Macabre and Beautifully Grotesque

If you’re a fan of horror books, dark themes and Guillermo del Toro’s films, you might really like a Facebook group called The Macabre and the Beautifully Grotesque. It’s a daily showcase of haunted houses, chilling scenery and macabre art.

If this sort of thing appeals to you, Clive Barker might be a familiar name. He also posts on Facebook and has a devoted Twitter following. He doesn’t seem to run his updates past a PR agency and shares his inner thoughts, snapshots and illustrations.

If you like all of the above, I have one final recommendation for you: if you haven’t read China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station (because you’re new to horror and fantasy, because you’ve never really read genre literature, because you’ve been in cryogenic sleep and only woke up yesterday), please do seek it out and read it. It’s the most textured book I’ve ever read. Reading it was closer to a sensation than a cognitive process for me. Give it a try and see what you think.

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2 thoughts on “Macabre and Beautifully Grotesque

    • Thanks! The FB page already has lots of fans so they don’t really need my help very much, but I wanted to blog about it anyway. It gave me an opportunity to do a bit of “if you like this, you might also like…” πŸ™‚

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