Halloween Inspiration from Midsummer Scream 2019

Midsummer Scream ghoulish busts

In Southern California even in the middle of summer, you can find halloween inspiration. This year’s Midsummer Scream 2019 certainly did not disappoint. Ghouls, macabre artwork, haunted walkthroughs, and horror celebrities seemed to occupy every inch of the Long Beach Convention Center. Take a peak at a few of the scenes I captured from this year’s Midsummer Scream 2019! Continue reading

Welcome Fall Season 2019

Fall season 2019

Well it’s finally here! The 2019 fall season has begun. I’m super excited to get back into reading all the great halloween blogs out there. Aren’t you? Of course you are, that’s why you’re reading this one! I’ll be honest. It’s very easy to loose your Halloween mojo during the rest of the year. I sorta didn’t want summer to end after enjoying the beach, the great outdoors, visiting lakes and national parks, etc. My feelings changed though after the first cloudy weekend where it was finally cold enough to break out a cozy sweater. Also something about the NFL season starting always gets me in the mood for watching a good game on Sunday while sampling a new pumpkin or Oktoberfest flavored beer. I’ve fully embraced fall now and am looking forward to all the Halloween shenanigans to come. In this post I’ll share my 2019 Halloween bucket list of activities. Continue reading

Finding Horror At The County Fair

County Fair Horror

There’s nothing like a trip to the county fair to get you in the mood for horror and Halloween! At least thats how I felt after visiting the Los Angeles County Fair a few weekends ago. I was still in the full swing of summer. You know…bbq’s, bonfires, and beach days. While at the fair I witnessed a few peculiar reminders that my favorite haunt season is just right around the corner. Continue reading

A Tale of The Ghouls

Tale of the Ghouls

If you’re in the mood for a creepy story then keep reading. This is the Tale of the Ghouls! I transcribed the following story from the third tale in the horror anthology movie “The Monster Club” (1981) staring Vincent Price. The third tale by far was my favorite. I’ll set it up for you. The main character arrives in a mysterious village and after almost being attacked by the weird villagers runs to find refuge in an old abandoned church. Inside he finds an old journal that tells this frightening Tale of the Ghouls. Continue reading

Learn about Monster Genealogy at The Monster Club

The Monster Club (1981)

Look just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean we still can’t have some spooky fun right? Cool! So let’s talk a little about monster genealogy. You didn’t know this was a thing? Well neither did I until I saw the movie The Monster Club (1981). It stars the great Vincent Price as a pleasant elderly vampire named Eramus. John Carradine (the patriarch of the famous Carradine family) plays Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes a successful horror writer. Continue reading