Discussion: Halloween month goals, or C.J. takes on all the creeptastic things

discussion             halloween goals

I'm sorry, have we met before?  I'm C.J.  I thrive on all things creepy, disturbing, macabre, morbid, dreadful, ghastly, grisly, funereal, moribund, nightmarish, bizarre, uncanny, eerie, and otherwise upsetting to the vast majority of the human population.  
In that spirit, I've decided that this Halloween month, I'm not going to squander my 31 days of fearful fun.  So I'm making myself a list of dark delights and I plan to accomplish every one of them.  And in case you too are a little off in the head, perhaps you can find this list...useful.  

to read 

House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski 

A Madness So Discreet - Mindy McGinnis 

Hollow City - Ransom Riggs 

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl - Paige McKenzie 

The Doll Collection - ed. Ellen Datlow 

to watch 

The Babadook 

Children of the Corn 

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 

The Omen 

The Taking of Deborah Logan 

The Devil's Rejects 

Ju-On: The Grudge 

Funny Games 

to watch again

The Nightmare Before Christmas 

Donnie Darko 


  1. YES CJ! These all sound absolutely perfect for getting you into the Halloween spirit. Can't wait to see what you think of all these fabulous books and movies!

    1. I hope so! :D So far, watched Children of the Corn. It wasn't bad. Not scary though.

  2. Oooh, did you say you're fan of all things horror? The why aren't we friends already! I LOVE the macabre and nightmarish things! Have you thought of trying The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey? That's one hell of a good horror series - my all-time favourite books, if I might say. And gee, I need to watch some of those movies.

    Vane at Books With Chemistry

    1. I don't know, but we are now! Whoa I didn't realize those were horror-y. I am gonna have to bump them up the tbr! Gotta cover the classics. Horror movies are life.


  3. Ahhhh I NEED TO READ MORE CREEPY BOOKS! :D I mean Halloween isn't even a real thing in Australia. The shops try to achieve it but we just eat the extra cheap chocolate and ignore them because...pumpkins?!? It's just not even the right season here. -_- SO. Not so much Halloween. BUT. I do love creepy things and have yet to be sufficiently creeped out by a book or movie. >_> I should try more though...

    1. YES YOU SHOULD! That's my goal too. I didn't get to finish all of these in October, but I'm trying to insert more creepiness into my life. Also it's sad that you don't have Halloween because it's THE BEST HOLIDAY EVERY AND YOU GET TO DRESS UP AND BE CREEPY but you can still have the creepy book part.

  4. I haven't heard of half of those movies and books. Sounds like a lot of fun though.