One of the many reasons my wife-to-be questions my sanity is because I love the horror genre. It’s just such a mystical and unique genre with so much possibility, expression and untapped potential that it’s staggering. And dare I say I also love the adrenaline rush it can provide and taking up the challenge of whether anything can actually frighten me.
If you’ve been around this blog or seen me on Twitter or even just spoken to me, you’d know that I have no desire presently to be typecast. What that means is, I don’t particularly want to stick to any one genre. I know that unfortunately makes it hard to ‘brand’ myself, you know, as that crime writer guy or that horror dude. But the truth is, I just have too much ambition and dreams to write in so many different genres that for the foreseeable future I can’t be tied down to just one. My debut novel, The Sorrow, was a crime thriller, and that genre just resonated with me as my first venture into actually writing a book. However, the future is looking quite colourful and diversified indeed.
I must confess that the horror genre is actually one of my favourites. While I am not an avid reader of horror books, I am definitely a major fan of movies and especially video games. In video games I discovered possibilities and ways to evolve the genre that movies simply can’t achieve, and that’s because of gaming’s interactivity. If you don’t believe video games can be scary, I’d be happy to give you a few recommendations which may change your mind.
Today I’m going to dissect the horror genre somewhat.