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.
Want to dig into some amazing horror films directed by women? This alphabetical list can get you started.
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.