Elyse Draper: What Do Horror Fans Want?

What Do Horror Fans Want?

The Series continues. This week, we feature author Elyse Draper. She is one of the authors in “Voices of Autism: Stories of Courage”, “Comfort and Strength”; “Ladies of Horror 2009”; has illustrated several others, and has three novels in the process of finding a home: “Free Will”, “Consequences”, and “Vindication”, a fourth in progress “The Takers”, and a fifth on the drawing board “Mirrorscape”.

You can visit her site here.

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Jona Aldebot: What Do Horror Fans Want?

What Do Horror Fans Want?

Day Three of the Halloween edition of “What Do Horror Fans Want?” Today, we’re featuring one of my favorite bloggers/tweeters. He’s a lover of all things scary, lover of photography and just plan out lover! Jonathan Aldebot is the lack of brains behind The Reely Bored Blog; a blog that merely scratches of the surface of Horror. All because he was bored.*

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Everything I Know About Horror Is Right

What Do Horror Fans Want?

A few weeks ago, someone asked me what I thought was a very simple question. I’ll paraphrase it for you here: What does the horror community want? The question quite honestly stumped me.

What does the horror community want?

So, I figure in order to find out what the horror community wants, you have to ask the horror community what it wants. To that end, I’ve contacted a number of writers, directors, actors and fans in the horror community to find out what it is they want from horror.

This is going to be an ongoing thing, so I hope you enjoy it.

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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. Continue reading “OK, So I’m a Horror Writer”

Everything You Know About Horror Is Wrong

What Do Horror Fans Want?

The gods bless my wife.

For most of the last year, I’ve watched almost nothing but horror movies. She, for her wifely part, has watched them with me, rarely complaining. We’ve watched big budget franchise movies and no-budget groaners. We’ve watched American, Chilean, English, French, Irish, Italian, Japanese, and Scandinavian horror. Slashers, aliens, monsters, zombies and assorted madmen, we’ve watched them in bunches, and I’ve come to a conclusion:

They don’t scare me.

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