October Fright 2018: Five Horror Shows I’m Binge-Watching This Fall

Happy October! Hope everyone is having a creeptastic month so far. As you’ve might have noticed the blog has undergone a Halloween-esque makeover. I’m a big fan of the holiday and this month I’m putting together some horror-inspired posts while also picking up some thrilling reads. Today I’ve got a list of creepy shows that I am planning to binge-watch this October and fall season.

1. Goosebumps (Netflix) – This show was a staple of my childhood. I recently discovered Netflix carries these episodes and I have been in nostalgia heaven. It makes me want to cast my October TBR aside and just binge-read Goosebumps books instead. Perhaps one day. I also loved Are You Afraid of the Dark? Let me know if you know where I can find episodes of this show!

2. Slasher (Netflix/Chiller) – I heard a couple of bloggers talk about this show and I’m curious enough that I want to check it out on Netflix sometime this month. I don’t know much beyond what I assume from the title and that it’s an anthology series. As it were, I had a hard time finding a gif for this one without knowing much. I think this is from Slasher.

3. The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix) – I am so stoked for this one. It comes out October 12th and at first I thought it was just going to be a movie, but it’s a series and I’m even more excited. What’s Halloween without a haunted house story? Watch the trailer above if you haven’t done so yet!

4. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix) – I read the graphic novel this is based on last year and loved it. I’ve always been a fan of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and when I saw there was a darker take on the story, I had to read it. Now that they’ve made a series for it, I am over the moon. Check out how dark and sinister this one looks in the trailer.

5. Channel Zero: The Dream Door (Syfy) – Technically I won’t be binge-watching this one since it will air weekly, but I still wanted to include it. I’ve enjoyed every season of this weird and creepy show. Listen, if I found a door in the basement of the house I grew up in but had no memory of it, I’d be out of that house so fast. But I don’t mind watching others make the terrible mistake of opening the door. The trailer for this one gives me the creeps and has me wishing October 26th would hurry up already.

Are you planning to watch any of these? Which horror shows are you hoping to catch this October and beyond? Let’s talk in the comments!

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October Fright 2018: The Thrilling TBR

Happy October! I’m celebrating Halloween all month long with themed posts and books. Be sure to stick around for all the thrills and chills. I love picking up creepy and atmospheric reads during the month of October. I don’t stick to monthly TBRs because I always end up straying from them, but I make an exception for this month. I probably won’t get to all of these, but I hope the list might inspire some of you if you aren’t quite sure what to pick up this October. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

1. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

      “Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.
      Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.
      Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.
      Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.
      But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.”

2. A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma

      “Bina has never forgotten the time she and her mother ran away from home. Her mother promised they would hitchhike to the city to escape Bina’s cruel father and start over. But before they could even leave town, Bina had a new stepfather and two new stepsisters, and a humming sense of betrayal pulling apart the bond with her mother—a bond Bina thought was unbreakable.
      Eight years later, after too many lies and with trouble on her heels, Bina finds herself on the side of the road again, the city of her dreams calling for her. She has an old suitcase, a fresh black eye, and a room waiting for her at Catherine House, a young women’s residence in Greenwich Village with a tragic history, a vow of confidentiality, and dark, magical secrets. There, Bina is drawn to her enigmatic downstairs neighbor Monet, a girl who is equal parts intriguing and dangerous. As Bina’s lease begins to run out, and nightmare and memory get tangled, she will be forced to face the terrible truth of why she’s come to Catherine House and what it will take for her to leave…”

3. Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer

      “Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet—her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they’ve been ‘acquired.’ Until her mom brings home a live specimen and Nita decides she wants out; dissecting a scared teenage boy is a step too far. But when she decides to save her mother’s victim, she ends up sold in his place—because Nita herself isn’t exactly ‘human.’ She has the ability to alter her biology, a talent that is priceless on the black market. Now on the other side of the bars, if she wants to escape, Nita must ask herself if she’s willing to become the worst kind of monster.”

4. Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft Edited by Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe

      “A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era.”

5. Sadie by Courtney Summers

      “Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.
      But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meagre clues to find him.
      When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.”

6. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

      “Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.
      This is the story of what happened first…
      Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.
      Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you’ve got.
      They were five when they learned that grown-ups can’t be trusted.
      They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.”

7. Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill, Illustrated by Gabriel Rodriquez

      “Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them. Home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all…”

8. The Merciless III: Origins of Evil by Danielle Vega

      “Brooklyn knows that there’s no good without evil, no right without wrong. And when a helpless girl calls her teen helpline, whispering that someone is hurting her, Brooklyn knows that she needs to save her anonymous caller, even if it means doing something bad.
      Her parents and friends assure her the call was probably a prank but Brooklyn has always had a tendency to take over, whether someone has asked for help or not.
      She discovers the call came from Christ First Church and finds herself plunged into the cultish community of its youth group. She’s especially drawn to Gavin, the angelic yet tortured pastor’s son.
      Torn between an unstoppable attraction to Gavin and her obsession with the truth, Brooklyn is forced to make a devastating choice to rid Christ Church of evil once and for all. . . . But the devil has plans for Brooklyn’s soul.”

9. #Murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil

      “WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest 8/18 citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society’s most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0.
      When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she’s about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn’t commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she’s innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman’s cast of executioners kill them off one by one?”

10. Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola, Illustrated by Emily Carroll

      “ASSISTANT WANTED ASAP
      Must have skills in hauling, obeying orders, cooking, and cleaning. Magical talent a bonus. Must be good with heights. Enter Baba Yaga’s house to apply.
      Most children think twice before braving a haunted wood filled with terrifying beasties to match wits with a witch, but not Masha. Her beloved grandma taught her many things: that stories are useful, that magic is fickle, and that nothing is too difficult or too dirty to clean. The fearsome witch of folklore needs an assistant, and Masha needs an adventure. She may be clever enough to enter Baba Yaga’s house on chicken legs, but within its walls, deceit is the rule. To earn her place, Masha must pass a series of tests, outfox a territorial bear, and make dinner for her host. No easy task, with children on the menu!
      Wry, spooky and poignant, Marika McCoola’s debut–with richly layered art by acclaimed graphic artist Emily Carroll–is a storytelling feat and a visual fest.”

11. Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye by Tania del Rio, Illustrated by Will Staehle

      “Warren the 13th is the lone bellhop, valet, waiter, groundskeeper, and errand boy of his family’s ancient hotel. It’s a strange, shadowy mansion full of crooked corridors and mysterious riddles—and it just might be home to a magical object known as the All-Seeing Eye. Can Warren decipher the clues and find the treasure before his sinister Aunt Annaconda (and a slew of greedy hotel guests) beats him to it?
      This middle-grade adventure features gorgeous two-color illustrations on every page and a lavish two-column Victorian design that will pull young readers into a spooky and delightful mystery.”

Are you planning a spooky readathon this October? Which creepy read would you recommend I read? Let me know in the comments!

A Kernel of Nonsense Presents…October Fright 2018

Yes, it is finally October! I think I’ve been dreaming about Halloween for the last six months. This is my favorite holiday and I get really into decorations and watching creepy movies and of course, picking up all the creepy reads. For those who are new to my blog, I like to celebrate my favorite holiday all month long with October Fright. My blog undergoes a little bit of a makeover and I like putting together lots of Halloween-themed posts throughout the month. If you’re a fan of this holiday, I’d love for you to visit and share with me any Halloween-themed posts you put together. I will be kicking off October Fright 2018 with this month’s spooky TBR which will go up Wednesday. I hope you enjoy all the chilling posts I have in store. Happy October!


Are you a fan of Halloween? Do you celebrate the holiday on your blog? Let’s talk in the comments.

October Fright 2017: The Spine-Chilling Summary

Happy Halloween! I’ve had such a blast this month with spooky-themed posts, creepy horror movies, and frightening novels. Donning my witch leg earrings, referring to my red nail polish as the “blood of my enemies”, and delighting in a myriad of dark, twisted stories will no longer be socially acceptable tomorrow. But we have today and so I’ll close this year’s October Fright feature with a small recap of the posts I’ve put together this month. Covers below are linked to Goodreads.

