<![CDATA[Horror Author - Scary Things]]>Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:37:20 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[More of a personnel post...]]>Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:36:13 GMThttp://edwalters.weebly.com/scary-things/more-of-a-personnel-postI would first like to apologize to all of my followers for my rather long absence from writing.  I will be back at one hundred percent soon and plan to continue right where I left off.

However, I needed to write this blog on more of a personal reason.  I would like to let everyone know about our GoFundMe page running now.  It is for our son Andrew who has been paralyzed for the last four years and we would like to build him a therapy pool in our backyard that could help him through some of the pain he still feels.

Check out the page and please follow, donate, share, tweet, or anything else you can think of that could help us reach our goal.  Any and all help is needed and will be greatly appreciated.  You can read more about Andrew and the reasons why we have started this campaign at the site: www.gofundme.com/poolforandrew .

We would like to thank everyone in advance for any support, thoughts and prayers.
Thank you!

<![CDATA[Lipstick Red]]>Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:41:46 GMThttp://edwalters.weebly.com/scary-things/lipstick-red Love the films FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA, ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS and FRIGHT NIGHT? Sweet! You love Michael Jackson's THRILLER? Awesome! Then LIPSTICK RED is right up your alley. We can say there are many amazing elements inspired by those works that you'll see in LIPSTICK RED.

We are retelling the classic monster film in a new imagined way. We have all the awesome monsters from Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, Wolfman and Carmilla. We have given them a modern feel to populate our world. Explore this Kickstarter to find out more about LIPSTICK RED and get ready to tap those feet and get scared out of your seat!

A full moon floats in the night sky. Zeke, a backpacker road-tripping across the country, encounters misfortune when his car crashes into a decaying cemetery. Luckily, he spots a neon sign buzzing in the foggy distance, advertising FRANK’S STEIN & GRILL-- a forgotten watering hole looming in the middle of nowhere. Once inside, Zeke slowly comprehends the true nature of Frank's patrons: horrifying creatures of the undead led by the bloodthirsty vampire queen, Carmilla! She and her ensemble of monsters have prepared the bar for a sacred ceremony and Zeke has the one element they need to complete their rite – innocence!

Remember those practical FX, makeup design and props that used to be in movies like AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN PARIS, GREMLINS, STAR WARS, and THRILLER? We are going to JJ Abrams this ish!


<![CDATA[SHARKS]]>Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:08:37 GMThttp://edwalters.weebly.com/scary-things/sharksPicture
Since my enjoyment with horror started so many years ago with the
release of Jaws, I thought it would be the right time to write a little something in its regards.  After all, it is shark week!

For me, there isn’t anything more sinister or  ruthless then a shark.   
Above all other torments, Sharks are the worst.  Every time I find my feet
dangling above the darkened abyss, I can’t help but think there is something stalking me, wanting to ultimately sink its teeth into my flesh. 
It’s not something that has kept me away from the ocean, or even deep water for that matter, but it is a driving emotion I think about every time I am swimming.  Even when I am in a lake, river, or pool, and for that I thank the makers of the great movie Jaws…

I will be the first person to admit that it has affected me personally.  The very next day after watching the historic film, I found myself playing close to the water on a California beach when I saw something coming towards me through the
waves.  I really thought a shark was coming ashore to devour everyone, starting with me.  I ran across the beach warning everyone of the impending doom we were all about to experience, when my dad told me it wasn’t a shark at all.  I was incredibly embarrassed, even at four years old.  I can only imagine what the poor scuba diver thought when he stood up in the breaking waves and saw me screaming, SHARK! SHARK!  My dad sure got a good laugh.

