Friday, October 2, 2009

Flavor of the Month: Horror

I’m not a coffee drinker, but when I do decide to drink some I decide to drink a lot of it, and get really caffeinated and crazy. It’s more fun than just sipping it (you coffee drinkers do realize it’s not good, right?), and for a few hours I have a memorably jittery experience. This is kind of how I want to tackle this month’s flavor—just horror coming out of my ears until I literally can’t sleep with the lights off, or realize horror is just glorified fluff (or maybe not so glorified—and I think “fluff” is a very poor word choice to describe horror). Horror! The fears we have as children of monsters lurking just out of sight, ready to pounce when we least expect it. Horror! Those same feelings morphed into adult anxieties then reverted back again to those scratchy inklings in the back of our brains. We know we aren’t going to get stabbed to death in the shower, but, just in case, I want to keep my eyes on the curtain as much as possible. What makes us scared? Well, we have 31 days to find out. Let’s go exploring—just don’t stray too far away, the ghosts of the library just may pull you into a chilling embrace.

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