Sunday, 1 August 2021

August's spooky reads

 It's the first of August and that means... Well, that means a lot of things, which I will touch upon in future posts. For many, it means there is still one month of summer. For me, it means that there is only three months left until Halloween. See this post for my current state of mind in a nutshell. It means also that I have started reading horror stories. I have a lot of books to read, so I started a few weeks ago. I always thought that the horror you read in August, or before autumn needs to be a bit different than what you'd read in October. Somewhat more summery. For instance, I just finished The Monster Club by by Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes. It has a lot more humour than your usual horror story, so it sort of fits the lighter season. It is nevertheless much darker and scarier than its cult movie adaptation. In fact, the film comes off as clumsy and lacklustre compared to the source material. But I digress. If August is for many a time to make the best of what's left of summertime, it is for me a time to prepare myself mentally for Halloween.

1 comment:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i can't wait for fall!