That's right, everyone: it's October and that means it's time for the Third Annual FMS Scarelicious October Movie Series! The first movie is one for all the fellas: Teeth, a modern riff on the vagina dentata myth. I'm watching it tonight so look for a post in the next day or so.
Mr. Mouse's parents are coming to visit in a couple of days so we may be getting off to a slow start for the TAFMSSOMS (I'm fairly certain that my in-laws are not big horror movie fans) but I'll crank 'em out as fast as I can. Also, my Blockbuster.com DVD distribution center has moved from SLC to Denver which means that the DVD delivery is a little slower than I'd like. Yes, I still rent DVDs. No, I don't stream Netflix. Yes, I'm a Luddite - I even still read books with paper pages.
Speaking of books with paper pages, I just finished 20th Century Ghosts, a collection of horror short stories by Joe Hill, also known as Stephen King's son. I really enjoyed them: Hill is a good writer, intelligent but accessible, not overtelling things, with a voice that is reminiscent of his father's but still his own. I have always loved Stephen King's short stories; I was pleased to discover that it runs in the family. The collection is not just straight horror tales but also some dark fantasy, a sweet baseball story, some dreamy stuff, some creepy stuff, some nightmares. My favorites were "Pop Art" and "Voluntary Committal." Read them and figure out which ones you like best.
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