#RIPXIII and #SomethingWickedFall Update 3

Here are a couple of perilous goodies of which I've partaken: A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott "I'd gladly sell my soul to Satan for a year of freedom," cries Rosamond Vivian to her callous grandfather. A brooding stranger seduces her from the remote island onto his yacht. Trapped in a web … Continue reading #RIPXIII and #SomethingWickedFall Update 3

The Last Perilous Update

October has been more slumpy than expected both on the reading and writing ends. The unusually high temperatures probably aren't helping. And maybe I started my Halloween celebrating too early. I'm not burnt out on "spooky," but it's definitely more on the background level of things. Which is perfectly fine and comfortable. Peril of the … Continue reading The Last Perilous Update

Perilous Updates, Week 1

Peril of the Short Story This week's short story is part of Gothic September: "Berenice - A Tale" by Edgar Allan Poe. (According to a note "Berenice" rhymes with "very spicy.") I believe this is the first time I've read this story or, if I have previously, it was a long time in the past. Egæus, … Continue reading Perilous Updates, Week 1

Mini Reviews, Vol. 7 ~ What I’ve Been Watching Edition

Oscar Standouts from Last Year The Big Short (2016) Director: Adam McKay Writers: Charles Randolph (screenplay), Adam McKay (screenplay), Michael Lewis (book) Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt Winner for best adapted screenplay, based on the book by Michael Lewis. How do you make a movie about financiers and the mid-2000's housing … Continue reading Mini Reviews, Vol. 7 ~ What I’ve Been Watching Edition

#RIPXI ~ Pits, Pendulums, and Extraordinary Tales

Season of the Witch "The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe "The Pit and the Pendulum" was another of the Troll Communications adaptations stocked in my grade-school library. The Haunted Closet has a great bunch of scans from it. While "Masque of the Red Death" has some clear allegorical content, "The Pit and … Continue reading #RIPXI ~ Pits, Pendulums, and Extraordinary Tales

Mini Reviews ~ All Sorts of Peril

From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury William Marrow, 2001, Hardback In 1946, Charles Addams (of Addams Family fame) illustrated "Homecoming,"  a story Ray Bradbury sold to Mademoiselle magazine. This *almost* began a continuing collaboration  between the two. Both got busy on other projects, though Bradbury occasionally added stories to the history of the Elliot family, residents … Continue reading Mini Reviews ~ All Sorts of Peril

What Else Wednesday ~ Peril on the Screen edition

I watched/rewatched a couple of Peril on the Screen eligible movies this past weekend: The Sixth Sense (1999) - Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan; Starring Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, and Toni Collette Reading "Smee" put me in the mood to watch the quintessential story of people and ghosts. I hadn't watched The Sixth … Continue reading What Else Wednesday ~ Peril on the Screen edition