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Brundlefly's PredicamentBrundlefly, formerly Seth Brundle, hated his current career. He hated the fact that people, for some sick reason, saw the teleporter accident and things that were inspired by it, as humorous. Yet, there he was, having to go over people’s videos and animations on what was similar to how his and that fusion of the baboon and cat he had made, current predicament. After his film, The Fly, and the director, David Cronenberg, had been used as examples of Body Horror and how it was used to disgust, horrify, and sadden due to his film being also seen as a tragic love story, a tragic story about hubris, and also a metaphor for both aging and terminal illness, but some also have interpreted his condition as a metaphor for drug usage due to how when he first used his teleporter, he began feeling high and later on, how he started changing which some compared to side effects. For a while, he, along with his other fellow Body Horror monsters had been in retirement due to how common the trope was in films, but for some reason, when he was at the Horror Retirement Home, trying to eat which also disgusted the caretakers and some of the monsters, he got a letter from Hollywood saying that they had found a job for him. Brundle at first was excited and left the retirement home until he found out what his job was. Apparently, some cartoons and other comedic shows had started using his tragic teleporter scene and the result of it as a joke, and he was at first offended by it, but at the same time he wanted to get back in the spotlight, so he went along with it. He gave advice on shows such as Spongebob, Rick And Morty, Family Guy, South Park, and later on, Internet Shows such as a short film called Every ‘90s Commercial Ever and an Internet SCP Fan Animation series called Confinement. But over the years, while he was going over these videos and having to either write stuff down or having to use a computer to type to the ones he was inspiring due to him no longer having vocal cords to communicate with these writers for their “jokes”, he began to get disgusted with them. Right now, he is at a local bar in Burbank, and normally, his appearance would have scared people in the past, but thanks to other horror monsters coming and going, he wasn’t seen as scary as much. He would get a request from the patrons there for an autograph when he visited and have photos taken with them. He just wanted to drink his bourbon with his proboscis at this moment in peace. If he had vocal cords, Seth Brundle would have sighed and grumbled on how a merging accident wasn’t funny, but a very horrific and tragic fate. The bartender, an African American man named Thomas Robertson, asked him. “So, is it just the Bourbon that you want? The reason I am asking is that you have been coming in here a lot recently and you seemed to down alcohol with that proboscis of yours.” Brundle then wrote on a piece of paper with a claw, which at the time after he fully transformed and after his film, had taken him a while to adjust writing with. Brundlefly wrote, “I hate my current career, people are getting sicker senses of humor.”Thomas then replied to him, “Yeah, I know what you mean, people laugh at the strangest things now. But I thought you would be happy with the newfound fame that you acquired.”Brundlefly wrote another letter. “I am beginning to believe it’s not worth it. I don’t understand how people being fused with other people and/or animals is considered humorous. When I was created, my fate and others who were fused were seen with horror, and more specifically, with sadness. I mean, my fate was originally seen as a fate worse than death, and now it is seen as a joke and used for comedy. What’s wrong with this generation?”“People and society change,” Thomas replied back. “I mean, there was a time that animated skeletons were once scary, but are now laughed at unless the directors and special effects experts know how to make those skeletons terrifying. Then you have stop-motion, which was once considered amazing, but now isn’t seen as impressive compared to CGI.”Brundle wrote back to Thomas. “My film is going to have a remake and I am hoping it shows merging as a horrific and tragic accident, but then again, I doubt it’s going to do that.”“It might, Seth. I mean, technology is changing and they could find a way to make merging accidents horrific again, instead of humorous. For example, they could have those merged screaming and begging for death and saying they are in pain, and asking for help and praying to whatever deities they believe in. But that is just me suggesting ideas on how it could happen and how they might be able to make it horrific again. I mean, your film is still considered a classic after all.”Seth began to scratch another letter into his notepad. “That’s because it’s a tragic love story as well as a horror film, and me changing into what you see now has something to do with it. I just wish the next person who takes on my role to make such accidents horrific again instead of being humorous. By the way, I would like coke and rum. I’ve been writing to you so much I forgot to ask, Tom.”“You can have it on me, and try to cheer up, things might change. I mean, they could deconstruct it by having a person who thought such things were funny suffering it and realizing it’s not as humorous as they thought it was.”So, Thomas poured Brundle another drink, this time a coke and rum, and added some extra sugar to it due to Brundle being part housefly. At the moment, Brundle drank and was hoping to G-d that Thomas was right, maybe there is hope that the Merging Accident trope will one day be seen as both horrific and tragic instead of humorous, and he wished the best of luck on the remake of his film, which itself was a remake of a 1950s sci-fi film, and hopefully, he can be satisfied with the results
