Hellraiser CenobitesAside from books, there’s one thing that’s usually a major influence on writers of horror – film. This shouldn’t come as any surprise – books, despite being composed solely of words printed on pages, are, just like films, essentially a form of visual media, albeit the images are played out in the reader’s head. Ask any author of the darker shades of fiction to come up with a list of their prime inspirations for becoming writers and you can guarantee there will be a couple of films in amongst the books and stories.

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