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Let's be honest with each other, shall we?

Though most of us concentrate on the positive, responsible, serious aspects of
                being adults,
                                                             I suspect there may be a deeper, darker, more child-like side to us all.

As for Me . . .
I seem to harbor a morbid fascination with
                                           stuff that sends ordinary people
                                                                                               running for the light switch and a baseball bat.
I seek out ghost stories, serial killers and other strange tales for a lark.

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The Winchester House

As a child, I chose to immerse myself in an

 ~ In Search Of ~  Ripley's Believe It Or Not ~ Twilight Zone ~
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kind of world.

I read Nancy Drew,
  "true" supernatural stories,
                                                       and any horror novel I could sneak into the house.

King's Best
in rough order:
The Stand
The Shining
Four Past Midnight
The Other Authors
with their best:
Dean Koontz
~Watchers, Intensity
Anne Rice
~The Mayfair Witches
Robert McCammon
~Blue World, Swan Song
Clive Barker
~Books of Blood

(Never did get around to reading anything by Judy Blume--
except Wifey of course.)

I sat up into the night, with cousins or with friends, swapping urban legends
                                                (though we thought the stories were really and truly true, I swear)

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sharing family legends
                                                           and playing, "Light as a Feather; Stiff as a Board".

Not a horror movie at all . . .
I spent hours watching 
              the weekend matinees 
             on our local television channels-- 
(Way long ago, when there were only 4-5 channels 
                                    to choose from.)
I watched grainy, 
                                over-edited versions of
Bride of Frankenstein 
Creature From the Black Lagoon 
  Godzilla vs fill-in-the-monster

while lying on the floor, in a warm patch of sunlight
 with the cats, 
 eating bologna and American cheese omelets.

  (Don't make faces, that's what I knew how to make . . . )
Some B&W Movies
that made an impression in my youth
King Kong
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
 To Kill A Mocking Bird
 Dracula (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)

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