This year I'm taking Halloween as an opportunity for some piecemeal horror rereading, which I don't usually get around to because I'm always buying new stuff that takes priority. I went through my books, made a list of favorite authors, and selected stories that I wanted to have another look at. And, just to give the list an order, I arranged it chronologically. So this is what I'm reading tomorrow night.
H. P. Lovecraft: “The Festival”
Walter de la Mare: “A Recluse”
M. R. James: “A Vignette"
Sarban: “The Sacrifice”
Robert Aickman: “The Hospice”
T. E. D. Klein: “Petey”
Ramsey Campbell: “The Voice of the Beach”
Thomas Ligotti: “Conversations in a Dead Language”
Steve Rasnic Tem: “Charlie Goode’s Ghosts”
Glen Hirshberg: “Struwwelpeter”
Mark Samuels: “The Impasse”
Reggie Oliver: “The Babe of the Abyss”
R. B. Russell: “Llanfihangel”
Stephen King: “N.”
Caitlin R. Kiernan: “Pickman’s Other Model (1929)”
Quentin S. Crisp: “Ynys-y-Plag”
I'll also be watching the original Halloween
on Blu-ray and, for the kid in me, the Dr. Seuss animated special Halloween is Grinch Night
Lately I've been watching movies from the Nightmare on Elm Street
and Friday the 13th
series, because sometimes there's nothing like a bad slasher flick, and once in a while they even make a good one.