When Halloween meets Christmas

What do you do when you see a bookish version of one of your favorite movies? You reach for it and start reading hoping it will be good, which is exactly what I did when I’ve seen Nightmare before Christmas on NetGalley.

disney-manga-tim-burtons-nightmare-before-christmasDisney Manga Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas by Jun Asuka

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

If you know the movie [and you really should] you’ll know exactly what this manga is about. If however, for some strange reason, you have never heard of Nightmare before Christmas here’s what it is about:

Jack, the Pumpkin King, the scary master of Halloween is pretty much having a breakdown ;). By an accident, he discovers doorways to other holidays, especially the upcoming Christmas and decides it would be wonderful to change profession and become Sandy Claws (also known as Santa). Obviously, now everything goes according to plan [I sooo wrote that with a Corpse Bride tune in my head]. Continue reading “When Halloween meets Christmas”

BBC Halloween special

BBC_Radio_logo Look at that it’s already Sunday. But the good thing is – I’ve got a free day tomorrow! No Monday this week :D. It’s even better when you’ll think about this stupid time change (although I did sleep an hour longer today and I really needed that).

Anyway, I’ve promised you some creepy BBC stories and here they come. Some will be available today evening or even tomorrow, but hey, at least you’ll have something to look forward to!

1. Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard

This was the first story by Ballard I’ve heard and damn that creeped me out. It seems so surreal and yet like something that might actually happen! Freaky. It’s not a horror, it’s a thriller that will get into your head and stay there. Beware of the motorways ;). Continue reading “BBC Halloween special”

Are you up for a little scare?

If you’re in a mood for a short and creepy reads I’ve got just the thing! Two 16-page reads, I’d say perfect for a fast read before sleep, but I don’t think I’d recommend these two as a bed-reads ;). Unless you want some nightmares to follow.

Author: Calvin Demmer

I received both stories from the author in exchange for an honest review.

hungry-ghostsHungry Ghosts

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A couple travels to China during Ghost festival. It seems like a harmless holiday for them, but townspeople take things seriously and for a reason. It doesn’t take long for Ray and Lara to get into troubles. Continue reading “Are you up for a little scare?”

BBC Thursday – 1st of September

BBC_Radio_logoAs promised last week – proper links to two shows I rather enjoyed and in addition one new drama. Only one, because nothing else caught my attention yet. Maybe next time.

In today’s drama’s we’ll solve a mystery with a famous Belgian detective, venture into space to visit the Red Planet and meet a mysterious beast.

1. Evil Under the Sun (Poirot) by Agatha Christie

Zut alors! Can’t a Belgian sleuth have a peaceful Devon holiday without getting embroiled in a murder?

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Duration: 30 min | 5 episodes

Yup, yet another one of Agatha Christie’s stories. This time, Poirot tries to have some peaceful vacations but it’s just not meant to be.
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