Saturday, September 30, 2017

What To Do With Candy Corn!

Candy corn, you love it or you hate it. Some of us feel compelled to get it every October and then bite into a few and go, "okay, I've had enough!" Then, they continue the season as a decorative dish item and desperate movie time candy when one runs out of the first choice. I plan to show the many candy corn inspired possibilities for the season - 

Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes

Sure, you can hoard the leftover candy and nibble for weeks, but how about doing something with it to turn a snack into a dessert? Here's some ideas - 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Travel Channel's October Schedule

Sure, Travel Channel brings us favorites like "Expedition Unknown" with Josh Gates, but they also totally get us horror fans in October!

Hidden Rooms and Strangers Hiding in Homes!

One of the most creepy themes involving old buildings is a new owner investigating only to find a trap door, a movable bookcase, or a wall that was covered over to hide an unknown void....

Thursday, September 28, 2017

AMC Channel's October Schedule

AMC is a channel that never lets us down for movies. I often get caught up in their marathons of the "Tremors" series or "Vacation" movies, but this time of year, they let October have its wings and fly.

Old-Fashioned Jack O' Lanterns: Still the Best!

The fine art of hollowing out a pumpkin, carving a face, and lighting a candle to go inside has become a competition yearly among the most artistic, but still the only thing that truly unsettles are the jagged-toothed ones of our youth.

Unusual Adult Halloween Options

Sure, as an adult you can give a party, go to a party or a bar costume contest, maybe head over to a haunted attraction and test your limits, but what unusual events are more geared to the adults? Let's have a look at some  -

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Chiller Channel's October Plans

Chiller TV is a channel for horror lovers and October is no exception to it's horror-only rule.

October 29th Prescott, Arizona Ghost Fun!

Want to know where to go and what to do if you're a ghost aficionado? Well, how about a great event with a great cause in nice and cool Prescott, AZ (we pronounce it "press-cut")

What Did Sanskrit and Hindu Beliefs Know About Sasquatch?

Lord Hanuman the "Monkey King" is an important god among the Hindu. In Sanskrit "Hanuman" means "one having a jaw that is prominent." Interesting, hmm? 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween

Syfy Channel is showcasing the 31 Days of Halloween again this October. 

Corn Mazes After Dark!

Corn mazes are everywhere this time of year and bursting at the seams with families that want to take the tykes inside the cornfield in the daylight, but what happens at night at corn mazes is nothing short of magic, for a lot of reasons. Let's discuss them - 

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Essence of Autumn

Autumn is perhaps the most widely loved season of all. It is the reward for sticky hot summers and the transition to bitter wintry cold. With it comes the glory of the most colorful world before it all turns black and white. Let's have a look at just what is the essence of autumn - 

TCM Channel's No-Commercial October Horror Movies!

Sunday Oct 18:00 PM Dracula (1931)
9:30 PM Dracula’s Daughter (1936)
11:00 PM Son Of Dracula (1943)

Monday Oct 2
12:30 AM Nosferatu (1922)

Tuesday Oct 3
8:00 PM Frankenstein (1931)
9:30 PM Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
11:00 PM The Mummy (1932)

Wednesday Oct 4
12:30 AM The Wolf Man (1941)
2:00 AM Island Of Lost Souls (1933)
3:30 AM The Black Cat (1934)
4:45 AM The Invisible Man (1933)

Sunday Oct 8
2:00 AM Night Of The Strangler (1975)
2:15: PM My Blood Runs Cold (1965)
8:00 PM The Return Of Dracula (1958)
9:30 PM House Of Dracula (1945)
10:45 PM Billy The Kid vs. Dracula (1966)

Monday Oct 9
12:15 Am The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920)
2:00 AM Jigoku (Hell) (1960)
4:00 AM Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan (1959)

Tuesday Oct 10
8:00 PM Cat People (1942)
9:30 PM The Body Snatcher (1945)
11:00 Martin Scorsese presents: Val Lewton – The Man In The Shadows (2007)

Wednesday Oct 11
12:30 AM I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
2:00 AM The Seventh Victim (1943)
3:30 AM Bedlam (1946)
5:00 AM The Leopard Man (1943)
6:15 AM The Ghost Ship (1943)
7:30 AM Isle Of The Dead (1945)

Thursday Oct 12
5:00 AM The Power (1968)

Friday Oct 13
6:30 AM Kiss Of The Tarantula (1976)
8:00 AM Snake Woman (1961)
9:30 AM Village Of The Damned (1961)
11:00 AM The Nanny (1965)
1:00 PM The Innocents (1961)
2:45 PM A Place Of One’s Own (1945)
4:30 PM The Bad Seed (1956)
6:45 PM The Curse Of The Cat People (1944)

