Most of the abandoned building photos I see are of schools or hospitals–buildings that are a few decades old. Seph Lawless recently put together a photography book called Black Friday featuring two abandoned Ohio malls. You can see photos in the video below.
With zombies readily being compared to Black Friday shoppers, and the cartoons every Thanksgiving morning filled with the various horrors of consumerism, shopping malls do seem like the future landscape for horror novels. Maybe someday, instead of the abandoned asylum, the abandoned mall will become the cliché. The haunting sounds of beeping cash registers, squeaking escalators, and whining children ghosted through the food court…
Are you familiar with any horror stories set at the mall?
Amusingly, the first thing I thought of when seeing these pictures, was an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? “The Tale of the Pinball Wizard.” It’s up on YouTube, for the curious.