Demon deals are perfectly ordinary. Sure they’re a terrible idea, but an ordinary one. And despite the fact that they’re illegal, and despite the fact that demons aren’t trustworthy, and despite the fact that making a deal will guarantee you a spot in hell, people are constantly making them. And, in the especially stupid cases, breaking them. People think they can get away with it by moving away, either to a Haven or a big city, as if hiding behind a barrier or getting lost in a crowd could actually stop a demon. Slow them down a bit maybe, but never stop them, not when they had humans to act as debt collectors.
Silence hangs in the air like an axe.
The clock tick-tick-ticking closer toward the witching hour.
Gradients of darkness give shape to the room.
A black mass in the corner waits, quiet and knowing.
A face with two sets of eyes stare,
One a ghastly green, the other a blazing blue,
Never blinking, always watching.
High above it waits, eternal.
The axe falls by degrees, a slow draining drip of dread.
Whispers, voices, leak through the wall,
Crawling along the ceiling and echoing,
Loud enough to hear, muffled enough to hide.
Scratches dig deep into the door,
Claws dragging long grooves.
Just wait, wait until the night ends
And the blood red light leaks in.
To anyone who has read one of my previous articles, you know how much of a Sam Raimi fanboy I am. On April 5, the remake of the 1981 cult classic “Evil Dead” was released and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. This comparison may have some slight spoilers, but nothing so detrimental that it will ruin the film. Continue reading “Evil Dead” vs “Evil Dead”: Remake or original?
If sunshine, orange groves and giant mosquitoes are your cup of tea, a trip to Florida might be in order.
That’s right, giant mosquitoes. Known as “gallinippers,” these fearsome beasties can grow up to 20 times the size of a normal mosquito. Deby Cassill, a biologist at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, described the gallinippers as “pterodactyls in the mosquito world.”
If the intimidating size wasn’t enough, these babies come with attitude. The so-called pterodactyls are known to go after humans, animals and even fish. Moral of the story? To a gallinipper, you look the same as a fish fillet. Continue reading Florida’s monster pests