Ashes to ashes

I’m not a fan of horror films, but I imagine that the increase in the number of cremations will have had a detrimental effect on horror films.

The only snippets of vaguely horror-like films that I’ve seen have had scenes set in graveyards with zombified bodies rising up from the graves.

I can’t imagine that puddles of dust rising up from the earth has the same frightening effect as putrefying flesh.

“Oh look! There’s dust on the ground”


“Well, it’s … erm … swirling about a bit.”  <Cough>


“Yeah, you’re right … it doesn’t look particularly threatening, does it!”

Anyway, that’s what I was thinking of as I drove through the freezing fog, past the graveyard on my way home this evening.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 50 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Sky. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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