Name - Willie Meikle
Age - 40something
Location - Kinross, UK
Hobbies - Reading, Film, writing, blues guitar playing, wildlife, archaeology ... but mainly writing... it eats up most of my spare time
Interests - Writing. I write Scottish based genre fiction.... five novels and loads of shorts published so far, and a low budget movie getting made in 2007 from one of my scripts....
Dislikes - dumba$$ TV shows that trivialize the genre... "Horror" images are now so much part of our culture that many of them have ceased to be frightening, so much so that we now get teenage girls vanquishing demons and vampires in Buffy, killing psychokillers in the Scream franchise, and torching more demons and warlocks in Charmed. It has become "Horror-Lite" for people who want to be nearly
scared. Real scares have been replaced with mock martial arts fight scenes, and terror is a word that is rarely used anymore. I'd like to see horror getting back to the basics of actually scaring people. "The Blair Witch Project" and "The Ring" movies are a step in the right direction. (End of rant)