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Ransom Riggs to Release Fourth ‘Peculiar Children’ Book

The overwhelming success of Ransom Riggs’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children continues with the release of a fourth book in the spooky series. Capturing reader’s hearts from the very beginning, the newest installment Map of Days is set to be released October 2nd of this year.

 

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According to EW, Map of Days follows the peculiar world after Jacob Portman managed to save it, returning to Florida and trying to blend in. After finding an underground bunker that once belonged to Portman’s grandfather, he begins to find clues about a possible double life along with terrifying discoveries about the American peculiar world. 

 

EW has an excerpt from the novel, which you can read here

 

The book is available for pre-order now

 

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5 Spine-Chilling Coloring Books Every Horror Fan Will Die For

With Halloween around the corner waiting to bring us hoards of sweets and the highly anticipated ’13 Nights of Halloween’ movie marathon (Hocus Pocus is the winner), it’s never too early to celebrate.

 

Horror fans can mix their love of everything spooky with arts and crafts with these terrifying horror-themed coloring books!

 

Grab some markers, sip your favorite Pumpkin-spiced latte and check out these goodies.

 

1. The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book ($12)

 

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Described as “The Walking Dead meets The Secret Garden,” this coloring book contains intricate illustrations showcasing severed heads, monstrous beasts, haunting skeletal remains, and delicate landscapes. Sounds beautiful!  

 

2. Adult Coloring Book: Horror Land ($6)

 

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Discover the lovely grounds of Horror Land with this very inviting coloring book. Featuring forty incredibly scary illustrations of woodsy landscapes and an array of monsters waiting to greet visitors, this coloring book is simply lovely!

 

3. Edgar Allen Poe: An Adult Coloring Book ($10)

 

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Celebrate the literary legacy of author Edgar Allen Poe by re-discovering his wonderfully twisted stories! Illustrated by artist Odessa Begay, these incredible illustrations feature references to the settings, motifs, and details found in Poe’s works. Embrace your duel love of literature and horror with these dreamy illustrations!

 

4. Gothic Halloween: A Scary Adult Coloring Book ($8)

 

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Described as the antithesis of a Charlie Brown Halloween, this coloring book features thirty-one illustrations of classic Halloween motifs. Decomposing skulls, gliding bats, and much more await you!

 

5. Monsters of Literature Adult Coloring Book of Horror ($9)

 

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This special treat for literary buffs brings your favorite literary monsters back to life, allowing you to re-imagine them in an artistic way. From Frankenstein’s creature (no the creature’s name is not Frankenstein despite popular belief) to Oscar Wilde’s Canterville Ghost, readers can greet a wide range of characters (i.e. 25) whose inspirations helped to make Halloween what it is today. 

 

Are you ready to discover what horrors await?

 

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Readers Beware: R. L. Stine has A NEW SERIES!

R. L. Stine shaped (or, let’s be honest, scarred) most of our childhoods with his 130 Goosebumps books. He chose the right place, then, when he chose to announce his new Goosebumps series at Comic Con, in front of people dressed as monsters and other cosplayed supernatural beings. That series: a comic series with Marvel called “Man-Thing.”

 

Marvel first debuted “Man-Thing” in 1971. Stine will change the monster that was once speechless to finally be able to vocalize. The new comic is inspired by a 1950 comic series called “Tales from the Crypt.” In an interview with New York Times, Stine says, “My first ambition was to be a comic book artist.” He hopes to make the character creepy but still humorous and sarcastic at the same time.

 

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While attending Comic Con in San Diego, he received the Inkpot Award that celebrates contributions to the world of comics, fantasy, and sci-fi. This award is prestigious and has previously been awarded to George Lucas, Neil Gaiman, and Steven Spielberg.

 

Stine didn’t always want to write for young readers, however. He didn’t initially want to write children’s books but changed his mind once he thought of the name “Goosebumps” for his books.

 

Cover of One Day at Horrorland by R. L. Stine.

 

The next movie stars Jack Black as Stine with supporting character “Slappy the Dummy.” The film is set to be released in September of 2018 and will be called “Horrorland.” Stine himself gave praise for the new movie on twitter. Many speculate that the film is based on the 16th book in the series called “One Day at Horrorland.”

 

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