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Episode 038 - Halloween!

By Book Club for Masochists

It’s October which means it’s time for our Halloween episode! We talk about our favourite spooooooky movies, books, comics, video games, and more! Plus: Early Canadian history! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jessica F Books (& relevant links) Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix The Little People (Nazi Leprechauns) Armageddon Film FAQ by Dale Sherman; which was mentioned way back in Episode #11 on Religion (fiction), of all things Through the Woods by Emily Carroll The Girl Under the Bed by Dave Chua and Xiao Yan Uzumaki by Junji Ito Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu by Junji Ito Urban/Paranormal Fantasy for non-spooky Halloween reading: Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews The Mediator series by Meg Cabot The Voodoo Killings by  Kristi Charish Women of the Otherworld series by Kelly Armstrong Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton Stephen King and horror, maybe-horror, and not-at-all-horror books: The Stand On Writing: A Memoir of Craft Desperation Under the Dome Gunslinger (Dark Tower Series) The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins Stephen King’s progeny, Joe Hill, writes great horror books too: The Fireman Heart-Shaped Box NOS4R2 Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez Wytches, Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder and Jock The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman Art by Camille Chew (and more witches) How To Make Calling Yourself a Witch Your Whole Personality The scare your child(hood self) silly section: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell The Little Giant Book of "True" Ghost Stories: 84 Scary Tales by Arthur Myers, John Macklin, Margaret Rau, and Jim Sharpe The Ghost Wore Gray by Bruce Coville Other ghost books from Anna’s childhood include Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn, Ghost Cadet by Elaine Marie Alphin, and A Ghost in the Window by Betty Ren Wright (and a lot of other books by Betty Ren Wright) Goosebumps by R. L. Stine Fear Street by R. L. Stine Christopher Pike Haunting at Hill House by Shirley Jackson We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson The House on the Borderland by Richard Corben, Simon Revelstroke, and William Hope Hodgson Coraline by Neil Gaiman Comic version adapted/art by P. Craig Russell Unheimlich and the uncanny ZombieWorld: Champion Of The Worms by Mike Mignola and Pat McEown Tintin Yves Chaland Ligne Claire Liō by Mark Tatulli Slug Theater Salt girl Kitaro and the Great Tanuki War by Shigeru Mizuki Mokumokuren Movies It Follows (no clowns) It (clowns) The Cabin in the Woods Tucker & Dale vs. Evil Evil Dead Evil Dead the Musical Ginger Snaps Ginger Snaps Back The Lure (“evil mermaids that run a nightclub, and also vampires are involved”) What We Do in the Shadows Coraline (the movie) Video Games Dead Space Gone Home PT Silent Hill Anatomy Matthew managed to combine two different streaming shows Let’s Nope (horror games, sometimes terrible) Watch+Play (many genres including horror, always terrible) Links, Articles, and Things Halloween tombstones made by friend of the podcast Colleen Frakes The Wikipedia page for Jack-o’-lanterns includes photos of some made from turnips Upper Canada and Lower Canada Upper Canada Village Photo from the cocktail party in an abandoned hospital Matthew mentioned Selkie Jump scare Questions Is it worse to see horrible images or have to picture them in your mind? Do you read things for Halloween? Check out our Pinterest board and Tumblr posts for all our Halloween favourites, follow us on Twitter, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on Tuesday, October 17th, when we’ll talk about Non-Fiction Travel. Then come back on Tuesday, November 7th, when we’ll be discussing recent books we’ve read!  

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