Courting Creepy is a collection of posts about horror, dark fantasy and gothic media. It’s meant to be helpful to those readers who – like me – actively pursue the sensation of being deliciously creeped out, even as they function in a mostly non-paranormal world. My intention is to share my favorite shortcuts into the eerie, phantasmagorical mood that we love.
At the blog, I’ll post a new list of media recommendations at intervals (but not on a rigid schedule – I don’t do rigid). To keep things tidy, I will link to those lists here, at the Courting Creepy homepage.
I promise that I’ve actually read the books, watched the movies, crafted the crafts, listened to the music, or experienced the adventures I recommend. (Unless othrwise noted in the post.)
The inspirations I’ll present will slant toward the gothic, the darkly beautiful, the subtle and the not-too-gory … that’s just how I roll. I can’t promise you will love every suggestion, but I hope you will find, within the lists, something that feeds your horror hunger.
Find articles about food, fitness, style, and productivity (specially twisted to suit paranormal and horror fans) at Body Preservation.
Graveyards, churchyards and cemeteries: spending an afternoon with the dead.
Anoka, MN’s 1st annual Walking Dead Pub Crawl (2012)
Oliver H. Kelly Historical Farm, Anoka County, MN
1894 Hinckley, MN Firestorm (original video production)
Books & Authors:
Crafts & Hobbies:
Halloween hobbies: monster models, knitting, cross stitch, paper cutting and more.
Movies / Films:
*Courting Creepy: 13 slots for an ever-shifting list of movies I have to see.*
summer at the drive-in trilogy
- Summer’s here, and the drive-ins are open.
- Chills at the drive-in on a hot August night. PLUS 2013′s summer horror / thriller movies.
- The ultimate drive-in movie checklist: why to go, what to bring, how to maximize the fun.
What kind of creepy movie are you craving?
13 movies – set on or around Halloweentime – to watch in the 13 weeks before Halloween.
13 iconic movies – for those in need of a horror foundation – at Halloween (or anytime.)
13 unsettling movies – for psychological horror fans – at Halloween (or anytime.)
13 not-too-spooky movies – for girls’ night in (or a solo spa night) – at Halloween (or anytime.)
13 disquieting movies – for writers – at Halloween (or anytime.)
The 13 most haunting films, for ghost story lovers (and another 13+ worth watching.)
13 crucial movies – for zombie lovers – at Halloween (or anytime.)
The Paranormalist’s 13 creepiest title sequences from television series.
Fall 2013 TV schedule for lovers of horror, paranormal, dark fantasy, suspense (and retro.)