Thursday, November 18, 2010

Running in my Sleep!

I love reading and I love reading horror novels most of all.  I love that little quickening of the pulse as you try to hurry to read your character out of a scary situation, one you know for certain you'd never find yourself in cause there's no way you'd do something so stupid as that! Nope,,,not when it comes to life and limb anyway.,,,

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,,,
just yet.

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!

10 comments:

Paxie Panicker said...

I must be a fraidy cat...I've never read any LOL

We don't want you to be zombie stew. Kind of like having you around, ok?

Sally said...

I know I'm a 'fraidy cat'! About the scarediest (ha sp) I've been reading is Patricia Cornwell's books. LOL

Great post, Ms Brenda!! Love ya!

Out on the prairie said...

I laugh now at being scared at the old Boris Karloff movies as a kid, nothing compared to some we have now.My best was listening to Anne Rice , book on tape , while riding through Northern AZ in the fog by myself at night. I got some lighter side tapes after that. HA!I still like the thriller and detective novels all winter.Have you read Jimmy Breslin?

Out on the prairie said...

I laugh now at being scared at the old Boris Karloff movies as a kid, nothing compared to some we have now.My best was listening to Anne Rice , book on tape , while riding through Northern AZ in the fog by myself at night. I got some lighter side tapes after that. HA!I still like the thriller and detective novels all winter.Have you read Jimmy Breslin?

Donna said...

I would NEVER sleep if I read Any horror story! And I will Not Watch any...Don't like being Skeered!!!Hahaaa...Happy weekend reading and running Sweetie!!!
hughugs

Jeanette said...

Stephen King has always been my favorite author. I've read all of his books and just bought his new one today!! Have you seen the new show on AMC Walking Dead? It's really gross and creepy!

Virginia Gal said...

You know whats funny, I can do scary movies but not scary books - maybe there is a level of intimacy with books that makes them more scary to me???

Jeanne said...

hehe you won't catch me reading or watching zombie books/movies if I can help it. I'll read the thriller/serial killer stuff, ghosts with no problem but zombies forget it. I don't blame you from running away.

bichonpawz said...

I love scary movies AND scary books!!! I can't watch them or read them when I'm alone in the house though...

You better take a break lady...we want you AROUND!!! You need your sleep!!

kimberly said...

i'm another fraidy cat....i just can't do it....i've tried and i just have to leave!!!! i need to realize it is just a movie...not real...never have been able to convince myself of that!!! :-)....have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
hugs,
kimberly