Knife Wounds: Horror and Minimalism

“Horror is the genre of the jolt, the shock, the spark. The horror story’s conflict is always a matter of life and death, but death — even to an undead creature — always comes as a surprise. The climax of a horror tale is almost unilaterally a killing blow, catching someone or something unaware. Death almost always comes too soon — that’s why we fear it. Life is always too short. Never long enough.” Michael ArnzenKnife Wounds: Horror and MinimalismGorelets)