Day 29 Ryu Murakami’s Piercing is a psychological thriller that explores how violence can poison the well of the soul, even if we spend our entire lives trying to hold it at bay. Some traumas run too deep and their dangers might not manifest until
Day 21 Fear is in our DNA. We are built afraid. In our earliest days, mankind gathered around the heat of a communal fire and shared our fears. We laid our darkest and strangest worries bare before our fellow tribesmen’s feet and found comfort in
Day 15 Director Mike Flanagan has been a well-established voice amongst the horror community for years. With The Haunting of Hill House, a 10 hour Netflix show based upon Shirley Jackson’s 1953 novel of the same name, Flanagan announces his ascension from Horror Genre Staple
Day 12 Fear is a living entity in of itself. Its rooted in our genetic memory, a natural response designed to keep us alive and yet it is always changing. With the passage of time, what we fear morphs and changes shape to match our mental,
Day 11 When I was 17, I found myself enamored by a black box. I had been walking my dog along the sea wall, not a block from my seaside home, when I spotted it nestled among an outcrop of rocks jutting from the shoreline.
When you think of the horror genre, “Puritan” is probably not the first word to come to mind. At face value, horror appears to be the antithesis of Puritan, but behind the buckets of gore, sexual promiscuity, lewd behavior, and general murder, there’s a real
Day 20 While well-rounded characters are always a boon to any creative work, I feel that settings are often overlooked. My favorite stories have a setting that is a character in itself and smart use of a setting can really elevate the creep factor of
Day 16 In 1977, long before Stephen King was almost unanimously christened the Master of the Macabre, I discovered an author I grew to love: Dean Koontz. I was 12, in Junior High School, and I remember having read most of what was in the
Its been a while since this “Literature” tab got used and I thought it was high time to change that. For whatever reason, I’ve been having trouble finishing books, even books that I am really into. However, I would like to change that. Today we’re
Mark Gatiss is an English actor and writer best known for his work on The BBC’s Sherlock and Doctor Who. He has also appeared on the hit fantasy series, Game of Thrones. The guy has some serious street cred in the world of geek culture.