The Holiday Season is upon us.
I've started seeing Christmas trees mixed in with broomsticks and pilgrims. My current display, Move Over R.L.Stine, features the genre of horror and supernatural literature found in our library. The number of standard British and American authors all seem to have written and written well in this field. There is even a website devoted to Christians and Horror which takes a different approach from my interpretation
While I enjoy a well-written story even if the premise unsettling, I usually draw the line at the horror genre in whatever media it is found because it reflects a philosophy of chaos and uncertainty at odds with Christian beliefs.
God Knows, a post, in The Christian worldview of fiction, aptly summarizes this as well as Hopkins poem That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the Comfort of the Resurrection.