Roundup: They’re Creepy & They’re Kooky

In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines and websites, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week.

The month of October is heralded by an onslaught of horror movie marathons and ends with bags of discounted candy, both equally frightful in their own right. Whether you enjoy romping around in a costume on Halloween or scaring the bejesus out of your friends, we’ve got you covered with some spooky stories and thrilling reads.

Here, we’ve compiled some blog posts and things found across the Internet that’ll be sure to send a shiver up your spine!

From Ploughshares

  • Whether you’ve been preparing for the zombie apocalypse since you were five or you were into werewolves before they were cool, Brenna Dixon has got a Ploughshares Playlist for all your monster needs.
  • Still searching for completely awesome, yet horribly last minute costume idea? The Ploughshares staff has you covered with these literary costumes.
  • But if you’re in the mood for true horror, what could be scarier than the suburbs

From around the Web

  • Children’s books are creepier than they seem, according to these passages from The Huffington Post.
  • Grab your flashlight because BookPage and Kirkus have handful of reading suggestions just in time for Halloween.
  • For those who are easily scared, The Rumpus provides a helpful how-to for watching horror movies: “A Wimp’s Guide.”

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