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Instagram: October 05, 2019 at 06:56PM


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Yes. Yes! I will be finally seeing this on the big screen! As I mentioned in the episode “Let’s Go to the Movies”, I saw this on 📼 VHS at my friend Melody’s house in sixth grade and then endured an eerie long walk home in my inexplicably empty suburban neighborhood. In 1984, I was 12, so although my parents were permissive in what media I consumed, as I have discussed—I just needed to be honest about it and come to them with any questions about the content—but 12 was a little young to allow me to see it in the theater with a bunch of wild teenagers and adults. Now is my time! I may capture this experience on video for the YouTube channel or the Patreon, and I will definitely record an episode about the experience of seeing it on the big screen as an adult, being a teen of the 80’s, one of “Freddy’s Kids”. #anightmareonelmstreet #elmstreet #freddykrueger #alamodrafthouse @alamocville #horror #horrormovies #1980s #1984 #1980shorror #1980shorrormovies #1980shorrorfilm

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Book-related lists: Nightmare Movies and Belletrist Books

I’ve used Nightmare Movies as a reference for a couple of episodes, namely Boo Without Goo: Scary Movies for the Squeamish, Exquisite Mayhem, and Elegant Nastiness. I have also used it as a reference for, well, life. I am a screamqueen, after all. (My first Apple ID, way back when it started, was screamqueen@nullmac.com. Still forwards to me, too. Try it. 😉 ) So some very kind and intrepid movie fan and Letterboxd user has created a list of every single movie Newman mentioned in the book. This is no small feat, for Nightmare Movies is a prose book of essays, not a horror movie encyclopedia. Enjoy, and, if you are a Letterbox user, use this handy feature: set the list to dim the movies you’ve seen. I am, feel free to follow me: claradox.

All the horror movies mentioned in Kim Newman’s seminal book Nightmare Movies in one big Letterboxd list

Belletrist Books is a monthly online reading club started by American Horror Story actress Emma Roberts and her friend Karah Preiss. I highly suggest signing up for their email list: lovely weekly literary quotes, indie bookstore recommendations, all kinds of splendid things. They also have a Spotify account, where they create playlists to complement the book choice of the month.

Belletrist Books’ Spotify playlists open.spotify.com/user/belletristbooks

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My Letterboxd: Movies Watched and Reviews

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Instagram: July 17, 2019 at 02:18PM


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I am going to be interviewing Mike Bockoven, the author of the horror novels FantasicLand and Pack, for my podcast, tomorrow.
#fantasticland, people!

I need your questions for him. Hit me up! Comment here, or, if you want to be private, email me at carla@nulltheremightbecupcakes.com.

#pack #mikebockoven #interviews #horrorinterviews #horror #horrornovels #slashers #slashernovels #dystopia #dystopiannovels #werewolf #werewolves #werewolfnovels #werewolfhorror

Oh, yeah, and my new wheelchair ♿️ is in progress—I’m looking at you, Anthem HealthKeepers 👀 , and I am going to see Midsommar on the Same Day as the interview, so my heart can’t take the excitement. ❣️❣️❣️

#pandaplanner #viaplanner #cursiveismagic #horrorlit #horrorliterature #podcast #podcasting #amreading #bookstagram #booklife #readersofinstagram #theremightbecupcakes #midsommar #ladypodsquad #beyourownheroine

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Instagram: June 17, 2019 at 08:46PM


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Working on episode 51 (Suspiria and the mythos of the Three Mothers) while multitasking (I’m always multitasking) and listening to another podcast for my therapy homework: Believed, by NPR. Two of the most disparate topics, for certain, but my John Nash-y brain works like this, always has. I am working on myself while working on the podcast. And so it goes, snatching good moments of health while I can.

“What if I’m not believed?”

They both are similar in one way: woman’s body as power. In one, dance as spellwork…and as danger; the other, gymnastic as medal winner…and as vulnerability.

And I type and I listen and I make connections.

