“Horror shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.”
Frankly speaking we Eritreans don’t have official horror stories like the ones they have in the West. We don’t have, for example, the equivalents of Dracula or Adams family nor do we have special horror actors like Vincent Price, Sir Christopher Lee or writers like Sir Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen King who dominated the horror market in the past.
Nowadays our movie houses seem to have taken fancy to video films made in Eritrea by Eritreans. Long are gone the days of theatrical plays. What happened? Maybe it is easier to transport videos than a group of actors with their accoutrements. And stage actors may get ill and miss rehearsals. It is difficult to get a replacement soon. The understudy, under pressure of the shining light, usually tends to mess things up.
After being linked with a host of Europe’s top clubs, including Spanish giants Real Madrid, as well as Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, and Juventus, Swedish-Eritrean football prodigy Alexander Isak completed a €10m move to Borussia Dortmund from AIK Solna last week. The tall, wiry 17-year-old striker, dubbed the “new Zlatan Ibrahimovic”, had recently become the youngest goal scorer in the history of the Swedish national team after netting in a 6-0 win against Slovakia on 12 January 2017.
Eritrean Nguse Amlesom captured commanding victory at Madrid’s San Silvestre Vallecana, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on the New Year eve, frustrating what could be the first Spanish victory in 13 years.
It’s Sunday morning in the out streets of Beit Gergish, just out of Asmara. Sitting behind the wheel of small import cars with engines revving are five young men & one woman staring each other down. Their feet poised over the gas pedals, they anxiously await the checkered flag to set them off to the abyss of speed racing. When the flag waves, the car is dropped into gear, the pedal is slammed to the floor and the cars are quickly off, screeching their tires and sending up clouds of dust.