Thank you for continuing to be a part of this journey, as I figure out how to make everything work in a timely manner. I hope you will enjoy this week’s collection of weird news and reviews.
Ladykillers: An A-Z of Women’s Horror Filmmaking (Vulture)
Want to dig into some amazing horror films directed by women? This alphabetical list can get you started.
Always Gold, Never Silver: Wealth, Art, and Vampires (Book Riot)
Are vampires art consumers, as well as blood drinkers? Laura Diaz de Arce looks into the vampires’ passion for beautiful things.
The X-Files Rewatch: ‘Deep Throat’ (Once Weird)
In the second episode, the series dives deeper into its mythology involving UFOs and government conspiracies. Mulder and Scully investigate the kidnapping of a test pilot, who may have been flying experimental aircraft unlike any known on Earth.
The Haunting of a Dream House (The Cut)
“657 Boulevard is anxious for you to move in.” When a family buys their dream home in an affluent neighborhood, they begin receiving mysterious, threatening letters from a figure who calls themselves, The Watcher.
Weird Suffolk: The Shapeshifting Headless Hound of Barnby (East Anglian Daily Times)
In Barnby, England, a headless hound is said to roam the fields, able to shrink and vanish at will.
Short of the Week
A teen scrolls past ignores a social media post demanding a “like” or else, only to find the “or else” is truly terrifying. Although is labelled as a horror comedy (perhaps because of its satirical take on social media), “Double Tap” presents a creature that I personally find disturbing on a visceral level — so be warned.