Tag: Halloween

Escaping the Spookhouse: HAUNT and the Lingering Trauma of Abuse

Escaping the Spookhouse: HAUNT and the Lingering Trauma of Abuse

Inspired by the constant encroachments of Christmas upon the rightful Halloween season, Mondo Vulgare has declared a full two months of extra spooky times with The Nightmare During Christmas. From October 31st to December 31st, they will feature wall-to-wall Halloween-themed content, and I have graciously been allowed to participate! My second contribution to The Nightmare … Continue reading Escaping the Spookhouse: HAUNT and the Lingering Trauma of Abuse

Movie Review: Satan’s Little Helper

Movie Review: Satan’s Little Helper

Inspired by the constant encroachments of Christmas upon the rightful Halloween season, Mondo Vulgare has declared a full two months of extra spooky times with The Nightmare During Christmas. From October 31st to December 31st, they will feature wall-to-wall Halloween-themed content, and I have graciously been allowed to participate! My first contribution to The Nightmare … Continue reading Movie Review: Satan’s Little Helper

Creepy Reads: I Am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland

Creepy Reads: I Am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland

Synopsis "There is nothing else in this world / like realizing / you’re going to live / and not being sure / you can." From Claire C. Holland, a timely collection of poetry that follows the final girl of slasher cinema — the girl who survives until the end — on a journey of retribution … Continue reading Creepy Reads: I Am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland

Happy Birthday, Donald Pleasence: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

Happy Birthday, Donald Pleasence: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

In honor of Donald Pleasence's birthday, I present to you last year's ranking of the films of the Halloween franchise. With the new movie coming out two weeks from today, I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll have a new #3 or even #2 for this list. Until then, let us enjoy the slashing and pay tribute … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Donald Pleasence: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

31 Days of Halloween: Ghostwatch Redux

31 Days of Halloween: Ghostwatch Redux

Greetings and salutations! Ghostwatch is still streaming on Shudder, and that means two things, fiends: (1) I'm re-posting this article from last year because I love it, and (2) you need to go watch Ghostwatch right now. Well, after you read this lovely article, of course. I often wonder what it was like to hear … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween: Ghostwatch Redux

Creepy Reads: The Toy Thief by D.W. Gillespie

Creepy Reads: The Toy Thief by D.W. Gillespie

Synopsis Jack didn’t know what to call the nameless, skeletal creature that slunk into her house in the dead of night, stealing the very things she loved the most. So she named him The Toy Thief… There’s something in Jack’s past that she doesn’t want to face, an evil presence that forever changed the trajectory … Continue reading Creepy Reads: The Toy Thief by D.W. Gillespie

31 Days of Halloween: IT BEGINS

31 Days of Halloween: IT BEGINS

Happy October, fiends! It's the official start of Halloween month, and that means I'll be posting 31 straight days of reviews, lists, and other spooky treats to get you in the mood for the greatest day of the year. Today I'm just going to whet your appetite with a list of Seriously Spooky Books for … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween: IT BEGINS