For the past 2 years, I discovered that I had an incurable fascination about horror stuff. Okay, maybe my fascination is not that weird but wait till you hear this. It barely even three weeks ago when my fascination turned a little bit 'wild' that I had to ransack the whole website around just to fix myself with enough dose of horror. As if watching compilation of short-stories of Japanese horror such as Dark Tales of Japan, J-Horror Anthology: both Underworld and Legends, Tales of Terror, Tales of Terror from Tokyo and others wasn't enough - (I had watched over 100 videos altogether and it still in counting)... and I'm still craving for more. Well I'm not a brave person nor trying to say that I'm not that easily scared but why I love horror so much is because of the lessons I had learned from it.
Why did I say so?
Well whenever I watch this kind of genre (Japan horror movies especially), they always included a hidden message, the moral of the story which you will need to think on your own. Some of you might get scared when you see a ghost jumping out from nowhere, or a strangely beautiful woman tails you wherever you go but for me, I consider a self-realization of the horror itself is the scariest thing of them all. By self-realization, I'm saying about the underlying meaning, the one that you couldn't see or hear but comes when you think about it. Realizing how scary and creepy the situation in that particular horror movie is surely will leave you with hundreds of questions lingering on. I know that everything is fictional, created by the writer and most unlikely to happen in a real world but getting a taste and glimpse of it; Well that is SCARY enough!
I admit that I almost shit my pants a few times, and had a minor heart attack ONCE but so far my experience with these horror videos have been great! Sometimes, I even think it as a close friend; always there and ready whenever I need a good scare. Lol. Exactly what I needed to cheer up my dull and monotonous life. And of course, I have been watching all these videos online (Youtube), because I don't have a guts to download it all and keep it in my hard disc. It sure will unsettle my nights.
As my broadband grew slower, I had to find another alternative in still getting the taste of horror. My ideal solution is: Manga. Horror Manga. Yup, it's easier and cheaper to find. Like I did with the horror stories, there's a lots in the web provided with the scanlations. One of my recent fav is by Junji Itou (sorry, no picture on that Manga here- it might gonna scare you as it did to me, besides I don't want to have anything to do with copyright issues) and his work, Tomie. The comic book is under the name of Museum of Terror: Tomie. Apparently, there are 2 volumes for it, and each volume consist up to 20 chapters ( if I'm not mistaken). And ALL are as scary as hell. So, be careful when reading, you might need to catch your breath. Or getting any sleep afterwards.
Alright, I guess that's it then for my early Nov 2012 post. For horror fans out there, be sure to catch the names of videos and comic that I have mentioned. You won't regret it, I assure you... Last but not least, thank you so much for spending time in reading this entry and I really hope that you are greatly benefited by this. I surely hope I didn't waste any of your precious time... Thanks again and have a nice haunting, err I mean a nice day! Chow.
Mimi says: Horrifying-Minds