Sunday Oct 15
2:15 AM Blacula (1972)
4:00 AM Scream Blacula Scream (1973)
8:00 PM Horror Of Dracula (1958)
9:45 PM The Brides Of Dracula (1960)
11:30 PM Black Cats And Broomsticks (1955)

Monday Oct 16
12:00 AM The Phantom Carriage (1922)
2:00 AM Diabolique (1955)
4:15 AM Gaslight (1944)

Tuesday Oct 17
8:00 PM The Devil’s Bride (1968)
9:45 PM The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)
11:15 PM The Mummy (1959)

Wednesday Oct 18
1:00 AM The Curse Of The Werewolf (1961)
2:45 AM The Plague Of The Zombies (1966)
4:30 AM The Reptile (1966)

Sunday Oct 222:00 AM Willard (1971)
3:45 AM Ben (1972)
8:00 PM Dracula, Prince Of Darkness (1965)
10:00 PM Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1969)

Monday Oct 23
12:00 AM The Monster (1925)
2:00 AM Eyes Without A Face (1960)
3:45 AM Kwaidan (1965)

Tuesday Oct 24
8:00 PM The Innocents (1961)
10:00 PM Diary Of A Madman (1963)

Wednesday Oct 25
12:00 Curse Of The Demon (1958)
2:00 AM Carnival Of Souls (1962)
3:30 AM From Beyond The Grave (1973)
10:00 AM The Devil’s Own (1966)

Thursday Oct 26
5:30 AM Rasputin, The Mad Monk (1966)

Friday Oct 27
8:00 PM Psycho (1960)
10:15 Pretty Poison (1968)

Saturday Oct 28
6:15 AM Mark Of The Vampire (1935)
7:30 AM The Devil-Doll (1936)
9:00 AM What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
11:30 AM Little Shop Of Horrors (1960)
1:00 PM Village Of The Damned (1961)
2:30 PM Children Of The Damned (1964)
4:15 PM House Of Dark Shadows (1970)
6:00 PM Night Of Dark Shadows (1971)

Sunday Oct 29
12:00 AM “M” (1951)
2:00 AM The Brood (1979)
3:45 AM Repulsion (1965)
8:00 PM Taste The Blood Of Dracula (1970)
10:00 PM Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

Monday Oct 30
12:00 AM Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922)
2:15 AM Onibaba (1964)
4:15 AM Ugetsu (1953)

Tuesday Oct 31
8:30 AM White Zombie (1932)
10:00 AM Mad Love (1935)
11:30 AM Dementia 13 (1963)
1:00 PM 13 Ghosts (1960)
2:30 PM The Fearless Vampire Killers (1966)
4:30 PM House Of Wax (1953)
6:00 PM Poltergeist (1982)
8:00 PM The Old Dark House (1932)
9:30 PM The Haunting (1963)
11:30 PM House On Haunted Hill (1958)

Wednesday Nov 1
1:15 AM The Cat And The Canary (1939)
2:45 AM The Old Dark House (1963)
4:30 AM The Bat (1959)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Cornfields and Scarecrows

Cornfields are end of summer and into fall. They represent a harvest that grew a country, utilized for a wide variety of foods and even fuels. But, to most, the cornfield is a place to get lost, a maze, rows with no sense of direction. And, the best of them are guarded by silent sentinels - scarecrows!

Halloween Cocktails

Alien Brain Hemorrhage Cocktail (see video at bottom of post)

Has a time of the year been more fun than Halloween for making romantic, fantastical, and hauntingly beautiful cocktails? Let's explore a season made for the DIY bartenders - 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

"Halloween" Movie Obsession!

With news of a new installment of the "Halloween" series coming next October 2018, a lot of fans of the "Halloween" series are getting hyped up already. This installment promises to pick up after Halloween II and ignore all other renditions. So, why are people so loyal to the Halloween Series? 

Portals: Severe Storms and Stunning UFO Sightings

I witnessed something extraordinary on some stormchaser video of an F5 tornado that a research friend was going through frame by frame. It so confused the both of us, that we had to wonder - was some kind of portal opened? 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Chased-in-the-Wilderness Horror Movies

The wilderness is our getaway, a place to unwind and retreat, relax, and soak in the beauty. But, what if we weren't the only one there? And, what if the "other" was not so happy you arrived? Here are a variety of "chased in the wilderness" themed movies -

How To Make a Homunculus: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Creatures

Those of us who thoroughly enjoyed the cult-favorite made-for-tv horror movie from 1973, "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark," recall the creatures. Those tiny little nighttime beings horrified many a youth back in the day. But, they were actually based on a concept of a small being created by alchemy called, "homunculi." (singular "homunculus")

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Psychic Reads: My Source

As a psychic myself, people often ask me, do you ever utilize a psychic's input? Well, I will tell you because I'm so subjective to myself, I don't trust any psychic input I get in relation to my own situation because there is a conflicting environment - my own self concepts, wishes and desires, fears and apprehension that make it impossible to give it merit. So, who have I found that could actually read me, a person with a fair amount of obstacles? 

