I don’t remember Tales From the Crypt ever being late-night tv porn, but I remember wrong.
As much as I love a good fright and gratuitous gore, if I were a ghost, I’d be more on the Casper spectrum.
I hope I meet some Leatherface fans at the Rue Morgue Dark Carnival!
Remember to never take your mistakes too seriously!
The Boy really spooked me out. It was a great mix of logic and insanity.
Lynch, Joe. Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2007.
Image from Golden Age Comic Cover Gallery
I’ve always been fascinated by spontaneous human combustion. These 10 cases of spontaneous human combustion are very interesting recorded examples.
Until grade 8, I attended Catholic school. When we studied the saints, I always wanted to choose Joan of Arc (link in French). The images of her burning at the stake were commonplace and they told a story of rebellion, faith, perseverance and a healthy touch of mysticism, or in my more cynical moments, insanity.
As a preteen, I loved nothing more than to read about how she heard voices and saw visions, and how she changed her culture’s history by listening to them. Paintings depicting her death at the stake spoke to her righteousness and strength despite her weakness of being eaten up by the flames at the hands of her enemies. (Narrative tension like that is my favourite kind of storytelling!)
I used to imagine fighting under Joan of Arc’s command, picturing her inspiring armies of soldiers to rally in a war. She was so opposite of a typical 15th-century woman, she reminded me that weird people have always existed, and have been celebrated. As a very weird kid myself, I saw her as a ray of light in my sometimes bleak childhood.