Off Season by Jack Ketchum
The masters of horror—from Poe to Hitchcock and beyond—shrewdly realized that the epicenter of fright resides in our psyches. Creating horror is more than just piling on the gore and guts. A slaughterhouse is not the same thing as a haunted house, and anxiety cannot be reduced to sheer disgust. The scariest juncture in any horror story is always the mom…
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