How To Make Anything Scary

I told you, long ago, how to make monsters.

But, now, specifically, I am going to spend a few moments on how to make anything scary.

Everyone is afraid of something.

And, to elicit fear, you only need to hit them in the right spot. Continue reading

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Microfiction: Fear Them

The worst kind of monsters are the ones we don’t see.

Because all we can do is…

Fear Them

Fear the child who does not talk. For he’s the only one listening. Continue reading

Why I Write Dark Things

Starting at a young age, I was obsessed with the dark, enticed by the idea of it, and the concepts it presented.

Not in the sense of actual unethical acts, mind you. I’ve never been much of a deviant in that regard, but for as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved tales of the sinister, the horrific.

As soon as I had the internet I researched monsters. I read Goosebumps with a fervor unmatched, and once those grew boring, I went towards dystopian fiction; eventually graduating to horror. Even now, the interest grows, and I find myself being drawn to shock fiction.

As you can probably tell, I’m not the most fun to watch movies with. In fact, it’s still a sticking point when I’m with my family, as they prefer comedies and… *shudder*…romantic comedies….

Social conventions would probably label me a goth, even in my adult life, but I never found that to be the right term for it. Continue reading

Rambling Review: Warm Bodies

Things looking a bit different? Yeah, you could say that. You see I am having a bit of an event on the site for the next few weeks. You can read about it here. Otherwise, no worries, this is not permanent. Just a bit of fun. Hope you enjoy.

Like it or not, Twilight as a film series was a huge hit. It made millions, and started a massive fan base. For those of us that had any connection to it, you know how insane it could get. Lines and crowds all screaming its name.

Now, you see the thing about movies, and the media in general, is that they are a business. Nothing makes as much money as Twilight, without getting industry attention. The industry loves to slam an idea into the ground until no more cash could be made from the product.

Go to any bookstore and you will see that, in the wake of Twilight, monsters and romance have become a combo that adds up to billions of dollars.

Same for movies, the industry is willing to milk it as far as they can. Any supernatural creature is up for the taking. Continue reading