October is one of my favorite months. The fall weather is great, but that’s not my main reason for loving October so much. It might be cliche, but I still love Halloween. The way I see it, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the pageantry, mystery, and fun of Halloween.
This time of year always gets me in the mood for scary books, movies, and music. I’m not a big fan of the modern horror movie, however. Most of the “horror” movies I’ve seen are full of blood and gore, but few genuine scares. What I like is suspense. I often find that the threat of something is more terrifying than whatever it actually turns out to be. The Others, a movie from quite a few years ago, is an example of that concept. Throughout the movie, I wondered what was going to happen, and I was nervous despite the lack of bloody deaths. Another movie I found creepy was Pan’s Labyrinth. Although it’s not just a scary movie, it unsettled me quite a bit.
As for books, I like pretty much any type of paranormal creature. I love were creatures, zombies, ghosts, vampires…You name it, I’ll read it! If the book has romance mixed in with the scares, even better. Rick R. Reed is great for the romance/horror mix. Check out A Demon Inside and you’ll find out what I mean.
My go-to scary music is mainly movie soundtracks. There’s nothing like a soundtrack to have me looking over my shoulder to make sure nobody’s there.
Now that October’s here, I’m in need of some new creepy reads and movies. Anybody have suggestions? What scares you?
In the meantime, all of this spooky atmosphere has put me in the mood to write my own paranormal books, although I don’t generally make them all that scary. My zombie book, Sex and the Single Zombie, is more rom-com than horror. If you’re in the mood for a bit of Halloween without the scare, check it out!
Gay romance with a heart of gold!
Caring, professional SWGZ seeks open-minded SGM for dating and possible LTR…
Since his death two years ago, zombie Peter Reese’s love life has been nonexistent. His attempts to meet a regular “live” guy through a blind dating website—without revealing an important detail about himself—have all blown up in his face. Now, his current blind date with “Shane1990″ seems destined to end the same way, until the handsome guy inexplicably decides to give Peter another chance.
Can Peter prove that nice zombies don’t always finish last?