Greetings, traveller, and welcome to Re-vamp, the home of The Mad Doctors (of Literature)!
Do you long for the good old days of horror? Do you remember Hammer Monsters and Eastern European Folk Legends with fondness and wish that still, just sometimes, zombies wouldn't run and vampires would be a bit less... sparkly? Then you are among friends, dear heart; read on!
The Mad Docs of Lit are otherwise known as authors LC Hu and Die Booth, who regularly terrorise each other from opposite ends of the globe. We dreamed (or should I say, nightmared?) this project up after one too many conversations lamenting the state of modern horror (our shared pet genre). Our idea was to resurrect the good ol' myths one monster at a time, putting aside all the modern cliches and gratuitous gore and either taking them right back to their traditional beginnings or bringing them bang up to date in ways that have not been done before.
Follow our horrific progress as we journey from Halloween to Halloween, tackling a different monster each 'round' and posting original material from both of us as well as exciting guest talents. For those of you unfamiliar with the Livejournal layout, the most recent posts are displayed at the top - so scroll back for earlier entries. There'll be stories, artwork, articles, links, polls and plenty of opportunity for discussion with fellow horror fans. On Halloween 2011 we hope to publish a finished anthology of all the stories we produced during the project, with the chance for a few fellow authors to win a place in the anthology in a competition that will be judged by you, the reader!
Be sure to 'friend' this journal, for extra friends-only content and remember - all we ask from you is that you let us know you're reading (just a simple 'boo!' will suffice!) and please spread the word to all your horror-loving friends and acquaintances because there is nothing we love more than new... blood!
Now all that remains to be said is that we hope that your stay here is a pleasant one, filled with fun and frightening tales. Oh, and whatever you do—don't open that door...!