The Woman in Black haunts...

Happy New Year to you all! I hope your holiday season was full of fun, happiness and lots of food! I spent my holidays up north and while it was busy, I did take time to read a really great ghost story, The Woman in Black by Susan Hill.

Locke & Key

It's been awhile since my last blog post and for that I apologize. I just couldn't find anything that was worth sharing with you all...until now!

Author Joe Hill is really becoming a favorite of mine. His graphic novel series, Locke & Key, has had my undivided attention for the last week.

2012 Tayshas Spotlight: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror!

The Crow & The Moon [Explored] by Dave Morrow's Custom CreationsThe Tayshas Reading List for 2012 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! The TAYSHAS Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great fantasy, horror, and science fiction reads or the entire 2012 Reading List

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Shock Value

Attention fellow horror aficionados! Shock Value by Jason Zinoman is a treat that you will love! Shock Value gives you an insider's look into movies from the 1970s that changed the genre of the horror film.

Zombie Jamboree

Wow!  When did that happen?! 

When did zombies become the number one threat to humanity in horror movies and TV?

Be afraid... Be very afraid...

One of my favorite holidays is 5 days away...Halloween! For me, Halloween has always been about dressing up in a fun costume and going door to door for candy! As I got older, I still liked to dress up in silly costumes but I had to stop trick or treating. Apparently, you only get candy if you are a kid (insert sad face here). Nowadays I read and watch lots of horrors and give out candy to the kids that come to my door.

What's this Friday?


Frankenstein Friday! The last Friday of October celebrates the birth of Frankenstein in 1818 when Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley wrote the story Frankenstein. To this day, Shelley's creation is still one of the most famous horror characters of all time.

Since Halloween is just around the corner, you can probably catch a few Frankenstein movies on TV. Or if you prefer to read, here are some books that we have checked in: 

Horns by Joe Hill

Someone recently recommended author Joe Hill to me. I read up on Joe Hill and he is a fairly new horror author who just happens to be the son of Stephen King! So of course I requested his most recent title, Horns, from my local library.

The Horror! The Horror!: Reads for Teens

Halloween pumpkin by missteeeWhat is the appeal of the frightening?  For many of us, we can consider ourselves lucky that we rarely (if ever) encounter a truly terrifying experience.  Many of us go to school, go to work, go hang out with our friends; the most frightening thing we might encounter on a typical day is the school’s mystery meatloaf.  But there is something undeniably exciting about a book that makes us want to turn all the lights on and double-check that all the doors are locked, or a movie that has us covering our eyes as the music crescendos in a feverish pitch.  We can hear the blood pumping in our ears, but still feel secure that the book or movie is only a story.  When we leave the theater, no zombies are going to attack us as we go to our cars.  Once the book is

I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells

I recently read, actually no, devoured Dan Wells' I Am Not a Serial Killer  about teenager John Wayne Cleaver. John is a clinically deemed "sociopath" and has always been fascinated by things most people consider wrong, namely serial killers.

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