You realize, don’t you, that there’s like 80-some freaking days until H-ween? I don’t know about you, but this time of the year, I open up my steamer trunks and pull out my headstones and spiff them up and then pull out the collection of creepy modified baby dolls to horrify children in the front window and see what new things I can do with them to make them even scarier. I darken the house, turn up the ceiling fan, make hot cocoa with a shot of amaretto and put on some horror movies. In other words, I pretend I don’t live in a flipping desert and it's fall and not August!
So, I’m starting to stalk my favorite Halloween-themed blogs. Some folks are freaky insane for SciFi stuff, Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer, LARP’ing, etc., but my geek-dom is Halloween. If a guy is seriously into Halloween, he has my complete and utter attention. Some girls might like a guy into wines or traveling to Italy or spa massages, but not this gal. Give me a man who wants to spend an afternoon with “Halloween” playing in the background while working on Halloween prop design or costume making and would love for me to host a Halloween party with him—-he’s my knight in pumpkin armor.
Now that you know what curls my toes, here’s my list of Halloween-themed blogs that I like to haunt:
Season of Shadows: I lovingly call John the Father of Halloween and there is a reason for that. He doesn’t just make it happen all year round on his blog, but he has a sentimental attachment to Halloween that pulls at me. Sometimes I get misty-eyed just seeing vintage Halloween commercials and videos and short animations that he finds and displays. Other times, I simply want to check in and see him film his progress on whatever amazing prop he is making this year for Halloween. This year, in fact, he is working on the Angel of Death and it is so impressive that I get all giddy when I see it. Well, and it helps that he has a voice that makes a girl tremble. So, nothing like his hypnotic voice telling about his project and showing the amazing work with his beautiful hands to have a Halloween gal mesmerized. Be ready. When you go to his blog, you will have Halloween flashbacks. I love this guy. He’s the real deal.
Anything Horror Central: I’ll be honest here, not only is this guy a dear friend, but the reason I wouldn’t leave him alone when I first found him online is that he is an enormously talented horror movie reviewer, brilliant and super nice guy, and has a dark sinister side that makes him an ideal horror writer and brilliant wit. I will haunt him forever to get a screenplay written. He’s that good.
The Halloween Blues: Okay, okay. He got me with being obsessed with Halloween year-round. An excellent and witty writer. Very engaging and very much a Halloweenophiliac.
A Nostalgic Halloween: This site is beautifully designed and has the eye of an artist to it. Wonderful vintage art and beautiful visuals of Halloween abound. This one is classy and nostalgic.
Halloween Artists: This blog is about showcasing artisans and craftspeople who do Halloween-themed work. You will get an interesting mix of work here.
Halloween Addict This is just a fun mish-mash of all sorts of Halloween and horror stuff. If I just want to get into the mood or see something about Halloween I haven't seen, I dash over here and check it out.
Halloween Folk Art: This is just plain old fun. It’s like looking into some retro folk art of Halloween in some out of the way antique shop. I love the feel of it and the beautiful Halloween-inspired art.
Halloween Overkill: This blog is awesome. Really, you’re going to find everything related to Halloween shown and discussed on here from movies to videos to games and more. If you’re a big kid at heart when it comes to this holiday, this is a great blog!
Hayes Hudson’s House of Horror: This is all about excellent movie reviews and a lot of obscure ones. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been on here and found a movie I hadn’t heard of and I thought I knew them all in the genre!
Horror Bloggers Alliance: This is a blog that simply lists all the recommended horror blogs. It is a super shortcut!
Horror Movie a Day: This is pretty much what it sounds like and what an ambitious project!
Octoberfarm: This is one of those blogs that if you’re into the season and you haven’t been there—it’s sort of like being into pasta and never eating Italian—where have you been??? Jaz makes Halloween come alive all year round and I call her the Martha Stewart of Halloween and she really and truly lives it every day through recipes, decorating, awesome witch-themed items and gardening. I feel like I’m coming home when I go to her blog and I just adore this woman.
The Candy Corn Chronicles: This is about a woman who is a folk artist and addicted to Halloween. It’s folksy. It’s beautiful. It’s endearing and real.
The Death Rattle: Awesome horror movie reviews from someone dark and edgy.
The Gourdqueen: Honestly, I’ve never seen art like this before and I know no one could possibly get near this level of skill. What she does with gourds is Halloween concentrated!
The Vault of Horror: Just a great place to get reviews of horror movies and lots of pic’s from them and find some interesting ones you haven’t seen yet.
All Things Horror: Just like it sounds, all things horror. Lots of great movie reviews and fun stuff you forgot about and go "Oh, I remember that!"