Yearly Archives: 2015

Fear of Being Buried Alive: I’m Alive…Get Me Out of Here!

“Terror is the desire to save your own ass, but horror is rooted in sympathy.” – Joe Hill At first glance this month’s uncanny is a no brainer, it pretty much sorts itself out. Unless you’re David Blain, of course.

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Radical Uncertainty About Sexual Identity: Fifty Shades of Dismay

“Perversity is the human thirst for self-torture.” – Edgar Allan Poe Sexual: Relating to the instincts, physiological processes, and activities connected with physical attraction or intimate physical contact between individuals. Identity: The characteristics determining who or what a person or

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Automatism: Look Into My Eyes

“[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.” – Clive Barker Automatism: The performance of actions without conscious thought or intention. This fifth example

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Anthropomorphism: Taking Shape

“Imagination, of course, can open any door – turn the key and let terror walk right in.” – Truman Capote Anthropomorphism: The attribution of human characteristics or behaviour to a god, animal or object. Anthropomorphism is the human need to

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Animism: Wanna Play?

“I like to tell people I have the heart of a small boy, then I tell them it’s in a jar on my desk” – Robert Bloch Animism: The attribution of a living soul to plants, inanimate objects, and natural

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Odd Coincidence: Random Chance or Preordained?

Death is very often referred to as a good career move – Buddy Holly Odd: Different to what is usual or expected; strange. Coincidence: A remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection. Why did Freud specify ‘odd

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Repetition: Here We Go Again!

“Which is the true nightmare, the horrific dream that you have in your sleep or the dissatisfied reality that awaits you when you awake?” – Justin Alcala Repetition: The action of repeating something that has already been said or written;

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Emergence

Emergence is, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, the process of becoming visible after being concealed. It is also the chosen name for my new book! I’m currently at the stage of working through the second draft (no idea on

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A Sense of the Uncanny

“I think horror, when done well, is one of the most direct and honest ways to get to the core of the human experience because terror reduces all of us to our most authentic forms.” – Alistair Cross Happy New

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