Halloween Love

#PumpkinLog Entry #7: Flowers! But…

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter The Good News: Flowers & Bees Active! (plus a bonus pic there at the end of my original test seeds and one managed to survive somehow) The Bad News: In the past few days since I took these photos, between the disease already infecting the

The Halloween Love Show

Download | Apple Podcasts | Google Play | RSS Coming soon… The Halloween Love Show Where we will talk about, as you might have guessed, Halloween, as well as horror movies and other interesting and bizarre topics that we fancy.

Halloween Build-A-Bear Giveaway 🧸

Ashley is the winner! Congrats! 🧸 This might just be the cutest giveaway we’ve ever had. Prepare for cuteness overload. I discovered these adorable stuffies thanks to @PhantoMantis, who Tweeted: Build A Bear has a Werewolf. 🎃 pic.twitter.com/U6d1wGKKW8 — PhantoMantis (@PhantoMantis) September 17, 2019 I reached out to Build-A-Bear who kindly agreed to give away

A Taste of Texas Part 2

Terror in the Aisles. That was the film which pushed my obsession with Texas Chainsaw Massacre into a full-blown case of fanaticism. Released in 1984, Terror in the Aisles was a horror documentary of sorts. Donald Pleasence and Nancy Allen took audiences on a tour of the best parts of horror movies, all while talking

Party Like it’s 1999 Giveaway

Contestking is the winner! Congrats! Kubrick’s 1999 that is. I’ve always fantasized about going to one of these masquerades. Real life often disappoints though. Either way, whether you’re just playing dress-up in the privacy of your own home or whether you find yourself invited into a secret society, you’ll need a quality mask. VIVO Masks

A Taste of Texas Part 1

When asked about my favorite films, one always comes to mind. I feel it changed American cinema, and it definitely influenced my horror writing. That film is none other than the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre (using the more common spelling of the title). It is a movie I can watch multiple times and find something

#PumpkinLog Entry #6: Vines are Grabby

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter How Do the Vines Know?! I have to admit that I’m a little nervous that no fruit is showing yet, but even if no fruit ever comes, I’m freaking loving the sweet vine action. These little buggers are grabby. I think it’s perfect that the

Vampires Suck

It’s true. Vampires suck. Vampire stories bore me to tears usually. They offer very little in the way of what I would consider real fright. They have their place in horror history, of course, but for me the best stories with vampires in them are only good because of everything else going on around them.

Submit Your Dead Pet to the Digital Pet Sematary

I previously shared the story of the death of my own dog, Buck. I’ve never felt a greater pain before it or since. There’s such an incredible bond between humans and non-human animals, that seems to transcend the closeness that even two humans can achieve together (at least for me). It’s a powerful bond that

The Wicker Writers

Horror writers. We are legion. We are everywhere. We are also easily dismissed, misjudged, and often blamed. Sometimes being a horror writer feels like being a scapegoat for the world’s ills. After all, how can any “normal” person think up so many horrific things? And then they write them down and “influence” others with their