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    Why Are Horror Novels Frowned Upon?

    Horror literature traces back to the early days of man, to the Bible, and to early works all over the world. One could say as long as humans have existed, so did horror. The earliest men told scary stories around a campfire fire to keep their kids in line or to get a fright out of their friends. It was good fun. As horror novels progressed, it shifted, evolved, and changed to the culture. It wasn’t until the 19th and 20th century that the horror novel had a wide audience. H.P. Lovecraft, Mary Shelly, Edgar Allan Poe, and many others molded and crafted horror novels from folktales and their own…

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    Film,  Horror

    Movie Review – The Paradox of ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’

    So, here I was sitting on my couch, checking my Twitter feed when I saw the headlines that not only had the Cloverfield Paradox trailer released but the movie would drop on Netflix after the Super Bowl. Color me Cloverfield. I was elated. Naturally, my wife and I quickly switched it on, eager to see the new installment. I’ve been a fan of Cloverfield since the first movie. I remember not too many people enjoying it because of the shaky cam. That didn’t bother me. The comedy, characters, mystery, and suspense pulled me in from the beginning and set that movie apart from the usual trashy monster movie. 10 Cloverfield…

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    Horror Novel for Pre-Order: Orphan’s Hollow – Part 5 and 6

    This has been a long time coming. I’ve officially completed the last parts of my novel Orphan’s Hollow and put it up for pre-order on Amazon. I first started this journey when I published the first part in December 2016. Honestly, back then, I didn’t realize the heavy task before me. Usually, I expect to get things done quickly and this was no exception. I thought I’d be done with the series in the summer of 2017. How wrong I was.  For those that don’t know, Orphan’s Hollow is a six-part horror series published only on Amazon.com. The story is steeped in southern America, where I grew up, and is mostly…