Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Love to Be Scared? -- Rita Vetere

Our guest today is the multi-talented Rita Vetere who weaves dark fiction for your delight and fright. She also has spectacularly gorgeous hair. I'm not kidding, check it out on her website--see link below. Oh okay, I'll stop harping on Rita's hair and yield the floor. Welcome, Miss Rita!

Darlings, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. On the day we celebrate love, I’m planning to spend the evening huddled under a blanket with my honey, warding off the February chills, watching a great horror movie. I know, I know. How can that possibly be romantic, you ask. But consider this: Horror movies are an aphrodisiac. Yes, it’s true. Horror elicits a physical response which is very similar to sexual arousal. Your pulse quickens, your heart pounds, sometimes you even gasp or moan. Ever notice how most horror films are released around Valentine’s Day? Also true. There’s a reason for it. Hollywood figured out the connection between fear and sex long ago. Just take a peek at these February 2010 releases:
February 5: Frozen:
Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
February 12: The Wolfman:
Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man (Del Toro) is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.
February 19: Shutter Island:
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal (Leo DiCaprio) investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.
February 26: The Crazies:
The inhabitants of a small Iowa town are plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.
So, all you couples out there looking to get closer? Watch a horror flick. And if you’re not part of a couple, or just coming out of a bad relationship? Hey, watching someone get burned, slashed, blown up, buried, dug up and killed again might just prove therapeutic. In any case, it can’t hurt, right?
Speaking of things Horror, my latest Horror novel, Whispering Bones, is releasing with Lyrical Press Inc. later this year in ebook and print. Visit my website for more details on this, as well as my previous releases, Ancient Inheritance and Born of Darkness.
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Grayson Reyes-Cole said...

Fun blog, Rita! You know I love some horror movies, too. I will be one of those people receiving "therapy" from some horror movies on the blessed day!

On another note, yes, your hair is beautiful and so are you!


Rita Vetere said...

Hey Grayson,

Thanks for stopping in. I know you love a good horror flick too. Here's to therapy, and I'll raise a glass to you on V-Day!

P.S.-Thanks to you and Cindy for the lovely compliments.

Hugs all round,