Ladykillers, Whistleblowers, and Dream Homes

Dear Weirdlings,

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.


Movies

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.


TV

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.


Lore

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.

Andrea Blythe
Andrea Blythe writes speculative poetry and fiction. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks, including Twelve: Poems Inspired by the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale (Interstellar Flight Press, 2020).