#HorrorAddictsGuide What Inspires Horror with Chantal Boudreau

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Horror Addicts Guide to Life 2 

Chantal BoudreauI was always that kid that didn’t do things just because they were expected.  I wanted to write and draw from a very young age.  I grew up on mythological stories, old fairy tales and Roald Dahl books, a combination of the weird, the fantastical and the dark that influenced my own artistic efforts.  Neither of my parents read horror, but my mother had books like Watership Down and Shardik on her shelves, that eventually led to me reading essentially gloomy tales like Plague Dogs.  My older sister introduced me to Stephen King and his ilk, inspiring an interest in horror.

I was lucky VCRs came along in my early teens because I got to watch movies that I never could have seen in the theatre at my age.  My parents were quite liberal and I was an old soul who never experienced nightmares from watching horror, so they allowed it starting in Junior High.  Horror went from an interest to a favourite. 

The lightbulb moment for my love of zombies was my first Romero film.  I sought out other zombie stories and discovered that the ones that appealed to me the most were the ones that combined elements of horror and comedy.  And clearly, I’m not alone, because the availability of zomedy-themed work is extensive.

I enjoyed capturing my thoughts and impressions on my preferred genre and subject matter and I hope readers are entertained by the results.

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