The question is: What horror film or book first grabbed your attention and made you a horror fan, and why?
* See Women in Horror Month post 1 with Stevie Kopas, Suzi M and C.A. Verstraete
(Today) * See Women in Horror post 2 with Karina Fabian, Claire C. Riley and Jaime Johnesee
* See Women in Horror post 3 with A. Carina Barry, Melanie Karsak and Lori R. Lopez
* See Women in Horror post 4 with Sarah Lyons Fleming and Chantal Noordeloos.
* See Women in Horror post 5 - Jaime Johnesee explains why it's good to be a Horror Hag.
* See Women in Horror post 6 - with Vickie Johnstone, Pembroke Sinclair and Julianne Snow.
Karina Fabian, author of the humorous Neeta Lyffe zombie exterminator series including, Neeta Lyffe II, I Left My Brains in San Francisco, has a confession (which explains why she likes to write with a humorous twist):
"I'm not a horror fan, although when my sister and I were little, we used to get to stay up Friday nights and watch Shock Theater. Fu Man Chu was my fave then. Growing up, I watched some other horror films, but got tired of them around the time slasher movies became popular. I'm not sure what changed my tastes. ALIEN is about as close to horror as I can get now. I like comedy and parody, and enjoy when that's tied to horror. I think the first film that introduced me to the genre was Young Frankenstein."
Claire C. Riley, author of the Odium series, including Odium II: The Dead Saga says, “The 'very' first horror film that grabbed my attention was 'The Little Shop of Horrors' - Feed me Seymore! I learnt that it was perfectly acceptable to blend both horror and humour.
"After that it was George Romero's Night of The Living Dead and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Both of those films have kept me in love with old school horror ever since, and are what I try to incorporate into my own work."
Jaime Johnesee, author of the fun Bob the Zombie series, including her latest compilation, The Misadventures of Bob the Zombie, is proof that the things we read and see do stay with us. Grab 'em early, so the saying goes!
She says, "the horror film that grabbed my attention was Poltergeist and the book that set me firmly in love with horror was Watchers by Dean Koontz. I was eight."
More to come!
Your Turn: Share - what turned you into a horror fan?