In our day and age, we are taught acceptance of other people and their lifestyles. At no other point in history have people felt more comfortable of being themselves than they are right now, though humanity still has a long way to go. Throughout history there has been a fear of persecution over wrong accusations. However, in some countries, this is still the case. One of the most horrific trends of persecution was that of the witch trials.
One woman’s death could be the start of another’s life. Only perception decides if any of it matters or not. This woman, who usually has a positive outlook and a loving perspective, took one too many knocks to the ground, one too many wrecking balls to the head. This woman who usually gets back up and faces every blow, decided it was indeed time for change and change brought her to a reality she had neither expected nor avoided. After almost 50 years of dragging herself up off the dirty, bloody floor of existence, she changed her modus operandi and gave Life something to really remember her by…
I was always fascinated by the story of the Mothman. It must have something to do with my mother telling me about the creature when I was a little boy. She was reading The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel. My mother is the root of my love of reading and her particular cup of tea is horror. This book, as she told me, was the only story she was never able to finish because of just how horrifying the legend is.
Whoever—whatever—Slenderman is, whether he is a demon from hell, a mass delusion, or something summoned up from the collective ID, given a real startling life by young people sitting at their keyboards—I have seen him before. In dreams. I KNOW.
What is your favorite movie about Vampires? I was a '70s baby, so depending on your age, your answer may differ from my generation. Perhaps, like me, you're old enough to remember the release of 1979's Love at first bite with George Hamilton, or Jim Carrey in Once Bitten from 1985. Lauren Hutton acted as the leading blood-sucking seductress, and he was still a newbie actor. I have yet to see Bela Lugosi in the famous Nosferatu from the 1920's, I have to confess because it feels like a sin. But Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder in Dracula (above pic from 1992) is the ultimate in fantasy Vampire movies. Long before that movie was made, I had read the book written by Bram Stoker, and had loved it! For some, the first movie about these nocturnal creatures who crave the life force of blood to retain their supernatural powers and forever ceases the aging process, can't get better than the 'Twilight' Sagas. I watched the movies AFTER I read the books. I had started to write my own Vampire novella in 2005, so not only did I want to see how the author stood in comparison, but also just because I refuse to go along with trends. So, it was pretty embarrassing when I wound up in the theater, slinking down in my seat amongst screaming tweens for 'New Moon', the second movie of the Twilight saga!