October 17th, 2006

Pretender/Terribilis

"when we rise from underneath"

Happy birthday to vulpine137! May you have a great day and terrific year to come.

It's meme time:
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In my recent monster and poem polls, a majority of you, my friends, agreed with the Edmonton Journal on the top scariest picks. What do you think about the scariest movies?
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On to the poll!

What do you think is the scariest movie of all time?




Today's excerpt is from the wonderfully disturbing Hugo Award-winning novella Coraline (2002) by Neil Gaiman:

She reached the top of the house. The topmost flat had once been the attic of the house, but that was long ago.

She knocked on the green-painted door. It swung open, and she walked in.

We have eyes and we have nerveses
We have tails and we have teeth
You’ll all get what you deserveses
When we rise from underneath.


whispered a dozen or more tiny voices, in that dark flat with the roof so low where it met the walls that Coraline could almost reach up and touch it.

Red eyes stared at her. Little pink feet scurried away as she came close. Darker shadows slipped through the shadows at the edge of things.


- from Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline at Amazon.com
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