Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin
Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula by David Skal.
Bleeding Cool has that Tom Cruise will return as Jack Reacher for a second Reacher movie. I'm actually thriled by this news because I love the Reacher book series and thought that the first movie portrayed the material really well. But beyond that, this news is an example of a studio being willing to try again when a movie catches a bad break: if you recall, JACK REACHER suffered enormously in the jittery days after the Newtown Massacre.
*Note-- originally I'd written that the Reacher movie release was affected by the Aurora, Colorado massacre of 2012, but in fact it was the Newtown, Connecticut shootings of 2012 that waylaid Cruise's movie. I regret the error.
Here's a blast from the past (a TBT)-- back in the 1960s, a company called Castle would routinely take famous movies and release edited-down, 8-10 minute versions for use in schools and libraries. These whittled-down movies were a lot of kids' first exposure to movies like Dracula and Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein. You could check them out at the library and take them home-- actually take home a movie!-- and watch it on your home projector.
Here are a couple, but there are many more.