Adult Halloween: Taking Back the Season

Are you getting in the Halloween mood? While the youth of today experience a less tactile Halloween than middle agers did, we are left wondering "how do I get the spirit back?" Well, it's time to claim Halloween and my book "Adult Halloween: Taking Back the Season!" shows you how!

Vintage Halloween Masks: How To Make the Look

Let's face it, mass-made Halloween masks don't really do it for most of us. We see vintage pictures of old handmade masks and cringe. They are nondescript and vague, emotionless, like demon-possessed bits of folk art. So, how do we get that look without paying for an actual vintage mask? 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Slab City: Town With No Laws

An abandoned base in the California desert became an off-grid, lawless, and interesting squatting site. It sits 156 miles northeast of San Diego. Some of the residents come like snowbirds for the gentle winters, coming in campers. Others stay all year. Solar panels and generators abound.

How To Get Into the Halloween Mood

If you love Halloween, then the Halloween bug starts to bite you around August when items go up in the stores and the heat has you wanting autumn to come NOW! Here's some ways to start getting your Halloween mood activated to a higher level as October approaches - 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"The Fog" Classic Horror

John Carpenter's 1980 movie, "The Fog," has become a classic to most horror lovers. The reason is pretty straightforward, you take something from nature and make it sentient and it is terrifying. We are helpless enough in fog, but then add vengeful ghosts and we are in terror.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Halloween Horror Cakes

For talented bakers and artists, the challenge of a horror cake at Halloween time is perhaps the greatest delight. And many have created amazingly tasty works of art -

How To Make Fog

Whether you are determined to make fog for a small party or set up a huge Halloween haunt in your yard, you will want to master fog making. This post is going to help make it easier, whether you use dry ice, make your own machine, or purchase one.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Halloween Cocktails

alien brain hemorrhage

It's that time of the year where you expect to have cocktails that are gruesome, daring, and grotesque. Here's just a few great Halloween cocktails to inspire.

Happy Birthday Elvira's Cassandra Peterson!

Today is Cassandra Peterson's (Elvira) birthday. I also share the same birthday of September 17th.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Tragedies in Lighthouses

There is little more romantic and tragic as the life of a lighthouse keeper. It was a lonely isolated business that involved long hours with nothing more than the pounding of water on the rocks and cries of seagulls for company. In that very isolation, a sort of cabin fever syndrome could create some pretty tragic outcomes. Let's have a look at the life of a lighthouse keeper of the past. 

New "Halloween" Movie To Be Released October 2018!

When this teaser showed up on JLC's Instagram, the public took notice. Was it a teaser for an upcoming installment of our favorite horror series or was it just a holiday prank? Well, the answer is in and...

Friday, September 15, 2017

Why Are Ventriloquist Dolls So Creepy?

("Magic" 1978 movie with Anthony Hopkins--horrifying!)

Admit it, If you had to sit alone in a room with a ventriloquist doll, wouldn't you keep your eyes on it? You don't really know what the booger will do when you turn away. What if you turn back and he's not where he's supposed to be? What if he's crept up behind you, tapped on you shoulder? Said your name in that creepy little voice? Oh, you know the voice, nasally and childish, but spoken like a fussy old curmudgeon.

Terrors of the Sea!

Between Bermuda Triangle, horrifying deep sea creatures, cryptid monsters, mermaids, haunted lighthouses, shipwrecks, ghost ships and more - the sea is the location of a great deal of horror!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Autumn Foods

Autumn, a time to savor warmth in chilly temperatures, to bring in the harvest and reap the benefits. Here are some fall foods to get you started on the season of shorter days.

Creepy Marionettes

Marionettes are dolls held by strings and manipulated by those hiding behind the screen or curtain. Their stilted almost drunken movements are disturbing to watch, combining what we fear about ventriloquist dolls with their human controller and slack jaw with the ability to animate.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Netflix: "The Haunting of Hill House" Series

Shirley Jackson, author of The Haunting of Hill House, had a paranormal bend to her concept, but when director Robert Wise made the movie in 1963, he wanted to bend toward mental illness as a possibility. Ultimately, one of the finest horror novels of our time became an excellent movie. Today, Netflix has decided to take the book's concept and turn it into a series, much to horror-lovers' delight!

