In a world where flesh-eating viruses are real, the boogeyman has an address, and taking a breath of fresh air could kill you, vampires and zombies might not have the same frightful impact as they did before. What makes a good antagonist in our contemporary world, creating a real world "otherness" and still maintaining the lure of escapism that reading fiction has always provided?
The human mind is fascinated by fear. Monsters, murderers, the supernatural, things that go bump in the night, and all the thrills and chills that go with them. From the silver screen to the printed page, we will explore the antagonists that make us shiver… and uncover why we keep coming back for more. If you like to be scared, you’ll love what we have in store for you!