SPOOKTOBER DAY NINETEEN
welcome to my spooktober audio advent calendar, where, each day during the month of spooktober, i will be celebrating by listening to a free audio short from nightfire’s Come Join Us by the Fire series, and you can join ME by following the links. let’s all be scared together!
one of the veryfew movies that ever scared me (and i mean SCARED ME, so that even now, just thinking about it, i’m looking over my shoulder a little bit), was one i saw at a very young age, with a little story-within-a-story sequence involving a trucker.
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so when it comes to trucker-horror, i’m predisposed to being spooked by it, but, paradoxically, i got childhood scars toughening up my psyche’s susceptibility to it, and a high-set bar you’re gonna have to work hard to clear.
like many of the other shorties i’ve listened to for this project, this one was very atmospheric and eerie but it didn’t make me eek or anything. his writing is descriptive enough to almost have a visual quality to it, and i could see this story being adapted into one of those horror anthology shows on the teevee.
there was one thing, though, that was truly creepy, and that was the grown-man-narrator doing the voice of a little girl. ramón de ocampo, you will make my nightmare reel with that one.
and that’s a good thing.
i wanna be skeered, please.
listen to it here:
OCTOBER 1: 57 REASONS FOR THE SLATE QUARRY SUICIDES – SAM J. MILLER
OCTOBER 2: SOME BREAKABLE THINGS – CASSANDRA KHAW
OCTOBER 3: EMERGENCY LANDING – SEANAN MCGUIRE
OCTOBER 4: THE CHANGELING – SARAH LANGAN
OCTOBER 5: THE BEASTS OF THE EARTH, THE MADNESS OF MEN – BROOKE BOLANDER
OCTOBER 6: THE FIREPLACE – CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN
OCTOBER 7: BONE – TADE THOMPSON
OCTOBER 8: IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING – MOLLY TANZER
OCTOBER 9: DREAM HOME – KAT HOWARD
OCTOBER 10: SPAWNING SEASON – NICHOLAS KAUFMANN
OCTOBER 11: THE GIRLS FROM THE HORROR MOVIE – GWENDOLYN KISTE
OCTOBER 12: IT WASHED UP – JOE R. LANSDALE
OCTOBER 13: BLACK NEUROLOGY – RICHARD KADREY
OCTOBER 14: WHEN THE ZOMBIES WIN – KARINA SUMNER-SMITH
OCTOBER 15: WASP & SNAKE – LIVIA LLEWELLYN
OCTOBER 16: THIS GUY – CHUCK WENDIG
OCTOBER 17: THE POND – PAUL TREMBLAY
OCTOBER 18: A LIFE THAT IS NOT MINE – KRISTI DEMEESTER
OCTOBER 20: THAT WHICH DOES NOT KILL YOU – LUCY A. SNYDER
OCTOBER 21: COLD, SILENT, AND DARK – KARY ENGLISH
OCTOBER 22: WAS SHE WICKED? WAS SHE GOOD? – M. RICKERT
OCTOBER 23: THE DAYS OF FLAMING MOTORCYCLES – CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
OCTOBER 24: FLAYED ED – RICHARD KADREY
OCTOBER 25: MAMA TULU – JESSICA GUESS
OCTOBER 26: THE VAULT OF THE SKY, THE FACE OF THE EARTH
OCTOBER 27: EL CHARRO – JOHN LANGAN
OCTOBER 28: STANDING WATER – CAITLIN R. KIERNAN
OCTOBER 29: MIDNIGHT CALLER – STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES
OCTOBER 30: TOOTH, TONGUE, AND CLAW – DAMIEN ANGELICA WALTERS
OCTOBER 31: THE QUIET BOY – NICK ANTOSCA