The Shining

Ten of the Best TV Shows and Movies Featuring Writers

Fictional writers make the best fiction writers. Take a look at ten of the most famous, and sometimes most obnoxious, terrifying or doomed writers ever written for television or the movies.   Television   Murder She Wrote 1984–1996 If Jessica Fletcher comes to your town, watch out: somebody’s about to die. Angela Lansbury’s iconic turn… Read More »

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The 7 Scariest Haunted Houses in Literature

If you are a fan of spooky stories, then you are familiar with the ghosts, the goblins and the monsters. But sometimes the scariest of characters are not the characters at all: they are hidden, the unseen things that go bump in the night. And sometimes, as in the seven books listed below, they are… Read More »

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Atticus Who? 6 Awful Dads in Literature

From Jean Valjean and Mr. Bennett, to Bob Cratchit and yes, Atticus Finch, there are many amazing, inspiring, encouraging fathers lauded throughout literature. They love and guide their children, offer firm but wise advice and see them through the tough times to help them become better citizens on the other side. But that’s not what… Read More »

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Dark Thrillers for a Chilly Winters Day

The bitter cold can be the perfect setting for all kinds of things to go wrong in an unsuspecting fictional character’s world. Take a quick escape into the chilling and thrilling worlds of one of these wintry mysteries. ‘Cause sure, it may be cold outside … but nowhere near as cold or dark as it… Read More »

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