gothic v horror

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Gothic fiction is about what might happen, or what has happened but is now partially hidden. Horror lives in the moment. The anticipation of violence is quickly fulfilled and the forward momentum is created by the expectation of more explicit violence. Horror gives quick returns. the gothic is a kind of romancing of fear.

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