Educational Zombie

George A. Romero. quotes, horror, and Sesame Street

They already have a counting vampire, so why not?

I expect a zombie to show up on ‘Sesame Street’ soon, teaching kids to count.

–George A. Romero

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Edge of the World

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It was as if when I looked into his eyes I was standing alone on the edge of the world . . . on a windswept ocean beach. There as nothing but the soft roar of the waves

–Anne Rice

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Against Sleep

Against sleep . . . Good luck.

Dracula, by Bram Stoker is a good read. Without this there would be no Hellsing Ultimate!

Oh, the terrible struggle that I have had against sleep so often of late; the pain of the sleeplessness, or the pain  of the fear of sleep, and with such unknown horror as it has for me!

–Bram Stoker, Dracula

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Outward Surge of Power

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An excerpt from The Man Whom the Trees Loved, by Algernon Blackwood

The outward surge of some enormous Power was what she felt . . . something to which every instinct in her being rose in opposition because it threatened her and hers. In that moment she realized the Personality of the Forest . . . menacing.

–Algernon Blackwood

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Listen to Them!

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Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!
― Bram Stoker

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The Irony that Kills Us

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The world changes, we do not, therein lies the irony that kills us.
― Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

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They’re Quite Sickly

Vampires get the joy of flying around and living forever, werewolves get the joy of animal spirits. But zombies, they’re not rich, or aristocratic, they shuffle around. They’re a group phenomenon, they’re not very fast, they’re quite sickly. So what’s the pleasure of being one?
–Margaret Atwood

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The Outside World

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 The Outside World

The world outside had its own rules, and those rules were not human.

― Michel Houellebecq, The Elementary Particles

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Dead and Dreaming

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Dead and Dreaming

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.

In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.
― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

I hope I’m not the only one who’s asked this question: how does one go about being dead and dreaming at the same time? Every time I’ve read this quote, or have read of Cthulhu being referred to as dead, I’ve questioned this. Every time.

And in all seriousness: how does one go about being dead and dreaming at the same time?

It must be a trick question.

P.S: I just thought of something hilarious: the equivalent of me trying to read that Old One gobbledegook would be someone farting. Oh, my poor sanity . . .

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I Have a Heart

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I Have a Heart

I like to tell people I have the heart of a small boy, then I tell them it’s in a jar on my desk.
― Robert Bloch

We seem to recall Stephen King saying the same thing. Or something of the like.

(This one came from Goodreads. Horror quotes seem to be sorely lacking.)

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On the First Day of October

On the First Day of October

The monster gave to me,

The Enigmatic Monster Issue 3!

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(Go on, click it. Resistance is futile. <3 )

Here it is, in all of its sickly glory! The Triad of Terror is now complete. As we continue to  catch muses in the dark, we wonder what next year will bring? Hmmm . . .

For now we must play the game as we always have, and bring our nightmares to the surface world for all to see.

As always, spread us to the far corners of the world. Keep it monstrous!

P.S: If you do not want to download the PDF file, fear not! You’ll be able to read the 3rd issue online as well! Just look for The Triad of Terror in our top menu (that’s where we keep all of the goods)!

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Dracula Being Clever in the 21st Century

Jon Gave Dracula a Drinking Problem

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“I’ve got Dracula in a diner pouring blood from a flask into a glass of cranberry juice so nobody’ll notice. That’s pure literary genius.”

–J. Kruschack

With the onslaught of bad vampire books/movies, nobody seems to know how real vampires are supposed to act nowadays. Some people tend to be strange anyways . . . So (theoretically) Dracula could get away with this, because everyone would assume that he’s that guy who happens to be the closet alcoholic.

Yes, yes . . . I just quoted a member from Team Monster. Go ahead, sue me, flame me, blah de blue. Just don’t write any bad fan fiction. Please?

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Imagine No Imagination?

Imagine No Imagination?

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Where there is no imagination there is no horror.

–Arthur Conan Doyle

It’s all in your head*, or so you’ve been told. But don’t think too hard on it, that’ll only make things worse . . .

*How many times did they say that in the movie Chicken Run?

Existence Without Consent . . .

Existence Without Consent . . .

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Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.

–Cormac McCarthy

We tend to say that a lot, but we’re only human. I wonder how many species have gone extinct because of that train of thought?

On the other hand, Cthulu! 

And that’s about all there is to say on the matter.

Searchers After Horror . . .

Searchers After Horror . . .

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Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.

–H. P. Lovecraft

Here’s to the quote of the week! Who wants to go on a vacation?

On Reality . . .

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 On Reality . . .

We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.

–Stephen King