In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ray Bradbury 1920-2012.

We sadly lost an important icon this week. Ray Bradbury was one of the greatest creative minds literary fiction has ever known.  He passed away this Wednesday at the age of ninety-one.  He was best known for his classic novels Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, but over his long career was credited with over six hundred works of fiction.

To me, Bradbury always stood alongside Rod SerlingRichard MathesonStephen King as larger than life idea men who constantly inspired me to write.  The Illustrated Man was one of the cooler books I read as part of my school curriculum.

Probably most memorable for me was his HBO show Ray Bradbury Theater.  I loved the opening of that show.

The idea that one can absorb ideas from their environment (and the things they surround themselves with) really stuck with me.  I salute you Mr. Bradbury, for your limitless imagination and the wonderful legacy that you have left behind.

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