Halloween Love

Four Color Horror

Growing up in the Seventies, I felt like my love of horror was being catered to by the culture at large. There were movies, television shows, books, and toys that all had something to do with horror. And being a comic book fan on top of that meant I could read plenty of comics that

#PumpkinLog Entry #3: We Got Seedlings!

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter Behold, the Glory! 🌱 I have to admit, I’m pleasantly surprised, but surprised nonetheless that they’re looking so healthy.

A Question of Violence: Part Three

Before reading this column, I suggest you read part one and part two of it. It will help give the following some perspective. I have theorized that the violence against women found in many horror movies is meant to garner sympathy for the female character. So why is it that it is a male character

#PumpkinLog Entry #2: Planted the Seeds

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter Planted them damn punkin seeds. Here goes nothing! Bonus: Here are my test-run pumpkins: I kept reading contradictory statements surrounding growing pumpkins. On one hand, that they’re super delicate and need to be carefully watered and managed and then on the other, that they’re super

A Question of Violence: Part Two

In the last column I started to delve into the often sticky issue of violence against women in horror. If you did not read that, I suggest you do so first. As a horror writer, I can honestly say I am a slave to the story. I do not ever question violence against any character

A Question of Violence: Part One

As a writer who not only writes horror, but also writes about it, I get asked a lot of questions about the nuances of horror. I am often asked why characters in horror movies do stupid things such as going into the basement, why there has to be so many sequels, and the often polarizing

#NewTwitter Design: How to Make it Completely Halloween-themed!

The #NewTwitter redesign of 2019 is here, and of course, surprise surprise, everyone hates it! There are a few quirks to be worked out for sure, as is always the case, but it wouldn’t make any difference, because people hate change and will always complain when something does, as is always the case. One of

Horror, But Not Horror: More Red Dead Redemption II

Part I | Part II of spooky stuff found in Red Dead Redemption II Wow. I really had no idea. In part I of my exploration of all things creepy in the world of Red Dead Redemption II, I had already beaten the game and done a ton of exploring and mystery-solving, but I had

Let’s Grow Some Pumpkins for Halloween!

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter You talkin’ ’bout punkins in July? Yup, that’s right missy and mistas. Because it takes pumpkins around 100 frost-free days to fully grow, the last week of July is pretty much the most ideal time to plant pumpkin seeds so that they’re ready for harvesting

Devil Makes Three

As a child, one of my favorite horror franchises was the three films that revolved around a young boy named Damien. From a toddler to a statesman, the Omen franchise captured my, and much of America’s, imagination. How could such a delightful child be such a monster? It’s a fear any parent experiences at least