Entries in blair witch project (2)


School's Out ... Maybe I Should Write a "Know What You Did Last Summer" Type Tale?

Ah, I always loved those cheesy movies like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, but they were too predictable and soft for me. I like walking out of a movie feeling like my skin is crawling with sin or something is about to kill me. That's how I felt when I wathed The Blair Witch Project for the first time. I want that kind of sick, twisted fear in all my books.

Speaking of Blair Witch, I'm such a twisted sicko, that when it came out on video, I had my nephews stay all night, let them watch it, and when they fell asleep, I snuck outside and began piling up rocks just loud enough for them to hear. I ran in through the back door when I heard one of them whispering in a scared voice, "Aunt Dru, Aunt Dru." I rushed in, turned on the lights and told them they were having nightmares. When I flipped on the outside lights, we saw the pile of rocks. Needless to say, my nephews bolted upstairs and I nearly peed my PJs. Some aunt, I know. But in my defense, they actually deserved the torture. They're always playing pranks on me. The one from that day was to tape down the phone receiver with cellophane tape so when it rang and I picked it up, it contined to ring. Yes, I had one of those ooooold phones for quite a while. Gotta love rotary dialing!

My rambling has a point. I truly love my nephews and I love kids and I also love to scare them. All in all, I want to instill that kind of fear in my readers and I would love to write a "teen summer" type book that scared the kids into minding their parents until they turned thirty. So, now I begin the process of thinking it through. But, as usual, the good stuff won't come to me until I fall asleep. Oh, dream journal, how I love thee. See you tonight, lover.

Dru out.


And So Begins the Long, Cold Winter

Today marks the official launch of horror fiction writer Drusilla Winters' second book, Long, Cold Winter, which is the continuation of her unconventional horror trilogy entitled Moment of Death. In Long, Cold Winter, Drusilla paints a more twisted tale than her first book, Flight 666, as a small group of friends opt for a weekend getaway in a secluded hilltop lodge. But as the days unfold, and the other residents disappear, a variety of bizarre and twisted, paranormal events shape their future as the group fights to escape and survive the onslaught of unknown forces that are seemingly under the control of a sadistic doctor bent on releasing their deepest, darkest nightmares.

If you are a true lover of horror, this book is for you. Be forewarned: DO NOT read this book at night if you're all alone!