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“Invitation to Dance- It’s a Dance. And sometimes they turn the lights off in this ballroom. But we’ll dance anyway, you and I. Even in the Dark. Especially in the Dark. May I have the pleasure?”

— Stephen King, Share via Whatsapp

“Even with the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made.”

— Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death, Share via Whatsapp

“I don t want to die! Then you should never been born.”

— Christopher Pike, Black Blood, Share via Whatsapp

“Naughty John, Naughty John, does his work with his apron on. Cuts your throat and takes your bones, sells em off for a coupla stones.”

— Libba Bray, The Diviners, Share via Whatsapp

“Oh Christ, he groaned to himself, if this is the stuff adults have to think about I never want to grow up”

— Stephen King, It, Share via Whatsapp

“Yuki: What can I learn from a stupid cat like you? You didn’t even know that Jason isn’t really a bear. He’s a character in a horror film. Kyo: Yeah? So what if I didn’t? Like I’d waste my time watching some movie about a bear! Yuki: You truly are an idiot.”

— Natsuki Takaya, Share via Whatsapp

“Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity.”

— H. P. Lovecraft, Share via Whatsapp

“Horror was rooted in sympathy . . . in understanding what it would be like to suffer the worst.”

— Joe Hill, Heart-Shaped Box, Share via Whatsapp

“Do you remember the sight we saw, my soul, that soft summer morning round a turning in the path, the disgusting carcass on a bed scattered with stones, its legs in the air like a woman in need burning its wedding poisons like a fountain with its rhythmic sobs, I could hear it clearly flowing with a long murmuring sound, but I touch my body in vain to find the wound. I am the vampire of my own heart, one of the great outcasts condemned to eternal laughter who can no longer smile. Am I dead? I must be dead.”

— Charles Baudelaire, Share via Whatsapp

“The charm of horror only tempts the strong”

— Jean Lorrain, Share via Whatsapp

“I am a horror maniac who prefers to stay at home.”

— Junji Ito, Share via Whatsapp

“All fled—all done, so lift me on the pyre— The Feast is over, and the lamps expire.”

— Robert E. Howard, Share via Whatsapp

“The basis of all true cosmic horror is violation of the order of nature, and the profoundest violations are always the least concrete and describable.”

— H.P. Lovecraft, Selected Letters III: 1929-1931, Share via Whatsapp

“It is dark. You cannot see. Only the hint of stars out the broken window. And a voice as old as the Snake from the Garden whispers, I will hold your hand.”

— John Wick, Share via Whatsapp

“What humans want most of all, is to be right. Even if we re being right about our own doom. If we believe there are monsters around the next corner ready to tear us apart, we would literally prefer to be right about the monsters, than to be shown to be wrong in the eyes of others and made to look foolish.”

— David Wong, This Book Is Full of Spiders, Share via Whatsapp

“It was so close to October that Halloween was knocking at his heart.”

— Barry Eysman, Candles for November, Share via Whatsapp

“It is only when a man feels himself face to face with such horrors that he can understand their true import.”

— Bram Stoker, Dracula, Share via Whatsapp