October is the perfect month to explore the influential works of modern horror. Although horror stories have been around since ancient times in the form of folklore, this display focuses mostly on the period between the 18th century, when Gothic horror came on the scene, and the modern day. Designed to provoke fear or discomfort, horror can delve into individual fears or the fears of society as a whole. The best horror provides a sense of catharsis.
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