There probably is no Cthulhu. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Paradoxes of Horror
'With respect to horror, these paradoxes can be summed up in the following two questions: 1) how can anyone be frightened by what they know does not exist, and 2) why would anyone ever be interested in horror, since being horrified is so unpleasant?'
-Noel Carroll, The Philosophy of Horror or Paradoxes of the Heart, p. 8