OK, So I’m a Horror Writer

Hi, my name is Joe and I’m a horror writer.

I guess it’s taken me a while to get to the point where I can admit it in a straightforward fashion. It’s not, “I guess I’m a horror writer” or, “People tell me what I’m writing is horror” (which is not to be confused with people telling me my writing is horrible). Sometimes I sit and think it’s been a long twisting road to get here. The truth is, however, a case of life imitating art. It’s the act three twist that sets everything on its head: I didn’t go anywhere. I have always been here.

Even when I was readying Tolkien or Star Trek tech manuals, that was only my public reading, the acceptable stuff. But I think I carried a copy of “The Amityville Horror” for all of my eight grade year. I can’t even count how many times I checked out the battered, old, red book on demonology from the local library. I don’t remember reading them. I think I mostly got them for the pictures and the images they fired in my imagination.

So, long story short (got to save some of the mystery for later) – I love horror. I write it. I watch horror movies and I review them for a couple of websites (Red Carpet Crash and Talk Horror). And with this, I dip my toes into the horror blogger pool. If you used to visit here in the past, things are going to be a little different. Stick around anyway though. You never know what dark corner we could crawl into.

Joe Lopez
Dubbed, "TerrorScribe" by a former editor, Joe made the conversion to horror sometime in the mid-2000s. Little did he know he'd favored the genre all of his life. When not struggling with short stories, he provided genre film reviews for local entertainment sites and later genre sites who could suffer his cynical views.

It was that same cynicism - and some might say hubris - that lead him to have a brief flirtation with filmmaking. His first two efforts, "Annotated" and "Antes Que Seja Tarde (Before It's Too Late)" both premiered at a local H.P. Lovecraft film festival. A third short, "Survivor Girl" proved to be his undoing though plans are in the works to revived the cursed project.

Born and raised in Dallas, TX., Joe now resides in a small Texas town. Statistics say more dead bodies turn up in small towns that big cities... though he claims to have NOTHING to do with that.
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One Reply to “OK, So I’m a Horror Writer”

  1. It’s about time you admitted it, this is the first step in any worthy 12 step program. I enjoy your writing and look forward to continuing to read your blog. BTW I find your movie reviews very valuable when I get the rare opportunity to catch a movie. Lots of love, Kelly

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