31 Days of Horror: Why We Love Horror

At the time of this post, I’m in the process of gorging on horror movies. I wouldn’t be surprised if I’ve watched well over one hundred flicks during this two-month stretch. All to gather inspiration for my debut visual novel The Rave. While writing horror is an experimental gig for an author who’s more comfortable with urban fiction (hood books) and erotica, the genre is something I’m intimately familiar with. I’m a red dead horror head. In fact, a good 90 percent of the programming my wife and I watch together falls in the horror category. Whether it’s feature-length movies like IT or TV shows such as The Walking Dead, our ideal of spending time together usually consists of soaking up viewing material from this immensely popular and controversial genre. So why do I love horror so much? Hmmm, it’s to hard say really. A know-it therapist type might draw on my violent past. I have, after all, shamefully committed some atrocities that would rattle the most hardened of spectators. Or my morbid sense of...
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45 Days of Erotica. Day 1: Pregnant Chicks Are Hot!  In recently doing some research for a writing project, I ran across a revealing Q&A post that leads me to believe one thing: women are insanely horny while preggers. Poster Cary dropped a bombshell on the readers, indeed I’ve read some interesting things about pregnancy fetishism lately. Like all my research, this stuff should come in handy one day. ...
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