Hey, got some extra blog reading time on your hands over the horror-days? Probably not. If you are like me, you have a great tottering pile of books waiting for your attention and the Instapaper app has only made your reading life even more chaotic and unmanageable. Plus, you probably have to spin dreidels or worship Santa Clause. Or something.
But give yourself a Krampus gift and learn about some new horror blogs. There are tons and tons of horror fan sites out there. Some great, some lousy. I’ve recently come across a couple of sites I’m stopping in at regularly. Here are a couple well worth your time. All are sites I think Monsters in America fans will love.
First, the “Day of the Woman” blogspot, named of course for the alternative title of cult classic I Spit on Your Grave (that I wrote about here). Recent posts have included everything from a thoughtful discussion of 2011 as the year horror came to television to the dark delights of Black Christmas. If you are as interested in horror and gender as I am, you’ll love it.
Another new favorite is Good Girls Gone Geek. Bex and Proffitt review books and comics, can’t stop watching Walking Dead and American Horror Story, and even put together a holiday list for your favorite geek that includes…Monsters in America…and also lots of other cool stuff including the artwork of my friend and co-collaborator on a reading/art show Tami Boyce.
I’m assuming, by the way, that you are already reading Zombo’s Closet and, if not, what’s wrong with you? No, really, tell me…what’s wrong with you?. Its got classic horror and schlocky horror mixed in with pitch perfect insights and humor.
Finally, if you are fascinated with the interconnections between the sacred and the horrific, the world of horror and the world of religion, you’ve got to have John W. Morehead’s Theofantastique as part of your regular reading list. It’s the place to go to learn about everything from academic studies of horror to just plain fun celebrations of Star Trek and Planet of the Apes. By the way John, I say Solo beats Kirk…
Anyway, hope you Monster fans are hanging in there. Halloween is, well, a long, long time away. Stay scary.