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, 52 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 Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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