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Fear

What is fear? We hear the word and already our heart starts pumping a bit faster, we can feel our sweat glands begin to open, our palms get sweaty and get that all too familiar gross clammy feeling. FEAR can be broken down into an acronym, False Evidence Appearing Real. This is something any and all motivation speakers will tell …

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Reality Scares Me

Do you know what happens when someone watches horror films for years on end? They turn into me. Hello, I am the product of a life spent watching gore and innards flying in all directions, and contrary to the beliefs of a great many people who would call me the spawn of the devil, or a serial killer in waiting, …

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Teens and Horror

Every horror fan is familiar with the typical slasher film plot. A group of teens get into mischief and invoke the rage of some psycho killer. Most of them end up brutally dismembered with the exception of the virginal hero/heroine. Yes, we are very much ‘in the know’ about this particular story but the question that arises: why are teens …

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In Praise of Heathens

Earlier this week I received a somewhat anonymous email from someone regarding my Kickstarter campaign for my series Death’s Doormaking some fairly interesting accusations and suggestions. I decided to correct some of the copious spelling errors he made in the interest of readability, other than that, here it is word for word. “You must be aware that your God will …

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Horror Movies: The Next Step

What will be the next step in the evolution of the horror movie? There are any number of permutations of the horror genre available for movie lovers to indulge in right now, ranging from your average slasher to your full-blown gore epics, psychological thrillers to twitching torture p*rn. All of these things exist under the umbrella of horror, but the …

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Blogging for Horror

One of the courses I’m enrolled in this semester is being taught by Master Blogger Michael Bérubé. (You can check out his blog, “American Airspace”, at http://www.michaelberube.com )  Every couple weeks, the course requires that we post a blog entry on a closed blog about the assigned reading for that week. At first, I stared at the blog text box wondering …

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Accidental Cannibalism

So now you know that I get my bones from research facilities, and they come nicely cleaned up, ready to be used in all the ways I can possibly imagine (although you can buy leftovers from cadaver dog training, these bones are inevitably greasy and foul smelling – which doesn‘t make for great art unless you want to go for …

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Horror & Pop, Oh My

Once upon a time, horror and pop songs never really played nice together. One liked blood, gore, monsters, and darkness. The other liked to spread joy, catchy choruses and synchronized boy band dance moves. For the longest time, neither really wanted to play together. Until one day, a young man decided he would try to get them in the same …

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Are Remakes Killing Horror?

Another day, another news story about some beloved (or not so beloved) horror flick getting a modern makeover. It is a sad state of affairs that so much in the way of original horror gets ignored by major distributors, while ill-conceived remakes get full theatrical releases and a ton of press. As someone that loves many of the original versions …

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Famous Monsters Convention 2010

On July 9-11, 2010 Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center hosted Famous Monsters of Filmland Convention to bring together horror fans from all over the Midwest for a celebration for all things horror. This was Famous Monsters of Filmland’s first convention in Indianapolis, IN with much to prepare and anticipate after a very successful Horrorhound Weekend just three months prior in the …

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Crypticon 2009

Dates: 10/16-18, 2009 Location: Reliant Center- Houston, Texas Guests: Courtney Gains, Michael Berryman, Edwin Neal, Eileen Dietz, Kristy Swanson, Lloyd Kaufman, Teri McMinn, Dee Wallace Stone, Jonathan Breck and Adriane Barbeau among others Review: Hell-o, Horror geeks and freaks! I’m here to tell you which Horror conventions were worth the buck or a flying f*ck! Of course, all of them progress …

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