Other World Dangers

Should some doors remain closed? Absolutely. But not this one. If you are a supernatural, and even it you aren’t, you’re probably all too familiar with Other World attractions and dangers. Neil Gaiman’s 2002 novel about a little girl who tries out something she shouldn’t only scratches the surface, but those scratches are nice and deep, as in profoundly creepy in a pleasantly spooky way. OK, it’s more cute than scary but it’s still odd and I like the Other World scenes. No wonder the 2009 3-D stop-motion horror/fantasy film based on the book was nominated for an Oscar. Button-eyed or not, there’s plenty of nice near-dead stuff to love here. By the way, Coraline Jones moved from Michigan to Oregon. That’s how it all started. There are lots of zombies in Michigan and Oregon.

—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/the Daily Slice

  • tobiasgriffin

    You are certainly right about zombies in Oregon!