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

2 Comments

Filed under Halloween Season, Neglected History, opinion

2 responses to “BEST OF OCTOBER 2019

  1. Tia

    The Monks of Monk Hall sounds really really eerie.

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