This was a favorite of myself and my cousin when we’d go through our tradition of horror movie marathons. (Which was pretty much every time we got together.) It’s still as eerie and wonderful now as it always was.
A few years back, when we spoke of getting together again, (both of us now much older) just what movie do you think was at the top of our list? Oh yes. & I plan on enjoying it again shortly.
One thing that always stuck with me? The story is first told to the main characters by a janitor in a lovable, sort of gossipy way—-a lot like in the schools I grew up in while tagging along with my grandmother at her own janitorial occupation.
Ghost stories were a favorite topic amongst these wonderful women who my grandmother befriended. It’s no wonder I grew up with a taste for such things.
Is there an urban legend or ghost story in your area? Care to share? 😁
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.