Sex, Drugs &Horror
Sex, Drugs & Horror is an all-out assault on the senses. Everything—from Splatterpunk to Horror Erotica will find a home here. This one is not for the squeamish or prudish. Filled with chills and thrills, this anthology will not disappoint! More
Sex, Drugs & Horror is an all-out assault on the senses. Everything—from Splatterpunk to Horror Erotica will find a home here. This one is not for the squeamish or prudish. Filled with chills and thrills, this anthology will not disappoint!
The idea of sex in horror fiction exploded upon the pages of Stoker’s Dracula, a non-traditional novel about the love of eternal life and the writhing of human lust that plagues us all. Next up (naturally) is Howard Phillips Lovecraft, whose use of language (and general lack of the physical drug) inadvertently induced psilocybin imageries of mythology and vanquished gods unto his readers. Shirley Jackson’s horrific visions still ache with a longing and deviant need for acceptance of alternate sexual needs due to her own repressed sexuality. And more recently, we’re continuously awed and shocked by Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, which to me was the first successful amalgamation of sex, drugs and horror rolled into one.
Sex is the sin that we all crave because the world blossoms anew after an orgasm. Drugs drown out all the realities we wish to run away from; they also help us mold reality into something ephemerally satisfying—which keeps us coming back for more. Horror is the seduction that allows us the freedom to delve into a state of mental masochism. We want to be scared; we want succumb to someone else’s nightmare. We like it. We need it…much like drugs and sex.
Scapegoat or escapism?
We might never know.
J. Daniel Stone
New York City, 2013