Tag Archives: horror

Road Trips and “Alice Isn’t Dead”

Alice Isn’t Dead is one of my favorite podcasts, and it’s starting back up again with Part 2 after a hiatus, so I thought I’d write about why it’s one of my favorites. As you can tell by this intro, … Continue reading

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Nightmare Log 2/6/17

The zombies have chased us into a flooded power building. Corralled us like cattle. there are dozens of use, standing in tepid, ankle-length water near the walls of the building. We try to board up the windows, to pile up … Continue reading

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Nightmare Log 3/30/16

I am driving in my red pickup truck, and it is nighttime. I am not driving calmly. Something has chased me off the highway and I am on a back road I do not know.

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Focus and Horror

Focus is an important aspect of creating horror. Too often a movie will tip its hand early, showing the monster full-on in total focus before the film’s climax. Better to keep the creature only half-glimpsed, in the background, blurry and … Continue reading

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Nightmare Log 3/29/15

My dream last night was set in Kansas. The sun was out, it was the middle of summer, and it was hot, but frost hung to the edges of plants. Spider-web ice spindled its way up bushes and trees, slowly, … Continue reading

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Nightmare Log 11/17/14

A friend and I were on vacation, traveling through some vaguely Northern European place. We go down to a subway station in a small town where the buildings are all close together and the streets narrow, roofs crowding together and … Continue reading

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Nightmare Log 10/30/14

I dreamed of zombies, and escaped some of their clich├ęs, but not their teeth. There was a hotel, a great tower of a hotel. From the lobby, you could look up 20 stories, all the way to the skylight at … Continue reading

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