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|Posted on February 26, 2018 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
Serial Killers are probably the most clear evidence of real horror. People without a conscience or shred of remorse or human decency. Yet while they are on the top of the real life horror pyramid who and what makes up the rest? Think about the question and I’m sure you can come up with a few ideas. Current events, whether your reading it right now there’s some known violence going on in the world, there will be further violence in the future and that...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
When we think horror poetry we think of Edgar Allan Poe and perhaps even his most infamous poem, The Raven. We think of all his other poetic horror verses and think no one else can eclipse this. However aside from Poe who else write horror poetry? Well aside from Poe and myself I cannot definitively think of someone else that comes to mind that could be considered a horror poet. Sure there’s A Season in Hell by Arthur Rimbaud but that he was a one hit wond...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 26, 2018 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
Politics, a topic that you either think you know, actually like and enjoy making an opinion about, or have no interest in whatsoever and couldn’t care less about. If your like me you fall under the third category but given our new president lots of people such as myself who have no business talking politics are talking about it and rightfully so. Now more than ever there is clear evidence that there’s horror in politics, let me rephrase that politics...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 19, 2018 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, “Curly Bill” Brocius, Butch Cassidy and Henry Longabaugh aka The Sundance Kid. These were some of the most notorious and well known outlaws of the wild west but for every well known outlaw there is one of equal crimes but lesser known. The men listed above are known throughout history for their bad reputations, their countless run-ins with the law and their violent crimes. There is however other men and even ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 19, 2018 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
Ghost Towns, you know of them or even know of one, heck you may even live in one yourself but what exactly is a ghost town? Sure, it could be a town inhabited by ghosts but that’s not what I’m talking about here, although the tv show Ghost Wars does a good job of this. In this case a ghost town is a town, usually a small one that gets destroyed, taken over, or in most cases the people leave out of their own free will or they are driven out. But why? ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 12, 2018 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
You know what horror is and you know what poetry is but what is horror poetry? You may even be one of those people who says, “Horror Poetry, that’s a thing?” Yes, yes it is. So what is horror poetry? Well imagine your basics types of poetry; rhyme, ballad, sonnet, free verse, etc. Then imagine your feelings and emotions only you turn those into a more fictional aspect and bring the genre of horror into it. Finally, gather your thoughts, the sto...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 12, 2018 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
The Difference between Macabre & Gothic
Macabre and gothic, when it comes to the horror world these are two words you tend to see associated with the genre. Sometimes although not in most cases macabre and gothic could be considered one in the same or used during the same event to describe something, but what exactly are macabre and gothic and how much do they differ? It is important to see the two differences so t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 5, 2018 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
Edgar Allan Poe, you’ve likely heard of him and whether you’re a fan of his work or not you cannot dent the impact he has left on the horror, short story and poetry culture. However not many people are aware that Poe was not all that popular in his day, in fact his writing was highly and publicly criticized and he was a bit of an outcast. He tried and tried day in and day out to get his works published and sometimes even that was not all that easy to...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 5, 2018 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
Horror is undoubtedly one of the most popular genres in today’s literature. There are countless writers who strive to create that next big horror novel or script that next big horror movie. However the same cannot be said for the genre of poetry, while does have a following and many writers of it, is not nearly as big as it once was. To further make poets feel obscure if you’re a horror poet in today’s world you feel a bit alone because there...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 25, 2017 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
It’s been a while since I’ve seen the 1992 film of Dracula portrayed by Gary Oldman. As I was browsing images of the movie on Pinterest two thoughts crossed my mind; is the movie truly a horror of the classic or an infused love story? My second question is why in the heck does Dracula look the way he does in true form? Whose idea was that? These two questions may not pose a concern for most but I have been scratching my head over them and have some t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 25, 2017 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
When we hear the word “demon” we all think of evil, darkness, the devil, Hell and others just to name a few. We know what the definition of a demon is, we know what it personifies and we know they can be classified under as supernatural and paranormal beings. One thing that never gets questioned or brought up is what is the gender of a demon? A demon can enter the body of a male or female but what about the demon itself? Is it a certain gender? Does ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
This latest guest post is from author Sara Jane Townsend and how women are not seen as writers of horror. This is a common theme in the writing and horror industry and it's good to see someone taking the time to speak up about it. Here are Sara's thoughts on how women don't write horror.
Many years ago, I belonged to an amateur theatre group. One of the ladies there was also a member of a writing grou...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 23, 2017 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
I roam the land from the opening gates down to the last stone and rotting tree. I’ve been doing this for long that I’ve lost count of exactly how long it’s been. You’d think this would be the same old routine and boring ass job but not for me. I own my craft, I appreciate every day and I love my job. Some take on this job and they get scared shitless because they think it’ll be “cool” but they don’t know, they don&...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 18, 2017 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
Zahra Akbar is my latest guest who wrote an article on her watching of one of Stephen King's classic films, Carrie. She watched both versions and gives her thoughts on both of the films.
So I Watched Carrie (1976) and Carrie (2013)
Margaret: Red. I might have known it would be red.
Carrie: It's pink, Mama.Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 18, 2017 at 4:15 PM||comments (0)|
For this latest piece I once again have a guest. Christine Valentor. She wrote a piece on Alfred Hitchcock that I found very interesting. Here's a little more on her and her article on the great Alfred Hitchcock.
Christine Valentor lives in Chicago and is a Horror/ Fantasy writer. Her blog Witchlike can be found at https://witchlike.wordpress.com/ One of her short stories about Jack the Ripper has recently been featured in the anthology A Box Unde...Read Full Post »