Ghosts and ghost stories are one of the most pervasive frights in our culture. So in honor of Halloween, what life lessons can we learn from the dead?
If you know me, you know I don’t do horror. Like, at all.
The closest I’ve come to sitting through a horror movie was the film version of Sweeney Todd, and the only reason I got through that gore fest was the music of Stephen Sondheim.
I’ve never been into vampires or zombies. Werewolves I can do to an extent, if only because they’re fluffy and Remus Lupin is one. Witches I write about, but I prefer good witches to bad witches, taking the scare out of it.
But there is one creature of the night that has had a hold on my imagination for a long, long time: