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Interview with Cat Scully, author of JENNIFER STRANGE

Today on my water monster blog, we have a guest, Cat Scully, author of the much anticipated JENNIFER STRANGE. Wanna know what this talented author is really afraid of? Read on. But first, a little about the book itself, which Claire Legrand, author of Sawkill Girls, calls "devilishly paced and drenched in Gothic atmosphere." Available … Continue reading Interview with Cat Scully, author of JENNIFER STRANGE

The Ocean’s New Big Bad: UNDERWATER’s Creeptastic Water Monster

If Aliens and Deep Star Six had a stylish baby, it would be this movie.     So here’s the story line: Mechanical engineer Norah Price (played by Kristin Stewart, looking quite lovely in her buzz cut) has to escape a slowly disintegrating deep sea drilling station, which is a hard enough task, but to … Continue reading The Ocean’s New Big Bad: UNDERWATER’s Creeptastic Water Monster

The Real Water Monster in CRAWL (Hint, it’s not the alligator)

Back in college, I spent a summer on an archaeological excavation on a remote part of the Savannah River. One day our boat’s engine died just downstream from a nature preserve, which meant gators were EVERYWHERE. And they were absolutely enormous. We had to leave the boat behind and wade in waist deep water for … Continue reading The Real Water Monster in CRAWL (Hint, it’s not the alligator)

Water Monsters You’ve Never Heard of: The Lake Worth Monster

When I picked up my seven-year-old from her summer camp last week, she hung onto me like she hadn’t seen me in weeks. The campers had gone on a field trip to Lake Worth for a little hiking, and since my kid hearts nature like nobody’s business, I was surprised that she didn’t have a … Continue reading Water Monsters You’ve Never Heard of: The Lake Worth Monster

Water Monsters and Body Horror, or Why You Shouldn’t Eat Salad

My search for strange water beasts has taken an odd turn. I find myself searching through dozens of Netflix horror movies and asking myself weird questions: Is the monster eating that person’s head interesting enough to write about? Are suckers better than teeth? How might I describe that in a blog post? Would it be … Continue reading Water Monsters and Body Horror, or Why You Shouldn’t Eat Salad