In keeping with my emphasis on the horror genre, I thought a new look was in order. Not a substantive change, but I’m slowly adding pages and narrowing the focus so this hopefully becomes something other than a chronicle of daily life (because who needs that crap anyway).
I’d really like to get people interested in horror as a serious genre, one that can do important literary and cinematic work. By “work” I mean commenting on important social issues, challenging audiences to think critically about received wisdom, and being just unbearably cool. This isn’t to say that nobody working in horror is serious about it; rather, my sense is that generally people think of it as too convention-bound, cliché-ridden and generally trashy to merit real consideration.
To prove myself wrong, I’m hoping to delve more deeply into horror literature, an area I myself, ironically enough, have only just begun to explore (my forays have been largely confined to games and film). Recommendations welcome.