Over at Mob Rules, I posted a piece yeterday about The Woman in Black. Check it out!
I've been delving more into horror movies of late, mostly because of Haunts. I came up with this ambitious scheme to have the single player campaign in Haunts mirror the history of horror cinema. That entails learning more about said history, which is interesting. The first book I read on the subject was really more of an overview than any deep analysis. It was nice for what it was, but provided little deeper insight, especially in the movies of the past few decades.
Right now I just downloaded Interactive Nightmares by Mark Butler. It's about the history of horror video games so, clearly it's a must read. It's also available to read for free through te Kindle Lending Library, so that's how I got it. I have to say, I'm really enjoying that feature on my Kindle Fire. So far, I'm pleased to see that Interactive Nightmares seems very up to date and Butler seems passionate about the subject, so I've got high hopes for the rest of the book.
I'm setting up a movie-watch list for myself so I can go through that history of horror cinema in person. We're planning to do some sort of book-club like thing on the Mob Rules site, but for movies, so I want to have that all planned out sometime in the next week or so. I'm flying out to LA in two weeks and want to load up my Ipad or Fire with some horror movies, but I think I'll need to stick with the earlier, less bloody features - I'm try to be considerate of the sensibilities of my fellow passengers. Almost all the movies are available on-demand or streaming, but there have been a few exceptions, like Suspiria, which would definitely not be plane friendly. I might have to reactivate the disk-rental part of my Netflix for the occasion.