For authors like Dennis Etchison, who had prolific writing careers and a popular reputation within the genre of horror, it's hard to believe that there was ever a time when they weren't completely brilliant. With a unique voice and the ability to paint a realistically terrifying image of the scenes that play through their head, an author can snatch the very breath from the lips … [Read more...] about Following the Literary Works of Dennis Etchison
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Have you ever wondered where the modern vampire first appeared within human history? Well, any documentation outside of ancient mythology came with historic value, from credible sources such as historian William of Newburgh. Due to his reputation as a noteworthy and careful historian, his History of English Affairs serves as one of the earliest records of vampire phenomena of … [Read more...] about From the Original Vampires to Modern Representations in Movies
His Youth and Education Robert Albert Bloch was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 5 in 1917, to two German Jews, Raphael Bloch and Stella Loeb who, despite their Jewish heritage, had the family attend a Methodist Church. When Bloch was only eight years of age, he attended a screening of Lon Chaney Sr.’s The Phantom of the Opera (1925) on his own, where he was traumatized by … [Read more...] about From Traumatized to Terror Creator, the Life of Robert Bloch