This year I read:
The Stuff of Legend: The Dark (bk 1) by by Brian Smith & Mike Raicht
Gunnerkrigg Court (vol. 1 &2) a web-comic published in hardcopy that has enough “creepy & spectral” to fit as a seasonal treat.
Tales of Terror from the Black Ship by Chris Priestley.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness w/ Gris Grimly helped with my Poe fix, though I did read some w/ Natalya. I also read a bit of H.P. Lovecraft.
For more short story thrills there was Guys Read: Thriller edited by Jon Scieszka
I didn’t get to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, but I am finishing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and I am in the final pages of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus.–hope to have that review this week.
And for Peril on Screen:
re-watched: Coraline (2009), Ghostbusters (1984), The Others (2001)
watched: The City of Lost Children (1995, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro)
Jane Eyre (2011), which I’ve yet to review and may not. was pleased by the performances, but a bit underwhelmed overall.
Logan at “Rememorandum” reviewed a short film by Mattson Tomlin called Dream Lover and that was a fitting RIP viewing. Check out the review and follow Logan’s link.
I found a few more blogs to follow and some great reviews–from these I made note to read Deborah Lawrenson’s The Lantern, Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black, My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me by Kate Bernheimer, Martin Misunderstood by Karin Slaughter, something Michael Didbin, and A Night of Blacker Darkness ed by Cecil G. Bagsworth III (Dan Wells). and watch Buried (2010) and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010). I’m sure I missed some, but there you go.
Thank You Carl for hosting another great year! I hope to join a group-read next year, those looked like a lot of fun.