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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Troy McCombs Shares His Thoughts on #Horror Movies, Monsters & Tulpas @sonne3 #AmReading

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Horror movies are a favorite of mine. Monsters are a love of mine. Some monsters move slow; they stumble and fall as they try to attack their victims. Some are fast and clever. Others are strong and vicious, bludgeoning their prey to death and spilling blood all across the movie camera lens or the written page. Sure, I like ghosts and aliens and zombies and all those other ones, but monsters have a special place in my heart. I grew up watching Rawhead Rex, Jacob’s Ladder, Friday the 13 and Nightmare on Elm Street. I’ve read almost all of HP Lovecraft’s stories, and the monsters he creates are my favorite. I like his lack of description because it makes the cosmic creatures that much more horrifying, which I think is why his stories don’t usually translate well to cinema.
My novel, Imaginary Friend, is about an abused, victimized boy who creates Max, an extraterrestrial creature, to keep him company during the nights his father yells at him and during the days in school when the bullies pick on him. Max becomes the only friend he has. Unbeknownst to everyone—even Nathan—the creature of his creation comes to life one night while his father’s abusing him. Max defends the boy by ripping his enemies to pieces before devouring their “wicked” hearts in order to obtain strength and growth. As he grows, however, he becomes so powerful, he develops a mind of his own, and may not need Nathan anymore.
I do mention the idea of Tulpa creation in this story. A Tulpa is a real being first created by the act of imagination alone. You can Google it, I’m not making it up. There’s not a wealth of info on the subject, not that I could find, but it’s supposedly a real thing a few people have done in the past. It also has a likeness, in my opinion, to what Jesus said about the “mustard seed.” If we could just “believe” enough, we could do some amazing and even frightening things. That’s what the character in my story does. I’m sure we’d all love to move mountains by thought alone, but we’d have to beware the consequences. Suppose we harnessed this ability and had a dream of a volcanic eruption? Then we’d be very sorry.
I hope you’ll check out my book! I enjoyed writing it. I even learned things about myself and the world around me by writing it. Thank you for your time. And be careful what you wish for! It may just become real!

The apostles said to Jesus, “Make our faith greater.” Jesus answered, “If you had faith as big as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Pull yourself up by the roots and plant yourself in the sea!’ and it would obey you.”
Tulpa: a materialized thought that has taken physical form.
Eight-year-old Nathan Stevenson is beat by his father, teased by his peers, and has zero friends—except Max, his imaginary friend. Max is a heroic creature he created years ago when the physical abuse became too much to bear. Strangely, every time Nathan imagines him, he becomes more lifelike, more substantial… but nobody could guess what soon happens when Nathan refuses to be a victim anymore.
The barriers of reality break down, and Max becomes real. Only Nathan can see him, but anyone can feel his violent wrath. The monster slays anyone who gets in his creator’s path, and eats the hearts of his casualties in order to obtain strength. There’s only one question: can Nathan learn to control his Tulpa? Or will it break free from his mental restraints to do whatever it desires? Either way, there will be a lot of dead bodies to clean up!
Author’s Note:
This paranormal/splatterpunk horror novel, Imaginary Friend, has been updated with a new cover and has been reedited for a more soothing read. It also contains elements of science fiction and fantasy, but the information about “Tulpas” are based on fact. For adults only!
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Genre – Horror
Rating – R
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