HBO’s new mini series “Sharp Objects” is an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s first novel about a journalist returning to her home town to investigate a serial murderer of young women. The subject matter is particularly interesting because Southern Gothic has the strangest resonance of all horror related fiction. It turns the south into a bizarre and uncomfortable place. A place that normally seems peaceful and slow is loaded with murderous shadowy intents. But this story isn’t set in the Deep South, only Missouri, which doesn’t even really count.