BEST OF OCTOBER 2019

Balladeer’s Blog’s look back at 2019 continues with Halloween Month’s best:

Monks of Monk Hall 4THE MONKS OF MONK HALL – This eerie and macabre 1845 novel features human and supernatural menaces operating in 1842 Philadelphia. “Twin Peaks Goes To The 1840s” is how I describe this book, which was America’s best-selling novel before Uncle Tom’s Cabin. CLICK HERE

THE “RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY” DELUSION – Only fools think that they know what the final verdict of history will be regarding the times they are living through. CLICK HERE 

Killraven the hell destroyersKILLRAVEN: THE FINALE OF THE DEATH-BIRTH SAGA – The final two chapters of the most acclaimed Killraven saga of them all. CLICK HERE  and HERE 

THE WERWOLVES – An 1898 werewolf story from Canada. CLICK HERE

ROLLING STONE’S MATT TAIBBI – The journalist blasts the Democrats’ “permanent coup attempt.” CLICK HERE

Mad MaxMAD MAX (1979) – A lengthy review of the Mel Gibson/ George Miller post-apocalypse classic. CLICK HERE

THE COFFIN – The year 2000 graphic novel about a macabre, unliving superhero. CLICK HERE

CIA CRIMES – The disgusting past of one of the most loathsome American organizations in history. CLICK HERE 

HellraiserHELLRAISER: THE FOUR BEST MOVIES – My take on the four best films of this 10-film horror franchise. CLICK HERE 

NPR/ PBS POLL – More respondents trust the Trump Administration than trust the media or Congress. CLICK HERE 

Vampire city 2CITY OF VAMPIRES – Paul Feval’s 1867 story of Ann Radcliffe fighting vampires. CLICK HERE

THE WRAITH – From 1941 it’s the ghostly superhero from beyond the grave. CLICK HERE 

KAYLA MUELLER’S PARENTS ON TRUMP – Their comments HERE 

masc graveyard newSEVEN UNIQUE ZOMBIE FILMS – Not the usual depiction of the shambling, hungry dead. CLICK HERE

THE WOLF IN THE GARDEN – My review of this werewolf story set in 1790s New York State. CLICK HERE

STUDY: HISPANIC-AMERICAN BUSINESSES THRIVING UNDER TRUMP – The details on this story are HERE

LE DIABLE AMOUREUX – A review of the 1772 Gothic Horror novel about a female devil in love. CLICK HERE

4 Comments

Filed under Halloween Season, Neglected History, opinion

4 responses to “BEST OF OCTOBER 2019

  1. Tia

    The Monks of Monk Hall sounds really really eerie.

  2. Arthur

    The Monks of Monk Hall review was great! It’s great to learn about it but it sounds unreadable by modern standards.

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