Submitted on 2012/03/07 at 8:13 pm
I’ve been watching a few horror flicks lately trying to understand how to create fear in the written word. Sounds easy but its not, especially without sounding corny. I have my own list of words that strike fear in my heart, like IRS or Taxes, but unfortunately, no one would rush out and buy that book.
But back to the point, I’ve been watching horror shows dissecting them, trying to understand what makes them motivate the viewer stay tuned vs turn the channel? I wonder is it something you can believe? Or is it something you can say (my favorite line) “What if” that could really happen?
Then I started thinking what is believable about vampires? What is our fascination about them? Why can’t we get enough? First documentation of vampires is dated back to 1047 AD, but does that mean they exist? My husband always says, ‘Where there is smoke, there is fire.’
Well, a few months ago I came across an article that claimed Vampires were real. They are dissimilar to the movies and folklore meaning they require blood to live, but rather they require human life force to remain alive. Interesting. The article went on to say something about clubs/groups who give of themselves this life force (that’s where I lost interest and was ready to move on the next article) But the thought always stayed in the back of my mind.
Then one day I met a man. I was in his presence for about 15 minutes, there were three other women with me in a small room for a quick meeting with him. He was polite, he did nothing usual, but the whole entire time I felt a constant pulling/mental assault. Once I left the room, I felt completely drained and so did the other women. Suddenly, I remembered the article, I found online. Could he have been a ——-? To be honest, I had no desire ever be in his presence again, so I dare not return to ask. Interesting?