Well, this is why the internet is so addictive. While checking a link to my previous story, I came across an item on Cinefantastique's web site point to an interview on Fangoria's web site. It's an interview with John W. Morehead of Theofantastique, a web site that explores the intersection of spirituality and the fantastic.
I had never before heard of Theofantastique, but I was intrigued. Almost two decades ago, I had pitched an article to a Christian magazine that would have explored the role of faith in the modern horror genre. Unlike the science-fiction genre (of which I was and am more a part than the horror genre), horror seems to be not only less antagonistic to religion but even to rely on various spiritual traditions to tell many of its stories. The magazine passed on the idea.
So, 17 or 18 years later: I told you so.