Harriet has fallen in love with a game about an invisible boy being chased through the streets of a wet town by ghostly figures.
I love horror. I like to read it, I like to research it and I especially enjoy a creepy film. I love the feeling of unease, tension and the anticipation of something jumping out of my nightmares and onto my television screen. There are many things in the world that give me the creeps. Spiders, Cows and sometimes, being left alone in the dark for long periods of time. There is only one thing that can induce the warm, embarrassing flow of the ‘fear pee’ through my jeans. Little dead kids. So, when it comes to horror films, I’m open to watching any flick, unless it features a dead looking child on the cover. Then I hesitate.
‘Cousin Mordecai found himself playing with rusty old bear traps in the woods. Unfortunately, he slipped and the trap took off his arm. In a horrifying turn of events and due to the lack of modern medicine, he found himself Galled by Gangrene!’
I love Gloom. Not only because I have an unsettling interest in the morbid and gruesome, but because it’s so much fun to play. I don’t have experience of card games on the whole; the best I could do is fluke a game of snap. So my relief was overflowing when I was introduced to Gloom.