Friday, September 28, 2012

October Consumption

The month of October is where I read and watch horror.  I have been known to read a horror book outside of this month, and I've watched many horror movies too.

But in October, I focus on this.  Otherwise, it doesn't find its way into my consumer habits.

Here is what it may look like:

Dracula by Bram Stoker
Yes I am going to finally read this.  I have had this sitting on both my Kindle and Nook for years. It is time to tackle it.

Vlad by Carlos Fuentes peaked my interest.
“Vlad” is Vlad the Impaler, of course, whose mythic cruelty was an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In this sly sequel, Vlad really is undead: dispossessed after centuries of mayhem by Eastern European wars and rampant blood shortages. More than a postmodern riff on “the vampire craze,” Vlad is also an anatomy of the Mexican bourgeoisie, as well as our culture’s ways of dealing with death. For—as in Dracula—Vlad has need of both a lawyer and a real-estate agent in order to establish his new kingdom, and Yves Navarro and his wife Asunción fit the bill nicely. Having recently lost a son, might they not welcome the chance to see their remaining child live forever? More importantly, are the pleasures of middle-class life enough to keep one from joining the legions of the damned?

The Passage: A Novel by Justin Cronin
An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.

As for the movies, I'll take them as they come. A few of the newer movies I would like to see are Cabin in the Woods, and Frankenstein,

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