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Eight Little Zombies: Elgin Team Transforms Classic Children's Story

Eight Little Zombies: Elgin Team Transforms Classic Children's Story
Many classic children’s stories bring forth fond memories for adults, but most of us probably never grew up reading anything ghoulishly fun like a good old-fashioned zombie story. The idea makes perfect sense at this point in time because zombies have become completely mainstream. For instance, it wasn’t common for families to sit around the... Read more »

Tonight: SOV Horror Director Chester Turner Lives! Q&A, Screening, Book Party

Tonight: SOV Horror Director Chester Turner Lives! Q&A, Screening, Book Party
Chester Turner, known for directing shot-on-video insanity Black Devil Doll from Hell, was long thought to have met his demise in a car crash years ago. Turns out, he’s been just fine and has been quietly living in Illinois! Louis Justin of Massacre Video found him living in Chicago, promptly escorted him to a few... Read more »

Tonight: Snowstorm Discount for WildClaw's The Shadow Over Innsmouth

Tonight: Snowstorm Discount for WildClaw's The Shadow Over Innsmouth
The end of the holidays brought with it a heavy snowstorm looming over the Midwest. Could there be monsters in the endless drifts of snow piled all over the city? Possibly. One place sure to have such monsters is the Athenaeum Theatre on this very night! WildClaw Theatre‘s ongoing production of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow... Read more »
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Retail Halloween Shopping: How to Get the Good Stuff

Retail Halloween Shopping: How to Get the Good Stuff
Every fall, my mind races with anticipation of what retail stores will have for Halloween shopping, and the only way to get what you want (i.e. the good stuff) is to have a solid plan. Here are a few suggested pointers that may help if you always find yourself standing in the store aisle staring... Read more »

Halloween Dreams in May

Halloween Dreams in May
May is a time for warmer weather to finally creep in, flowers to bloom, and the sun to shine – so why am I dreaming about Halloween? My last post was about the Creepout’s one-year “blogiversary” and within it I referred to the dream that started the idea for this blog in the first place.... Read more »

Four Tasty Pumpkin Recipes to Get You Through Winter

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies - These are not regular cookies, but have a cake-like consistency like little pumpkin bread cookies! I omitted walnuts. The use of real pumpkin leaves them heavier and more moist. They seem to get soggy when left out, so I recommend refrigerating them. They actually taste better cold! Follow the directions and they'll be a hit.
If you’re like me and are pumpkin-obsessed when it comes to food every fall, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve stocked up on a few extra cans of pumpkin to survive through the winter. I’ve attached some photos of the results of four recipes I’ve tried this year with anecdotes on how I strayed from... Read more »
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Holiday Horror Viewing: The Twelve Days of Axe-mas

Holiday Horror Viewing: The Twelve Days of Axe-mas
December tends to bring a little extra leisure time, so a holiday horror-themed activity like The Twelve Days of Axe-mas sounds like joy to my world! Wanna play? Simply pick out horror flicks with titles blatantly focusing on the holiday (Christmas Evil, Santa Claws, Santa’s Slay, Satan Claus, etc.) or ones with time frames that... Read more »

Why Halloween is Like Christmas for Some

Why Halloween is Like Christmas for Some
“Halloween is like Christmas for me!” This exclamation is often heard around the spooky scene. While many state that every single day is Halloween, October 31st is a very special day in particular. Some, in fact, look forward to it all year long, even more than Christmas. It’s a nostalgic time where we reflect on... Read more »

Finding a Diet of Horror in the Magical Fridge of Life

For me, the horror genre is like the ultimate refrigerator. I’m talking fancy, high-tech, revolving compartments amidst a plethora of shelves, all different sizes to suit one’s fancy. This particular fridge is always so full of diverse delicacies that making a decision is often a painstaking process. Each shelf represents a different subgenre, containing various... Read more »
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