topic fascinating. The spiritual world, and existence of angels or a deity, is denied by the many who do believe in the supernatural evils found in media, film and books in the writings from Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King, and Peter Straub. There are so many contemporaries writing screenplays and books with these themes. I suppose any mystery and who-done-it story has at its core an evil intent by someone, and a crime is done, and the ensuing solution to bring a criminal to justice.
I sat next to an author and artist once. She wrote books that were illustrated. There is a name of those books style. Entire illustrated novels have a whole section at B & N stores called …. Graphic Novels.
Two movies, Renaissance and Sin City were done in black & white graphics. Very dramatic format. There are ongoing discussions as to the difference between action hero comic book movies and graphic novels. Most action hero movies are in full color.
Horror and monster stories have been around a long time, and the past few years we’ve seen the popular rise of fairy tale themes on TV. And, those are not very nice as they seem to all be more sinister than I read as a child.
Still, what is it about zombies, slashers, and fantasy world spells?
If you have answers, contact me or comment.
Timothy J. Desmond