Happy Halloween

Hey there, Insiders!

I like spooky stuff. If you’ve read any of my books, from Apocalypse Hill, to The Identical Boy, to parts of Hexed Detective, you’ll know I like dipping my toe (or my whole foot, ankle, and leg) into creepy.

(By the way, Hexed Detective is just 0.99 for the next few days, so CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOURS!)

Well, it’s officially the season of scare, with Halloween just a few days away, so I thought I’d point you in the direction of some scary stuff that I love to make you shiver as October draws to a close.

Just don’t blame me if you have nightmares…

 

The Haunting of Hill House

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I just completed this ten episode series on Netflix, and oh my sweet baby Jesus, it is AMAZING.

It’s not just about creeps and frights (though there’s plenty of that), it’s about a deeply damaged family dealing with grief and past trauma. Uh, fun, right…?

The acting, the structure, the way the narrative hops around, is brilliant. The scares, the atmosphere, the payoffs you never saw coming… seriously, check this baby out. It’s my fave new thing this year.

 

The Witch

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Oh boy, this recent film really got under my skin. There was one point, whilst watching this alone at home, that I leaned away from the screen saying, ‘Oh no,’ out loud. Which has not happened before. An insidious, creeping atmosphere, rather than blood and guts sort of film.

Oh, and like you, I would never think that a goat could be deeply scary.

TURNS OUT THEY CAN BE. *Sings Black Phillip, Black Phillip*

 

A Head Full of Ghosts

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After a creepy read? Then this recent-ish possession story (OR IS IT? OOOOH) by Paul Tremblay is an engrossing, quick, at times unnerving read.

His other two horror books, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock & The Cabin at the End of The World are also well worth grabbing.

GRAB THEM! GRAB THEM GOOD!


 

Have you seen or read any of that lot? Let me know if you have. Or just tell me what spooky stuff you love that I should be checking out. Come on, scare me if you can!

Have a great Halloween, you creepy lot!

Matt.


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