When I watched the trailer, I knew this was a must-see. I grew up reading R.L. Stine’s novels, and I still do to this day. When the announcement was released that Netflix was airing a “Fear Street” movie series, I was cheering with joy and excitement.
If you have access to the streaming service Hulu, you may be aware of the film “Books of Blood” (2020) that was released on October 6, 2020. This film was part of a collection of films that Hulu released for Halloween, and being a huge horror fan, I couldn’t help but watch. Afterward, I did some digging into the film and discovered that it was based on a book.
We horror and paranormal enthusiasts have a love affair with ghosts and haunted houses, and no author has quenched our lust for these stories quite like Shirley Jackson. American author, Shirley Jackson, was well known as a master of horror and mystery, over the duration of her writing career, with two decades of short stories, six novels, and two memoirs. This includes “The Haunting of Hill House” (1959), published by Viking Press.
The 1979 novel “Flowers in the Attic” is one of those books that people either love or mock, and I, the obnoxious fence-sitter, cannot even begin to pick a side there. I guess, I enjoy it? I’m not planning to throw out my copy of it any time soon. But, I also agree with a lot of the criticisms people have of it.
Growing up as a little boy without a father figure is hard enough. Growing up in New York City and seeing ghosts everywhere you turn, is worse. This is the life of Jamie Conklin in Later (2021), the latest novel of Stephen King, released March 2nd this year.
With Summer being the season that often sees the biggest uptick in travel, it never hurts to bring along a good book or two for the plane trip, for the beach, or for that hot summer evening spent in a woodland cabin. Fiction is the perfect getaway for your getaway.
I recommend strongly that you stick to Bram Stoker’s version of events. If not for it’s ending, then the true character and deceitful nature of the Vampire Lord. All of which are lacking in this book.