Welcome Damsel Cannibal!

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Favorite Horror Director: Quentin Tarantino

Favorite Horror Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Fun Fact: Cannot Be Tickled

Current Obsession: Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Rooibos Soy Milk Lattes, Corset Training

Salutations and crimson nightmares, my dear readers. I am Damsel Cannibal, your neighborhood Domina, man-eater, psychic, and professional storyteller. I’ve been published in many horror e-zines, anthologies, and small publishers. And I’ve sailed around the world enough times to know there are two kinds of people in this world: those who love horror and those who don’t.

Horror is such a misunderstood medium. Horror proponents are blamed for facilitating gratuitous violence in the media and for the rise of an aggressive, out-of-control culture. After all, if everyone just stopped buying violent movies and video games our society could prevent mass shootings and serial killings!

Ahem. Sound familiar?

At some point in your life, someone has tried to make you feel guilty for hanging that Freddy Krueger poster over your bed or for buying that Stephen King novel. Friends and family might have interrogated you or asked outright, “Why are you so obsessed with death and unpleasantness? Why can’t you just collect Pokémon cards like your cousin?”

To the uninformed, a love for ironic and macabre things seems strange. But it is false to assume all horror-lovers are obsessed with death and violence. If anything, we are the loudest celebrators of life! We just prefer not to live in an illusion where evil does not exist, where good guys always win, and where bad things never happen to good people.

People are capable of committing unspeakable acts of horror without inspiration from Marilyn Manson, Quentin Tarantino, or Clive Barker. Evil exists in all of us, and I choose to purge these dark impulses through fiction and film.

I write erotic-horror, gothic noir, and dark speculative fiction. My first novel, Tuesday Apocalypse, is an erotic-horror WWII story about nuns and tentacles. I like sex (with guys, girls, and vibrators), macabre aesthetics, and wearing red lipstick and tight corsets. You can visit my website vicycross.com and follow me on twitter @VicyCross, facebook, and my blog.

It was a pleasure to introduce myself and I hope you’ll stick around with the Damsels more often.

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Welcome Damsel Bruja

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Favorite Horror Director: John Carpenter

Favorite Horror Author: Anne Rice

Fun Fact: I believe in the Paranormal

Current Obsession: Geez, where to begin. NBC Hannibal, Doctor Who, and NBC Dracula

Welcome one and all! Now what can I say about Horror…IT’S FUCKING AMAZING!! Growing up in a conservative/superstitious house, I was discouraged from Horror as a whole. Maybe that’s why I like it so much. It was something forbidden. Seriously, my mother thought I was inviting the Devil into the house whenever I watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  I also think my belief in the paranormal adds to my passion for horror. You should’ve seen me seeing Paranormal Activity for the first time…freaked out so bad! It wasn’t funny then but it’s funny now!

I’m always looking for a new thrill whether it’s in books or movies. I absolutely love Stephen King’s work! Christine has to be one of my favorites. Anne Rice is also one of my favorites because she makes horror sexy and I love her characters. The Vampire Lestat is awesome because he absolutely loves what he is and he doesn’t apologize for it. That’s how I like my characters, very unapologetic.

Anyway, the lovely Damsel Cannibal got me interested in writing years ago and I haven’t looked back since. The problem we noticed is that the literary world is lacking in good Horror stories and it’s getting harder every year trying to convince publishers that what they need is good stories with even better female protagonists.  Oh well, we’ll get there eventually! I’ve had a couple of short stories(here)published but nothing major…yet! College has taken up most of my time, but I do enjoy jotting down a new idea for a story when I should be taking notes.

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So for all of you who are like me, where Horror has become a guilty pleasure, come hang out with us Damsels! Here’s a great place to kick back and enjoy screams, buckets of blood, nightmares. And please check out my own blog I love to ramble on and on about the paranormal there. Thanks for hanging out!