I’m all about horror and the macabre in any way that I can get it. Particularly in literary and graphic content such as short stories and comics, I’ve never actually seen a format for the bizarre and unusual that I didn’t like. That said, I’m calling all creeps with this post here. If you’re create horror, science fiction, or something bizarre and dark that doesn’t necessarily fit into a defined category, I want to talk to you.
I’ll be attending the following events this year and I’d love to meet you at:
Hypericon, Nashville, July 6-8,2018
Dragon Con, Atlanta, August 30-September 3,2018
Women in Horror Film Festival, Peachtree City, October 4-7,2018
Nashville Zombie Walk, Nashville, To Be Announced
So, if you’re following the 52 Weeks of Horror motto –Making that Scary– I want to talk to you.
Writers, Filmmakers, Actors, Haunters, Photographers, Artists, Musicians, Burlesque, Performance Art, Online Personalities, Cosplayers, Effects Artsits, Designers, Death Workers (i.e. morticians, pathologists, taxidermists, etc…), Philosophers, Critics…anyone and everyone contributing to horror culture and horror entertainment. I’m looking to meet you, interview you, and get your name out there. What constitutes the “horror culture” you may ask?
Well, to me, horror culture is anything and everything that could get lumped into the horror genre in some way, shape, or form. Places like Kenny’s Mountain Taxidermy or Taxadoreme are prime examples of something macabre and unique that, while not specifically involved in creating horror entertainment cater to fans who love the aesthetic. The Poisoner’s Guild has the horror and macabre aesthetic in their scent crafting and body products. Aurelio Voltaire, musician, actor, and creator of Gothic Homemaking is another fine example of a horror culture icon who lives the lifestyle and helps bridge the gap between Goth and Horror.
If you feel like you’re creating something with a cultural significance to horror and the macabre, I WANT YOU!
Ultimately, I’d love to bring together the horror community of Middle Tennessee into a cohesive group much like you see the horror community in larger cities like L.A. In the meantime, I’d settle for getting people on film and on paper talking about what they do and sharing their talents with an audience.
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, said H.P. Lovecraft. Fear, or rather the conquering of fear, is what drives us as a species. When a challenge arises that seems hopeless, we stand against it and overcome. When the darkness of the unknown lies ahead, we make our own light and charge forward into it. Horror evokes these most primitive fight or flight instincts and horror stories have been a part of our oldest oral traditions. Modern horror creators, scaremakers (to steal another term from my friends at 52 Weeks of Horror) are helping us to overcome our fears and look at our most dark and terrifying traits in a reflective, introspective manner.
So, are you out there making something scary? Want to talk about it? Contact me today at DotD Blog. Put “Calling All Creeps” in the subject line.
Hope to see you boils and ghouls soon.