Review for Frightlopedia: An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, from Arachnids to Zombies

Review for Frightlopedia: An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, from Arachnids to Zombies

A fantastic encyclopedia perfect for the Halloween season!

While I did read the description of the book, I didn’t expect to read what I did read. It was even better than I had hoped!

This book isn’t only about fictional monsters or places, but also features real monsters (spiders (NOPE NOPE), komodo dragons, snakes), real places (Transylvania isn’t just Dracula’s home), and more! All of them in alphabetical order so if needed (in case of a zombie apocalypse) you can just flip through the book to the right letter/right information. 😛 I did miss some fright things, like the Suicide Forest in Japan, or clowns. But I guess they have to make a selection or the book would get too big.

And of course it isn’t just information, oh no. No, this book features some really fun DIY stuff. Of course related to creepy things, like make your own blood or how to make jars filled with spooky items. I loved reading those, and I can’t wait to try out a few of the DIY stuff myself.

Next to DIY are spine-chilling stories, though I do feel there could have been more of those. We have a few long ones, and a few shorter ones including with the information about a monster/place.

Each of the monsters/places/etc. is marked by a meter that tells us how scary something is. I quite like that addition, it reminds me of P.J Night’s You’re Invited to a Creepover serie.

The book is made even more fun by fabulous illustrations (I really loved the style, it was at times a breath of fresh air in between all the creepy things) and photographs (which is a big nope at some parts of the book).

A must-read for this Halloween season!

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