So when you’re at the beach this summer and think about swimming  out further then your feet can touch the ground.  Think about what may or may not be right there, watching you from the dark depths below.  I for one have always peered downward towards my feet hoping that I would make it back to shore alright, and I hope everyone else makes it bacdoes this summer as well…

<![CDATA[THE BLOODY TRUTH ABOUT GUTS AND GORE]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:58:19 GMThttp://edwalters.weebly.com/scary-things/the-bloody-truth-about-guts-and-gorePicture
The Bloody truth about Guts and Gore – 

Gore in horror anything has the uncanny ability to gross people out.  It causes most people to look away in disgust, but inevitably, it keeps us glaring at such scenes with an uncontrollable urge not to look away. 
While it continues imbedding terror and fright deep into our souls, the
sight of blood has always been something we were taught to avoid with extreme prejudice.

Keeping us glued to the excessive amounts of red liquid that stream from opened torn flesh are the results of our own apatites for pain.  Seeing these types of things fascinates us to the point of causing our vivid imaginations to remember such scenes even when our eyes are closed.

Gore is a part of horror that will never be extinguished.  It is the core of most things in horror, and I for one am grateful for the horrific visions that the writers who produce them release into our everyday lives.

I for one have seen my share of bloodied events, whether they are in films or in real life, whether they happened to an actor or to our own body, the chance to see an actual victim is present in every tick of a working clock.  From the tiniest cut that seeps blood and continues without letting up, to the widest open gash that pours from within our skin, blood is everywhere.

 The sight of an open muscle or the intestinal ropes that come slithering out of our bodies tells us that there is no return from such a wound?  The thought of things that are too late to change the outcome and dooming us to endure the pain of breathing in our last seconds of air before we are gone forever is what causes people to fear getting injured...

<![CDATA[WOLFCOP]]>Thu, 08 May 2014 23:41:32 GMThttp://edwalters.weebly.com/scary-things/wolfcopA very unique horror-comedy, (Wolfcop) is scheduled to be released early in June of 2014.  Winners of the "Cine Coup" Film Accelerator competition helped make their film a reality.  Please visit their website @ http://bit.ly/1iDoxjP, or http://bit.ly/WolfCop for more details.
It's not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou Garou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a strange turn.

Crime scenes seem oddly familiar. Lou's senses are heightened, and when the full moon is out, he's a rage-fueled werewolf. WOLFCOP is one cop's quest to become a better man...

One transformation at a time.

<![CDATA[GHOSTS]]>Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:47:30 GMThttp://edwalters.weebly.com/scary-things/ghostsPicture
My thoughts on the mysteriously unexplained are not as welcoming as some would like.

Whether finding yourself staring into the eyes of a distorted apparition, or the moment you caught a glimpse of something that just isn’t there Aymore.  The truth is spirits are everywhere that you turn your head to look, even if you never realize that they are there.  They emerge from within the shadows feeling many different states of madness.

Most of the time, you might come across a spirit that is seemingly totally dossal as it wonders around looking for an explanation as to why they haven’t moved on, wondering why they are still present in the land of the living.  They are consumed with only one thing, the question why?  These are the spirits that are always there, but never go out of their way to inflict harm on anyone. 

And then there are the spirits you would like to, and need to avoid.  I refer to these dangerously, tormented spirits as (disturbed ones).  They are the ghosts that are looking to cause pain on whoever crosses their path.  They are the ones who are fed up with being surrounded in seclusion and loneliness as they attempt to take out their frustrations on any poor soul that makes it known that the spirit has been seen.

In short, we have all come a long way since the days of Casper the friendly ghost.

<![CDATA[THE DARK]]>Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:23:42 GMThttp://edwalters.weebly.com/scary-things/the-darkPicture
When I think about the dark, the strangest things sometimes appear as visions within my mind. The morbid thought of something that may or
may not be out there watching and waiting for an opportunity to emerge from the dark to attack me fills my imagination. Surprisingly without
thinking twice, it causes me to begin smiling.

When I peer out onto a darkened road that bends around corners ultimately disappearing at the edges of a mysterious forest, the solitude and silence I feel seems to give me a weird sense of comfort as I start making things up that could be hiding in the shadows of the dark.

It is the truly dark which allows for things horrific to dwell a mere few inches away from your skin, without you ever realizing that there actually is something there. It can be something that is so close to you that with one lick of its tongue can taste your flesh before you ever have the chance to scream out for help.

