Character and subtext in horror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 18, 2018


The Haunting of Hill House is masterfully done horror with humanity

The Drunk Duck Awards, 2018 are underway! Check 'em out here:

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In the movie “The Innkeepers”, two clerks in an allegedly haunted hotel work on the last night before the place closes down. They ...






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Bookends

Banes at 12:00AM, May 31, 2018

A story can be strengthened by coordinating the first and final images in some way.

It's not a hard and fast rule; it's not a rule at all. But it can be worth trying out in your writing!

The movie Halloween (there it is! I had to start ...



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Contrast

Banes at 12:00AM, April 5, 2018




The first time I noticed the power of contrasts was in my friend's music. He's a massively talented songwriter, and aside from interesting melodies and chord progressions and powerful insights and images in his lyrics, he uses contrast a lot. Laughter and tears, being high but low, trapped ...


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Say My Name: Titles

Banes at 12:00AM, March 15, 2018



Say My Name

There are titles that fit perfectly with their subject, titles that could fit multiple subjects/contexts, and titles that don't work at all.
Recently I've seen several titles referenced that made me say “I HAVE to see that/read that!”.

A title can be handy ...






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Quackcast 347 - Psychopomps and Death Personified - HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAWAII!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 7, 2017

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First up: Happy birthday to Kawaii! Happy 32nd birthday and 4 year of doing admin stuff on DD ^_^
We all love and respect you on DD XX

A psychopomp is a physical manifestation of death. These are of course impossible in reality since death is a process, not ...




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Quackcast 346 - Existential horror

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 31, 2017

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In memoriam of Jason Moon (hehehe)

It caaaammmmme from outerspace… An unimaginably gigantic multi-tentacled green horror, Banes'thulu'Ary'lth! We only caught a glimpse of his heaving, slimy, scaled bulk but our minds couldn't fully comprehend what we saw and we were all driven insane!
In this ...



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HAPPY HALLOWEEN, 2017!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 30, 2017



Six weeks ago, at the end of my article titled “Psychopomps and Death Personified”, I asked the question: Can you think of any examples of the personification of Death in a comic? How about on Drunk Duck (Yes, you can plug your own comic)?

Much to my delight, fellow community ...



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Cosmic Horror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 26, 2017



So you've got your maniacs, masked or otherwise. Scary! Or how about savage animals from, whether realistic or altered in some way? Or maybe monsters like vampires, zombies, were-folk and…er…mummies are your jam? Or what about ghosts, spirits and alien beasties?

When it comes to horror fiction ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Do You Like Fear

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 25, 2017



A town overrun with monsters once had a short-lived peaceful history. Years before Pollard Landis was born, his father, the town's hero defeated a personified form of Fear and sealed it deep within the ground. One day when Pollard was ten-years-old, he witnessed his Mother being taken victim by ...

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Quackcast 345 - Horror no horror

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 24, 2017

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- Cover image from horror short Little Matthew

Does a horror film without the horror still make sense? If it does then it's probably a really good film… that's what we're talking about in this Halloween themed month! The idea was based on a recent newspost by ...


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