I'm drinking a beer called Vampire Slayer (brewed by Clown Shoes). This isn't a review, I'm just letting you know that I have a dark, flavor rich beer and you should get some yourself. No, really I'm just here to say, Happy Halloween. We've spent a lot of time together, you and I and it's … Continue reading 31 Days of Spoooktacular: Happy Halloween
31 Days of Spoooktacular: In the Path of the Storm
Storms do not scare me. They haven't scared me in some twenty years. The thunder is so much noise and the lightning is avoidable. Hail is a problem, but only rarely and only when you're outside. And, in the end, there's not a lot you can do about it except button down and stay low. … Continue reading 31 Days of Spoooktacular: In the Path of the Storm
31 Days of Spoooktacular: Do You Fear What I Fear?
If I were to catalog the myriad fears and superstitions that bind me, we would be here the rest of the night and you would be feeling increasingly sorry for me. They range from the mild, but compelling (numbers, silver, threes) to the more provoking, but manageable (don't touch, please don't touch, and now there's … Continue reading 31 Days of Spoooktacular: Do You Fear What I Fear?
31 Days of Spoooktacular: Even a Man Who Is Pure in Heart
For 31 Days of Spoooktacular, I wanted to do the occasional spotlight on the monsters that have formed the deep and gristly backbone of pop culture. Through a society's monsters, you can tell a lot about that society. What scares us, helps to define us. It is no coincidence that, in the wake of World … Continue reading 31 Days of Spoooktacular: Even a Man Who Is Pure in Heart
An Analysis of Fear
Over the years, I've made Horror my thing. I've watched countless horror movies. I've read countless horror stories. I've viewed the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. I've worked out the formulas for the non-Euclidian shapes of Lovecraftian geometry. I've sampled the wares of multiple cultures; the giallo films of Dario Argento, the existentialist nightmares of French cinema, and … Continue reading An Analysis of Fear