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REMEMBER ME: A CHRONICLE OF HORROR By Murphy Kozak



REMEMBER ME ON HALLOWEEN:


A CHRONICLE OF HORROR


CLASSICS


Author: Murphy Kozak


Edited by: M. S. Hembree


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REMEMBER ME ON HALLOWEEN: AN ESSAY ON HORROR CLASSICS

By M. S. Hembree and Murphy Kozak

Halloween was approaching and with October’s routine “chill” in the evening air, I asked my wife what movie she’d like to see. Horror stories that provoke a primal sense of fear about a menacing evil, that could be life-threatening, are more alluring during the time of year that nightfall comes earlier. And of course, to add to the stimulation, there would be ghoulish tricksters lurking around at dusk on Horror’s Commemorative Holiday.

But, why ARE we enticed to see a nerve-jagging movie or read a titillating book on Halloween, or for that matter, at any other time of the year? Explaining the ominous pleasure that comes from fear, (similar to surviving a terrifying carnival ride), Alfred Hitchcock was known to say, “People like to be scared--when they feel safe.”

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