Monday, 24 October 2011

Coming Attractions | The Nightmare Before Halloween

Hard to believe it's almost the end of October already, isn't it?

Never mind that we're only ten weeks shy of 2012. Twenty twelve, by gum! Doesn't time fly when you've having fun?

Anyway, we all know what happens at the end of October... it's only Prescription Errors Education and Awareness week, folks! Have you checked your dosages?

Wait, no. That's not it. But of course, it's All Hallows... Samhain... Hallo-hella-ween!

Of course I talk about horror a whole lot on The Speculative Scotsman as is. More, I shouldn't wonder, than many of you might like. But this week, and this week only, I actually have a license to chill.

And I intend to use it. :D

Thus, between now and next Monday, when the Judderman comes, there will be blood. Blood - why there'll be gallons of the goop! - and other assorted spooky stuff, like hauntings, zombies, creepy little girls, forest spirits, and that's just for starters.

Beginning later today, or else early on tomorrow, I'll have reviews of some the wickedest books, movies and video games that have this way come in the last little while. There's the new John Ajvide Lindqvist, of course, and a timely reissue of The Darkest Part of the Woods by Ramsey Campbell. Them's you can count on.

Not guaranteed, but really quite likely, are my thoughts on Dead Island, which you'd be well within your rights to call Fallout: Zombie Apocalypse - and yes, it's exactly as awesome as it sounds - and The Woman, a truly madly deeply disturbing creepfest by Lucky McKee (of The Girl Next Door infamy) and Jack Ketchum.

Also other things. For instance the new Caitlin R. Kiernan collection, Two Worlds and In Between. There might be time for that too. And perhaps I'll give away a toffee apple or something!

But let's face facts... probably not.

Hang about anyhow?

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