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The Forbidden

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The Forbidden

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Author: Clive Barker
Publisher: Sphere, 1985
Original English publication, 1985

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Horror
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A woman seeking material for her college thesis on "Graffiti: The Semiotics of Urban Despair" visits a housing project where tales of horrible murders lead her to strange art in abandoned apartments.

This novelette originally appeared in Fantasy Tales V7n14, Summer 1985. It has been anthologized many times, and can be found in the collection Books of Blood, Volume V, along with various other collections.

It was the basis for the 1992 movie Candyman.


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