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I ♥ Halloween. I am the creator, editor, and keeper of Halloween Love. Although you'll find new creeps about helping me to maintain these macabre archives of dread. Reach me at black@halloweenlove.com.

Horror & Sci-Fi: Helping Us Cope with Reality

I don’t think any other genres can cover social commentary and widespread fears the way storytelling in horror and sci-fi are able to. There’s just something so rich about these genres that allows for the best palette. I think the heightened reality and poignant themes really illustrate complicated issues and ideas well. As pattern-seekers, we’ll […]

Why Do We Have Such a Powerful Emotional Reaction to AI in Science Fiction?

I’ve always been deeply, deeply affected by AI (Artificial Intelligence) in fiction. Blade Runner, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, and Humans are especially important examples because they express the potential for goodness and connection more so than the dangers of enslaved humans as depicted in films like: The Terminator and The Matrix (also very important AI movies). […]

Outlast II is Reverse Children of the Corn

I very much expected to enjoy Outlast II because I enjoyed the first one, but was truly blown away at just how rich of a setting the sequel is set in. Heavily influenced by: Children of the Corn (or reverse Children of the Corn as I said because here we have the adults killing off […]

Horror Shirt Giveaway from SerialKillerShop.com

Winners Congrats to our 5 horror shirt winners! Jessica Miller Laura Thomas Tina Ivanisevic Andrea B Cofman Shannon Goldschmidt We’ve got a treat for you from the ghouls over at Serial Killer Shop. They’re giving away a shirt to 5 randomly selected winners. How to Enter All you have to do is: Follow @serialkillrshop Comment […]

House Wants You!

House House is yet another cult horror movie from the vault that I’m delighted, but surprised to see get the royal Blu-ray treatment. It’s an absolute gem of a film and one of my favorites. I feel like Scream Factory really paved the way to show movie studios that it was worth the time and […]

Split… Holy Shit

When I review something, “Holy Shit” is the closest thing you’ll ever get out of me along the lines of a “Two thumbs up!” or 10/10 type declaration. But really, I loathe ratings, which are distinct from both rankings or reviews. Rankings, are a way of saying something like “Here are my favorite zombie movies, […]

Thoughts on the Upcoming Album from The Dahmers: In the Dead of Night

Despite deeply loving a lot of music regardless of genre and having a collection of music that’s both more eclectic and eccentric than anyone I’ve ever met, I rarely write about it here on HL. However, I got the opportunity to preview an upcoming horror-themed album and after viewing the following promo, I had to […]

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Creator Corner: New Segment on HL for Creators

Requests We Dislike I get emails each and every single day with review, promotion, and advertising requests. With that in mind, you would think that HL might be making money. Unfortunately, because we have to turn down about 99% of those requests, it just doesn’t work that way. The biggest problem is that we get […]

My First Trip into Wolfenstein

If you could simplify my life into one simple idea, it would be very much like the character in the classic Twilight Zone episode “Time Enough at Last.” I’m not very fond of society in general and at least once a day, I find myself thinking “There simply isn’t enough time in the whole world.” […]

The Devil Made Me Do It — A Quick Look at The Devil’s Candy

I’ve liked Ethan Embry since I first saw him in Vegas Vacation. He has a sweetness and sincerity about him, a kindness and vulnerability, with a little goofiness. I suspect this is why he mixes well with horror. Characters (and ultimately the actors that are playing them) in horror movies, if we like them, only […]