I am very late to the party this year which means I've missed out on
the first four Haunted Humpdays - but I am joining in for the last three!
For my first installment I thought I'd share my favorite spooky fall shows.
American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare (season 6)
I am a big fan of AHS, although some seasons have been better (Coven, Hotel)
than others (Asylum, Freak Show). One of the show's biggest strengths is that
every season deals with a new story line, and new horrors, in a new setting.
Season 6 so far is presented as a reenacted/dramatized true story documentary,
about an interracial couple who move into an old haunted house in red neck country.
Troubling visions, burning corpses, ghosts, witches and Lost Colony lore - galore!
The AHS writers have always been a bit cooky in their gore but so far
this season has mostly been dark, although very entertaining and with great actors.
But the producers are hinting at a big turn around mid-season, and I can't wait.
Dead of summer
I was pleasantly surprised to find this new 80's throw back horror series airing
on Swedish television. Not only does it manage to pack in Satanic rituals,
dark history, masked murderers, ghostly visions and campy gore
- it also makes the viewer care about the characters by providing
interesting back stories and realistic developments.
If you are a horror fan you will enjoy the homage to various
old horror movies. If you are a feminist you will appreciate
the character and gender diversity, and interesting female leads.
We're only 3 episodes in, but so far the show exceeds my expectations.
I never cared for the 1973 movie because as an atheist, religious superstitions
just don't scare me (but I love the movie Constantine). But the international cast,
eerie atmosphere and creepy possession scenes work, and the writers
have changed the characters and story line just enough to pique my interest.
I also thought I'd quickly mention a couple of 2016 horror movies
I've seen recently (since my last 'quick hits') that you may want to put
on your October horror watch list (if you have one):
10 Cloverfield Lane is a suspenseful and well acted movie.
The less you read about it before viewing the better!
Lights Out is a pretty standard horror movie with a scary entity
terrorizing a family, but well done (and plus for cute guy :)).
Holidays is an anthology and by no means a masterpiece,
but some of the short stories are entertaining.
Make sure to visit our fabulous hostess for more Halloween fun!
Next week I hope to have fought off this nasty cold and gotten
my house in order, so I can share some of my seasonal decor with you.