Can't resist a good challenge.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI


Dates: September 1 through October 31, 2016
Hosted by: Carl V. Anderson Stainless Steel Droppings

Guidelines:

✸ There are several different levels of participation:
  • Peril the First: Read four books of any length, from any subgenre you choose.
  • Peril the Second: Read two books of any length, from any subgenre you choose.
  • Peril the Third: Read one book of any length, from any subgenre you choose.
  • Peril of the Short Story: An extra option, for those who want to read shorter works.
  • Peril on the Screen: Another extra option, for those who like to watch scary or suspenseful fare on the large or small screen.
  • Peril in Play: A new extra -- see announcement page for info.
✸ Choose books from the following subgenres:
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Gothic
  • Horror
  • Dark Fantasy

✷ I'm signing up at the Peril the First level (four books), and I'll be combining that with Peril on the Screen and possibly Peril of the Short Story.

See my original post about the challenge HERE.
See the challenge announcement page HERE.
See the review site HERE.

MY BOOK LIST (books read, with links to any reviews/notes):
  1. The Vanishment. Jonathan Aycliffe / subgenre: Horror (haunted house)
  2. Dark Matter. Blake Crouch / subgenre: Thriller (sci-fi) 
  3. The Nightwalker. Sebastian Fitzek (translated by Jamie Lee Searle) / subgenre: Suspense


MY SCREEN PERIL LIST, Part 1 (Movies):
  1. Background to Danger (1943) 
  2. Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958) 
  3. The City of the Dead (1960) 
  4. The Corpse Vanishes (1942) 
  5. Doctor X (1932) 
  6. Dracula (1931)
  7. Eye of the Devil (1967) 
  8. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) 
  9. Horror Express (1972) 
  10. House of Frankenstein (1944) 
  11. Nothing But the Night (1973) 
  12. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) 
  13. Scream and Scream Again (1970) 
  14. Scream of Fear (1961) 
  15. Son of Frankenstein (1939) 
  16. Time Renegades (2016; aka Siganitalja)
  17. The Watcher (2016)


MY SCREEN PERIL LIST, Part 2 (TV Shows):
  1. Columbo: Murder By the Book (1971; Season 1/ Episode 1) 
  2. Columbo: Death Lends a Hand (1971; Season 1/ Episode 2) 
  3. Columbo: Dead Weight (1971; Season 1/ Episode 3) 
  4. Longmire: The Worst Kind of Hunter (2012; Season 1/ Episode 6)
  5. Longmire: 8 Seconds (2012; Season 1/ Episode 7) 


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Perilous Reading Possibilities:
  • Beyond the Ice Limit. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • Blue Labyrinth. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • The Book of Lost Things. John Connolly
  • The Colony. F.G. Cottam 
  • Dark Matter. Blake Crouch 
  • Devil Sent the Rain. Lisa Turner
  • Doll Bones. Holly Black; illus. by Eliza Wheeler
  • The Girl on the Train. Paula Hawkins
  • The Haunted Hotel. Wilkie Collins 
  • Lovecraft Unbound. Ellen Datlow, ed.
  • The Midnight Side. Natasha Mostert
  • A Shadow on the Wall. Jonathan Aycliffe
  • Shadow Ritual. Eric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne
  • A Song of Shadows. John Connolly 
  • Strangers on a Train. Patricia Highsmith 
  • This House Is Haunted. John Boyne
  • The Vanishment. Jonathan Aycliffe 
  • When the Music's Over. Peter Robinson 

Screen Peril Possibilities:
  • The Conjuring 2 (2016 film)
  • Dream House (2011 film) 
  • The Gift (2015 film)
  • The Haunting (1963 film; I watch this every year) 
  • Heavenly Creatures (1994 film)
  • I Confess (1953 film; Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013 film) 
  • The Invisible Ray (1936 film) 
  • Longmire (TV series, 2012- )
  • The Maze (1953 film)
  • Murder! (1930 film; Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Perception (TV series, 2012-15) 
  • Person of Interest (TV series, 2011-2016)
  • The Uninvited (1944 film; another one I watch every time RIP comes around) 
  • The Watcher in the Woods (1980 film)