We started on a more somber note. It’s been a somber year, in more than just the genre. We’ve had a lot of losses. There is, however, an up-swing in all this.
The IT remake broke records, and surely raked in some big bucks for Mr. Stephen King. Horror is hitting another wave of creativity right now. The proof is in the lineups, and the projects slated to release in the next few months.
We are a force to be reckoned with, and the mainstream knows it.
We will continue to highlight those working within the genre this week, but I was told by someone close to me, you may want to hear from me as well.
I do, after all, work in this genre from time to time and it has been considered my specialty.
My best advice to someone looking to get into this industry on more full-time terms is simply to “take the leap.”
Work as hard as you possibly can toward your goals.
Don’t take in or entertain negativity.
And most importantly, a gem from one of my mentors:
Don’t burn your bridges.
Fun fact: This banner is one of a set designed specifically for #31Nightmares. Each one is a tribute or reference to a classic or iconic horror film.
Author’s Notes: Tomorrow we begin our tradition of artworks inspired by nightmares in loving memory of Mr. Wes Craven.
This has been Day 4 of