I'll be honest, guys. I enjoy horror stuff in a weird way. I get terrified by them; yet, I find a lot of them clever and pretty fascinating at the same time.
I'm currently writing a small story for fun that tries its best to try being original. It's loosely based on a ghost story that my mom told me about when I was pretty young. It's also based slightly on a Korean myth/legend. As you probably know (if you watched Spirited Away), most Asian spirit tales are highly original. The Japanese spirits are known for having frog and other animal spirits. Despite this heavily opposing Christian belief (as these spirits are from ancient Asian religions), I thought it would be interesting to add in a story based on a Korean spirit. While Japanese spirits tend to be focuse around animals, Korea's were a bit different and revolved around humanly spirits, often children.
My ghost is based on a Korean ghost known as the "egg-faced ghost." It's an ancient ghost tale that explains of a young Korean girl spirit with no face. I found my mom's own creative story with this ghost in it largely inspirational towards my own short story.
I already wrote a script for it when I was in high school. I've been wanting to create this story, but I also found it a cliche with the Ring and Grudge. So rather than a video-based work, I moved on towards writing a story. The ability to use words to terrify readers is a unique thing that I have personally never experienced.
I currently need to look for my script again (it's stored in my old computer. I never reopened it yet D
. I'll be sure to post up the script online once I manage to find it again. I found the story to be quite nicely written, with scare tactics based on its own creepy feel of it. But again, I also found it to still be very similar with the Ring and Grudge.
This has been a story I've been working on for 3 years now, and I plan to continue improving it, so when I pursue my dream of actually becoming a screenwriter, I can create an independent film on it.
I'll update this thread as soon as I can retrieve that script.
P.S.- I never read horror novels before, but being that I have much time in my hand now that I have such privilege, can anyone give me some great classic horror novels? I plan on getting I Am Legend
by Richard Matheson as soon as possible. Any other great horror novels that can give me some great read at night would be greatly appreciated. Thanks =)