About NeverDeadNative

          Never Dead Native is an inclusive space for Native and Indigenous people to celebrate their passion of horror. Our logo symbolizes a counter-narrative to the “Vanishing Indian” or “Extinction” trope so prevalent within Horror and dominant culture. We strive to reverse the mode or protocol that prevents Native peoples from feeling comfortable in their diverse and eccentric interests. With this, we also strive to change and challenge the extremist and simplifying views of horror, whose categorizational criticisms also find way to Indigenous culture as a whole. Never Dead Native is an all inclusive space, and is not intended to be judgemental or too serious. While our content may include complex issues, overall this website is meant to be fun and introspective.

-#NeverDeadDani & #NeverDeadTalon

Meet The NeverDead

Meet NeverDeadDani

Favorite Horror Subgenre:
Vampires, Victorian, Multi-Tale
Favorite Horror Music:
Atreyu, Rob Zombie, Nine Inch Nails, Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Otep
Favorite Horror Characters:
Akasha, Lestat
Favorite Horror Directors:
Guillermo Del Toro,
Favorite Horror Authors:
Stephen King, Anne Rice, Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft
5 Quick Horror Favs:
Queen of the Damned, Ginger Snaps, Resident Evil, Donnie Darko, Pan's Labyrinth
Favorite Horror Classics:
A Nightmare On Elm Street, Metropolis, Dracula, Nosferatu, Fright Night, Sleepy Hollow, Lost Boys
Why Horror?: Horror, acts as an escape from reality and is a realm where things normally shamed by society are welcomed as a part of the genre. Is that to say everything of horror is perfect or should be glamourized? No. Of course, there are aspects of it that even I reject or seek to unpack. However, there is a sense of freedom within the genre as an art form that can be celebrated as its own monster of intelligence. The genre challenges and unveils unconscious associations that we, as a society, tend to dissociate from addressing. Beyond the visual and cinematic aesthetics that evoke emotions from the viewer, horror themes can also lead to introspection of our own primal fears and tendencies. Out of human curiosity, imagination and creativity, stories are born. As humans, we will continue to produce and consume content, looking to feed that hunger and atone our most primal fears; So horror will always be relevant. The genre itself will continue to evolve to reflect our societal fears and complicities and the possibility of that is exciting. “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality” a quote from Edgar Allan Poe ultimately resonates in my mind when I ask myself, “Why horror?” I never quite could put a finger on exactly what it was about horror that attracted me other than pure curiosity. But when describing horror in proximity to perspective of “reality”, what I have always enjoyed, was the empowerment of challenging reality, as well as the unknown. Ultimately I appreciate that in a way horror also leads one to endless possibilities in coming to terms with that dichotomy. 

 

Meet NeverDeadTalon

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Favorite Horror Subgenre:
Psychological, Multi-Tale, Zombies
Favorite Horror Music:
Maniac: The Siouxpernatural, Sidewalks & Skeletons, Rob Zombie, Korn, Slipknot, Brotha Lynch Hung, Necro
Favorite Horror Characters:
Crypt Keeper, Jason (from Tokyo Ghoul)
Favorite Horror Directors:
George Romero, John Carpenter
Favorite Horror Author:
R.L. Stine, Edgar Allen Poe, Thomas Harris
Quick 5 Fav's:
Uzumaki, Tokyo Ghoul, Silent Hll, Tales From The Crypt, Priest.
Favorite Horror Classics:
Halloween, House On Haunted Hill, Night of the Living Dead, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Evil Dead, 
Why Horror?: In my opinion, horror has a wonderfully fun way of being thrilling, fun, and deep. From scaring us way too much, or making us giggle at failed attempts to scare us, to obsessing over origin stories and deeper meanings, to even feeling strong emotions of offensiveness and so much more, I love everything about horror. Ever since my Grandmother, Mother, and Father introduced it to me so much as a young kid I've been hooked. They say that much of comedy is just reality + time, and in some ways I feel horror is just that. To me, horror is a way we can dive into and share our inner most fears, and in the same respect, our lines of socially accepted normalcy - the baselines of what is eccentrically odd and frightening. Ultimately, though, what I get most out of horror is the appreciation for creativity's strong stances against limitation and traditional hierarchy. In the genre, you cannot buy scares, or at least ones that will stay for the long run. And with so many rebellious figures in the creation of horror, I can't help but feel more inspired to create myself once approaching horror and all of its subcultures/mediums.