Halloween

#PumpkinLog Entry #5: The Fruit is Coming

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter The Calm Before the Fruit Alright, up-to-date again with new pictures from today, so this is how they look right now. They’re so healthy, I can’t believe it.

#PumpkinLog Entry #4: They Grow Up So Fast

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter Green and Mean! Sorry, this log is actually a few weeks behind, so they’re much bigger already, in case you’re worried about the timeline and how they’re supposed to look at this stage.

#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.

#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

#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

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

Why Do We Love the Scary or Strange?

I am besotted with the creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky. I find things some would consider weird, wacky, or “way out” to be wonderful and whimsical, which is more in line with how I like to see the world anyway (you’re welcome for all that alliteration). I’m not sure if I can attribute my admiration

[Creator Corner]

The Haunted Mansion (fan-film) Episode #1

Look, it’s pretty simple, I was just a kid who was 9 about to turn 10 in the summer of 1993 when the movie Jurassic Park was released. Every fiber of my being was primed for its arrival. Hell, I was even reading the novel by Michael Crichton to get my proverbial fix before the

My Earliest and Most Cherished Memories Involve Horror and Halloween

I don’t remember all too much about life before the age of 5 or 6 (I think people who do are an anomaly and should be studied). A fleeting memory of sitting on a blanket chewing on a rubber gummy bear, my first time playing with a Nintendo Zapper, the remarkable feeling I got when