#npr #believed #larrynassar #sexualassault #rape #therapy #mentalhealth #therapyhomework #trypod #podcast #beyourownheroine #podcasts #theremightbecupcakes #amwriting #horror #newepisode #ladypodsquad #bookpodcast #spooniepodcast #spooniepodcaster #zebrapodcast #zebrapodcaster #suspiria #horrormovies #darioargento #threemothers #threemothersfilms #threemotherstrilogy #inferno #motheroftears

Note: my episodes on my own sexual assault and my own CPTSD, episode 45 Reverberations, episode 44 A Different World (by way of Bill Cosby), and episode 34 This Girl Just Had a Bad Date.

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That Bible Verse in Us

You know I love to dive deep into the smallest details, especially when they involve 1. horror and 2. literature. So I just had to know the significance of that Bible verse held up by the drifter in Jordan Peele’s movie Us as soon as I made it home from the theater.

Here’s the King James Version:

Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them. — Jeremiah 11
Source: BibleGateway (comparisons to other Bible versions)
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Episode 29: Unpacking the Bunny

episode 27: Halloween Enormous Stories

The Blair Witch series:

Blair Witch books:

Monsters in Virginia: Mysterious Creatures of the Old Dominion by L. B. Taylor

L. B. Taylor, Jr. on Amazon and Goodreads–he’s written 22 additional books about the strange and unusual in Virginia, including The Big Book of Virginia Ghost Stories

Cassell’s Dictionary of Superstitions, compiled by David Pickering

recommended in episode: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill — horror involving a train trestle and a monster. The audio version is narrated by Star Trek: Voyager‘s Kate Mulgrew, and is available via this link, or you can choose it as your free book when you sign up for a thirty-day trial of Audible and support the podcast.

the Virginia Writers Club

The Big Book of Urban Legends by Robert Loren Fleming, Robert F. Boyd, Jr., and Jan Harold Brunvan is a fun, graphic novel approach from a scholarly viewpoint, published by DC Comics.

Weird Virginia: Your Travel Guide to Virginia’s Local Legends and Best-Kept Secrets by Jeff Bahr, Loren Coleman, and Troy Taylor

All of these books have been added to the podcast’s bookshelf on Goodreads. Please feel free to friend me on Goodreads.

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Episode 28: Watching the Detectives, Part 2

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series My Writing

Have you ever considered knitting? There’s no corpses in knitting, BeeGee.

–Carla Hufstedler, Watching the Detectives

As I said in the episode, my novel is inspired by the true crime case of the missing person Maura Murray.
Missing Maura Murray Podcast at Apple Podcasts
the statement of the website of the podcast and soon-to-be documentary
their photos of the accident site

Missing Maura Murray at Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

 

Whisper campaigns are rampant in both Rockingham and Loudon Counties about the possible fate of Beatrice Burchett. Public morale and confidence in the police are threatened at this time, due to silence and perceived lack of investigation.

And still, a twenty-one-year-old is not in class with her peers where she belongs.

–Carla Hufstedler, Watching the Detectives

There are always books

All, of course, have been added to the podcast’s bookshelf on Goodreads.

True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray by James Renner: audiobook format, narrated by the author, and Kindle format
Use my Audible link to receive it for free in audiobook format with a free 30-day trial membership to Audible: audibletrial/mightbecupcakes

James Renner’s blog

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild documentary

American Appetites by Joyce Carol Oates

Dyatlov Pass Incident

Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar

Mountain of the Dead: The Dyatlov Pass Incident by Keith McCloskey

(recommended horror movie: The Devil’s Pass)

“Watching the Detectives”

“Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink, by Elvis Costello

Complicated Shadows: The Life and Music of Elvis Costello by Graham Thomson

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains by Jon Krakauer

 

This time, there was also music

Used in this episode: “The Mechanics of Leaving”, Haunted Me

She is watching the detectives

“He’s so cute”

watching the detectives

when they shoot shoot shoot shoot

–“Watching the Detectives”, Elvis Costello, My Aim Is True

“Keep a constant positive attitude and remember to always appreciate your team members.”

A post shared by Missing Maura Murray (@missingmauramurray) on

mauramurraymissing.org

Maura Murray missing poster

Take Back the Night campaign

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