The Horrors of Unification

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How monsters in horror tales bring characters together.

Submitted: October 05, 2018

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Submitted: October 05, 2018



 Since we are well into the month which contains Samhain, also known as Halloween, I wanted to share a perspective on a genra which has been maligned and dissmissed at times as both silly and less that valid. VALIDITY IS FOUND WITHIN UNITY.

  Fantastic horror of a supernatural nature, that which inspires fear and dread, has the great capacity, when well concieved, to create a joining among the 'human' characters within the play. FEAR IS THE JOINING THREAD.

In other types of fiction, the common foe is usually human, thus resulting in empty emotion. Real human feeling comes when an actual monster is the enemy. Zombies, various forms of demons such as vampires, can bring human characters from all backgrounds together, the result becoming to join as one, working as a team to survive.

  When an undead horde of flesh eating beings are seeking to devour you, such things as gender, race or social differences tend to go out the window, and quickly.

Also, a true protagonist can be known within a horror theme when he or she seeks personal gain which results in causing harm to others within their group.

The supernatural monster unifies like nothing else found within fiction and the genra of horror fantasy brings forth these monsters.


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