The addiction began for me when I was very young. I was only in the second grade when I was exposed to the terrors of a masked madman causing havoc in a theater in a little film called The Phantom of the Opera (1943). From there I was hooked. The monsters of the classic Universal Horror films became close companions, and I enthusiastically replicated their gruesome adventures in home-made movies.
Hammer films, sleazy slashers, Grindhouse gems, Italian giallos, Gothic Euro horrors, silent masterpieces, spooky television, and everything in between became my passion over the years. I was the only kid who would sit out during recess just so I could read my latest book in the "Goosebumps" series. Yeah, that bad. I'm not completely obsessed. Other passions include writing short fiction, theater acting and watching, singing badly in Rock Band so nobody will judge me, literature and film analysis, comic books, cheesy 90's club music, and other forms of geekery.For those of you interested, you can go to The Terror Trap for some of my other ravings or to my blog The Grim Reader for general insanity.