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GreyjoyBastard
Mar 28, 2010


I've made a huge mistake.






Ornamented Death posted:

I'm not trying to be a dick or anything, but you can't find horror stories with endings you like because they don't exist, because happy endings fundamentally do not work in horror stories.

You can't write a story about all kinds of horrible things happening to people and then end on a happy note, it rings hollow and readers recognize that pretty much instantly. A kind of neutral, "we killed the monster but a lot of our friends/family/neighbors died and we are emotionally destroyed" ending is really the "happiest" horror stories should aim for.

what if it ends with something happy from the POV of the monster :mad:

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GreyjoyBastard
Mar 28, 2010


I've made a huge mistake.






Robot Wendigo posted:

Caitlin Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland might fit the bill.

I got this on your recommendation (and because it was on discount) and while it was pretty cool I wanted considerably more.

GreyjoyBastard
Mar 28, 2010


I've made a huge mistake.






StrixNebulosa posted:

Horror report: as I swivel from reading a lot of fantasy to wading into horror and true crime, I've got Nancy A Collins' Sunglasses at Night and its opening delivers, with one of those faith healer cinematic TV show things, but gone wrong - the sick are escorted to the stage to be healed, and the healer does something awful to them and the crowd reacts as if she's healed them. Pulpy and a little unnerving, I like it.

I also went ahead and in a fit of curiosity ordered Necroscope, which is bound to be... either really bad, or really entertaining. Or both.

The title is Sunglasses After Dark :argh:

but it's on kindle unlimited so thanks!

GreyjoyBastard
Mar 28, 2010


I've made a huge mistake.






I am 60% through The Luminous Dead and things are not optimal.

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