What I watched: The Haunting of Bly Manor, currently on NetFlix. It is based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, and takes an updated, current look at Regency/gothic mystery/horror genre. I found it to be less than horrifically scary, and instead, more horrifically sad. The show is the opposite of gore horror, and spends much time building tension, but there are no jump scares. Ultimately, there are few happy endings, and the last scene is a tear-jerker.
Here are a few trailers/clips:
What I read:
Dark Tarot, book 35 in Christine Feehan’s Dark series. While formulaic, I like them, and this one had more interesting circumstances, involving a tarot deck as a guide on the world-wide adventure. Also, apparently book videos are now a thing:
I also read Comfort Me With Apples, by Catherynne M. Valente. It is marketed as a horror/thriller genre offering, but I found it to be more annoying than scary. It ends up being a biblical allegory for a portion of the creation story. Not my favorite, and quite short in length.
What I listened to this week: Telquist – Taste; Mellah – Nada; and Bayuk, Andreas Vey – Arms of Who.
So, dearest DeadSplinterites, how’s it going? What have you watched, read, or listened to? Have you been entertained, or are you entertaining? What is going on in your world? Please check in, tell us how you are, and share what you are up to!