‘The Haunting of Hill House’ and the Literary Tradition of Horror

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ and the Literary Tradition of Horror

Happy Halloween! If you are a horror fan and you haven’t watched the Netflix adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s masterpiece The Haunting of Hill House, I highly recommend you sit down for the ten hours it takes to watch it all. If you have read the book the series is based upon you will realize that it is the definition of a very loose adaptation. Many names are recycled, plot points reused, and broad strokes painted, but in the end the story is very different. And this is a good thing.    The Haunting of Hill House already received a very faithful cinematic …

These 5 Haunted Libraries Will Give You the Heebie Jeebies

These 5 Haunted Libraries Will Give You the Heebie Jeebies

Libraries are mysterious places. They are sites in which the past gets stacked on the present. They are home to ancient and obscure books that fill shelves from floor to ceiling, which eventually form into a collection of human history. Sometimes stories do not get left in the past, and instead continue to influence life today. The same can be said for dead people who refuse to be dead. Some of these people have chosen to set up ghost camp inside libraries, much to the dismay of people who are trying to work or read there, ghost-free.   Image Via Patch   Paranormal researchers on the other hand, have rushed …

New Christmas Movie Will Remind You How Awesome Charles Dickens Is

New Christmas Movie Will Remind You How Awesome Charles Dickens Is

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‘There may be something there that wasn’t there before…’ This could most likely be Dan Stevens’ new wig in order to play the part of the popular Charles Dickens in his new movie coming up. Yes, that may be it.   Image Via Teaser Trailer   The handsome actor will be playing Charles Dickens (alongside Christopher Plummer) in The Man Who Invented Christmas, a somewhat crafted up story about how the author struggled in his career. Somehow he manages to create a holiday, time-travel, ghost, and morality story all rolled up into one as A Christmas Carol.    Image Via …

5 Plans To Spook Up Any Bookworm’s Halloween Night!

5 Plans To Spook Up Any Bookworm’s Halloween Night!

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This is not a joke people! Halloween is less than two weeks away and we need some plans! Now, since we are booklovers, we’re usually in the mood for specific things at specific times. We like to have fun, but in a laid-back setting and at our own terms. Like everyone, I want something special to come from a night out; it’s got to be worth setting down a good book for!   Based on my own preference (as well as some of my friends), I’ve figured out some ideas for what we book folk can do the spookiest night …