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Aug 28, 2013 08:10PM

37633 Welcome, Laura!

I love a good old fashioned creepy, scary read. If you haven't read any MR James, I highly recommend it. You can get both of his seminal short story collections free on Amazon Kindle:


Aug 12, 2013 12:10PM

37633 Very well said, Olivia.
37633 Yeah, Mignola really gets what I love about classic horror and folklore, and his collaboration with Golden is incredibly fruitful.
Aug 11, 2013 10:17PM

37633 It's a good point, Eric. I definitely believe you can't define Classic Horror outside of looking back to when it was written, putting it into the context of that period in contrast with the modern horror themes and style.

I do feel that the styles were influenced by what was going on in society during that period, and the literary movements of the time.
37633 I just finished Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire. It definitely plays homage to classic horror, using a story within a story motif where different narrators tell their own tale. It's also based around the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, The Steadfast Tin Soldier. Dark, but very good.
Aug 08, 2013 11:18AM

37633 Me too, Cathy!
Aug 02, 2013 09:56AM

37633 Very good point, Leah!
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Jul 27, 2013 02:46PM

37633 Exactly!
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Jul 27, 2013 12:59PM

37633 Welcome, Latasha. I'm a huge MR James fan, and I agree, The Ash Tree is very creepy. I definitely should listen to it on audio!
37633 I've read two of the Baltimore graphic novels by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, and I think CH fans would enjoy them.

Baltimore  The Plague Ships (Baltimore, #1) by Mike Mignola Baltimore  The Curse Bells (Baltimore, #2) by Mike Mignola

My library has the hookup for Mignola, so I am availing myself of all his work in graphic novel/illustrated form. I'll keep posting them as I read.
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Jul 14, 2013 03:03PM

37633 Welcome, James!
Jul 07, 2013 01:19PM

37633 I'm actually collecting most of those, Paulo, although most are short stories.
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Jul 05, 2013 11:27AM

37633 Welcome, Helle! You listed some authors I enjoy. I think that the atmosphere and language is a draw for me as well.
37633 Definitely love Peter Jackson. I haven't seen Bad Taste, but I did see Dead Alive and it was the most disgusting thing I've seen in my life. I couldn't look away, even though I hate gory scenes.
37633 Matheson definitely inspired empathy for the monster in me as I read.

It's funny you mentioned King Kong, Adam. I love the new version, but I cannot watch the end. Too heartbreaking. I was definitely pro Kong!
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Jul 01, 2013 03:04PM

37633 Welcome, Sanna-Mari!
Jun 19, 2013 05:12PM

37633 Man I wish I had time to read these stories along with you, Paula! I really appreciate your blog.
Jun 11, 2013 02:02PM

37633 Mark wrote: "His story "Amber Print" is marvelous ... about an evil print of the silent movie, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI. His story "Camera Obscura" was made into an episode of NIGHT GALLERY many years ago. C..."

Those sound great. Definitely need to get my hands on some of his writing.
Jun 09, 2013 11:00PM

37633 I've been wanting to read his Solar Pons series. I'm sorry to hear that he passed away.
Jun 06, 2013 05:25PM

37633 That would be nice!

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