Halloween Love

A Few Wise Words from Horror Authors

It’s 2020. The theme of this year among my friends and the world at large is “New Year, New You.” I have to say I like that idea a lot. A fresh start. A letting go of old negative beliefs and past hurts. I mean, why not give yourself a fresh slate? You’re alive one

Who’s Afraid of the Jersey Devil?

Imagine being a 10-year-old elementary school child and learning with your classmates about the misshapen monster roaming the woods of New Jersey from your teacher. You sit there stunned to learn that the father of this chilling creature is no less than the devil himself and that it exhibits no mercy to passersby. Your Catholic

Raising Rhoda Penmark

In the pantheon of movie brats, there are few who can compare to Rhoda Penmark, the pint-sized predator of Mervyn LeRoy’s The Bad Seed (1956). With her braided pig tails, impeccable manners, and immaculate clothes, Rhoda seems like every parent’s dream. But make no mistake, this young lady has killed before — her victims including

Mardi Gras Horror: Gothic Harvest

A Couple of Weeks Ago I Was Down the Internet Rabbit Hole I was looking at various lists of horror movies based around holidays, as one does at 7am on a Sunday. As I expected to find, there’s several based on or around big holidays like Halloween and Christmas and the rest of the holidays

Confessions of a Scaredy Cat

Fear is a big part of childhood for a lot of reasons. For one thing, you’re physically small at that age, so your surroundings naturally seem more imposing. Beyond that, you lack knowledge of how the world around you truly works, so you have more difficulty distinguishing between what’s real and what’s imaginary. That weird

Valentine (2001): A Review

Do you remember this movie? I think Valentine pretty much disappeared within a few years of its release, but I did find some fans out there while researching on the web. I remember when I saw it in theaters. February 16th, 2001, with a large group of my friends. Weekly movie theater night was a

Why the Best Episode of The Twilight Zone Will Warm Your Heart

They say that the only two things that you can count on in this life are death and taxes. I would like to respectfully amend that time-honored list to include The Twilight Zone and maybe take taxes off altogether. The new phrase would go something like “Yes, you will die one day, but at least

Which Objects Haven’t Tried to Kill Us Yet?

For decades now, horror filmmakers have been warning audiences that the inanimate objects around us may just come to life someday and try to kill us. Common items we see every day — our vehicles, our household appliances, even our food — it’s all coming to get us eventually, so we’d better be ready. This