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Are Horror Fans Desensitised?

Connoisseurs of the macabre are a lot less hardened than you think.

Throughout my colourful evangelical Christian upbringing, I often heard stern rebukes from concerned parties (not my parents) that my penchant for horror meant I was desensitised to violence, gore, and presumably human suffering in general. Such concerns weren’t (and indeed aren’t) exclusively voiced…

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Simon Dillon

Novelist and Short Story-ist. Film and Book Lover. If you cut me, I bleed celluloid and paper pulp. Blog: www.simondillonbooks.wordpress.com