…But wait, noir has a twisted sister, a twin of even blacker reputation. Morbid and irrational, she is even more depraved and given to violence than her sibling. She also travels in dark realms of fate and death, madness and murder, but journeys even deeper into blackness. She consorts with mounters out of hell and demons of the void. She is horror itself.”
– Paul Meehan, Horror Noir: “Introduction” (McFarland; 2010; page 3).