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Horror/Scary: April 16, 2014 Issue [#6259]

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1. About this Newsletter
2. A Word from our Sponsor
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
5. A Word from Writing.Com
6. Ask & Answer
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Letter from the editor

Oh . . . the Horror

Horror will find you, bind you, and make your life a living Hell. You can't even imagine what it will be like, because horror is the actual unveiling of your apprehension.

Can you sense it? It has brought its friends for you to meet, Fear and Terror, all eager to begin dissecting your brain, twisting your stomach queasy.

Horror is seeing the grisliness,the gruesomeness, the ghastliness of what you've been so afraid to behold. But then, look out, there it is, right in front of you, in all its repulsive, horrid dreadfulness.

Horror is the feeling one gets after coming to an awful realization or experiencing a deeply unpleasant occurrence. In other words, horror is more related to being shocked or scared (being horrified), while terror is more related to being anxious or fearful. The Horror has also been defined as a combination of terror and revulsion.

Stephen King himself made the point in his brief essay Why We Crave Horror Movies: β€œThe mythic horror movie, like the sick joke, has a dirty job to do,” he wrote. β€œIt deliberately appeals to all that is worst in us. It is morbidity unchained, our most base instincts let free, our nastiest fantasies realized.”

So, The Horror, is the abomination, the gore, the overwhelming and painful feeling caused by something frightfully shocking, terrifying, or revolting; a shuddering fear that makes you shrink back from the mutilated corpse. That, is The Horror.

Horror leans toward the darkest, sickest, most unimaginable things you can think of (or not think of...because it's unimaginable). It will have visions of Love, God, Death, and twisted minds.

As you confront real horror you will start to lose grip on what's real within the confines of your mind. It touches so close on reality that it has the power to make religious readers send hate mail, mothers hold their children close, and youngsters take a serious look at their lives and think about whether they are making the right decisions. Horror gives you a reason to love life, and be grateful for the things you have, knowing all along it could be much, much worse.

Until next time,


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Editor's Picks

Consumed By Horror

When I look for good stories, I'm more impressed with ideas rather than correctness. If the idea takes my breath away its worth reading through till the end. Good writing is when you master storytelling techniques, but strange and original ideas are like 'cosmic horror'.

Forbidden Delicacies  (18+)
The tall man enjoys forbidden pleasures.
#826913 by Phil

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 The Woman in the Mirror  (18+)
Short psychological thriller about a mentally distrubed woman and her bathroom mirror.
#848805 by Emily Neal

Death By Reflection  (13+)
When you cant see past the mirror
#371009 by Stormy Lady

Soul Survivor  (13+)
Some monsters draw strength from a crucifix.
#900005 by Eurokraken

 Sam  (XGC)
Bill's dark world grows darker as his wife's silence drives him to the edge, and beyond.
#925042 by A.K. Thorn

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The Key to Your Heart  (13+)
It's Valentine's Day, no better time to enter a haunted house.
#990233 by W.D.Wilcox

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Ask & Answer


Realizing this is a late email to this particular newsletter, I still have to comment. Political commentary? How about the connection to Planet of the Apes or Solent Green or maybe even Animal Farm. And all this time I thought I was the only one! Nice letter.

How in the heck did you squirm inside my head and enter right into my bunker-busting thoughts? It's not the crinkling of cellophane, mister! The Big Brother effect happened many years ago. The singularity of the Biggest Lie will settle down from the wind torn sky and flood the entire earth. It's gonna be Nasty! We're living in the Bad-Ass generation. There will be a collision between two worlds. I can only add that George Orwell was spot on. His novel, 1984, is more in the nature of the prophetic than fiction. The government has told its biggest lie to humanity. I considered it to be the set up for what is yet to come.
Obama is not a help, instead, he is a hindrance.
Until next time,

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Here's an idea- Try being a B-Movie Horror actor with a mile-long list of bad movies, and next thing you know, you get kidnapped to battle a Real Monster in order to save the inhabitants of a town. Well, that's the plot of "My Name is Bruce", staring Bruce Campbell as himself. Makes you wonder about Sam Raimi and his friends.

LJPC - the tortoise
Hi Bill!
Well, I'm not throwing away my electronics anytime soon, and anyone who wants to snoop through them is welcome to - they'll probably be bored to tears though... *Yawn*
~ Laura

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Hi there, I'm new here and I just wrote my first short horror story and would love the feedback of my fellow horror lovers out there. Honest criticism and any suggestions welcome!
<All right Erin, welcome to The Horror. I have featured your tale in this week's newsletter. Let's see if we can offer a little help dissecting it.

Michael Thomas-Knight
It just amazes me that people complain about the collection of personal information, but give it all up and more on Facebook. Thanks for the link in your last newsletter.

Bill Gerace
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I have to say in regards to a scary scene that still bothers me today is the Blair's Witch Project when the guy is hung at the end. It seemed so real till this day I wonder if that really happened. The other one that spokes the heck out of me is the Paranormal Activity movies. I'm getting the chills about those two. Gee whiz. I love your newsletters.

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