October Fright 2017: The Chilling TBR

I’ve done away with monthly TBR lists, but have been making an exception for this one each year. Click here to take a peek at all the books I planned on reading this month. I got through more than half of these titles, so I consider it a success.

October Fright 2017: Seven Scary Fun T.V. Shows

In this post, I share some of the horror-esque shows I’ve been watching. A lot of these have found a way to incorporate the dark and light, balancing horror and humor, which is something I’d love to see more of. Click here to take a look.

October Fright 2017: Thriller, Thriller Night

If there’s one genre of books that I’d like to read more of, it’s thriller. All that anticipating and trepidation makes for an edge-of-your-seat kind of read. Click here to have a look at some of my favorite thrillers.

October Fright 2017: Legends and Myths and Fiends, Oh My!

There are some monsters that you can’t get enough of in the horror genre and many more that you’d like to see explored. Here I share a few myths and legends that I’d love to see star in more horror novels. Click here to check it out.

October Fright 2017: Your Guide to the “Just Moved Into a Haunted House and Am Now the Lead in a Horror Movie” Trope

This was by far my favorite post to put together this month. If you’re looking for a new home, but are scared that you might end up in horror story, check out these tips. Click here to find out more.

October Fright 2017: Keep Your TBR Frightful All Month Long

As always, I’ve composed a list of future releases that will keep you on your toes all month long. If October isn’t the only month you crave a creepy read, check out this list here.

Did you enjoy your October? Was it fantastically creepy? What was the last horror book you enjoyed? Hope you enjoy your Halloween!

October Fright 2017: Keep Your TBR Frightful All Year Long

For those who don’t need October as an excuse for a scary read, this list is for you. Who says October is the only time you can pick up a frightfully fun book? If you’re already counting down the days until next October, stay scared with these books set to be released later this year and next. Covers are linked to Goodreads (or titles if a cover is not available).

1. Devil in Ohio by Daria Polatin

Release Date: November 7, 2017

When fifteen-year-old Jules Mathis comes home from school to find a strange girl, her mother explains that Mae is one of her patients at the hospital and will be staying with their family for a few days. But shortly after, Mae is wearing Jules’ clothes, sleeping in her bedroom, edging her out of her position on the school paper, and kissing Jules’s crush. Then things get weird.

Jules walks in on a half-dressed Mae, she’s startled to see a pentagram carved into her back. Soon white roses start turning up on the front porch, a rabid dog bites one of Jules’ sisters, and Jules’ parents, who never fight, start arguing behind closed doors.

Jules pieces clues together and discovers that Mae may be a survivor of the strange cult that has taken over a nearby town. And they will stop at nothing to get Mae back.

2. R.I.P. Eliza Hart by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Release Date: November 28, 2017

When Eliza Hart, the most popular girl at Ventana Ranch boarding school, is found dead on the cliffs outside her dormitory, Ellie Sokoloff is determined to figure out what happened to her. After all, Eliza was Ellie’s childhood best friend.

Never mind that ever since Ellie arrived at school Eliza has spread terrible rumors about her, calling her a liar and a stalker, when all Ellie wanted to do was rekindle their old friendship. Or that Ellie’s claustrophobia limits where she can go and what she can do. Or that Ellie’s suitemate, Sam, is the only one who will help her . . . because to everyone else, Ellie looks like the top suspect.

Can Ellie clear her name and solve the mystery behind Eliza’s death? Her hunt for the truth will uncover secrets she never imagined, sending her deep into her own memories of her childhood with Eliza Hart.

3. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Release Date: January 30, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”.

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

4. Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda

Release Date: February 20, 2018

Tuck Durante is a shipraider, combing space for Earth artifacts from a war that ended 500 years ago. When his parents’ ship crashes in the dead zone and the crew goes missing, Tuck hires a ragtag rescue team.

Meanwhile, curator Lana Gray is fighting to keep the US PANAM John Muir—and the remnants of its crew—alive. Their space capsule housing Yosemite National Park was hijacked. The hijacking turned ninety-five percent of her crew into nightmarish creatures called mourners who flay, dismember, or decapitate with nothing more than sharp-pitched shrieks.

