Thursday, November 18, 2010
Running in my Sleep!
I've mentioned many of my favorite horror authors before I think, ,,Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston, just to name a few. Each has their own style and give little shivers as you read,, at just the right time to keep you wrapped up enough that you can't put the book down,,,
Very few of the horror books, or movies, that I've ever read, or watched, have really scared me enough that I was bothered by what I'd read after I'd laid down the book, or the movie went off. Not until some time in the mid-70's when I watched the original, the black and white, the horrific, Night of the Living Dead. Before that movie was over I had moved from my chair and was sitting in James's lap on the couch! I had a few nights of nightmares over that movie, one of which had me being trapped in a phone booth while I was surrounded by drooling, dead, bodies!
I woke up before I found a way out of that dilemma.
Later in life, after I'd reached a more mature level of adulthood, I watched another walking dead movie called Dawn of the Dead. Once again I was very bothered by the movie and suffered through a few nights of nightmares. You'd think I'd learn a lesson from this wouldn't you? But nope, a few more years passed and I watched a remake of Night of the Living Dead. This time it wasn't so bad so I thought I'd worked through my terrors of reanimated dead folks.
Well, I downloaded several (as in 6) zombie/end times/walking dead type novels to my Kindle. Holy Shit I never realized there were that many zombie/walking dead type stories to be told! And I'm waking up exhausted from running from, and fighting, these dead folks.
Lordy, I sure hope I can keep it up so I won't be Zombie stew!