Halloween 2020 is fast approaching and I know that it won’t be the same for anyone. Having said that, Curiosity Corner Dublin is here to provide you with some high-volume stories to binge or read.
1. Lovecraft Country
Holy-moly, this year’s most weird, most sassy and probably most watch-worthy TV series is Lovecraft Country. Weird doesn’t even begin to cover it.
Go ahead, have a look at the trailer, and get hooked in this twisted, borderline eerie story.
I will not even explain it. Go! Watch it!
Be horrified. Be inspired. It’s both, it’s all.
2. Discovery Of Witches – series 1 of (at least) 3
Don’t like to read? Then I have one cool and presently released first season of Discovery of Witches, which, if you haven’t lived under a rock, might already be on your radar.
Cool love story, cool actors, cool and intriguing story line. What more do you want? Witches, vampires, dæmons. Got ya covered.
Season two will not be far behind, being released on 8th January 2021, so go my free, fantasy-lover friend and catch up, introduce yourself to Diana and Matthew, before they whisk you away to the past.
For those of you, my reading fiends, I can say that there are 3 books currently published and some more that builds on some other characters. You want to look for the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness.
So buckle up. Set. Ready? GO!
3. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
This ain’t your typical teenage witch, and if you have Netflix, you’re in luck because if there ever were a binge-watch-worthy TV series, this is that.
The devil is coming to town and yikes he is scary. Sabrina re-invented is intriguing, funny, yet bold, and she is a force to be reckoned with.
3 seasons out and you may catch up in time for the concluding season 4, being released on 31st December.
So. What are you waiting for? Go and watch it.
4. Nora Roberts – Year One – series 1 of 3
Love a little romance, love a little chill? This lady has you covered with both.
I can promise you, that this book (first book of The Chronicles of the One) will be one that you will scarcely put down before it’s done.
I have read it and were eagerly waiting on the following two books, which admittedly doesn’t happen to me very often anymore.
There is betrayal, monsters, weird creatures and dark in need of defeat.
Go on. Have a go. I’d bet my money you’ll be frantically searching for more of Nora Roberts’ books. Luckily, she’s got plenty.
5. Edgar Ellen Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
Oh, how weirdly wonderful this short story is, I cannot tell you. I know that it will have some chilling discoveries to be made.
Curiosity Corner recommends you to read it in dark while listening to some ominous music, to add to its essence.
It isn’t long, but I promise it is worth reading, every line of it. To make it easier to access, just click HERE. Otherwise, have a listen above. ⤴️
6. Susan Hill – The Woman in Black
Woman in Black is, first of all, a book. It is a pretty cool film too though, so this is a double goodie.
I highly recommend reading the chilling story first, as Hill presents you not only with a cool storyline, but also twists and turns that will make you rethink sleeping in the dark for a while.
Then, for comparison purposes, do watch the film with Daniel Radcliffe. Either way, this Halloween you’ll have the scares, should you want them. 😎
Have you seen the film already? It’s still good, so watch it again. 👍🏼
7. Mary Shelley – Frankenstein
You don’t know who the real Frankenstein is until you have read the original Shelley version.
Is it really the monster? You’ll never know if you never read this.
Mary Shelley is one of the best classics out there and she definitely will make you think twice about the genre of horror.
Her story is heartbreaking with unexpected turns. In my opinion, it is hard to put down.
I recommend getting your immaculate paws on the 1818 version of the text, as the later editions don’t reflect the original essence of Shelley’s story telling.
Have a go, I don’t think you’ll regret it.
I know, there isn’t enough on Curiosity Corner’s list. So, for those of you in need of more, have a look at the best Halloween book list from Goodreads, and a bunch of cool film recommendations from IMDB.
Surely, something will catch your attention. 😉 🤡
Have a good read/watch and Happy Halloween!
May we all have satisfying conversations.
Szabina at Curiosity Corner Dublin