Tag Archive | Horror

Into the Vortex: Charles Burns’ masterpiece Black Hole

Charles Burns’ graphic novel Black Hole sucks you in, true to its title, with irresistible momentum. Taking place in mid-1970s Seattle, the backdrop to Burns’ own adolescence, it chronicles the impact of a curious sexually transmitted disease that causes its teenage sufferers to physically mutate in a variety of wild ways. The story zeros in […]

Why Horror?

Why do people like horror?  Putting to one side the fact that to properly answer this question would require a hefty amount of research, I’ll venture a few points off the top of my head: Horror (if it’s any good) elicits a physical response (our fight or flight response) and its appeal is often compared […]