Spooky holidays:  Solstice tales – The Werewolves of Anne Rice

Holiday greetings, dear spookyfans!  Are you enjoying the Grim(m) Season so far?  Yes, the days keep growing shorter, which leaves us in the northern hemisphere with longer evenings for things to go bump in the night. As you may know, there are certain astronomical events during the year that held special significance for the ancients […]

Spooky films:  The Devil’s Advocate

Sure, it’s autumn – the signs of the impending spooky season are all around.  One of the very good haunted attractions around where Michael lives is the Halloween Harvest Festival held at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, CA.  The organizers were already growing their corn back in the summer months and hiring staff and actors […]

Spooky Events:  Bram Stoker Festival is on in Dublin (Ireland!) NOW, October 24-27, 2014

OMG, how can we have forgotten to tell you sooner??!  We must have been moonstruck with that big ol’ harvest moon last week …  For those of you who can travel on short notice, Dublin is the place to be this weekend:  it’s the annual Bram Stoker Festival, and it’s on from tonight (Friday the […]

Retro Dark Shadows remake is worth seeing for the vamps and the spooks

Imagine:  A massive, creepy, 200-year-old Gothic mansion, set in picturesque Maine by the sea.  And to boot, the mansion has some visually stunning ghosts and is home to a polite, charming, but nonetheless bloodthirsty vampire.  Interested? We were.  Neither of us had ever watched the original television show Dark Shadows, and we’re not real big […]

American Horror Story: Asylum season finale

The current season of American Horror Story: Asylum wrapped up on Wednesday, Jan. 23rd with the episode “Madness Ends.” It was quite a riveting episode.  You’ll find lots of recaps of it online if you Google it (try IMDb or HitFix); but that’s not what we’re doing here. This is more to let you know […]

spooky lights ... an invasion?

War of the Worlds: Worth Listening To

As we’ve mentioned on our About The Blog page, we’re trying to get to the roots of traditional All Hallows Eve celebrations and stick pretty close to that.  For us, aliens don’t really fit.  However, given the program’s tie-in to Halloween, Orson Welles’s infamous War of the Worlds broadcast on Oct. 30th, 1938 is an […]