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horror fiction authors and why?

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I think the first horror fiction I got into was James Herbert. Reading the graphic descriptions of his early work as a young boy really used to give me a buzz. It made the horror films I was allowed to watch seem very tame by comparison. I also read my first sex scene thanks to Mr. Herbert.

I then progressed onto Sean Hutson (Who I've started to read again in the last year). Hutson is not as good a writer as Herbert but he was even more extreme in his sickness in those days which suited me down to the ground.

I then started to read a lot of HP Lovecraft and Poe. Both great writers but their works are pretty hard going and I've got to be in the right mood.

More recently I've been reading a lot of old writers (such as M. R. James and Algenon Blackwood) who works were always printed in anthology books such as the Pan books of Horror series.

I just love horror!

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Have you read any Clive Barker Mark?

And carrying on a conversation which got started but never went anywhere once cos it got interupted I think....what is it bout Anne Rice you dont like?
yeah, I was suprised at this,gotta say I love the way she writes altho I get fed up with some of her stuff and then her 'style' gets right on my fuckin tits....but thats when I feel its being 'churned' out as oppose to 'written' if that makes sense!
The last Lestat book of hers I read,which crossed over even more with the Mayfairs made me want to want to smash me head and other things against the wall but the fact that it didnt even inspire that pissed me off.....shes a bugger for doing some of the best stuff ever written then doing some of the dullest ever shite....then getting back on form etc.....but I do like the way she writes when shes on form!
Do you read many female fiction writers Mark?
Asking cos I've had this conversation many times with people covering many genres etc and it seems mostly males prefer male authors and females prefer female authors.....not that they cant like the others but in 'general'......
Generalest theory fgor that I've heard is that females authors tend to concentrate and centre more on emotions and males on facts and figures and descriptions etc, and to a certain degree I'll go along with this.
Stephen King is a top exception to the opposite of this tho!
I've read a lot of J Herbet in me youth but stopped after portent of whatever it was called, not often I dont finish a book but dont think I finished that one and left his stuff alone since sadly...
Hutson I read too but only bout 3 or 4 maybe....seemed to be very Herbet style but then it all seemed a bit samey so I didnt read any more.
Only Lovedraft I liked was a short story bout a bloke climbimg up a cliff,the rest just leaves em cold.Funny tho....the bloke on a cliff one seems to be a popul;ar guided visualisation thing,or maybe thats just me likening it to it!
Poe is funny as fuck,what I've read of him just makes me smile to fuck hehehehe!The tell tale heart of whatever its called is one of my faves,and I usually dont do short stories at all ever (struggled thru the books of blood tho - barker not poe) but thats one fuck of a story!!!!!!!!
Have u read any of the necroscope wampyrii stuff, cant remember the author off the top of me head, they are interesting!Canker Cannison funny as fuck love 'im hehehehehehehe!!!
Not heard of the other ones you've mentioned tho!

Ha......funny you've mentioned that bout the sex stuff Mark....its always baffled me how sexually explicit stuff is 'banned' to under 18's and bandied as 'dirty' and for 'sick perverts' etc when written in porn mags or the like....yet on the shelves of supermarkets marketed as the hpusewives favourites is more explicit 'filth' than in most obvious stuff hehehehe, yet its 'respectable' when put in 'popular reading drama/horror/crime' etc.
Seems to be a lot of nocey stuff and rape especially..........

I'll say no fucin more, got off on a tangent here but fuck me its always all the same old shite innit............and the same old cycle replayed over and over and over a fuckingen.............

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I've read a few of Clive Barkers 'Books of Blood' and quite enjoyed them. I like the majority of the films based on his books so I may revisit him in the future.

I'm not really sure why I don't really like Anne Rice that much. I think it's because I don't really like her take on Vampires. Now that you mention it I can't really think of any female horror authors I read. I do admit to being a more visual/descriptive person than an emotional one, so that could well be why I tend to read mens literature.

I've read the first 2 necroscope books and enjoyed them a lot. THe vamps in these are much better than Rice's. I also like the fact that a lot of the books are set in the North East which makes them even more chilling.

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Its the latter ones of those (Brian Lumley - remembered!) ones that I like best......they are really sad stories!

Do you like Stephen King Mark?

And doesn't anyone else read fiction on here?

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I've never managed to get to the end of a King novel although I have seen most of the films/tv serials. I really like Mysery, Salems Lot, The Mist, The Stand, Carrie, The Shining, IT and The Green Mile and I think The Tommy Knockers, Sleepwalkers, Pet Sematary and Cujo are shit!

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why is that Mark?

It and Pet Sematary are much better reads than films,altho 'IT' is a top film for the Clown alone!
Stand by Me is one of me fave SK films/stories...and The Shawshank Redemption was based on his story from the same book.

Have you read any Barbara Erskine Mark?
Modern day gutdsy heroines who are usually linked with (often by reincarnation or by unsettled spirits linked to objects or ancestors) the past in a way where it affects the 'now'....might not be your kind of thing but I like em, lots of historical stuff mixed ni with them!
Lady of Hay is a top one, I'll see if my copies not too fucked for u if u like!
Not my kind of books, came across them by accident, not all are great, if you've read one you've got the 'gist' of the others but I like em!

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I just find his stories take such a long time to get going.

I am ashamed to admit that I've never seen 'Shawshank' but both my parents and Tillie rave about it. I'll have to get it watched some time.

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Its not exactly as he wrote the original story by a long shot but its a canny film!

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I don't really read many non-fiction books tbh, i'm partial to a white dwarf or two..


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yummy!
Even if a tad racist.......

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no,no, no, it's a monthly magazine for games workshop products and articles! it's called that because the dwarf has a white beard nothing else..


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I used to read White Dwarf as a young teen. It used to feature all sorts of RPG stuff in those days and not just Games Workshop stuff. Happy days.

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so you both had happy days in your youth where you bought mags with naked white big bearded dwarfs on them.............???

Makes a change from the usual I suppose!

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i'm not big on rpg, but a lot of the guys at my club like it, i'm strictly 40k, which was prob rouge trader in your day! loves it!!


aye that's right claire, but the thing is i still buy it lol


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It was 'Rouge Trader' yeh, and I had the 1st edition of it. Many a happy afternoon to be had painting my 'Space Wolves.

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I used to paint goblins ...

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why did you stop?


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Jay wrote:
I used to paint goblins ...

yeh, in the nude with a bunch of grapes over their green privates. :wink:

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They bashed him over the head, after he got paint in thier eyes


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Ha! .. Was into Warhammer for a bit and actually enjoyed the painitng more than the game! In the end .. just ran out of goblins!

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yeh, I enjoyed paining more than playing too. I just stopped doing it and moved onto other things, no real reason really.

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I like Richard Laymons books.

Always a good read, usually quite disturbing.

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not tried him yet Anth.

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i love painting but i never have that much time now, i won a paint comp at my club just before Christmas actually, i was rather pleased with myself

8) 8)

my cousins like that he won't play just paints all the time.. :?

i lost interest when i discovered women drink and drugs, then i realized, drink gets old, drugs are bad and women don't just stand there when you shake your "paint stick" at them...


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