A Little Dab of Horror Does It
I can’t write horror, but I love to dive into a good scary book or film every once in a while and scare myself. I love it when I can’t wait to turn the page, but dread it at the same time. I love it when the next scene makes the back of my neck staticky. And I’m a real sucker for fangs and claws–in stories.
There have been a lot of theories about why people buy books guaranteed to keep them awake at night or flock to see films like Psycho or Dracula and Dr. Hannibal Lecter. For me these are places to be scared, but safe. If I had to go mano a mano with a Zombie, you’d better believe I’d beat any sprinter’s time on the planet.
How about a little Ghoulash?
Quotes of the Week (2 in honor of my favorite holiday): “Horror films don’t create fear. They release it,” Wes Craven
“Where there is no imagination – there is no horror.” Arthur Conan Doyle
Now go out and make something terrifying. It’s October! See you in December. And if I have internet at all, I’ll be around to say hi before then.