THIS WEEK IN REFLECTION OMG IT’S OCTOBER!!!
Strap into your bras, because the horror holiday is upon us! That’s right, my pets: Halloween. For the entire month of October, I shall be reviewing horror fiction from the 70’s, 80’s, and 20’s…that is, the 2020’s. (Okay, that was weird to write). I can feel some of you sigh from here (ahem, Bill), but I chose a variety of subgenres to tempt you:
- surviving your own slasher scenario
- a girl who wills herself to become a vampire with her rage
- an insidious auctioneer
- a clown in a cornfield
- demons in suburbia
- Lucy from Dracula and Bertha from Jane Eyre meet up in 1970’s Hollywood
- and infected creatures that may not be monstrous
Better still, plan on me yammering about the movies I watch throughout the month, too, including the newly-released My Best Friend’s Exorcism, based on the novel by Grady Hendrix. I’m even organizing a game for my ASL class based on famous horror villains and their pretend dating profiles.
THIS WEEK’S BLOG POST
Thank you so much to Shelia Lamb for sharing her journey writing and publishing and rewriting and republishing her Brigid trilogy. I truly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone interested in history but who is fine with a little magical addition to elevate the pagans of Éire. Yes, there is an element of Saint Patrick meets pagans, which I found intriguing. In particular, I recall the marriage of two individuals from enemy groups to create peace, and what a fraught relationship that was (I got all entangled in it), and the use of herbal potions to help the community. Check out a sample here.
NEXT WEEK’S BLOG POST
It’s so easy to stare at the TV and holler at the characters in a horror movie, demanding they go out the front door instead of up the stairs, stay out of the woods, quit smoking that weed, etc. But what if you were a horror fan who ended up in a situation that is basically the plot of a slasher? Would you do all the right things? Check out my review of the brand-new novel How to Survive Your Murder by Danielle Valentine on Wednesday.
BOOKS ADDED TO THE TBR PILE
Owned Books on TBR at Beginning of Year: 202
Owned Books on TBR Last Week: 194
Owned Books on TBR Today: 195 (I ordered two books about ASL linguistics!)
Thank you to Nikki from the Huntsville Horror group for her recommendation!