The Visitor tells me that the world is going to end tomorrow (06/6/06) so it might be a suitable occasion to write about some chilling reads. (I like to be topical.)
Terence Rafferty in the New York Times ponders the attraction of horror stories in The Thinking Reader's Guide to Fear and goes on to list some of the latest and best supernatural fiction.
Meanwhile, Colm Toibin in the Guardian writes about one of the most chilling stories ever written: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, which was filmed in 1961 as The Innocents (left) and utterly totally terrified me as a child.
Anyway, take comfort: the world can't end tomorrow because they're announcing the winner of the Orange Prize.
Satanic Synchronicity 29/4/05)
The Comforts of Horror (31/5/06)