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Nancy Gideon's 4th Annual Haunted Open House Blog Hop! (+Giveaway)
Welcome - From October 27th to October 30th, I'll be participating in Nancy Gideon's Haunted Open House Giveaway Blog Hop as part of Nancy's 4th Annual Haunted Open House! Stop by Nancy's Haunted Open House to read Halloween posts by some awesome authors, wander into the spooky Game Room or sample some of the spooktacular Halloween drinks, appetizers and desserts. And don't forget to check out Nancy's Tricks-or-Treats!
Fear All Evil
I have always loved all things horrific. Movies, Books & Campfire Tales, were my favorite fun fare. Did they scare me? Sometimes, but they were more a "thrill" than a "chill".
So what truly frightens me? Humans capable of inconceivable evil.
Psychological thrillers are most terrifying to me because they are often based on true events. Tales that are geared toward "when and who" versus "what if" events are more frightening. Human monsters, people without social conscience or moral boundaries are more frightening than fabricated monsters. We all know what people are capable of doing. At the very least we have all witnessed the "justified" behavior of those who are cable of self-serving, self-righteous and vindictive social grouping. When we were kids we called them cliques or popularity contests, those trying to keep out of "slam" books in which social climbers happy not to be the center of attention point fingers at others.
So why not imagine those same youngsters growing up to become sociopaths, angry adults without moral boundaries. Or better yet, how about a scalpel-welding doctor without moral boundaries rather that the blase doctor without borders? Yup, that's what scares me: the evil that men do!
10/28/2014 04:06:53 am
I agree with you, Humans are capable of inconceivable evil.
10/29/2014 03:13:40 am
IKR? Serial Killer fascination comes to mind...
10/29/2014 01:08:43 am
I totally agree, Elizabeth. Human monsters who can easily justify their own horrific actions are the scariest of all.
10/29/2014 03:15:17 am
When I used to teach writing, I always had to remind young authors that even serial killers have motivation for what they do. Their motivation may be crazy, as in sociopathic, but they still always have motivations and intent.
10/29/2014 04:49:59 am
Just have to think back in history to see how evil human beings can be and still are.
10/29/2014 08:05:35 am
For sure, Jean. Hitler, Jack the Ripper, etc,
10/30/2014 01:15:29 am
Thanks for participating in the HOP, Elizabeth. It's our time of year to HOWL!
10/30/2014 05:55:27 am
Oh yes, and I just love a big 'ole Harvest Moon!
10/30/2014 03:00:35 pm
I have to agree with you. I love scary movies and things, but the ones that are based on true stories really freak me out. The human mind can be a very disturbing place.
10/30/2014 05:19:51 pm
I know, Tina. That's why we just love to kill off people who irk us in our own stories! LOL!
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