Advent Day 16: Terror is Our Business: Dana Roberts’ Casebook of Horrors

BookcoverSticking with a horror theme, one of my favorite books from this past year was Terror is Our Business: Dana Roberts’ Casebook of Horrors. This is also a very distinct addition to my book list, because it’s an anthology. All of the stories follow Dana Roberts, who specializes in eliminating evil spirits and investigating alleged paranormal phenomenon.

Written by Joe and Kasey Lansdale, several stories follow Joe’s character, Dana, through different jobs. Then Kasey steps in and introduces a counterpart to Dana who had me laughing out loud. If her writing is any indication, Kasey brings the sass in that family. My original review is here. Absolutely loved this collection. So much so that I’ve never put it away. I let it out of my sight only long enough to lend it to one of the teens.

 

Advent Day 17: Freeze-Frame Revolution

Advent Day 18: Haunting of Hill House

Advent Day 19: Wind River

Advent Day 20: Letterkenny

Advent Day 21: Black Mirror

Advent Day 22: The Oddling Prince

Advent Day 23: The Americans

Advent Day 24: Fight Fascism

Advent Day 25: Bodyguard

Advent Day 26: Baskets

Advent Day 27: Literature

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Advent Day 18: Haunting of Hill House

Does anyone still need a reason to watch Haunting of Hill House? I absolutely loved how this series looked at children who’d lived in a haunted house and explored the PTSD that messed with their lives as adults.

And anyone who appreciated that aspect of the story will be thrilled to hear that the director is bringing his touch to an exploration of The Shining.

I found Haunting of Hill House fascinating. It was interesting to consider how those childhood experiences would affect each person.

 

This goes beyond ghosts. The psychological horror is real. The trauma is real. And the way people put up walls, live in denial and shut others because they can’t cope is all too real. Will it take another tragedy to bring the Crain family back together again? Or will new conflicts tear open old wounds and destroy what little is left of this family?

 

Advent Day 19: Wind River

Advent Day 20: Letterkenny

Advent Day 21: Black Mirror

Advent Day 22: The Oddling Prince

Advent Day 23: The Americans

Advent Day 24: Fight Fascism

Advent Day 25: Bodyguard

Advent Day 26: Baskets

Advent Day 27: Literature