Psychos & Family: September Recap

september recap

I’ve been looking forward to October to start my scary fun reading/viewing month but looking back on September it was a bit filled with psychos anyway. So maybe I got a head start?

September was also an extreme month…

My neighbor up the street shot and killed his brother-in-law and injured his sister. So there were police and crazy things like that all day. Apparently it was related to weapons charges or something. My neighborhood is usually a nice quiet place and I don’t really know (or want to honestly) any of my neighbors. But yeah, I do walk sometimes now wondering which ones have the arsenals.

On the good side I had a surprise visit from family! Including my nephew and my mother which I didn’t expect to see them until Thanksgiving so yeah! I took him to the bookstore and told him to pick out any book he wanted. He went for a $65 Nightmare Before Christmas Book…

So I got to use the phrase my parents always used on me, “Christmas is coming. Maybe Santa will bring it. Pick out something else.”


emma stone in maniac
Emma Stone in Maniac

I was really looking forward to Maniac but after getting through two episodes I just thought eh. Bored. I’ve been told it picks up and from the trailers it must. I’m currently watching The Crown Season 2 and The Alienist. I might give Maniac another try but who knows because The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is coming this month as well and I am super into witches these days.


Mostly this month I’ve been rewatching stuff. I did get to see Jurassic Park in theaters and it’s still the best. Don’t care how much time passes. That scene where the T-Rex is coming and then attacks. That was classic. I’ve seen all of them for better and worse and I don’t think I can count a single scene that enthralls me so much even when I’ve seen it a hundred times.

predator hounds
I’d even adopt space dogs.

I did see Predator as well. It was an okay film but I couldn’t help but think  you could totally lose Boyd Holbrook (the unfortunate lead whom I didn’t like) and have co-stars Olivia Munn and Yvonne Strahovski take down alien baddies and now that would have been a classic.


I had some okay reads (Seafire) some and some not so good reads (Adultolescence- the author basically admits some pages are nothing but filler. Ugh.) But there were some greats reads as well.

The Silence of the Girls

The Silence of the Girls

red sister

Red Sister

twenty fragments of a ravenous youth

20 Fragments



I Hate Fairyland Sadly Never After

Fairyland vol. 4

It’s October at last! The weathers starting to get cooler (for me). Muse of Nightmares comes out tomorrow! A Star is Born on the 5th and Netflix will continue to further my witch interest by dropping a new Sabrina the Teenage Witch right in time for Halloween!

I hope everyone has a great month ahead of them 🙂

11 thoughts on “Psychos & Family: September Recap

  1. Gosh that sounds awful about what happened in your neighborhood!
    I was so excited about watching Maniac but all I’ve seen are really ‘meh’ reviews so now I’m wondering if it’s even worth trying…

    1. Let me know if you wind up watching it! I’m curious but I think I may just find a really good recap site but yeah it seems like it left a lot of people disappointed.

  2. Wow!!! Crazy when something like that happens right in your neighbourhood!!
    I got the same impression of Maniac… It was a little slow and through the first 2 episodes I was kind of going “… What’s the point??” I’ll go back to it, but I’m not really in a huge rush.

  3. Thats super scary about the shooting on your street!! But sounds like you had a good month otherwise!! How old is your nephew? I loved taking my brother (15 years my junior) to bookstores and letting him pick out books! I got luck tho and he never picked anything too expensive 😂😂 I hope you have a great October!

    1. Thanks! My nephew is five and he wound up picking out a book with a mini little piano thing and practice sheets so maybe I should have gone for the Nightmare book 🙂 But he did get a book about Jackie Robinson to! It’s so much fun to take them. I hope you have a great October as well!

  4. OMG, your neighbour!! It’s like in all those movies and books… “but its a quiet neighbourhood, this doesn’t happen here”. Damn, intense.

    Family visit is nice tho 🙂

    I haven’t seen maniac yet, but planning to watch it. Currently watching Castle Rock – have two episodes left and i’m kinda surprised by the way it went, cuz after watching episode 8 i’m not even sure i like what’s happening. Until then it was pretty awesome.

  5. I thought I was reading a plot from a book, but no, wow, can’t believe that actually happened in your neighbourhood. That’s terrifying and not a pleasant thought to have while walking down your own street.

    1. Its super unsettling.I hate to say it but since he was apparently stockpiling tons of weapons its probably better it went this way then him maybe getting the chance to do something worse.

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