Now, while I wouldn't call anything that I'm writing horror by any stretch of the imagination, I do have to concede that the topics I deal with tend to overlap into the horror genre. I've talked about this before, though. I'm not going out of my way to watch/read horror, though I will research the crap out of it on fan wikis and YouTube analyses (that's how I learned all about the Five Nights at Freddy's mythos!) But... occasionally, there are come creepy, night spooky forms of media that I consider indulging in. Sometimes, they're just tame enough and my interests overlap just enough, that I put on my big boy pants and sit down for them.
Right now, I'm torn, though. I've got a few options thanks to the glorious age of streaming television that we live in. American Horror Story seems to have a lot of great elements that, frankly, intrigue me, but I wonder if it's worth sitting down for. Same goes for the Exorcist series. If you've read the three chapters I have on the front page, you'll see that I do draw some inspiration from the original movie.
There's a ton of stuff out there, though. So what do you think I should focus on? Supernatural? Walking Dead? Lucifer, perhaps? What about Hannibal or The Vampire Diaries? I know I actually liked the first couple episodes of iZombie (not that I'd call that horror, strictly speaking...)
Anyway, what are your thoughts? I'm always cautious to indulge in media close to what I'm writing because I don't want to take too much from material, but getting in the proper mindset could certainly be valuable.
So what arguably paranormal, creepy, supernatural, spooky shows do you like to watch? Let me know and I'll add them to my playlist.
Until next time, don't forget to be awesome.
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