But then there are people such as you that come to a site like this and read and view horror. There’s a countless legion of hardcore fans lurking in the web watching and reading and viewing horror like devout parishioners of some foreboding elder god. Much to the chagrin of academia and main stream society there’s even a coven of creative people that’ve turned their imaginations to horror and contributed in various ways to its existence and pantheon.
I enjoy horror because it provides an escape from the everyday while being set in a world that is relatable. There are no faeries or goblins or blue skinned aliens or droids with British accents. Horror takes place in the house next door or the next continent. It involves anyone from diesel mechanics to house wives to high school students. The most seductive aspect of horror is the underlying supernatural/bizarre/weird world or character that exist alongside our own and the conflict that is created when the two collide. That is why I keep coming back to horror.
Also Kevin talks about the many varied niches of horror of which I think I am influenced by all if I’m being honest. I tend to write a lot of torture into my works as there seems to be just something fascinating about it in my mind, judge that all you want. Cult is very much our resident gore hound loving buckets of blood and a ton of exploding flesh flying everywhere. Knowing and appreciating that we all have our own styles or niches we gravitate toward is why Cult and I originally started this site and why we asked Kevin, Chris and Kieran to contribute here. Just like the metal that we love that has a million sub-genres and sub-genres within sub-genres so too does horror. There are the Troma junkies, the Hammer Horror junkies, the torture porn addicts, the gore hounds, the lovers of all things creepy but in the end we’re all just lovers of horror and/or metal regardless of what is to our exact personal taste. In The Scribbler Crew we have a collection of open-minded individuals that appreciate it all while each having our own personal favorites. Horror is a mostly unloved bastard child but there are those of us who love that child above all others because it’s different and allows us to explore what others don’t dare. We are the brave ones. We are the ones who I find tend to be the most open-minded. In short, horror lovers are family, bound in blood. That blood just happens to be from helpless victims but blood nonetheless. It is the same in metal which is why I believe the two things are more intertwined and connected than just about anything else. Lovers of horror and metal do so with passion and since The Scribbler Crew are all, at least, horror lovers we hope our passion for it shines through in all we do. Thanks for stopping by.
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