Episode 12

“We need to establish a healthy relationship with fear.” Self-proclaimed Horror Editor, Griffin Gartner, is fascinated by how horror stories uniquely reflect today’s culture climate. In this episode, Abigail talks to Griffin about how horror stories are much more than the misunderstood slasher movies some belittle them to be–and how by accurately telling them, people can learn how to confront and combat fear instead of run from it.

Listen to this episode to learn how horror stories shine a light on what’s becoming an increasingly nihilistic society, and how horror stories offer priceless insights into better understanding our unique relationships with fear, thus helping orient ourselves better in our world. Email Abigail at abigailkperry [AT] gmail [DOT] com to continue the conversation. 

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Have you read or seen any of the horror movies Griffin discussed in today’s episode? If not, don’t miss out on this unforgettable tales.






Interested in some other topics discussed in this podcast? Explore these resources for your own creative journey. 

  • Griffin Gartner: Hire Griffin for your horror novel or learn more from him with this live Sunday editing questionnaire, Editing in Action! And keep an eye out for Griffin’s upcoming nonfiction book on the horror genre!
  • Intro Music: “Open Those Bright Eyes” by Kevin MacLeod, edited for this podcast’s intro and closing. License: Creative Commons 

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