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Thursday, December 22, 2016

How the Horror Genre TRULY Began: By Opening a Book

Remember that film THE NEVERENDING STORY? Bet you never realized that it was, in fact, based on -- yes, you guessed it -- a book. A tremendous children's book, actually. That should tell you something.

So I'll Go Out on a Limb Here and Take a Risk, Given the Digital Age, the Culture of Video Streaming and Film: It All Started With a BOOK!


Oh, but of course it did! How else would it have started? There were no TVs or theaters back in the dark Shudder or Netflix, because it's much easier digesting a story when it's presented to us.
ages. People told stories. That's how storytellers rolled. The thing is we've all lost sight of the power of the written word in favor of things like

But even that wouldn't have existed if it wasn't written down in the first place!

We Love Books. They're the Heart and Soul of Story -- and YES, HORROR IS A BIG ONE


DRACULA. FRANKENSTEIN. Edgar Allan Poe. All sorts of writings snatching us by the collar and pulling us into the darkness just for a moment -- so we can appreciate the light when we reenter it. That's our story time.

I have to admit I get a little guilty tossing a lot of news around about the latest film review, or project, or TV show, and the latest digital sensation out there -- but none of it wouldn't even have existed, that passion, if it wasn't for the fact that when I was a kid, I picked up a book called BUNNICULA and fell in love with the genre.

Than I went to a Haunted Mansion at Wisconsin Dells. And loved monsters for the rest of my life.

Undoubtedly, books are a part of our hearts -- and I URGE YOU GUYS to CLICK THIS LINK.

And rediscover your childish monster once again.

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