In an age of moral relativism, horror fiction is a genre that deals in moral absolutes.
It has become trendy to claim that evil—like God—does not exist.
Horror fiction, on the other hand, explicitly acknowledges both. Consider this quote from last year’s horror film, The Conjuring:
“Diabolical forces are formidable. These forces are eternal, and they exist today. The fairy tale is true. The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges upon which one we elect to follow.”