There is a lot to fear in our current world, including a consequential presidential election running up against rampant voter suppression, a growing current of white supremacist violence, a never-ending pandemic, and a climate change crisis that could soon bring our entire existence to a screeching halt. Yet, our horror canon rarely considers these real-life monsters that are always lurking, always waiting to pounce and upend our lives. This issue brings these monstrous systems to the forefront, illuminating the prison-industrial complex, colorism, surveillance, and a range of other factors that invade our daily lives and require more than garlic to ward off. Monsters are real and we must confront them in order to eventually vanquish them
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