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No matter who you are you will, by necessity, be blind to a great deal of what is being published in sf/f. Any reviewer or critic faces tremendous challenges when it comes to keeping up with context.
One way to consider the emotion of horror in a widely philosophic sense is to
see it as the antitheses of human connection. Human beings are essentially alone
in the universe and anything that relieves that burden of separateness is
"good." Fear isolates us; horror is alienation and disintegration. Separateness
is, therefore, "evil."
...there is very little serious reviewing these days
in horror. There's also next to no real criticism (as in "considered
judgment of or discussion about the qualities of something, especially a
creative work") or criticism (as in "opinions that point out one or more
faults of a work") outside of some academic critique.
[ index to the older DarkEcho Horror features and "Dark Thoughts" ]