Let H-Fest Begin!

Poster for Block Island Sound

Pre- a few family issues and pre-pandemic, my cousin Maryanne and I would get together three to four times per year for a horror movie fest weekend. Although we got together for a “mini” one back in May (just to test the waters, because it’s been a few years), our first full one in October–our fave time of year to do it–is here!

We don’t know what we’ll watch. We usually go through the piles of DVDs and BluRays we have and go with the flow. We do, however, this weekend, have The Block Island Sound–on Netflix–on our list. This movie–which starts on an island in which animals and birds are mysteriously dropping dead en masse–has come highly recommended by a few people I know who have similar tastes as me, so we’re very excited!


About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of the New England Horror Writers. Follow her adventures at kristipetersenschoonover.com.

Posted on October 22, 2021, in Deep Thoughts & Fun Stuff and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I hope The Block Island Sound is good!

    Today I watched The Wild Hunt of King Stakh. It’s in Russian. No, I don’t speak Russian, and there were no subtitles. I watched it at 2x speed. It was pretty good despite not knowing what the heck anyone was saying. The 2x speed helped me get past the talking head scenes.:-) Anyway, it’s a Wild-Hunt legend set in the late 1800s or so. Russian snow scenes, big dresses, skulls, and horses.

    • Okay, THAT sounds awesome. I’d have to double-time it through the talking scenes, too. But I ALSO think it’s an interesting exercise to do that, because as writers? We can kinda learn from reading people’s expressions and body movements, which I think–at least for me–helps me when I’m doing “stage business.”

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