Friday, October 30, 2009

Were-sirens and Zombie Elves?

Oh my!

Halloween is tomorrow and it's pretty natural for the gruesome side of our imaginative brains to take center stage. So how can we make our love of fantasy fit in with our desire for horror? Why that's simple! Combine them!

Some of the most original novels out there have melded two or more genres. I mean really, what's so unique about plain old elves anymore? They've been done. A lot. But make them zombie elves and you've got a pretty interesting story! Or put a character through hell by making them struggle against the irresistible call of a were-siren! It gives a whole new fear factor to howling at the moon.

What other creatures from fantasy could you combine with horror? Put your thinking caps on class and share!

~Emily White

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