Today’s ‘Horror’ films are more about torture and mind-control than entertainment. ‘Saw’, ‘Silent Hill’, and ‘Hostel’ are three examples. By SHARON K. GILBERT October 25, 2007 WHAT does it mean to be ‘horrified’? Origins of the word are rooted in Old English, French, and Latin — particuarly, horrere, a LatinContinue Reading

NEARLY everyone in North America is aware that September 22-23 is the official beginning of the autumn season. Since childhood, I’ve loved fall — the earthy colors, crunchy leaves, crisp evening air, and clear skies provide textural thrills for any writer, and cooler temperatures offer a much-needed respite following aContinue Reading