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Fangs, Fangs and More Fangs

“WHEN OTHER LITTLE GIRLS WANTED TO BE BALLET DANCERS I KIND OF WANTED TO BE A VAMPIRE” – ANGELINA JOLIE At 14, my two favorite worlds – Goth and Horror – collided for the first time when I saw The Hunger.  In a visually disturbing yet gorgeous piece of cinema, the opening sequence of the movie switches frantically between Bauhaus […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I’m slowly overcoming the Holiday inertia and a new real blog post will be up real soon (scouts honor). While I work on my next post, here are some more fun Murder Tweets I’ve written since Thanksgiving: Topic:  Cats – Once sacred gifts to the great feline deity, the bones of the mummified kittens were sold as cheap […]

Scary Fun with Twitter

One of the things I look forward to each week on Twitter is getting a horror writing prompt from my friend Murder the Tweets @murderthetweets.  Here are some of the mini-horror stories I’ve had fun making up using 140 characters or less. Theme of the week: Soda – The porcelain creatures fixed the fountain so that instead of soda it […]

Natacha’s Fiend Features – The Wolf Man

Be careful of the curse that falls on young lovers Starts so soft and sweet and turns them to hunters A man who’s pure of heart and says his prayers by night May still become a wolf when the autumn moon is bright — “Howl” by Florence & The Machine *Each month I will have a guest post from the […]

Short Haunting Tales for Halloween

“We find delight in the most loathsome things” –   Charles Baudelaire ‘Tis the season for all things that howl, bite and go bump in the night. Here are a few fun, dark and tasty treats to help you get in the mood for the real most wonderful time of the year. 1. Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne probably […]

Mary Shelley – The First Lady of Horror

“I shall thus give a general answer to the question, so frequently asked me—”How I, then a young girl, came to think of, and to dilate upon, so very hideous an idea?” – Mary Shelley Despite horror being seen as mostly a man’s world, it was a kickass female who created one of the most feared and beloved monsters of […]

Welcome

My name is Galadriel (yes legally, hippie parents enough said).  I was never a princess sort of girl – I hated my barbies, never loved pink (boy that has changed).   But like Christopher Robin, I did have a soft spot reserved for a certain little yellow ball of fluff.  And while Winnie the Pooh was my main man as a little girl, a new […]