Halloween Horror & Ahmed Salah Al-Mahdi’s ‘Hour of the Wolf’

"Scholar-translator Richard Jacquemond, after a visit to the 2016 Cairo International Book Fair, noted that three genres dominated shelves and tables: horror, satire, and romance."

For H-Day: Arabic Horror Literature?

In "No Zombies in Gaza: Horror in Arabic Cinema" -- published last Halloween -- Yazan al-Saadi wrote that, "Horror’s appeal is universal, deeply rooted in our common primordial desire to experience a controlled state of fear. The experience is essentially cathartic." What, then, is horror literature? In a world filled with so many legitimate horrors, what's the point?