Things in Horror that I Don’t Want to See (and things that i’m glad are gone)

Hi friends! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Horror may be a wonderful genre that tells all sorts of different stories from different parts of the world, but it is not perfect or without its faults. We all have things that we don’t want to see in our favourite genres whether that’s tropes, cliches, character archetypes, or even technical things that don’t have much to do with storytelling. Sometimes we even look back on stories from our favourite genres and see how far they’ve come and we’re glad that some tropes have died out over time. These are some of the things that I’m tired…

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The Vampire is a Metaphor

Hi friends! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Vampires have been officially declared to be ‘back’ (as if they ever went away) and with that comes a lot of discussions and conversations about what vampires and horror as a genre ‘inherently’ is. I am not a fan of things being labelled as ‘inherently’ something or another, especially when it’s something as far-reaching, flexible, and historical as the horror genre and monsters. These things have been around for a very long time and have been interpreted in so many different ways that it’s difficult to count all of them. If you didn’t know (but you likely…

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Black Horror on my TBR and Watchlist

Hi friends! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป October is Black History Month in the UK (BHM and LGBT+ History Month are the other way around in the US) and today I wanted to highlight some books by Black authors and movies that are either directed by Black directors or have a predominantly Black cast. Unfortunately, a lot of the movies I found on my watchlist were made by white directors and I was hesitant to list them so I managed to narrow them down to 99% Black made. Also, it’s weird that I should feel the need to clarify this, but when I say…

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Why I Love Horror

Hi friends! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป When looking through my past Spooky Month schedules, I noticed that I’ve done posts about why I love monsters, vampires, and also horror subgenres, but I’ve never made a post talking about why I love the horror genre as a whole. I haven’t been a lifelong horror fan because I was an absolute weenie as a child (I blame the undiagnosed autism) and really eased myself into the genre as a teenager. Weirdly, coming up with my reasons for being a horror fan was harder than I expected it to be because once I think of things,…

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The Horror Movie Book Tag

Happy Spooky Month, friends! ๐ŸŽƒ Today marks my annual month-long celebration of all things spooky: horror, gothic, paranormal, even things that are a little creepy, we’re celebrating it all! I have a pretty jam-packed October ahead of me so I wanted to ease into this month with a tag and what better than one about one of my favourite things in the world – horror movies! If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll have seen that I’ve been participating in theย 100 Horror Movies in 92 Daysย challenge and I have been up to my eyeballs in blood and guts. This tag…

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