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Do you read horror literature?

If so, what do you enjoy about the horror genre?

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Yes, sometimes. I read a little bit of everything. I suppose it lets you feel scared for a bit while still being safe. I prefer supernatural horror over thriller type novels about things that could actually happen.
I agree, Jennifer . . . not so keen on that "real" stuff. Give me an impossible Langolier any day. :-)
by Rice
No I don't. I love books, but I don't like horror movies or books. I don't like to see those images or to imagine them because they stuck with me.
No I don't. I used to read Stephen King as a teenager, but a lot of his stories, such as Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me (both movies) are not true horror.
I have not got the time now to read...''I'm on the clock''!!
So if I did I would read a good 'horror' if I could find one, not into blood and gore, just something that will brush away any cobwebs from my mind.

Okaaaaaay, call me crazy . . . > Stephen King, Graham Masterton, Peter Straub, Richard Matheson, James Herbert . . . . . all still scare me. LOL. My Kindle is a great blessing because I no longer have to take my scary book to the other end of the house and lay it face down on a table so that I can sleep. I still dream about the old lady from The Manitou floating down the hallway a foot off the ground. *shiver* and don't even get me started on The Shining. Oddly, Stephen King's The Talisman is one of my favourite books ever. Strange man, Stephen King.
by Rice
Oh, as to what I enjoy about the genre . . .no idea. Why do we do it at all? I can only say the authors I have quoted are really good at the written word - some horror stories are so "twee" that you wonder if the writers are still in primary school. I also like E. A. Poe and J. Sheridan Le Fanu . . . creepy ghosties . . .whooo whooo.
by Rice
Read horror several years ago. Like Rice my preferred authors were King, Masterson, Poe (when I was a teenager), Herbert et al.

Now read mainly crime novels, although I do read a little bit of everything. My preferred read though is crime.
HAHAHAHA . . I was about to write . . " I have turned to crime as well . . " perhaps I should say, "I,too, enjoy a good crime story." *high five* Norma :-)
by Rice
Yep Rice, I'm sure all we crime aficionados would be great criminals or detectives depending on our wont.
by norma
Yes although I am scared of horror, I too love crime and the gore of it.
Haha - turned to crime. Rice you are funny.
by annfi
I enjoyed movies produced by Vincent Price, Bella Lugosi and Alfred Hitchcock.
I also enjoyed reading Edgar Allen Poe. It seems the horror movies/novels of today, are just too gory for me.
Yes, those fantastic special effects have a lot to answer for :(
by Rice
Read the horror 'classics' as a teenager, but my interest waned after that.

The 'modern' writers' are just TOO horrific, to me.

Read instead 'crime novels' for many decades', but now concentrate more on 'true crime', mostly Australian, & biographical.

Of course, with all my fave 'hobby study' subjects', I'm never short of a good book to read!
Not for a long time. I have nightmares anyway so don't want to make them worse.

I used to, a lot! and enjoyed them too but not anymore though.
Yes! Well, sort of. I used to read it a lot when I was younger: my mom's books. Now I prefer dystopian, but I still enjoy the odd flick through a Stephen King/James Herbert.
No, doesn't interest me one bit.
No I don't think I have ever read a horror novel
by Finy
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