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A genre of horror that's hands down one of the oldest as it developed in England by an overly dramatic homo named Horace Walpole as the style in America was developed by writers who were historians, school teachers and literary critics in the 19th Century. The American approach was developed by Washington Irving with The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow as the form took on different personalities. In the mid-1990s the writer who eventually wrote The Cabbie Homicide combined double homicide language, philosophical insight and real life horrors such as gang violence, church burning and addressing legalism in the church in a very dark way.

The Cabbie Homicide introduced Gothic Horror into narrative journalism which came out in a way where it was according to "Mohs Scale of Lyrical Hardness" would be a ten. The 20th century approach -- stems from William Hope Hodgson, Bram Stoker with his last novel and short story output, H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, and others. The House of Pain E-zine shown other examples as Temple of Dagon saw the Cthulhu Now timeline as the new Cthulhu Mythos playground named for the Cabbie Homicide's authors last name. Where it plays up in real cities and real neighborhoods, as it interweaves with the real histories of the area as well.
Edgar Allan Poe's The Telltale Heart gave Gothic Horror a new personality and threw an entirely new approach to the style as he introduced this as a short form. A Cemetery Dream introduced in 2000 had an ultra-violent, extremely gore soaked approach ala Se7en meets Dreams in the Witch House. The Cabbie Homicide when introduced in the LiveJournal Goth Community they thought it was a work of fiction but when he mentioned how the convicted murderer was in his 7th grade homeroom, some friends were going, "That's really fucked up, and especially fucked up that you knew him."
by Illinoishorrorman January 18, 2018
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