Horror Retirement Home Chapter 2Bagul sighed as he was watching an older film of one of the fellow residents of the Horror Retirement Home. He was watching The Exorcist and muttered that he almost had Pazuzu’s success at one point, or at least in his opinion he did. He remembered how his film had built him up as an unknown Babylonian deity/demon, who was the brother of the Canaanite deity/demon known as Moloch whose worship was mostly destroyed due to the fact that he had human sacrifice, and mostly corrupted a child to offer his or her family to him and make a recording of it to find other targets. Bagul looked up to Pazuzu, because before The Exorcist, Pazuzu was relatively unknown unless they were an anthropologist or a historian, but later on became a household name and associated with the Catholic Rite of Exorcism. Of course, Pazuzu, even though being a folkloric deity/demon, had to retire as well. He mostly retired due to the fact that his scenes were parodied and deconstructed, mostly the head spinning part or having Reagan saying “Your mother sucks cocks In Hell!!”, up to the point it caused laughter instead of terror. Bagul’s situation was a lot more different. After his first film, he was hyped up to be a horrific character and ready to be amongst legends. However, at the same time, people were already calling him either a rip off of Slenderman or of Mick from Slipknot and his second film basically was his last. There were flaws in it, such as the reveal in the first film getting rid of the mystery and the fact that the child actors weren’t that good. But the other flaw, which was he thought was the downfall of the film, was Clint Collins, who was basically the secondary villain and an abusive father/husband. Some fans were seeing less of a horror movie and more of a film that you would see on the Lifetime channel, with the supernatural elements not being used in the film as much. After the film flopped and no way for his fame to continue, he decided to head to the Horror Retirement Home. Now he was sitting on the couch, contemplating his former fame and how he once saw himself as going to be among the legends of horror.“I still had potential to be a legend, but now I am here after two films. I am beginning to wonder if the second film was originally written as a drama that you would find on that misandric channel instead of a horror movie. I was even planned to have a crossover with Insidious, with Lipstick Face still being a successful character. But no, Clint had to appear and ruin the film series.” Bagul said to himself.One of the caretakers, a German man with a brown handle bar mustache and glasses named Heinrich Schneider, was at Bagul’s doorway and was leaning in to tell Bagul that it was time for dinner. “Guten tag Herr Bagul, Dinner is about to be served soon. The meal for today is Reuben Sandviches. I hope that you enjoy.”Bagul then paused the film that he was watching on Amazon Prime, and got up from his sofa to walk to the dining room hall. Ever since the Internet had started, horror monsters, like memes, had come and gone. Right now, there has been a lot of Creepypasta monsters arriving, such as Laughing Jack who had once started out as a promising horror monster and had once caused scares amongst the younger generations but then later on, he was not seen as horrific anymore due to the fact that he heavily relied of gore in his stories, and like Slenderman, he also had a fanbase of teenage fangirls who either pair him with an OC that was usually a self-insert or yaoi with the other creepypasta characters. And also, like Slenderman, he too had the unfortunate fanbase that killed in his name. He then turns to see what was considered the first modern day zombie, only known as Cemetery Zombie from George A. Romero’s Night of The Living Dead talking to Tar Man from the Return of The Living Dead film series.“It took me awhile for me to be here,” groaned Cemetery Zombie in misery. “I remember a time when the film I was in was first created around the 1960s, where a lot of tension and paranoia was caused that it was perfect for a film like mine to be created, except that the fear was caused by the undead instead of the Soviets and other Reds. I mean, yeah it focused also on racial tensions that were going on at the time when my film was created, but it also focused on my kind. Now these days, we are only used as cannon fodder by the protagonists and sometimes human villains, who are now the main focus in both comics, games and films. In fact, that Walking Dead series on AMC focused more on the humans and their cruelty that some of their audience began to look for greener pastures to be a part of. I know sooner or later they will be in this place.”Tar Man, with his rotting flesh that became gooey after being exposed to oxygen and only showing parts of his skull due to his face melting off, replied.