5 Benefits To Using An Ouija Board

(this is a guest post)

The history of the Ouija board dates back to as early as 1100 A.D., where the automatic writing that occurs when you use this board was mentioned in some historical Chinese documents. This practice has not been seen in Asia alone but also in other countries such as Greece and Rome.

Nowadays, there is a certain stigma to the use of the Ouija board. It has the topic of many a scary story and horror films. The scientific community does not fully recognize it the religious community continuously warn against the misuse of it.

But using an Ouija board has certain advantages, like the ones listed below.

1. You can use it during intimate gatherings – there are many teenagers who use the Ouija board as a form of entertainment but experts who use this professionally warn against that. It is not a tool to use just for fun. If you decide to use this in an intimate gathering, you not only need to make sure that everyone is comfortable with it but it also good to get a professional to help you, especially if it is your first time. Experts say that there is a proper way to use the board so you need to be wary and careful.

2. To form a bond with your friends – if you want a different way of bonding with your friends, especially for those who are interested in the paranormal, this would be a good idea. But don’t just attempt it anytime you want to, it’s important that you study and do your own research on what the real purpose of the Ouija board is so that you will not make any mistakes.

3. To discover more about the paranormal and spiritual world – more and more people are getting interested in the paranormal. The mystery of how the Ouija board works is one of those. There are still many who are skeptical, especially those who are inclined to science, but more and more people have opened their minds to the endless possibilities.

4. To connect with a deceased loved one – this is the reason why most people want to use the Ouija board. Whether it’s to find closure from the death of someone they love, or because they just want to fill the need of communicating with their loved one again, the Ouija board has made many people happy as they really felt that they were able to connect with their deceased family or friend. The important thing when trying to connect to the dead is that you should be very careful. Go here to read up on Ouija board rules so you can be assured that you are doing it properly.

5. To connect with famous people who are dead - aside from talking to their deceased loved ones, some people have also claimed to have talked to the spirits of famous people who have died long ago. There are some documented instances of this and you can do your research to find out just how these people were inspired by those encounters.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Small Creatures Living in Warm Conditions Found in Antarctica!

The ice in Antarctica averages over a mile deep. But, researchers have probed some of the volcanic areas to find some real shockers!

Don't Turn Your Back on Gnomes!

Lawn gnomes are cheerful and yet...creepy. They are garden dwarfs whose origin was in 19th Century Germany. Even though they are best known as happy little garden statues that are protectors of our prize begonias and daisies, they are also considered the object of pranking or "gnoming" someone.

Monday, September 11, 2017

"Itsy Bitsy" Upcoming Horror Film!

I am a HUGE fan of indie films, especially the horror variety. This upcoming film caught my attention right away - "Itsy Bitsy" 

Easy Cheap Halloween Decorating

You don't need cookie cutter out of the box designs from Halloween shops and big chain stores. Try and make some of your own Halloween decor that suits you, your personality and the layout of your home. Here's just some ideas.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Top 10 Most Realistic Haunted House Movies

There are loads of movies about haunted houses, but only some of them move us in ways that have us yelling at the screen, "get out!" Unseen entities are the most terrifying theme and knowing that they are around you in your most intimate moments and while you sleep, well, that is what nightmares are made of. Let me share what I believe are the top 10 most realistic haunted house movies.

How To Attract Spirits

If you watch ghost hunting shows, by now you’ve probably noticed something interesting. Certain investigators seem to attract action. Others seem to be forever waiting for an encounter.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Horror-Themed Music Videos

Horror lovers are already enjoy their favorite movies and books as we roll toward autumn and Halloween, but music videos can also offer more intensely moving terror. Here's just some great horror-based music vids - 

1952: UFOs Over Washington

One place you do not expect to capture UFOs at is around Washington, DC and especially not during the Cold War in 1952. But, such a thing was captured on film.

Friday, September 8, 2017

History Channel Tonight: The Dark Files!

My very favorite channel, History Channel, is stunning us again with a great night's lineup.

How To Photograph Abandoned Buildings

It's interesting how we live in a fading infrastructure of the baby boomer growth. Beside shining new glass and steel buildings sit sagging abandoned mid century gems. Photographing abandoned places is a strangely addictive hobby and a rewarding experience. It not only forces you to find beauty in derelict structures, but it makes you wonder about history....

Music Videos Set in Abandoned Places

Love music and love abandoned sites? Put them together and you have a hauntingly beautiful situation. Here's just some music videos with great settings -

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Indiana For Fall and Halloween!

Some states end up on my Halloween radar because they have a lot of events and they really embrace the season of autumn and Halloween. Indiana recently started pinging on my radar. Let's have a look at the offerings in this fine state.

Lots Of Uses For Autumn Apples (Some Surprising!)

Autumn time means an abundance of apples. Let's see what can inspire you -