Scanning the last few posts I see that my blog is looking very Halloween-ish. (Halloween-esque? Halloweeny?) I've got H.P. Lovecraft, Universal Monsters, Robert E. Howard horror, and Dr. Spektor. There will be more to come as I have other Halloween related posts in mind. I have always enjoyed the Halloween season. I like to read scary stories and watch creepy movies and just get into the whole spirit of the thing. Last night I read Lovecraft's story Pickman's Model and a few nights before I re-read The Whisperer in Darkness. Both of these are Lovecraft tales that basically are build ups to a surprise ending. I don't think either would surprise modern readers but both are very atmospheric and still a lot of fun. I've read my two favorite Lovecraft stories, The Call of Cthulhu and The Dunwich Horror, too recently for re-reads this year so I'm delving back into some Lovecraft stuff I haven't read in years. Also I'm reading the Lovecraft/Robert E. Howard correspondence right now and Lovecraft was talking about 'Whisperer' in one of the letters. Made me want to go back and re-read it.
I have a Halloween movie double feature coming up which isn't exactly horror, but if fits the season for reasons which will become apparent later. Kind of wanted to write a Halloween short story this year, but I'm running out of time so that may not go, at least not by Halloween. Anyway, more ghostly goings on to come.