I've been a horror fan all my life. As a kid, I remember my friends and I telling each other scary stories in the dark. My family was good for jumping out of shadows and scaring each other so it's in my blood. Going to the library and checking out books on the paranormal was another way to get my horror fix. As an adult, I think 60% of my personal library is made up of horror fiction and every October, I try to read ALL horror to celebrate Halloween.
For me, horror movies are comforting, as weird as that may sound. When I was a kid, my aunt used to babysit me and my little brother. She had so many vhs tapes that she would let us choose what to watch to keep us out of her hair. Her movie collection included horror films like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Chucky movies; so of course those are what we chose to watch. Ever since then, I've been a big fan of horror films. They take me back to my childhood and watching horror movies in my aunt's living room with my little brother. Now that I'm older, I'm so thankful for communities like Twitter that bring me in contact with fellow black girl horror fans. The live tweets and discussions have made my love for horror films grow even more.
From then on it was Night of the Living Dead (1968), Child’s Play, Nightmare on Elm Street, Return of the Living Dead, Poltergeist, The Exorcist, and so on. I was hooked on horror movies and books. My favorite books in elementary school were Goosebumps, Monster Mama, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Horror has been apart of my life since the beginning and probably has fueled my imagination since. To this day, I’m always on the hunt for a horror movie I haven’t seen and make any holiday or weekend “Horror Movie___” where I binge horror movies. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I like to be scary. I am a fangirl of The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow and Hannibal. My next goal is to subscribe to HorrorBlock.