Lessons I Learned from Monsters

I’m a long time horror fan. It’s a genre that’s been really influential in my life… mostly in positive ways. (Contrary to what some people would have you think about horror.)

Today I talk a bit about some of the lessons I learned from the classic Universal horror films I grew up on. Sometime down the road, I’ll probably do a few more like this, touching on some of the other big influences from the horror genre.

Odd things in today’s process:

  • Used a different mic, a lapel one, because there was too much noise coming from various neighbors. Not sure I’m completely digging how it sounds. One of these days, I’ll do some post-production on the audio… maybe…
  • When I went to write this, I discovered all of my websites were down. Apparently my entire hosting account was having some undocumented issue. An issue that resolved itself (after at least 20 minutes of me checking, double-checking, and triple checking things) by the time I got into a tech support chat (only a couple minute wait time). That was annoying.
  • The image of the monsters in the YouTube preview was grabbed some somewhere random online. It’s actually a crop of the cover of the Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection [Blu-ray] (which I own and is awesome).

I didn’t get ahead like it’d planned over the weekend, so I’m, once again, flying by the seat of my pants, day to day. This may be a problem in a couple of days… we’ll see if I can crank out some extra content tomorrow and Wednesday.

For now, though, check out what I have to say about horror films making me a better person.

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About Kier

I've been on the web since about 1994. I have a background in a lot of things, including a five year stint as a journalist and over a decade of helping people get their message out to the world.

I write on a number of subjects--everything from relationships to personal development to politics and every day life. I hope you get something worthwhile out of it.

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