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I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. – Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

This is a short video I made for one of my classes this term.

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The 8 Scariest Short Horror Films Online

I am going to take a short sabbatical from writing until March.  However, I don’t want to leave you all bored until then.  Fellow horror author friend, … 30 more words


Why I Write Horror for Children - Neil Gaiman

This week I have been suffering from a horrible virus and the original post for today is garbage, written under the influence of a fever.  So I will save you from that pain.   281 more words


10 Terrifying Monsters in Literature

While I am away, unplugged from the world to write my novel, you will all have to be satisfied with a video list of 10 terrifying monsters in literature.   107 more words


The Healing of Dark Fiction

Joanna Penn, from The Creative Penn, interviewed J Thorn, author of Horror and Dark Fantasy, about the dark realm and how he thrives writing about the fear.   550 more words


The Truth about Horror

In all honestly, horror is only a different and grotesque view of reality.  It is based upon a person’s perception of a circumstance.  The human mind has a tendency to distort the reality of a situation — making something out to be more terrifying than what it really is.   189 more words


Supernatural Horror in Literature by H.P. Lovecraft - Chapter 1

This audio clip is a reading from the first chapter of H.P. Lovecraft’s essay on Supernatural Horror in Literature.  It explores the dynamic of how human terror does not derive completely from true horror.   74 more words