'The Nihilistic Horniness of a Good Gothic Read': Ranking the Genre's Sexiest and Scariest Secrets

Like many American girls, I was still in elementary school the first time I pilfered a copy of Flowers in the Attic and locked myself in a room to read it under the secrecy of covers. The story itself is scary: four children locked in an attic by a family that cares for them as little as they care for cast-off…

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