Haiku of Horror #52

HAIKU OF HORROR now have their own site. If you, like no one else on earth, find tiny little awful poems terrifying, be sure to check it out. 

As much as I like Keanu, I have trouble seeing Keanu as anything but Ted Theodore Logan. Even when he’s chain-smoking cigarettes while shoving cross-shaped guns into the ugly mugs of hell spawn, I’m just like, “Oh, Ted. Don’t you know befriending Satan could help sell Wyld Stallyns’ image?”

Here’s a poem.

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Flame kisses paper
He slowly inhales heat, smoke
Flicks away ashes

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Haiku of Horror #51

HAIKU OF HORROR now have their own site. If you, like no one else on earth, find tiny little awful poems terrifying, be sure to check it out. 

As a teen, I was a big fan of the ’96 adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau. I owned it on VHS, back before those were things people purchased as novelties, and watched it on an embarrassingly regular basis. And to think, I used to be a real cinema snoot. Turns out, I was just an idiot.

Here’s a poem.

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Dreams are feral beasts
Caged and tamed, they grow subdued
Becoming like men

Haiku of Horror #50

Never don’t not forget that HAIKU OF HORROR now have their own site. If you, like no one else on earth, find tiny little awful poems terrifying, be sure to check it out. 

The world really does need more Lovecraft adaptations. Good ones, not shitty ones. I feel like the world has plenty of those, mostly directed by people who aren’t Stuart Gordon.

This isn’t one of them. Again, shitty ones, I mean. Yuzna’s segment is insane.

Here’s a poem.

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Words can spur madness
Each word inked a drop of blood
Just like the Bible

Haiku of Horror #49

Never don’t not forget that HAIKU OF HORROR now have their own site. If you, like no one else on earth, find tiny little awful poems terrifying, be sure to check it out.

Nothing like a Fulci zombie movie. Well, except for another Fulci zombie movie. But there’s nothing like the both of them put together. It’s like an aardvark smashed together with a platypus.

Here’s a poem.

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Hell’s gates have opened
Dead roam among the living
Most haven’t noticed

Haiku of Horror #48

Never don’t not forget that HAIKU OF HORROR now have their own site. If you, like no one on earth, find tiny little awful poems terrifying, be sure to check it out.

I was a terrible Boy Scout. Didn’t like camping; couldn’t tie a knot; wasn’t particularly fond of nature’s various monstrosities; didn’t enjoy being repeatedly bullied by my fellow scouts. In other words, this movie was practically biographical. Right down to the murders. Don’t tell my scoutmaster.

Here’s a poem.

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Bark is but a mask
Disguising soft flesh beneath.
Stripped, the tree will bleed.

Haiku of Horror #47

Don’t forget, HAIKU OF HORROR now have their own site. If you find tiny little terrible poems terrifying, check it out.

Like a litter of undead puppies struggling to escape a pit of marshmallow cream, Let Us Prey is ugly and disgusting in a lovable way. I highly recommend it.

Here’s a poem.

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Sins are like maggots
Feasting in our carcasses.
In time, we’re eaten.

Exciting news (at least for me)

First, I want to thank every one who has taken time to read even a single sentence of my writing. As something like 96.2% of the writers on the planet will echo, I do it for fun. Having great feedback like yours is real boost to the self-esteem. I get a little charge from each notification of a new follower, like or comment. I mean that.

Since October, most of my posts have been additions to a series of horror-themed haiku creatively titled “Haiku of Horror.” I started writing them at the pithy suggestion of one of my friends, who joked it could be something to accompany my daily Facebook posts about horror movies I was watching. It started as a gag, but I enjoyed the challenge of writing short form poetry, which is not my strong suit, inspired by the horror movies I love.

So, even with October come and gone, I continued writing the poems. Hopefully, you folks have enjoyed them. They seem to be the most popular among my posts. Not that I’ve given them much competition lately.

All of that preamble is basically just to let you folks know I’ve started a blog specifically for Haiku of Horror. You can find it by clicking here or by heading up to your address bar and typing http://haikuofhorror.wordpress.com. There you’ll find all of the haiku I’ve previously posted here, many of which have brand-spanking new introductions (I’m touting that as a feature) as well as all upcoming haiku, which I plan to continue writing until the Internet explodes or I drop dead. Whichever. I’m hoping having a dedicated site will help new people find it, as well as make people on Twitter and other social media sites a little less apprehensive about clicking on a link that has the poster’s name in the address. You know how some folks are. Maybe you’re one of them.

I’d love it if each and every one of you who’s enjoyed reading these silly little poems would head over to the new site and subscribe. Of course, I’ll continue posting stuff here, too (including the next few Haiku of Horror, just to help with the transition), but it will be more rambling dumb stuff like this. Nothing you’d actually want to read.

The site may change slightly over the coming weeks, although I’m happy with the overall design. I’m open to suggestions, of course, of both changes to the site or movies I should watch and write haiku about.

Now, back to the beginning. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all of you for reading the nonsense I write. You make this whole thing fun.