We’re calling it now: this year’s most popular Halloween costumes will be 1. Pennywise the Clown and 2. Offred from The Handmaid’s Tale. Halloween parties are often filled with folks dressed up as characters from popular film and tv adaptations, like Harry Potter and Game of Thrones (we’re totally stealing that Patronus idea!) But how… Continue reading This is Halloween ’17: Literary style icons
From October 1st, we dedicate this blog to our favourite autumnal event: Halloween! These short horror stories are perfect for reading out loud at a Halloween sleepover. Turn out the lights, grab some sweet treats and put on your best spooky voice…your friends will be fully freaked out in just a few pages! Everyone knows… Continue reading This is Halloween ’17: Short Scares
It’s Hallowe’en! Are you as excited as we are? As you might have been able to tell from our month of blog posts, we’re pretty excited. One of the best things about Hallowe’en is the monsters, so here’s our countdown of the ten greatest monsters in classic fiction.
It’s October, which means spooktacular fun here at the Information Store! We’re celebrating our favourite holiday with Hallowe’en posts all the way through October. Today we’re featuring influential YA horror author Darren Shan.
To complement our review of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, we now present a review of a film that sought to adapt it as faithfully as possible: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, directed by Kenneth Branagh.
You may have gathered that we’re pretty excited about Hallowe’en in the Information Store! Last year, we featured Dracula by Bram Stoker and the Francis Ford Coppola-directed film Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which went back to the source material instead of using the tropes that had been established by the Universal and Hammer versions of Dracula This Hallowe’en,… Continue reading Book Review: Frankenstein
Is it too early to talk about Halloween? Your regular bloggers Victoria and Eleanor will be taking a short break in the coming weeks, but we couldn’t let Halloween go by without a proper mention. In this post, we look at some unconventional scares found in classic children’s movies. Do you have horror fatigue? Do… Continue reading DVD reviews: Truly Horrible Halloween