There are plenty of methods to reduce stress but none as enjoyable as horror. Sound crazy? There is real brain science behind the stress relieving benefits of horror movies and books.Read More
Horror films run the spectrum from great to terrible in a way no other genre can. But when done correctly, these films have the ability to scare us in a new way and to change our collective view of what things we find frightening. Some times those are every day things, like a walk in the woods. At other times it is dangerous things and possibilities never before considered. And it is at those crossroads that we discover these watershed moments in horror.Read More
— Ep. 18, The Writers' Podcast
Candy, darkness, and things that go bump in the night – what isn’t there to love about Halloween? And in celebration of one of our favorite holidays, The Writers’ Podcast is going deep into the darkness. Creepy stories, unsolved horrors, exorcisms, and fear are all being served by candlelight.
So, join us for a discussion on the darkest possibilities. But remember to stay in the light because the shadows are hungry and keep your voices low because “they” might hear you.
By Writers After Dark
We’re S.K. Anthony and Raymond Esposito, your hosts at Writers After Dark. She writes those urban-fantasy–superhero-badass-chicks-with-a-touch-of-romance stories and he writes those dark fiction-things-that-go-bump-in-the night tales.
When it comes to writing, we don’t agree on genre, but we do agree that . . . we love stories . . . and one of the things we love most: hanging out in our mostly-sober, Writers After Dark studio and debating the merits of just about anything related to the story of life.
When potential danger appears, the brain sends signals to its threat expert, the amygdala. Survival, being kind of an important thing, requires both urgency (“Move now! Spider!”) and accuracy (“Wait, it’s not a spider, it is just a piece of lint”). Urgency moves along a short path and accuracy along the long path.Read More
The category “horror” limits readership because of its inherent connotations and genre fan’s diverse set of expectations. The modern definitions share the idea that horror must produce unpleasant feelings. The devil is, of course, in the details.Read More
Humanity is a tenacious creature. All that he sees he ultimately masters. Cities rise and fall only to be replaced by more magnificent skylines, the mysteries of nature are unraveled through . . .Read More