Jude Hardin

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

We Have Nothing to Fear but...

A few things that don’t scare me:

1.Ghosts
2.Vampires
3.Zombies
4.Werewolves
5.Witches

I think you get the idea.

A few things that do scare me:

1.Abduction
2.Confusion
3.Pain
4.Psychosis
5.Satan

So tell me. What frightens you most? If you were going to write a horror novel, what would it be about?

Should part of our journeys as writers be to stare down our darkest demons?

19 Comments:

Blogger Mark Terry said...

Alzheimer's/dementia

Depression (do you really think JK Rowling made up the dementors?)

12:45 PM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...

Yeah, anything to do with losing your mind is pretty frightening, Mark.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Davin C. Goodwin said...

December 21, 2012....

And people who put mayonnaise on their french fries -- YUK!

4:37 PM  
Blogger lainey bancroft said...

I dunno, Jude. I've met some pretty scary witches--even if they don't have a caldron and pointy hat.

The biggie for me, enclosed spaces.

And hey, what's wrong with mayo on chips?

4:50 PM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...

Dave:

Yeah, December 21, 2012. Only three more shopping days till Christmas!!!

7:25 PM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...

Lainey:

I'll have to write a nice elevator scene for you.

7:37 PM  
Blogger LurkerMonkey said...

I had a really cool dream a few days ago that I woke up and thought, "This would make a great horror novel."

As for what scares me, it's zombies hands-down. I'd much rather be confused than have to deal with the undead.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...

Jon:

Zombies really freak my son out.

I want to hear about that dream.

4:16 PM  
Blogger LurkerMonkey said...

I'm still thinking of writing it. The dream, that is. I like horror, and I think I'm good at it because I'm naturally terrified of many things. It's not very hard for me to communicate fear on the page when I'm most likely shaking myself.

Anyway, the dream involved the severed head of my dog and YouTube.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...

Jon:

Was it anything like this?

6:03 PM  
Blogger LurkerMonkey said...

That's hilarious ... but, no, the two elements didn't really relate in my dream. It wasn't my severed dog's head IN a YouTube video. For now, though, this is just filed away with other ideas I may or may not ever work on.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Surprise e-mails and the past coming back to bite me in the ass.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...

Hi Teresa:

Would you care to elaborate on that?

5:40 PM  
Blogger spyscribbler said...

But... but... but... you deleted a post. I wanted to weigh in on the plot and prose thing.

1:42 AM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...

Spy:

I wanted to expand it some, haven't had time yet. We were discussing it over on LurkerMonkey's blog if you want to check it out.

9:19 AM  
Blogger spyscribbler said...

I loved your discussion there! This is funny, but I'd had so many thoughts about that post that I didn't make a comment because it was going to be long, and I was going to make a blog post instead. Hypocrite that I am, I ended up not doing either.

Must! :-)

12:07 PM  
Blogger Leon Basin said...

Hey, how are you doing? Hope all is well.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Zoë Sharp said...

Hi Jude

I think we fear the unknown - how many monsters in movies lose a LOT of their scare factor as soon as they come out of the shadows?

I'll second the 'what's wrong with mayo on french fries?' query. Hey, I'm a Brit - we put vinegar on ours ...

And anyone scared of zombies really ought to watch 'Shaun of the Dead' with Simon Pegg, which has to be one of the funniest zombie movies ever.

4:49 AM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...

Hi Zoe:

Yes, the unknown. Definitely.

Sorry, but ketchup is the default condiment for fries in The States.

:)

11:39 AM  

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