It was a great challenge Carl V. at Stainless Steel Droppings hosted. I thoroughly enjoyed Readers Imbibing Peril V. Looking forward to next year. I already put Shelley’s Frankenstein on the list.
To wrap it up.
I was happy to meet the two big personal goals of House of Leaves and Dracula.
The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Stitches: A Memoir by David Small (graphic novel), hadn’t planned this, but it fits.
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (ya)
Coraline by Neil Gaiman. The book is scarier than the film.*
Fragile Things (a collection of Short Stories) by Neil Gaiman. Contains some good and creepy stories.
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories by Tim Burton.
Half-Minute Horrors edited by Susan Rich.*
“This year I have added an addition Peril, and that is for those who also like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious gothic fare during this time of year. It may be something on the small screen or large.”
Monster House (2006) dir. Gil Kenan*
The Corpse Bride (2005) dir. Tim Burton*
Coraline (2009) dir. Henry Selick*
Sleepy Hollow (1999) dir. Tim Burton
Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (The Princess and the Warrior, 2000) dir. Tom Tykwer…It was creepier and more mysterious the first time I watched it; is still odd. w/ subtitles.
El Libertino del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth, 2006) dir. Guillermo del Toro. w/ subtitles.
Legion (2010) dir. Scott Charles Stewart. wasn’t planned but was viewed before Oct 31. response to it?–meh.
On the Television: Doctor Who (those weeping angels are terrifying)*, Torchwood (esp. season 3)
School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari
and 43 Cemetery Road: Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise (though “its not scary,” she reminds)
R.I.P. V was a fun challenge.
I found some new blogs, made a few friends, was a good seasonal treat.
Thank you–everyone who participated (read a lot of great reviews) and those who dropped in to chat here (was encouraging).