R.I.P. IX – Are you in?


I think a lot of us look forward to this “challenge” each year. I put challenge in quotes because even though I am the official loser at challenges, even I can do this one.

Carl over at Stainless Steel Droppings has all of the details for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril, but in a nutshell, this is what it’s about:

  • The event runs from September 1 – October 31
  • Read or watch movies that fall into the following categories:
    • Mystery
    • Suspense
    • Thriller
    • Dark Fantasy
    • Gothic
    • Horror
    • Supernatural
  • Have fun reading and watching
  • Share that fun with others

There are lots of different challenge levels to select. Heck, there is even a level for one book to be read. Like I said, anyone can do it. Here is what I am signing up for:

Peril the Second

Peril the Second. Read two books of any length that you believe fit within the R.I.P. categories. Post reviews on the review site. I am signing up for two books but will mostly likely read more.

Peril the Screen

Peril the Screen. This is for those of us that like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious gothic fare during this time of year. It may be something on the small screen or large. It might be a television show or your favorite film. If you are so inclined, please post links to any R.I.P.-related viewing you do on to the Review Site as well.

There is also a group read planned for The Haunting of Hill House this month so be sure to check it out if that is something you’re interested in as well.

Hill House read along

And then after that read along, join ours (see below)! Because, there is always time for a read along with friends. Especially one that includes a creepy carnival setting. And guess what? You can count it towards the R.I.P Challenge.

What I plan to read:

Something Wicked This Way Comes button

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. If you want to join the read along, click the image above for details.
  • Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (this one scared the heck out of Stephen King, hope I can get a copy)
  • The Little Friend by Donna Tartt (this may be a stretch but there is mystery, a hint of the supernatural, and I am getting creeped out while reading it)

What I plan to watch:

  • Halloween (I watch it every year. It is not Halloween without seeing it at least twice.)
  • Halloween II (Who can resist Jamie Lee Curtis limping around with that busted ankle?)
  • The Shining (Seen it, love it. Jack is the life of the party!)
  • (I need a new movie to watch, suggestions?)

If this sounds like fun (and it is), then head on over to Carl’s to sign up.

21 thoughts on “R.I.P. IX – Are you in?”

  1. I have been trying desperately to land a copy of Broken Monsters ever since I read that article about how it kept King up all night, but no truck, it’s not available in India yet. All the same, I just bought The Shining Girls by the same author today, which promises to be RIP material, so yeah Ti, I’m in!

  2. Just because you mentioned Halloween… They are doing a Michael Myers haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights this year which i am really excited about!

    1. OMG!! I must go! I love Michael Myers, the original Halloween anyway. The house that they end up in at the end was filmed right in Hollywood close to where I lived. SCARY!


  3. This is going to sound silly, but that teen flick The Hitchhiker is actually quite terrifying. The man who is cast as the hitcher is perfect for the role; he’s now in Legends I think. There are a ton of twists in that one too.

    1. I saw a part of this movie once when it was on TV. It was somewhere in the middle and it was pretty scary. I just checked Netflix and they  don’t have it on streaming but I can order the disc. I like classic horror movies too or super suspenseful supernatural movies. Cabin in the Woods was classified as horror but it could have been a comedy. Clever movie. 


    1. Sign up for one book or the movie option. Anyone can do that. Don’t see Rosemary’s Baby though. LOL. 


        1. No pressure but Sandy and I are hosting a read along for Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes in October.  If you’ve never read it, we’d love to have you. https://bookchatter.net/2014/09/01/announcing-the-something-wicked-this-way-comes-read-along/


  4. Ok…I love this one…I usually steer clear of any challenge…I am weak…but I am trying this one and dragging Den in with me…I am planning my lists now!

    1. I hate challenges but this one is a no brainer. The minimum is ONE book. We all read at least one book. 


  5. I like your list…I haven’t joined this challenge in a while, but maybe this is the year. Perhaps you should add The Strangers to your movie list; it freaked me out, but I hate lurkers.

  6. I wasn’t going to but I don’t think I can ignore all of these RIP posts in my inbox! Plus Something Wicked would definitely count towards the challenge so I could double do. I love fall reading. I love fall. I’m just not ready for winter weather. 😉

    1. Oh good!! Yes, Something Wicked will count for the two things making it irresistible I am sure! LOL. I read another chapter in Sparrow. I cannot read much today. Too much computer work and my eyes are shot. I didn’t get much read over the weekend but I am at 38% which should be close to 160 pages.


  7. I’m so not a scary movie, thriller book kind of gal but I’m sure I could find something that will fit that won’t make me run screaming. Now if I can just figure out how to work it in.

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