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Dark Jottercast – New Content Coming – Pajama People Podcast

We cover mysteries and true crime, writing and have guests, and even talk and research monsters and dark history, but even with all the podcast covers we still had one thing missing…horror movie reviews! With a wonderful co-host, JK Allen, twice a month we will do movie reviews.

If you caught her podcast episode, you know already that we needed an excuse to watch more horror, so why not watch and give our thoughts on them? Keeping with the funny conversation style of guest episodes, we will bring forward thoughts on horror and dig deeper.

These episodes will come with a spoiler tag in the title, so if you don’t want to have something we cover you may not have seen spoiled, keep your eyes peeled for this tag and skip.

These episodes will not replace any other episodes already going up three times a week, they’re a bonus! That means you get more content from Jottercast. They will also be available with the ever-growing content on the Patreon.

More Info on Dark Jottercast – Jottercast: A Path Forward

2020 Book Review: The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

This is one of those books I read to face a fear. From a young age the movie impressed upon me a fear of demons, the unknown, and what could happen if I ‘played’ with a ouija board. It later in life inspired me to write some things I have, so without a doubt The Exorcist has been in and out of my life for a long time. The movie led me to reading the book, which I have to say is far scarier. Books lean that way for me, usually. 
I couldn’t help to compare and found myself in a grey area of loving both movies after I could re-watch the movie, which I did when I finished the book. There are minor changes for cinematic reasons, as far as I could guess, but nothing so different that left me wondering what happened. It’s a slow read, for the brave… read at night. It will have you wondering of every single scratching noise, ever odd sound during the night, and maybe even cause nightmares.
I am aware a true story inspired the book. Which adds elements that are darker and deeper. I won’t go into the details of the true story, but it’s really interesting and you can see where the movie/book got some of its details different. Perhaps I’ll cover the true story in another post, maybe a special The Veil cover.

This review is a part of my 2020 yearlong self-challenge to read and review. I have reread some books for the purpose of reviewing them on my website whereas I have read others for the first time. Check out Book Reviews and Recommendations to find other book reviews, book recommendations, and more information about the books I’m reading, have read, or are sharing.

Have you read this book? What were your thoughts? Do you agree with me? Do you disagree? Let’s have a conversation about it.

Interesting Reads and Related Content

Check it out: BvF #1: Girl, Interrupted

As you know, I did my own post here called The Most Satisfying Read on my website. I just had to share my thoughts on the book. There were many differences, but the ones I noticed I wanted to post a comparison, but held back on doing that here as I had seen a fellow writer had a specific book version movie category on their website. I was welcomed to post as a guest on James Master’s website on this subject.

Over at James Master’s website The Writer’s Apocalypse you will find a the guest post called BvF #1: Girl, Interrupted. I hope you find it entertaining.

Let us know what you think. Did you notice things I didn’t? Like me guest posting over on his website? The comments are where to do that!