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    1970ís-1990ís horror masters to read and study

    (Masters not named Stephen King or Dean Koontz or Clive Barker, who rose to prominence in the 1970’s or 1980’s or 1990’s)





    Brian Lumley Started as Lovecraftian writer. Became “Tom Clancy meets Lovecraft.”





    Ramsey Campbell Started as Lovecraftian writer. Became grand UK master of atmospherics and nuances of unease.





    Charles L Grant Grand US master of atmospherics and nuances of unease.





    Basil Copper Lovecraftian, traditionalist.





    Thomas Ligotti Lovecraftian, existentialist.





    Robert McCammon Neck to neck with Stephen King from 1980 to 1990, then suddenly quit for a decade to recharge. Possibly didn’t have King’s stamina in one way or another. I know I don’t. I’m one of those who can possibly write one book a lifetime on the level of King (or McCammon, for that matter), and it would take me years and years to write it. These guys are inhuman (even McCammon, for managing to keep up for a whole decade).





    Guy N Smith Grandfather of splatterpunk





    Graham Masterton Father of splatterpunk





    Shaun Hutson Splatterpunk flowers into equivalent of heavy metal.





    John Skipp & Craig Spector Splatterpunk flowers into equivalent of thrash metal.





    Ed Lee Splatterpunk flowers into equivalent of death metal.





    Bentley Little Splatterpunk in its more “intellectual” branch. “Prog splatterpunk”, as it were.

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