Blogtober 2021: a month of posts

An incredibly poor show from me this Blogtober. While it's been a great month (obvs), it's also been incredibly low key and my energy has mostly been out to lunch - EXCEPT in the first week of October when I had time off work. Any correlation I wonder? Anyway, here's what I had to say:…

Nobody Leaves, or: Three Alices in Wonderland

It's a sad day today, the last of official spooky season - which in fairness is never really that far away around these parts or on the blog. I've spent the evening carving a pumpkin in front of the documentary Room 237 and you can't get more on brand than that - and I've decided…

Slaxx, or: It’s all in the jeans

We trip solidly into B-movie territory this week with a story about haunted jeans. There's not an awful lot I can add to that statement, apart from the fact that perhaps this is the anti-Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (2005) and maybe they'd make a cute double bill. Maybe. When a possessed pair of jeans…

Blogtober so far, an update

An update today which probably won't be that thrilling honestly, since all I want to do is gaze lovingly at the dog and nap. I realised on Monday evening, when I popped out to catch Halloween Kills, that I hadn't actually left the house for almost two weeks - when Gypsy arrived. This was evidenced…

Comfort horror: a top five list

Comfort movie is a term thrown around often. Unsurprisingly, it refers to a film a person may watch over and over again to bring comfort and peace. The Pandemic has exacerbated this phrase in many ways as most of us have found ourselves revisiting entertainment we've seen before in a bid to spend time with…

Four creepy longform stories

Lazy I know to let other writers do my work for me today, but who doesn't love a spooky long form article every now and again? Just me?    I often find myself slipping down a rabbit-hole of something unsavoury just before bed - and then having serious trouble sleeping. Who knew, eh? That said,…

Three macabre podcasts

Sometimes only a podcast episode can hit the spot, am I right? I particularly like having one to hand when I'm doing something mundane at work, it makes me feel like I'm somewhere else. Given the content of some of these though, actually being where I am doesn't seem like such a bad thing. Here's…