The novel “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886 is oftentimes overlooked when discussing classic horror novels. However, the themes and symbolism throughout the story are deeply disturbing.
Many things are hard to explain. In many ways, even the simplest things seem vaguely so, but all seem terrifyingly complex in this mystery novel by Agatha Christie, the queen of horror titled “And Then There Were None” (1939).
Essentially, the story follows the Locke children—Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode—as they move into their father Rendell’s old family estate. It turns out that the house is full of hidden magic keys that allow people to shapeshift, travel through time and space, and even see inside the minds of others.
Vaughn A. Jackson, an aspiring speculative fiction novelist and self-proclaimed geek from Baltimore, has been writing since he was a kid and hasn’t stopped.
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.