October@suchabooknerd = Creepy Book-Related Shenanigans!

You may have noticed the site has a new, creepier, header that just went up.

Well, friends, that’s because it will be October in a matter of hours.

October is the best of all possible months, when Halloween begins to dominate thoughts.  As the leaves change colors and then meet an untimely end, horror becomes all the rage.  Dracula, Frankenstein, Zombies, Werewolves, it’s all of their time to come out and play.

There’s a lot of horror literature in the world – and a lot of it is really fantastic.

For the 31 days of October, I’m celebrating this concept.

There will be book reviews, movie reviews, theatre reviews, guest blogs, and other features all revolving around horror literature.

I’m also going to be reviewing a Halloween-esque craft book, as well as a cupcake book (as I have a Halloween party to prepare for.)

In addition, I’m spending the month directing a short adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” so you know… expect some Poe.

Stay tuned — It should be a lot of (creepy crawly) fun!


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Posted on September 30, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Poe is my favorite Halloweenie reading! and Red Death is one of my favorite Poe stories! I actually wrote a paper in college about the Red Death in the story and the adaptation of the costume in Phantom of the Opera. that makes me sound really nerdy. 🙂

  2. As a long time horror fan/Halloween junkie, count me as an excited reader!

    I’ve always found horror to be an especially interesting genre, and not only because of the Halloween junkie thing. Horror runs such a gamut, despite being a narrow genre itself; sometimes I think it’s just a catch-all for stories that induce a certain kind of fear, which can include everything from monsters to ghosts to serial killers. And style-wise, there’s everything from pulp to great literature. (Not that the pulp isn’t also great. I have my fingers crossed for some Lovecraft features this month!) It’s a wide, colorful, spine-tingling spectrum. Looking forward to seeing what you review!

  3. Oh – there will be Lovecraft. 🙂

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