In front of a white picket fence, a devilish jack-o'-lantern grins out in the night.I re-watched Guillermo del Toro’s gothic ghost story Crimson Peak, and was smitten by the amazing wardrobe, just as I was the first time. I found a nice and spoilery discussion of the costumes of the two female leads, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain. Kate Hawley is the costumer. (She has since done the costumes for Rings of Power.) In 2015 when Crimson Peak came out, Variety did a profile of her.

Atlas Obscura offers another photography contest. This one is Spooky Snaps—looking for the places that make the back of your neck crawl.

Gastro Obscura, Atlas’s sister site, offers up some unusual autumn treats.

NASA’s Psyche mission embraces a lot of firsts, as the spacecraft employs the electric Hall engine to shape its journey around the sun to explore a heavy-metal asteroid that shares its name.

The Mayyas are a dance troupe, but File 770 still reviewed them, and provided some links to their routines. They are extraordinary in a number of ways. Click on the first link and watch the dance, just because you deserve some astounding beauty in your life.

Apparently Monarch brings back mega-monsters. Are nostalgic mega-monsters the new superhero tropes?

Tor rounds up the October releases, those which are out and which are coming out soon.

The Little Red Wolf looks like a fascinating graphic novel.

Remember last summer? Barbienheimer? Well, Honest Trailers provided one for the box-office-smashing doll movie.


  • Marion Deeds

    Marion Deeds, with us since March, 2011, is the author of the fantasy novella ALUMINUM LEAVES. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthologies BEYOND THE STARS, THE WAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, STRANGE CALIFORNIA, and in Podcastle, The Noyo River Review, Daily Science Fiction and Flash Fiction Online. She’s retired from 35 years in county government, and spends some of her free time volunteering at a second-hand bookstore in her home town.

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