Essay at Nightmare Magazine: The Politics of Horror

A discussion of Alien vs. Aliens, footnotes, and why a progressive horror story works better than a conservative one. There, I said it.

“The audience always cheers at that moment. Heck, I cheer. It’s great fun. But if your audience cheers during a story’s climax, then you’re probably not a horror story. There’s no cheering in horror!”

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