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Monsters: Night of the Living Dead (1968) Movie

I am not a big fan of horror movies, but this semester we have six movies to watch. I’ve not seen any of them despite that they are horror classics. Digging into the movies-first stop Night of The Living Dead. My first impression was I was never going to get …

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Monsters: Back to Barker—The Yattering and Jack: A short-story review

Clive Barker had done it again in the short story “The Yattering and the Jack.” I loved it! The story appears in The Book of Blood, Volume I. From the first paragraph, Barker captivated me and pulled me into the narrative. The Yattering is a low-ranking demon tasked to drive …

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Monsters: Stephen King’s Cycle of a Werewolf

This week’s read Cycle of the Werewolf was quick read. A series of stories taking place in the small Maine town of Tarker Mills—one for each month. King follows a year path of a werewolf stalking the townfolk. As in traditional werewolf tales, the beast follows the cycles of the …

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Monsters: Couldn’t Rip My Eyes From Rawhead Rex!

After a few not-so-thrilling experiences with the horror stories we are reading for class, I finally hit one that I couldn’t stop reading! Clive Barker had me hooked from the first line of “Rawhead Rex.” “Of all the conquering armies that had tramped the streets of Zeal down the centuries, …

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Monsters: Holy Freaking Not What To Do To Your Readers Batman! A Review of Breeding Ground

Let me preface this review by saying I threw this stupid book across the room when I was through with it this morning! I am one pissed off reader who feels cheated of all by the time I spend eagerly turning the pages of Breeding Ground.  Dramatic?  Ya, maybe, but …

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Monsters: Humor and Horror Fused: Reading “The Funeral” by Richard Matheson

“The Funeral” was a cute story, sort of—more humorous than horrific. But one that I had a terrible time engaging with. Unfortunately, it took many attempts for me to read this five page short story. I literally kept falling asleep. This could be due to my trying to read it …

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WHO DEFINITES NORMAL? Monsters: I Am Legend: The book was more sad than scary

After finishing, I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson, I’ve come to the conclusion I have a complete misunderstand of the horror genre. I am fascinated by monsters,and all my fictional stories include demons, ghosts, giants, and other supernatural creatures. I didn’t think I liked horror until I realized that I …

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Switched MFA Program to Seton Hill Writing Popular Fiction!

Exciting things are happening in 2018! After my last residency at FDU, and subsequent semester, I decided to switch MFA programs. So, January started off with a residency in Greensburg, PA on the beautiful Seton Hill Campus. Why did I switch? Too many reasons to list, but let’s just say …

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I’m ALWAYS Lost! Nothing has Changed; Place-Blindness on Campus; An Extremely Frazzled MFA Residency Experience

Does anyone else have to constantly look back at their life, and the things that they wrote in the past to remind themselves that they have been through this before? Lately, I have gone back and read my old blog posts, even parts of my memoir to be reminded that …

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    Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed by Jeannie Davide-Rivera

    Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed

    by Jeannie Davide-Rivera

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