Happy Horrortober!

Is there any month finer than October? I don’t have to list all the reasons why October…ahem, Horrortober…kicks ass to my Hellions. I’m pretty sure we’re all in agreement here.

Now begins the quest to once again watch at least 1 horror movie a day, read only horror books, and attend only horror parties and functions. Naturally, I’m also in the midst of writing a new horror novel, so I literally cannot escape the genre I love during Horrortober.

Every year, I set aside books and movies just for Horrortober, a bit o’ curation for the season of dark terror. Typically, I read about 6 books or more (some of them novellas). This year, I’ve decided to tackle 2 BIG books and 1 graphic comic.

Horrortober reading

I prefer the uncut version Stephen King’s THE STAND, reveling in all 1,156 pages. I’ve come to realize that reading this book is a young man’s game. It’s literally too heavy for me to hold for any length of time. Looks like it’ll be a lap book this go around. I’m also looking forward to reading CRAB MONSTERS, TEENAGE CAVEMEN, AND CANDY STRIPE NURSES, a beautiful book crammed with glossy pages of Roger Corman’s oddball, incredible film career. Somewhere in between those two massive books, I hope to sneak in the Howling Commandos graphic comic. Any book with Man-Thing is a must have for me.

For your own TBR pile, click here to get a free copy of my ghost novella, THE GRAVEYARD SPEAKS. Nothing better on Horrortober than a haunted cemetery!

The Graveyard Speaks

As for the movies I’ve set aside, here’s a few sitting on my queue…

THE DARK HALF

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

INFERNO

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3

THE CRAZIES (GEORGE ROMERO’S ORIGINAL)

THE LOVED ONES

BLOOD BEACH

THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOO TRILOGY

HALLOWEEN (1, 3, 4 & 5)

POLTERGEIST

And sooo many more. Last year, I watched 50 movies in Horrortober. I’m not sure I can top that, but dammit, I’m going to try!

As always, I’ll tweet the movies I watch with the hashtag, #Horrortober, along with my rating system of 1 through 9 tana leaves. The Mummy is always proud. I encourage you to do the same thing so we can all see what we’re watching, loving and hating.

I’ll also be at Chiller Theatre at the end of the month (milling around and having fun) along with several other spooky events.

So, what are your plans for Horrortober? Share your to-read and watch lists. There just may be some special surprises for those Hellions who want to get in on the fun. 

 

 

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About Hunter Shea

Hunter Shea is the product of a misspent childhood watching scary movies, reading forbidden books and wishing Bigfoot would walk past his house. He doesn’t just write about the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself. Hunter’s novels can even be found on display at the International Cryptozoology Museum. His video podcast, Monster Men, is one of the most watched horror podcasts in the world. You’ll also find him every week on the Final Guys podcast, available everywhere. He’s a bestselling author of over 25 books, all of them written with the express desire to quicken heartbeats and make spines tingle. Living with his wonderful family and two cats, he’s happy to be close enough to New York City to gobble down Gray’s Papaya hotdogs when the craving hits.

9 responses to “Happy Horrortober!”

  1. ANN says :

    Love horror movies any sea monster ones and book wise mautauk monster was besttttt ever ur books rock dude

  2. Daniel says :

    My list for Horrortober (if time is on my side):
    Books:
    The Jersey Devil – Hunter Shea
    That X-ray book – same author
    A Jason Brant-book (suggestions?)
    Films:
    10 Cloverfield Lane
    Halloween 1 & 2
    Friday the 13th 2
    What we do in the shadows
    The shallows

  3. Richard Klu says :

    Have you seen “In the Mouth of Madness”? You should try that, it’s good comic horror.

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