Thursday, October 10, 2013

An Open Letter to the Readers of Lovecraft Reviews

Hello all,

I have not gone away, I am still here and in all honesty, I've been trying to think of something to write. I post tons of news, I post reviews but I want to begin to post something of greater substance on here. I know that there are only a few of you that read this blog, and your readership means the world to me, so I will get better about posting beyond the array of news about American Horror Story, or the latest tidbit about this or that. 

Horror is a wonderful world, one that I have occupied for many, many years. A big reason as to why I started doing this was to have a way to put some of the great love that I have for the genre back into it. This is a magical month, a month where fans like us can revel in our love for all things dark, spooky, grim and gory. Where we can go to the movie theater and watch The Exorcist on the big screen and imagine what it must have been like to be sitting in a theater on a warm June night in 1973 when the film debuted across the nation. We have a bond through that, do we not? 

Every October I feel a certain energy, I am more excited and alert. I find myself more prone to smiling when I see posts on Facebook, Twitter and Reddit about friends and family watching Halloween, or Hellraiser. This is the world that I occupy all year round, it's exciting to see others join me for a bit.

This has led to me the thought that I want to encourage more intellectual discussion on this site, I want to provide a place where we can share our thoughts beyond speculation of what new film is coming out in a week or two, or who is cast in this or that. I want to use this as a site to share my thoughts, to dissect films, books and music, and hopefully show people that there is more to this world than blood and guts. If you have an article idea, a review idea, some point of discussion that would be fun to delve into, please feel free to either comment or send me an e-mail. I want to get to know each of you, after all, it's hard enough to find horror fans out in the real world, let's stick together in what ways we can!

With that, I say thank you for reading. Thank you for being the first readers on this site, and I hope that the numbers grow. It's OUR month, guys. It's OUR time to shine, in all of our foul, grim glory. Let's have fun, let's talk, let's share our love for the taboo and let's show everyone that this genre, this world and this fanbase is only getting stronger!

- Rg Lovecraft

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