Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dead Bait and the Magic Season


Dead Bait has been released, a fantastic collection of 19 horrific tales of weresharks, zombie piranha, and my very own mutated bottom feeders (they evolve before your eyes in "Grim Adaptations"). Good reading for the haunted season.


Speaking of this magical time of year (October, with that most wonderful of holidays, Halloween, is just around the bend), I need some suggestions for reading and watching material. What books, movies, TV shows, etc. do I need to fill up my haunted days? How can I make the magic last a whole month, maybe more?

I love October.

14 comments:

MeganRebekah said...

I realized yesterday how quickly Halloween is approaching. A walk through my neighborhod with the dogs revealed at least half a dozen houses with pumpins, spiderwebs or skeletons in the yard. Plus, all the FL theme parks have started advertising their haunted house adventures.
It's a great time of year for sure!

(I tried leaving a comment earlier, but I don't think it went through. Sorry if this is a repeat!)

Aaron Polson said...

MeganRebekah - I'm amazed at quailty of some haunted houses...the technology is way beyond corn syrup and food coloring. Thanks for stopping by!

Carrie Harris said...

Zombie piranha. AWESOME.

Have you read Breathers yet? I think you'd like it.

Natalie L. Sin said...

"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark." Classic Halloween fun : )

Cate Gardner said...

God, that's a fantastic cover.

I recommend not watching 'The Unborn' - I screamed like a girl... Still shuddering. You have to watch at least 13 episodes of Supernatural and maybe get the DVD of American Gothic. There, I'm done.

Jm Diaz said...

Cool blog! I recommend Heart Shaped Box, by Joe Hill. Good ghost story...

Aaron Polson said...

Carrie - Breathers looks good. Thanks for the rec!

Natalie - I have a copy floating around school somewhere.

Cate - Supernatural...American Gothic. Gotcha. (you can buy a t-shirt with that fish on it via Severed Press's website)

Jm - I enjoyed 20th Century Ghosts...thanks!

katey said...

The book looks amazing!

I have to second Cate's recommendation of Supernatural. I'm halfway through the third season, and so far most of the episodes have managed to scare the hell out of me. (The Bloody Mary one gave me nightmares. But you know, me and mirrors...)

I'm so pumped for fall, too!

Mercedes said...

Don't forget "MORE Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark"!

Watch and read Japanese horror. Ringu. Whatever. I'm on a huge Vampire Hunter D kick, so I'd suggest that. The 1985 movie version is the best, and the book series is just incredibly awesome.

And then Disney's Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Danielle Ferries said...

Have you read Alexandra Sokoloff's books yet? I really enjoyed the first one and have the second ready to go after HP.

I loved The Surgeon of An Khe too by the way, it was disturbingly good.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Cool looking cover!

Aaron Polson said...

Katey - Supernatural sounds better by the minute. Too bad winter has to follow fall. :(

Mercedes - I like the vintage Kwaidan (Japanese ghost stories). I forgot all about Legend of Sleepy Hollow!

Danielle - I've thought about The Harrowing. Thanks for reading, too. ;)

Alan - Killer fish are made of awesome.

Cate Gardner said...

Inspiration hit me on the way to work - 'Carnival of Souls' - a 1960s b&w movie. Made of creepy. I think I'll watch it again this Hallowe'en.

Ooh, I might get that t-shirt for my nephew - unless it says 'Dead Bait'... Don't want to tempt the Gods.

Aaron Polson said...

Cate - parts of Carnival of Souls were filmed here in Lawrence...the drag racing scene, the pipe organ factory (spooky as hell in real life, too)...