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366 Days, 366 Books: How Jeff Ryan Read One Book Per Day in 2012

Jeff Ryan, like a lot of professional writers, spends a lot of time reading. He made a demanding resolution for last year: to read an average of one book per day. Since 2012 was a leap year, that meant 366 books. Ryan was appareantly successful–and not by reading only very short books. Here’s how: No, my [...]

The Best Silent Horror Films

Halloween is the time to watch horror films, but there are some old ones that you probably haven’t yet seen, because they go back over a hundred years! Balladeer’s Blog has a list of 31 silent horror films going back as far as Georges Melies’ 1896 short film Le Manoir du Diable (The House of [...]

A Highbrow Halloween Reading List

If you’re already tired of the never-ending marathons of Halloween horror films on TV, maybe you’d like to celebrate the season by some reading. Flavorwire has some suggestions in a reading list that ranges from Hamlet (yes, it’s a ghost story) to Aim For the Head: An Anthology of Zombie Poetry. Maybe it’s just us, but [...]


Yes, it’s a bowling ball. It just looks like the head of a zombie! Artist Oliver Paass painted a set of these balls that were then placed in German bowling alleys to advertise a TV channel specializing in horror films. Link -via @johncfarrier

Classic Goosebumps Book or Cheesy Horror Film?

Some horror films are pretty silly even while they scare us to death, and that is often reflected in the titles. In fact, author R.L. Stine was probably influenced by real movies in naming the Goosebumps series of children’s books. If you are familiar with either, you’ll probably do well on today’s Lunchtime Quiz at [...]

Itchy and Scratchy Episode or Cheesy Horror Film?

The Itchy & Scratch Show is a “show within a show” featured on The Simpsons. If you are at all familiar with it, you’ll enjoy today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. See if you can decide which title is an episode of Itchy & Scratchy, and which are actual names of horror films. It’s not easy! [...]