If we were having coffee, I would tell you that it’s been a long week. It feels like it’s been at least two weeks since our last coffee discussion, but I know that it can’t have been.
The week has been packed to the gills with things to do for the blog, things to do for the business, and things to do around the house. There’s been writing and commenting for the blog, of course, and there’s a never-ending stream of laundry and dishes to be put away.
I’ve built new social media accounts and improved the website this week for the business, though I’m still working the kinks out of all of them. I’m going to pick up a new camera for us tomorrow, and we’re up and functioning. It’s all very exciting, but it’s all very exhausting, too.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve just watched a really fascinating documentary about American horror films, Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue. It’s a sort-of chronicle of the rise of American horror films and the formula they use.
As I might’ve mentioned once or twice, I’m a real fan of horror films. And I’m an even bigger fan of horror TV. There’s something cathartic about watching a good horror film, especially a good monster movie.
Part of it is that the monster’s nearly always human. Or, at least, they’re monstrous in their own way. The humans kill and maim. They rape and burn and pillage. They torture. They revel in the pain they cause.
Often, our monsters are used-to-be humans. Werewolves, vampires, ghosts, Frankenstein’s creature…Some of the most memorable characters in horror, and they’re Us But Not Us.
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