Katie Recommends: Hazbin Hotel

Stay Tuned

I found this a while ago and kept meaning to share it. It’s a wonderfully animated pilot episode, showing that not all animation aimed at adults have to be variations of Family Guy or American Dad.

Follow Charlie, the princess of Hell, as she pursues her seemingly impossible goal of rehabilitating demons to peacefully reduce overpopulation in her kingdom. After a yearly extermination imposed by angels, She opens a hotel in hopes that patients will be “checking out” into Heaven. While most of Hell mocks her goal, her devoted partner Vaggie, and their first test subject, adult film-star Angel Dust, stick by her side. When a powerful entity known as the “Radio Demon” reaches out to Charlie to assist in her endeavors, her crazy dream is given a chance to become a reality.


A moment of your time.

I wanted to take a moment to say a huge thank you to all my readers. 

Without your comments and encouragement, I fear I’d have lost heart in this years ago. Whether you’re a reader who finds me here or on the sites, these posts are shared across I want you to know how appreciated you are. 

Thank you. 

I’d give you a head that’s always screaming but no one wants that. 

You may notice over the next four weeks that areas of this website will be changing. 

I’m, once again, updating and refocusing the direction this site is going in. Some content has already been removed, others will be updated over the next few weeks. 

I am hopeful that this will improve the quality of the content currently available and going forward. 

My sincere thanks for your patience during this time. 

Yours always


Katie Recommends, Reviews, Uncategorized

Katie Recommends: IT: Chapter Two

Who else is super excited for this movie!

I was dubious when the first one came out.

Partly because the original movie freaked me out so much as a kid and I knew this movie (no matter how good) would never be able to recreate that feeling of genuine fear that tiny Katie had felt watching the original. But also partly because I did know what to expect, was this going to be a carbon copy with updated effects (think Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast) or was it going to be truer to the book (think Disney’s remake of The Jungle Book (slightly)).

As it turned out I really enjoyed the first part, it was well-acted and well-paced, with enough of the original film to tease my nostalgia feels and enough new/book stuff to please the reader in me.

I have high hopes for the second part, it has got some good actors and I’m excited to see how they handle it.

Are you excited? Are you worried? Or are you pretty chill?

books v film, Horror Writing, Uncategorized

Books v Film: A thought.

Perception matters

I’ve been writing to you a lot lately about books v films, talking about the adaptation process from book to film and what gets changed or lost as a result.

I was going to write to you about Horns today (awesome book go read it, also an awesome film go watch it) but it got me thinking, which lead to something of a mental tangent.

With Horns, I saw the film before I read the book and to be honest, this is my preferred way to do things. I often find that if I watch the film after reading the book, I will nearly always prefer the book, although there may be the odd exception.

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