Make Me Scared

I have written several type of genres. My muses take me in all kind of directions. . .

However my first love in writing is horror: paranormal. I enjoyed being scared. It makes your heart pump faster, the adrenaline runs through your veins, and when you come out of it, you are very grateful to be truly alive.

I was going through my active twitter www.twitter.com/rebekah1213 and I found one of my favorite admirable celebrities www.twitter.com.com/Michaelrosenbum and he was mentioning horror movies. Paraphrasing he feels a horror movie should scare, entertain or be fun. (Note: I think the “fun” scary movies should have their own topic.)

I feel there needs to be a good paranormal story (give me some good history), and true scare factor (I want to scream and jump).

It would be an excellent movie if I can NOT predict the next moves. I want a movie that does NOT have the clichés in it.

(Note: I am not a huge slasher fan.)

Movies on his list I agree with

  • Pet Cemetery
  • The Shinning
  • Insidious
  • Candy Man
  • The Amityville Horror
  • Poltergeist
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Child’s Play
  • Orphan
  • The Omen
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 (I freaked out with 2 as well)
  • 30 days of Night
  • Silence of the Lambs

 

Movies that really scare me (Not on his list)

  • The Storm of the Century
  • Christine
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • The Saw series
  • Hostel 1 and 2 (Can you believe people can do that?)
  • The Wrong Turn (Most of them )
  • The Farm House

 

Movies with scary elements (There are problems with story or it’s just not scary enough all of the way through)

  • Psycho
  • Interview with a Vampire (To me it was a bit more tame than my vampires)
  • Urban Legends
  • Ghost Ship
  • Rose Red (I really liked the story)
  • 1408 (Short Story was awesome)
  • HousehhHouse of Wax
  • Split ( I needed more story with each personality)

 

Note: There was a contest for Independent horror called the 8 of 8 . . . the top 8 would be shown at a horror movie festival. There were some of those that were pretty good for independent.

I’m still waiting for that ultimate scary movie: awesome story line, avoid clichés, and unpredictable scary movie. Please make me jump and scream in my seat. I want to hold my seat and be afraid to look at the windows or answer my door. (Yes, it’s all in my head, but sometimes simply being scared is just fun.)

 

 

 

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August: a month to read. . .

I have decided that I have not read enough this past year. I know as a writer, you need to read. You need to know what those in your genre are doing, so you can know what sells and what doesn’t.

I am reading this month

“Misery” by Stephen King

“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

“The Vampire Armand” by Anne Rice

 

I am also beta reading/ reviewing

“Journey” by Diane Nebelung

“Blackbeard’s Daughter” by Diana Strenka

I think that if I manage to get through 5 books, that would be a good think for me. I have some many other books that I want to read. I hope to add another three in September, and I want, at least, two more in October. November is dedicated to my 50,000 words.

Reading Rainbow

When I was a kid, I used to love the show Reading Rainbow. . . I am going doing a version of it today. . . but for adult books.

I have been reading as well as working on several of my vampire pieces.

I am reading the paperback cover of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. 

I am a paranormal, horror, occult writer. . . popular authors that I am into are Anne Rice and Stephen King.

http://cnovels.com/misery/page-2-1007559.html

http://freenovelsonline.net/241304-the-vampire-armand.html

 

I also highly suggest. . . 

Dani Hoots I love her world of vampires.

http://www.amazon.com/Dani-Hoots/e/B00IPWG0ZO/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1463015832&sr=1-2-ent

Lucian Wilde. I even participated in his novel “The Wishing Well”

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_2?ie=UTF8&text=Lucian+Wilde&search-alias=books&field-author=Lucian+Wilde&sort=relevancerank

“The Fool’s Journey” by Kristina M Jackson