This isn’t going to be horrifying.
No seriously, I’m just not that into horror. The real world is enough right now.
But I *am* into all that is fantastical, creative, offbeat, funny, and colorful. 🎃
Today on the blog, we’re talking a very Thorney Halloween. 🙂 And the Halloweeny things that inspire my work.
So to me, Halloween books and movies don’t mean horror, they mean… well, basically fantasy and vampires. 😉 And werewolves! And ghosts and fairies and… Honestly, in my head I’d have it be Halloween all year long.
Progress on Audacity 4 and Clanblades 2 continues… I am close to a cover for Dagger of Bone‘s sequel… Slow but steady wins the race.
I really don’t read many scary books. I don’t mind horror elements, but I demand optimistic endings, and in horror, you can’t guarantee that. I totally get that that is some people’s jam! Just not my thing. Here are a few Halloweeny things I do read, though.
Can’t go wrong with Edgar Allen Poe! Especially The Raven.
Surprisingly, one of the books I’ve most enjoyed with horror elements in it was Master of Crows by Grace Draven. (It’s a fantasy romance, so… it’s not a ton of horror.)
Other people have a wide variety of ideas of what a Halloween book is. Here’s a bunch of ideas on Goodreads!
Vampires. Werewolves. Campiness. I don’t care if it’s a little terrible, it’s also badass! 😉
The Addams Family
Quirky, at times oddly romantic, offbeat, rebellious, unexpected. Yes.
A really creative movie for its time. Bizarre and fun.
What can I say? Vampires. Cool. It works for me.
I like the sequels too, in spite of some flaws!
A supernatural thriller. A young man gets a supernatural notebook that gives him the power to kill… What will he do with it? And at what cost?
This movie is kind of jacked up and a bit problematic. But I still like it in its (somewhat dated) context.
Demons, monsters, what’s not to love? Also love that Hell Boy is as much a sap as I am. I’m not saying this is fine cinema, but it’s great characters and very entertaining.
And God knows 2020 has made me feel like Liz Sherman pretty much the whole year.
I know these really aren’t Halloween movies exactly, but the vibes…