“Well, at least the type of zombie you represent is still remembered. My kind, the type of zombies that only eats brains, created from Trioxidin, and can also run, scream, and use problem solving skills, are only remembered for the brain eating element. In fact, the last film in my series was made around the mid-2000s and very few people have heard of it. And plus, our kind are, ironically, dying out more due to new types of “zombies”, such as the Infected from the 28 Days Later film series, the Darkseekers from I Am Legend, the Cordyceps infected from The Last of Us, and the Crossed from Garth Ennis’ Crossed series, that make your kind and my kind look harmless. Not only that, I think the Cordyceps Infected might move here next due to the fact the second Last of Us game focused more on the protagonist’s lesbianism due to her creator being obsessed with it than the actual scares”As Bagul passed by these two, he saw Jack Torrance sighing. “Barely anyone remembers who I am unless they are old film buffs. There are times I wish I hadn’t said Here’s Johnny, because people now use it for humor or reference it in some way with most of them not even knowing where it had come from. My film was about a father going insane due to isolation and alcoholism, though people just said I was an insane man becoming more insane. Plus, I was supposed to represent man being as evil as any other supernatural being, with the supernaturalness being a push towards my insanity.”Bagul began to wonder if any other human horror villains will begin to appear, besides Michael Myers and Leatherface, as well the Jupiter clan from the Hills Have Eyes series and the Mountain Men clan from Wrong Turn, with the latter three being mutated/inbred cannibals. For he knew that even though horror usually involves the paranormal and the bizarre, humans can just be just as evil as any supernatural creature, if not worse. Though, it also depends on how well executed it was, because as said before, Clint Collins from his second film, made said film into a Lifetime Channel film. He was beginning to sit down next to Doctor Richard Vannacutt from the House on Haunted Hill remake. Vannacutt had appeared before Bagul in the Horror Retirement Home and how he remembered Vannacutt welcoming him with open arms. Vannacutt had a somewhat successful career as the psychotic villain doctor who was tempted by the demon lord Baphomet and had scared a younger generation despite his film getting mixed reception. He retired after Return to House on Haunted Hill since it did not make enough money for a third film, though there were rumors that another remake for his film was going to happen. Remakes were becoming a lot more common now do to the fact that Hollywood has officially ran out of ideas and also no longer want to take risks anymore due to the fact they might lose money in the end. Not only that, they were also trying to bank off nostalgia due to the fact that people who grew up watching their classic films.As everyone was getting ready to sit down, Adam, Vlad, The Golem, the Wolfman, and the original Imhotep sat up, with a glass of wine (blood for Vlad) and raised a toast for the occupant that had moved in.“Today, we welcome our newest house member, Slenderman, who had a good run as a horror monster,” Adam said. “He is one of the few monsters that originated from the internet that has survived the longest. Horror as we know it is getting hard to make due to the fact that everyone copies the same ideas and make it their own that the original no longer has any meaning many years later. Also, with new media such as video games and tabletop games, why watch or read a horror story when you can live through it? This place has been around since the late 1800s and I have been one of the oldest members here, greeting those who have wanted a place to stay, and will continue to do so. So please, give a nice clap of hands, claws, tentacles or whatever limb you have to our newest tenant.”And there was a loud sound of clapping and cheering, both human and unnatural sounds. They all sat down to eat what was presented to them.“Also,” Adam said. “Please do not try to eat the caretakers. I know it’s hard due to some of us either needing human flesh, organs or blood, but we are still trying to settle that lawsuit. Isn’t that right, Tarman?”Tarman then nervously chuckled. After that, they all started eating. The caretakers left due to the fact that some of the monsters ate in gross ways and sometimes they were fed human body parts from morgues and graveyards. Bagul, even though he ate children, just had himself a nice Reuben sandwich since the caretakers were okay with grave robbing and stealing corpses from morgues, them serving children to these creatures was something they would not cross the line over since even they have standards.After dinner, Bagul went to bed. He was still hoping one day that there will be a chance that he might get popularity again, either with a true sequel or a remake. But right now, that is the only thing he can hope for
Horror Retirement HomeI remember when my popularity first began around the late 2000s/early 2010s when the idea of online horror fiction was a new subgenre of Horror. I, along with Jeff The Killer, BEN, The Rake, Seed Eater, Eyeless Jack, and many others were once considered the most horrific beings in fiction, for a while at least. We were even competitors to the SCP Foundation's tales along with their creatures and items that were also part of the online horror fiction subgenre. During the early 2010s, we were spoken about with fright. For example, I was given a fictional back story that had me being around since ancient times, from apparently having cave paintings of me in Brazil to being called Der Grossman in Germany. I was even the subject of several web series, the most famous ones being MarbleHornets, TribeTwelve, and EverymanHYBRID. But like everything else that gets popular, it eventually wanes due to either being ripped-off or as they called it "inspiration". Not only that, but the fanbase of min
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