 Sometimes, its not the things hiding in the shadows of my mind that are filled with the most fright, sometimes its
the ones that are standing on the road directly in front of me that are the most bizarre.  Something standing
alone, partially hunched over and crippled in the middle of that same road patently waiting for me to inch closer
to it before it vanishes in a darkened haze can be just as creepy and unnerving if not more so.

The thought of being in the dark for most people involves a feeling of being alone, and it is that same loneliness
that causes you to miss the things you shouldn't. Being alone and in the dark without the luxury of having a source
of light causes you to ignore an ever present danger, but whether you allow the dark to be truly terrifying or not,
well that is entirely up to you…

<![CDATA[DEAD THINGS]]>Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:55:47 GMThttp://edwalters.weebly.com/scary-things/dead-thingsPicture
One of the most fascinating topics in horror revolves around things
that are already dead, or close to being dead.  From ghosts on one
end of the scale, to zombies on the other, things that are dead always seem to be on the list of creepiest!

Whether it’s something with deteriorating flesh trying to pull itself from
the depths of hell, or a phantom spirit lurking within the shadows
directly behind you, the thought of something dead is truly a haunting sensation.   It is the one subject that no one likes to think about, yet everyone tries to escape its grasp, and the hurtful truth is that nobody can escape.

Seeing death up close and personal is something we all have to endure, no matter how far you place it out of your thoughts.  However, it doesn’t always have to be filled with the usual decay, blood, or gore, even if that is what
makes it more exciting.  It can also be something simple, like watching a well dressed person waiting on a street corner for a bus to arrive and take them to work.  Just maybe, there was something out of place that was
overlooked that could have let you know that they weren't real at all.  Have you ever looked at someone standing
in a hospital and just were not sure whether they were alive or not?  Or even worse.  What if they had noticed that
you could actually see them?  Death is everywhere, even if you have forgotten what to look for.

The truth is that we all like to be in scary situations, even people you would think of as down to earth. We place ourselves there without really thinking twice about it, even people who are “down to earth,” who are seemingly
the farthest from anything horror, like a good scare every now and then. Yet, it is the escalating scale of such
horror that climbs higher and higher that tells us, “That’s enough.” 

It is the amount of such terrors that you agree to put yourself through that determines whether or not you are
truly a horror nut, and DEAD THINGS are the most productive, living within our minds…

<![CDATA[FEARS]]>Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:50:35 GMThttp://edwalters.weebly.com/scary-things/fearsPicture
How many times have you gone to the ocean or lake and you thought
what could be under the surface that very minute, or thought how scary
it would be to drown?   How many times have you watched a nature
show during a feeding frenzy and felt something tearing  at your flesh
like you were being eaten alive?

Have you ever peered over the edge of a steep cliff and got that tingly feeling deep within your soul, but still felt as though you were compelled
to glance again?  How many times have you been to a funeral and
thought how awful it would be to find yourself trapped inside of a box, waking up in the dark under the surface of the ground?  I would bet that 
not too many people do, but I do!  I am one of those people who love anything that has to do with horror and fear, and look for it everywhere I go. 

I have been told, “imagination wont get me anywhere,” then again, for people without the means of going
anywhere, imagination gives them the well needed reprieve from their ordinary everyday lives.  For me, it is
more of taking that breif moment in time, and having fun with it.  I think of what makes it so fun, and I guess it
would be knowing that after, it really isn't true at all.

My imagination keeps me in tune with anything dark and horrific, no matter where I am, or what I am doing. 
Everyone gets a little jumpy while walking through a dark street or ally, always looking around so nobody can
sneak up on them, but what if it is something they just can not fend off.  What if it is something that can’t be
touched, or what if it is something truly out of this world?

Everywhere you look life is filled with the “what if,” and fears are imbedded within each of us, some more then

I feel that fears are one of the most important responses that we have as humans, and the reactions to such
fears are what make us who we are...