Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


August #MidnightBooks: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Midnight Book Club focuses on recent releases, so we can stay up-to-date on the latest writing in YA horror, but every once in a while, it's nice to shake things up. Last month, I wrote about gothic fiction's legacy. In Danse Macabre, Stephen King cites three texts as formative to the horror genre: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (the monster story), Dracula by Bram Stoker (the vampire story), and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (the shifter story). Because I may be challenging readers who prefer to read contemporary work, let's[...]


Jekyll and Hyde Chamber of Horrors

What could be scarier than Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Their underground lab and chamber or horrors of course! Check out this little taste:   Last year I actually took my kids to New York and into this scary attraction. My daughter refused to go past the door, but my son and I were able to go in. Me? I clung to the back of my son's shirt through the entire thing. And we went during the day. At night, it's MUCH more frightening. So, if you live on the East Coast and a lover of the big scare...take the time to check out this attraction.  [...]