I had another idea for this month but it just wasn’t coming together. Sometimes plans don’t work out and that’s fine. Just find something better! Since people are still getting to know me I thought it was a great time to go into some of my favorite subgenres or elements I love about Horror.
All genres encompass many different subgenres, and Horror isn’t any different, though some lump it all together and think Horror is all the same. As an example, I’m not a fan of the excessively gory so you won’t be catching me watching Hostel or Saw on the weekends.
I love haunted houses, slow burns, ambitious endings, and anything that will give me the ‘creepy crawly’ feeling. I appreciate an old school slasher, and will usually watch a couple around Halloween. But on the other side of the coin I also love horror comedies, ones that deconstruct the genre while still being very entertaining.
For this month I have not one but two Classic Club reviews; The Turn of the Screw and The Witches. Both have adaptations coming out this month, so now is the perfect time. The Turn of the Screw is a reread, and although I haven’t read The Witches before I did see the 1990 movie version as a kid. That movie really scared the shit out of 8 year old me hahaha.
My complete TBR for the month is as follows:
The Fisherman – John Langan
A Head Full of Ghosts – Paul Tremblay
Night Film – Marisha Pessl
Tales From the Dark Web – J.T. Withelder
The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
We Live Inside Your Eyes – Kealan Patrick Burke
The Witches – Roald Dahl
Hope everyone has a great spooky season!!