Author Chuck Palahniuk writes (gloomily, of course) in the Guardian about the healing power of death and murder in horror movies. According to the author of Fight Club, stories where relatable characters die and the narrative suggests more will die the same way are as calm and soothing as a Brian Eno-Penguin Cafe Orchestra mixtape.
If nothing else, there's comfort in recognising that no matter how much we fail and sin, death will limit our suffering. Even if it's just the death of our innocence—the petty, vain, plotting person we've always been—just seeing that ego destroyed provides a kind of relief.
TGIF! All right!