Horror Minus Horror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 19, 2017

It's time for horror talk!

I was just watching a discussion by the red letter media dudes about one of my favorite horror flicks, The Re-Animator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAPeMftLe_o

They addressed something I've talked about before, and still agree with.

A horror story can ...







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FEATURED COMIC --> Lexi's Fight Against the Dead

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 11, 2017



Just in time for Halloween comes the frightful tale of a small town under siege by rabid ZOMBIE raccoons! These little critters are actually pretty cute until they acquire a taste for brains. This comic would definitely make anyone think twice before walking alone outside in the middle of the ...

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Quackcast 342 - Seen unseen

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 3, 2017

LISTEN!

What is the best approach to make a scary story? To directly show the monster, the horror and the gore, or to hold off on that and let the audience fill in the blanks and guide them to imagine something far more awful and real than you could conceive ...

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Psychopomps and Death Personified

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2017


Chihiro and No Face from Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away and Studio Ghibli

I was driving home from work this evening and an unusual, rather old fashioned looking car with bright high beams began following me on my route. When I made a turn, I looked in the side mirror ...


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Jump Scares and Inappropriate Laughter

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 11, 2017



I think I spent my Saturday night the same way as plenty of other people did–in a movie theater watching a film based on a book by Stephen King (and No, I am not talking about The Dark Tower). It is still September since the last time I checked ...

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Adapting Myth to Modernity (part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 5:03AM, Feb. 11, 2017



In a chat where we were discussing our comics, Pit-Face told me that if Bones from Putrid Meat is Odysseus, then Blitzov from Epic of Blitzov is Gilgamesh. And that very solid analogy of the two characters’ function in her stories, got me thinking about how myth of all sorts ...

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Merging, Lane Changes, and Unprotected Turns

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 7, 2016



During the October season, I wanted to write a horror article about the things that really scare me, but I was sidetracked with deadlines, longer work hours, and lack of sleep. Halloween is now one week behind us and the Winter cold has drawn us closer into his tight embrace ...

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Comicking your feelings

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Nov. 4, 2016



I’ve been going through a bit of a rough patch lately in terms of my mental health. I don’t talk about it that often, but I don’t keep it a secret that I’ve always struggled with anxiety. Recently I started on medication for it for the ...

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Tales from Two Tiny Tittybars by moneko Now Has a Kickstarter!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 31, 2016



This message was written by moneko:


Hello, I've been working on a kickstarter to fund a print edition of my comic, Tittybar Tales, which has been hosted here on The Duck since I began creating it.

Tales from Two Tiny Tittybars is a frank and funny autobiographical webcomic about ...






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Metaphorror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 27, 2016



METAPHORROR

Hey, they're always tellin' me to recycle!

Last Halloween I did a breakdown of four categories of horror. So I've repurposed it here, images and all, to talk about the metaphorical nature of horror.

Horror is perfect for metaphor and allegory. In fact, a horror story is ...







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