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Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, Clive Barker and Edgar Allan Poe.
Horror movies have been a huge influence on my desire to tell
stories. When I was around 8-9 years old I became obsessed with the movie
Halloween. From there, I just went out and found any horror film I could find.
Night of the living Dead, Suspiria, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Hellraiser.
These were movies that made me go “Wow! I wanna tell stories like that!”
When did you begin writing?
I've been writing off and on since 1st grade.At first, I wanted to write screenplays and
make movies. However, I am a huge control freak and realized with writing a
short story or bookI could have total
control and no limitations.
How do you come up with your stories, characters, character names,
think about things I would want to read and subject matter that I find
If you could actually meet one of your characters, who would it
I don't think I'd want to meet any of my characters. Most of them
are complete scum and a tad insane!
Do you work from an outline?
I start with an outline that details everything from beginning to
end.Once I actually start writing,it often goes in a completely different
Tell me about your favorite scene in your novel(s).
In my short story and poetry collection Fireflies of the Dead.
Creature From The Sky has a scene I enjoyed writing.A creature falls through space landing onto
earth where an unsuspecting little boy finds it. This happens at the beginning
of the story and I loved the imagery I created.
Can you tell us a little about your writing philosophy?
Write what you enjoy and more than likely someone else will enjoy
Have you ever tried writing in any other genres?
is my passion but I have dabbled in Comedy.
Do you have any interesting writing-related anecdotes to share?
“Oh you must be a serial killer.” or“Oh you must be mentally unstable.”.Some people can't separate reality from
Do you listen to music as you write?
Yes, I'll listen to an entire album over and over again while I am
Here are some suggestions I feel readers would like to read:
The Abuse of Ashley Collins by Jon Athan- It reminded me so much of
Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door that I almost became Furious. However, it got
so ridiculous toward the end that I got a kick out of it.
The inspiration behind your book, the benefits of your book for the
reader and any personal related story compared with the world of your book ~
I'd say a lot of my writing has one central theme, belonging. That
may seem very odd considering the genre I write in but many of my characters
(both bad and good) all try to find a purpose, where they fit in the
world.Quite a few of the short stories
in Fireflies of the Dead have this theme, some may just be a bit more obvious
about it than others.
Eric Kapitan fell in love with the horror genre at a young age. Binge watching Horror Movies such Halloween and Night of the Living Dead. It wasn't long before Kapitan wanted to tell Horror stories of his own. Never afraid to push the boundaries, Kapitan believes Horror should be hard hitting and leave an impression.
Eric Kapitan currently resides in Vermont. He enjoys spending time with family/friends, drinking a nice cold Vermont beer, and going to Horror conventions.