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Blogtober Day 10: Ghostly Tropes I Like

Yes, it’s time for another spooky tropes post! These will be tropes I like that involve ghosts or appear often in ghost themed books, horror or not. Connection to the Dead I enjoy when a book is about a descendant of a ghost, or focuses on somebody that has a strong connection to a deceased […]

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Blogtober Archive Review: The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe

What is The Masque of the Red Death about? This short story is about the hubris of a nobleman named Propsero who, in the midst of a horrible plague, invites a thousand other wealthy guests to a celebration. He hosts his guests in an elaborately designed imperial suite that he has decorated in seven distinct […]

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Review: The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco

A presence of comfort for dead children, a presence of fear for those that would do violence. The girl in white, the girl from the well, is powerful with her age. She uses her strength to help free the spirits of children trapped on earth by the violent deaths they met. She wields power over […]

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Review: Tales From the Dark Web by JT Withelder

In yet another collection of hauntingly horrific short stories, Withelder tells stories this time that all trace back to the mysterious Dark Web. Whether the characters in the stories are themselves trawlers of the Dark Web or not, the Web has caught them like flies and inflicted horror on them, whether for legitimate reason or […]

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Discussion: Happy Endings in Horror/Thriller Novels

Hiya book bees! Today I’d like to talk about adding a happy ending to an otherwise terrifying, traumatic, and horrific tale. CW: I will be discussing common elements in horror and thriller novels which may include discussions of murder, death, gore, and violence. I will not speak explicitly on these topics nor use detailed descriptions. […]

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Review: Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

Marion and Charlotte Althouse have just lost their father. The wake of this tragedy, their mother moves them to Sawkill, a small town located on a rock in the sea. Their arrival is marked by strange noises and events circling around Marion, and the connections made immediately between both sisters and Val Moritmer–daughter of their […]

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Review: Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Stories by Bram Stoker

Published after his death, these stories are presented as a selection of Stoker’s short works of horror and madness. Most of them were published in small papers and serials, but would’ve passed another edit if he’d had the time before death. The first story lends its name to the title and was a chapter included […]

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Review: The Old Weird South

This compilation of stories looks at the weirdest and most interesting aspects of the Southern fiction genre. Usually comprised of Southern Gothic, magical realism, and emotional tales, writings from the American South have a lot to offer. Westover, seeing this, compiled these stories as an homage to the weirdest sorts of writers the South has […]

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Why I’m Afraid of the Dark: Review

Creatures under the bed, mysterious world eating flowers, and brave guardians of the closet are brought to life in this collection of short horror stories. The mysterious world of the darkness and the creatures that lurk in it are brought to life from a myriad of unique perspectives housed in an interesting writing style. Not […]

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Blogtober Day 17: Horror Films

This is another of Jenn’s prompts which you can find here! I have unabashedly loved horror films since I was about eleven or twelve. I was exposed to them pretty young, as I have an older sister who loved zombie films and would let me watch them with her. I’ve seen the major Romero films […]