Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of talking to literary horror writer extraordinaire, Victor LaValle, for Vice…electricliterature.com
The knocking, low and insistent, came from the other side of that pantry door. I checked for Cedric but he wasn’t around. I tried the door but found it locked.
Matheson regularly did the patient work of illustrating an ordinary existence only to have it smash directly into the monstrous, and this becomes the moment of a person’s greatest test.
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And there I’d finally reached my Matheson moment. The ordinary was over. The monstrous was here.