“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.” – Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein during the summer without sun. What monstrosity will you birth? During a year without smiles, only masks. If history remembers 2020 for one thing, may it be that there was never a time more ripe for a KILLER good horror story.
Halloween is little more than 2 months away. This year, I vow not to miss it. In addition to my current project – the drama / action / thriller,
A Dark Night, I’ve also begun brainstorming a new mystery/horror montage, which has potential to be far more compelling. To have both published by the great fright night is my goal!
The anxious aura of autumn haunted me many years as a child. Back to school social pressures, frigid twilight air, and ever-increasingly shorter days, often brought me sorrow, and fear that sometimes boiled into panic.
I would have given anything to stop those feelings. Now, as a comfortably numb adult, I sometimes long for them. And indeed, horror movies are one of the few means I’ve discovered to replicate them.
For me, good horror has more to do with mood and atmosphere than it does jump scares and gore. The best horror movies tend to have both. Michael Myers wouldn’t be as frightening without John Carpenter’s elegant, pulsating piano / synth score, which makes my eyes go wide even after the 100th listen.
What does Halloween season mean to you? What are some of your favorite horror movies? And favorite SHOTS from horror movies, if you can think of any. I’m looking for good montage material.
Thanks for reading and stay safe.