Today is the anniversary of the premiere in 1974 of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, It was a great plan to premiere it on the day before Halloween. I have never been a great fan of scary movies, but I remember liking the Alfred Hitchcock show and the Twilight Zone, sometimes. I like scary books better. The stories don’t have to be so graphic like the scenes in movies. I think that our reading and imagining brains are better at scaring us than just gore on the screen.
The last best scary book I read was The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. It is a vampire book that keeps a constant sense of suspense, but with very understated violence. It is also a book about books. Dracula, in this one, is a real book lover with a special penchant for librarians and historians. What could be scarier?!
Tell about your favorite scary movie, story, music, or book.