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Old May 4 2008, 10:07 PM   #125
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Re: Let's Talk About Horror Fiction

RJDiogenes wrote: View Post
Sadly, I do not believe it is a parody. Just as there are the people that Spiff describes who won't watch black-and-white movies, there are people who won't read old stories;
Really? To be honest, most horror fiction I read is nineteenth century Gothic; with early twentieth century authors thrown in for variety. I don't know, I'm particularly attracted to the classic age of Irish Gothic, with Charles Robert Maturin, Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker (not to mention some dabbling in the genre by Oscar Wilde; and I'm not sure what box, if any, Lafcadio Hearn goes in). But I gather I'm not that typical... pft...

Anyway, I don't mind the idea in theory. Many of the stories by these and other authors are less than original. And plenty of classic horror stories have been retold time and again. But to market them as 'remastering' just seems crass.
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