The Hellbound Heart

I just received my reading/movie assignment for Literature of Terror class.  The list to pick from was huge so I decided to pick an author I recognized, other than Stephen King.  King is the most popular pick in this class and only one student could choose a King novel.  I didn’t want to be that person.

I recognized the name Clive Barker from my highschool years reading “Fangoria” and “Gorezone” magazines with Brian Brillhart and Scott Rouscher.  Horror movies appealed to me back in my teens, now they just give me nightmares.


I did some research on Clive Barker and his novel “The Hellbound Heart” to find out what movie would tie in.  I’m not sure why I chose this title out of all Barker’s books other than it seemed to ring a bell in my life. 

To my surprise it was a movie I saw back in highschool, at a marching band party.  I had only watched it with one eye open and ran out when things became very bloody.  The movie I’ll be watching again, 24 years later, writing a report and giving an oral presentation…

Now all I have to do is find it on DVD and keep both my eyes open!

Nightmare prone,



Vampires and Cults

careful, I bite

My first day of school went well.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays I have classes all day with a short break for lunch.  Mondays and Wednesdays classes are from 10 AM to 1:30 PM and Fridays I have NO classes.  Sweet!

Two of my classes really stick out are New Religious Movements and Terror in Literature. 

The NRM class is very interesting and a graded project is to create our own religious movement….or cult.  I’m leaning towards the alien approach. 😉  I’ve had this professor for two other religion classes and enjoyed her style of teaching.  This is the first time she has offered a NRM class and I’m looking forward to learning more about religious groups formed from the 20th century on.

The Terror in Literature class covers fiction from H.P. Lovecraft to Stephen King with the month of October dedicated to vampires.  This is a 300 level class and there is so much reading and interpreting of novels that it might scare some students off.  Good thing I don’t scare easy!

Maybe I can combine my classes and study vampire cults!

Sleeping with a garlic necklace,


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