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Why the ‘exotic and strange’ world of childhood is ripe for horror

‘It’s a secret world that exists by its own rules and lives in its own culture.’

Using archival audio excerpted from a 1989 interview with Stephen King, this instalment of PBS’s animated Blank on Blank series features the horror fiction master discussing why his work combines the fantastical universe of childhood with the macabre realities of adulthood, and how effective horror preys on the practical fears ‘just outside the spotlight’ of reality.

Animator: Patrick Smith

Producer: Amy Drozdowska, David Gerlach

19 January 2017

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