Happy Halloween! It's not for a few more weeks but that doesn't mean that it's too early to celebrate the season. You can celebrate, here, too, with a brand new essay on A Nightmare on Elm Street and its sequel, Freddy's Revenge. The second film, somewhat maligned for how it eschews the rules established by its predecessor, offers a unique kind of dream-like horror precisely because of its black sheep status in the Nightmare franchise. Check it all out in my latest: "Not Falling Asleep Won't Save You."
If you follow me on Twitter you may know that I've started hosting The Sunday Morning Horror Show, a horror movie livestream at 10:00 AM CST each week. I've finally added a link to the streaming channel in the navbar up there. This might be a weird week to do it, though, since this week's installment of the show takes place on Saturday due to scheduling conflicts, but still! You can search my Twitter for announcements related to the show and maybe one day I'll integrate it, or at least post a schedule, here on the draculavoice.
Also in the pipeline for this site? Light mode! I know that white text on a dark background can be an eyestrain for some people, just as white backgrounds can be a strain for me, so once I get a chance I want to try to integrate a toggle for visitors to choose their preference. But as you can see, I couldn't even get new writing on the site for four months, let alone quality-of-life widgets! My time has been occupied so much lately by my graduate thesis, a Herculean endeavor that takes up the bulk of my time. That and my Nintendo Switch. Wow, why the hell did I buy a Nintendo Switch when I should be working on my graduate thesis?
'Til next time.
Photography by Cody Corrall, 2019.