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The Shadow Builder

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The Shadow Builder

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Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: Original English publication, 1881

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Horror
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Shadow Builder

Shadow Builder

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The Shadow Builder dwells in the gloomy nether regions of the universe, lonely and haunting in his realm. He dwells in the area beyond the Gate of Dread, where the great procession meets its final end. The Shadow Builder sees all from his gloom, happiness and sadness, hope and despair. He focuses intently on the relationship between a mother and son, watching everything unfold from his Threshold. It his from these two that he learns the truth about his power, the power of death.

This short story originally appeared in the 1881 collection Under the Sunset.

It was the basis for the 1998 movie Shadow Builder.


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