Not yet, they aren't, but you just wait until Thursday. That's the day, in case you didn't already know, that I begin my month-long October horror project, aka The Kind of Face You SLASH!!! Basically what will happen is, each day I will focus on a different writer of horror fiction, and sometimes more than one, as well as selected short stories (and the occasional novel) written by said writer. The history of the genre, in piece-meal fashion, will also be covered, as well as various themes, and how they change through the years. If this year is anything like last year, however, the main focus will end up being the actual quality of the work, and what are our standards for horror these days, and should they be higher (yes, is the short answer to that one).
I've already read a number of stories -- and one novel, which I'm unsure I'll end up writing about -- and written a couple of posts, and I must say there have been some interesting and entirely unplanned overlaps in subject and theme, if not in quality, that should give the first several days a nice flow, unless I completely screw it up. After that, things will probably become a little more scattershot but no less interesting, or so I desperately hope.
So that starts Thursday, and this blog will likely remain dormant until then, as I try to cram in more reading and get a few more posts ahead of the game. Until then...happy haunting! Or ban-shee you soon! Or have a wound-erful Tuesday! And also Wednesday! Or should I say Wounds-day!