Now, despite their differences, Lana, Tuck, and their crews must work together to save the John Muir. In space, nobody can hear you scream…but on the John Muir, the screams are the last thing you’ll hear.

5. The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco

Release Date: March 1, 2018
Synopsis currently unavailable, sequel to The Bone Witch.

6. By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell

Release Date: March 6, 2018

LeGrand’s Carnival Fantastic isn’t like other traveling circuses. It’s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse, that protects its members from ever growing older. Seventeen-year-old Emmaline King is drawn to the circus like a moth to a flame…and unwittingly recruited into its folds by a mysterious teen boy whose kiss is as cold as ice.

Forced to travel through Texas as the new Girl In the Box, passing out fortunes and searching for the poor soul she can transfer the curse to with one frosty kiss, Emmaline begins to fall for the quiet carnival carpenter Ben Singer. Ben is just as desperate to start a life outside the carnival as Emmaline is to escape her destiny—but giving in to their undeniable attraction means Ben’s fate would be sealed.

Breaking the curse seems like their only chance at happiness—but no curse means no charm, either, dooming every circus worker they’ve grown to care about in the process.

7. In Her Skin by Kim Savage

Release Date: March 27, 2018

Sixteen-year-old con artist Jo Chastain is about to take on the biggest heist of her life: impersonating a missing girl. Life on the streets of Boston these past few years hasn’t been easy, and Jo is hoping to cash in on a little safety, a little security. She finds her opportunity in the Lovecrafts, a wealthy family with ties to the unsolved disappearance of Vivienne Weir, who vanished when she was nine.

When Jo takes on Vivi’s identity and stages the girl’s miraculous return, the Lovecrafts welcome her back with open arms. They give her everything she could want: love, money, and proximity to their intoxicating and unpredictable daughter, Temple. But nothing is as it seems in the Lovecraft household—and some secrets refuse to stay buried. As hidden crimes come to the surface, and lines of deception begin to blur, Jo must choose to either hold onto an illusion of safety, or escape the danger around her before it’s too late..

8. Circle Unbroken by Zoraida Córdova

Release Date: April 1, 2018
Synopsis unavailable, sequel to Labyrinth Lost.

9. The Missing by Jerico Lenk

Release Date: April 3, 2018

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.

But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

10. Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist

Release Date: April 10, 2018

Ten years ago, a horrifying disease began spreading across the West Texas desert. Infected people—shakes—attacked the living and created havoc and destruction. No one has ever survived the infection. Daisy Wilcox, known as Willie, has been protecting her siblings within the relatively safe walls of Glory, Texas. When Willie’s good-for-nothing father steals a fortune from one of the most dangerous shake-hunters in town, she finds herself on the hook for his debt. With two hunters, including the gruff and handsome Ben, to accompany her, she sets out across the desert in search of her father. But the desert is not kind to travelers, and not everyone will pass through alive.

11. Lizzie by Dawn Ius

Release Date: April 10, 2018

When sixteen-year-old Macie O’Sullivan and her masterfully manipulative mother Aubra arrive at the gates of Witchtown—the most famous and mysterious witch-only haven in the world—they have one goal in mind: to rob it for all it’s worth. But that plan derails when Macie and Aubra start to dig deeper into Witchtown’s history and uncover that there is more to the quirky haven than meets the eye. Exploring the haven by herself, Macie finds that secrets are worth more than money in Witchtown. Secrets have their own power.

12. The Life and Death Parade by Eliza Wass

Release Date: July 12, 2018

One year ago, Kitty’s boyfriend Nikki Bramley visited a psychic who told him he had no future. Now, he’s dead.

With the Bramley family grieving in separate corners of their home, Kitty sets out to find the psychic who read Nikki his fate. Instead she finds Roan, an enigmatic boy posing as a medium who belongs to the Life and Death Parade–a group of supposed charlatans that explore, and exploit, the thin veil between this world and the next. A group whose members include the psychic… and Kitty’s late mother.

Desperate to learn more about the group and their connection to Nikki, Kitty convinces Roan to return to the Bramley house with her and secures a position for him within the household. Roan quickly ingratiates himself with the Bramleys, and soon enough it seems like everyone is ready to move on. Kitty, however, increasingly suspects Roan knows more about Nikki than he’s letting on. And when they finally locate the Life and Death Parade, and the psychic who made that fateful prophecy to Nikki, Kitty uncovers a secret about Roan that changes everything.

13. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

Release Date: Summer 2018

Razorbill has bought Lily Anderson’s Undead Girl Gang. Pitched as Veronica Mars meets The Craft, the novel follows teenager Mila Flores as she investigates the suspicious deaths of three classmates and accidentally brings the girls back to life, forming an unlikely vigilante girl gang.

Are any of these books on your TBR as well? Are there any future horror/paranormal/thriller books you’re looking forward to not on the list? Let’s discuss in the comments!

October Fright 2017: Your Guide to Avoiding the “Just Moved Into a Haunted House and Am Now the Lead in a Horror Movie” Trope

Welcome, fellow Halloween enthusiasts! This October Fright post is probably the one I’ve been looking forward to the most. I have a few tips for potential homeowners looking to buy, but who want to avoid succumbing to that classic ‘moving into a haunted house’ trope. Pay attention, these tips might just save your life. I might have had far too much fun putting this one together.

1. Check the House’s History – I did a little google search on this and depending on which state you live in, those selling the home (realtors, agents, sellers) aren’t necessarily required to disclose whether someone has died in a house. I live in California, so the law states that any death that occurred three or more years ago does not have to be disclosed. That’s all fine and good, until you discover that strange scratching sound you’ve been hearing in the middle of the night is the ghost of a murdered child still trying to escape its grave from the walls of your new home.

2. Take Note of Attics/Basements That Have Been Sealed Off – Don’t believe any realtor who says a previous owner sealed off a basement because of potential flooding issues. If you can’t physically inspect a basement or cellar before buying the house, it’s probably a good idea to pass. You’ll thank me later on when you don’t find yourself waking up on the cold basement floor with no memory of how you got there, your escape route completely sealed off, and trapped in a serial killer’s lair that you should have known existed if you hadn’t shrugged off the “permanent” sealing off of basement doors.

3. Get Rid of Any Belongings From Previous Owners – No, you did not just happen upon an antique armoire/piano/porcelain doll collection left behind after the demise of that older couple that passed away under mysterious but plausibly natural circumstances. These heirlooms are perfect vessels for evil spirits to bide their time before another unsuspecting family moves in, so they can terrorize you. Before you know it, you’re waking up with a porcelain doll with a suspiciously creepy face (this should have been your first clue) sitting next to you in bed and the sudden realization that you’re paralyzed with fear as said doll’s head slowly begins to turn towards you.

4. Pets Are Early Alarm Systems – Think Fido just barks at the dark recesses of a closet for no good reason? Think again! Take your cue from your pets. If Fluffy is hissing at some unseen entity on the other side of your bedroom door, best cut your losses and get out of there. It’s just a fact that animals are more sensitive to sounds than we are and you’ll count your blessings that Whiskers warned that your new home was full of poltergeist before you or one of your family members is sucked into a closet. I should also note that when a little kid tells you they just met a new friend that you can’t see yourself, maybe take it a little more seriously.

5. It’s not just your imagination – Think that wispy apparition you just caught the tail end of is a figment of your imagination? Oh ho ho ho ho. No. Spot a little girl skipping down the hall at night, hear someone whispering your name when you’re home alone, or suddenly notice items around the house disappearing and showing up in places they shouldn’t? Congratulations, you’re very own horror story is about to begin. Leave now.

6. Reach out to/hire a priest/medium/ghost hunter – If you’re still not sure if you’ve just purchased a haunted house, check those good ol’ Yellow Pages and call your local *insert appropriate profession depending on how hard and intense you want to go when it comes to taking down potential paranormal entities*. You are in no way equipped to investigate yourself. If you choose to wait up until the quietest hour of the night, enter the attic all alone with nothing but some low-quality camera to document what you’ll find, and suddenly you’re trapped when the attic door swings closed inexplicably, you’ll have no one to blame but yourself.

What tips would you include for anyone looking to avoid purchasing a haunted house? Link me to any Halloween-themed posts you’ve put together for your blog and I’ll visit.