A 12-YEAR-OLD girl in Indiana is in custody, charged with stabbing her stepmother to death to please a scary fictional clown called Laughing Jack. Last year, two girls allegedly stabbed a friend multiple times, trying to kill her to please another make-believe monster, Slenderman, one of three violent incidents in 2014 linked to the character.
What is behind the real-life terror linked to these so-called “creepypastas”? Does horror fiction have any redeeming value or is it inherently destructive?
Award-winning screenwriter and novelist Brian Godawa joins us to discuss horror as a genre of entertainment and whether it is something that Christians can enjoy.
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