The Season is Upon Us

My Dearest of Weirdlings,

The Season is upon us. Can you hear the rumbling of the earth beneath your feet? Can you hear the whispers on the wind?

The spirits are stirring. The shadows are stretching themselves awake. Blood hungry knives rattle in their drawers. Masks itch to crawl and anchor themselves upon your visage.


Movies

The Kids Aren’t Alright: Why Now Is The Time For Teen Horror (Shudder Blog)

The fears and anxieties that teenagers face have changed, creating a need for new original horror geared towards teenagers. As Cory McCullough writes, “We need outlets like film to validate our anxieties about the current world and show us that it’s survivable.”

Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now (IGN)

From The Evil Dead to Poltergeist, Netflix has loaded their queue with a multitude of scary movies to whet your appetite for scares this Halloween season. (May I make a personal recommendation for Session 9, a phenomenally terrifying indie thriller.)


TV

Netflix's The Witcher Season 2 Gives First Look At Geralt's New Armor (Game Informer)

Geralt, the gruff, quiet protagonist of The Witcher, dons some fine new gear. I’m looking forward to the forthcoming season. Are you?


Games

Running Through a Monster Infested Landscape with ‘Stela’ (Once Weird)

In the puzzle adventure game Stela, a woman journeys through dark and unsettling landscapes.


Lore

Live Out Your Halloween Fantasy in the Colorado Town that Inspired The Shining (Matador Network)

Spook lovers will be drawn to the town of Estes, Colorado, home of the infamous Stanley Hotel. It’s a trip I’ll have to make vicariously this year. However, if others wish to brave the journey, the article lists some of the restrictions put in place in light of the pandemic.


Literature

The Most Terrifying Books, 15 Titles Not for the Faint of Heart (Book Riot)

Looking for some spooky reads to honor the season? Check out this list of terrifying reads and see what grabs hold.


Short of the Week

At under a minute and a half, “Sweet Tooth” relates a tense story of a woman stalked in her own home.

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).