October 28, 2016 • Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
‘Tis the season for horror movie binging. Hear the singing?
But for many of us here at Quirk, Halloween fare lacks a certain something. Hacked-up teens and creepy crawlers are great and all, but we book nerds need something more. Is internal conflict too much to ask of the horror genre?
Not so. Here are five horror movies especially for book snobs. Join in the holiday spirit without sacrificing cinematic and narrative quality.
October 27, 2016 • Movies & Film, Humor, Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
Thursday, 8pm. Unitarian Church basement.
FRANKENSTEIN: Welcome, everyone. I see we have some new faces here, some new faces on familiar bodies, as well as some who don’t have faces at all. Welcome all. Help yourself to some cocoa. To those who are new, my name is Frankenstein, but you can call me Frank. (sees WOLFMAN with his arm raised) Yes? There’s no reason to raise a paw. Just speak up.
October 26, 2016 • Humor, Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
The leaves are falling and there’s a nip in the air. But before we pull out our sweaters and switch over to a soup-only diet, we have to check in with some of literature’s dearly departed and wish them a happy Halloween. For those of you who don’t commune with dead authors on a regular basis, we’ve decided to check in with a few of our favorites as they showed us around the halls they still haunt.
October 25, 2016 • Fiction, Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
Stephen King once said, in the original foreword to Night Shift, that “the great appeal of horror fiction…is that it serves as a rehearsal for our own deaths.” With Halloween around the corner, scary stories are everywhere – on TV, on the bookshelves at your local indie, under your bed – but why do we get so excited about stories that give us goosebumps that we turn into something resembling brain-hungry zombies?
August 12, 2016 • Author: Ransom Riggs, Fiction: MG & YA, Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly released exclusive on-set photos from the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children movie. In The Art of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Leah Gallo takes us behind the scenes to show how the Ransom Riggs' photographs were crafted into a book, which then Tim Burton turned into a movie.
Tim Burton's first step into the Peculiar world was with his collaborator and concept artist, Dermot Power. Powers' early artwork reminded us of all the wonderful fan art we received during our #5PeculiarYears contest and we just had to share with you.