Too much horror…

Struggling with a horror story. Wondering how much is too much. The point is: scary isn’t enough. Horror fiction should be disturbing. Should haunt the reader for days. As much contradictory as it is, it should make him want to stop reading because the action is repulsive. Only he can’t. Or he won’t. So how much is too much? How much child abuse, rape, dismemberment and heresy a reader can have? How much an audience can have? Because, seriously, the only thing that really scares me is human degradation. Sexual exploitation, slavery, addiction, compulsion, the choices one must make when one has no choice at all. As a writer, that’s a hell of a riddle to solve.


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