Where has traditional horror gone and will it ever come back?

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas HarrisThis month the most decorated man in horror, Wayne Simmons asked The Gorefather Shaun Hutson a superb question that formed the basis for his January column.

This is what Wayne asked, “For me, your writing feels like Noir: most of your protagonists are as fucked up as the antagonists, more anti-heroes than heroes. There’s lots of rain, lots of grit and grime. Plenty of mystery and suspense. So my question is this, Shaun: as the lines between crime and horror continue to blur, do you think traditional horror has lost its identity?”

Has traditional horror lost its identity?

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