Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hi, all! It's Halloween!!! It's also my anniversary -- no, we didn't completely plan on getting married on Halloween, it just worked out that way (because my brain couldn't handle the concept of planning a wedding a year or more out).

We had our anniversary dinner last night over at Linger in Denver, a street food themed restaurant that just happens to be located in an old mortuary. It was fabulous and I highly recommend it to anyone in the Denver area.

I'll be handing out candy tonight and watching horror movies -- with hubs for as long as he can handle it. On the agenda are The Barrens and Detention and I am very aware that both movies may be absolutely terrible (links to trailers provided). I'm also reading Dan Chaon's short story collection, Stay Awake. So far it's eerie and completely unsettling.

For my last #Mx3 post, I thought I'd throw out some last minute Halloween horror recommendations.

If you're in the mood for some Pine Barrens/Jersey Devil horror in book form, check out Robert Dunbar's fantastically terrifying book The Pines and the follow up The Shore.

For some funny high school horror in the vein of Detention, you might like one-sitting read A Bad Day For Voodoo by Jeff Strand and on the movie front you absolutely must see Dance of the Dead and Boy Eats Girl, two hilarious high school horror movies (though not necessarily all YA appropriate movies).

For immediate gratification, head over to Michael Boccacino's site for a fabulous short Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling epilogue (and Halloween "trick") here.

And some of my general favorite horror reads from years past are (get ready for lots of exclamation points):

Naomi by Douglas Clegg -- my intro to Clegg's work and still one of my absolute favorites!

Haunted and Ghosts of Sleath by James Herbert -- the first two books featuring David Ash (book three, Ash, is due out this December!)

20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill -- his award-winning collection of short stories and one of the best collections out there! You can read them in between trick r treaters!

James A. Moore's Serenity Falls trilogy. Supremely fun!

Breeding Ground by Sarah Pinborough. Holy freaking moly! Women hatching giant spiders. Yeah, icky and creepy as all get out.

Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest. This is the first in her Eden Moore trilogy and it's absolutely wonderful!

Summer of Night by Dan Simmons. A coming of age horror that's neck and neck with It in terms of fabulousness!

Moonfall by Tamara Thorne. Haha! This one is just pure fun!


1 comment:

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

I sort of love that you got married on Halloween!