The Traditional Versus the New
Which do you prefer: traditional monsters or something brand new? I like both. Traditional are often easier to work with because the rules of their world have already been established. However, what we’ve never seen before is eye-popping. When it comes to traditional, adding your own spin helps: every zombie movie or book is different from one another in some small way, likewise for every monster/creature under the sun. Oh, and let’s not forget those that only come out a dark. Creating something new often takes many brainstorming sessions. I imagine it like a scientist in his/her lab determined to push the boundaries on the species. The results could be deadly.
So, what gets your heart pumping? The flash of fangs from the shadows? A gnarled hand snaking out to grab you as you open the front door to see why all the neighbors have gathered on your lawn and insist on joining you for dinner or perhaps you are the food? That old, haunted house? The green slime slithering across your basement? Reports that a disease developed for warfare has escaped its confines? Let’s open the comments to all.