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'We're sitting in the darkness'

1 February 2021

‘So in that sense, I and my fellow horror writers are absorbing and defusing all your fears and anxieties and insecurities and taking them upon ourselves. We're sitting in the darkness beyond the flickering warmth of your fire, cackling into our caldrons and spitting out spider webs of words, all the time sucking the sickness from your minds and spewing it out into the night.'

Stephen King, whose scores of works include The Stand, Carrie, The Dark Tower and The Dead Zone