Halloween season seems like the right time to reflect on how much I hate the supernatural, especially in its spooky and/or undead varieties.
Here's a handy guide, to help you remember:
Zombies: I will never, ever--not if I live to be 200 years old--watch a movie or read a book involving zombies. I lose brain cells every time someone uses the word "zombie" in a sentence.
Werewolves: Hard to imagine they could be interesting, but the possibility isn't zero.
Vampires: As much as I hate virtually everything that has been written and/or filmed about vampires, I remain hopeful that they could be interesting.
Witches (sorcerers, warlocks, etc.): interesting maybe one time out of twenty.
Ghosts: I'm more interested in ghosts than not.
I think the message here is: I'm interested in human beings. The further one gets from the human, the less interested I am.
How do the rest of you feel about supernatural characters, narratives, or tropes?