Portrayal of Horror in Stephen King’s Revival
R. Kannan1, B. Ananda Raghul2
1R. Kannan, Department of English, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankovil (Tamil Nadu), India.
2B. Ananda Raghul, M.Phil Research Scholar, Department of English, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankovil (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 05 January 2020 | Revised Manuscript received on 27 January 2020 | Manuscript Published on 04 February 2020 | PP: 1-2 | Volume-8 Issue-4S4 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10011284S419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D1001.1284S419
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Abstract: Horror genre is defined as speculative fiction which is intended to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers by including feelings of horror and terror. Stephen King is considered as one of the foremost writers of Horror fiction. H.P. Lovecraft is an American writer wrote many horror stories. He invented an pseudo-mythology known as the Cthulhu Mythos which focuses on a pantheon of Monstrous deities which inhabits worlds which are not our own. After Lovecraft, many writers tried to imitate his style. But only few got success. One such writer is Stephen King. He closely followed the style of Lovecraft and produced some of the best fictions in the genre of Horror.
Keywords: Disgust, Horror, Mythos, Startle.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences