Thursday, August 29, 2013

Monsters invading breakfast!

Looks like General Mills will be revamping their classic monster cereals and bringing back 2 long forgotten creatures to add to the mix.

Not sure about Frute Brute but I am all about me some Yummy Mummy!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Monster Mad Lib Contest

Britnie over at the It's On Random Blog is having a Monster Mad Lib Contest! If you win, you have a chance to have your monster story you submit appear in a book! Here are the rules ripped right from her blog:

Create a Monster Based Mad Lib for our new book, Monstivities: A Monstrous Coloring & Activity Book
- Must be a short story relative to Monsters
- Must include at least 20 blanks with a specified lexical(noun, adverb etc.) or category for each blank.
- Must fit on a standard page size
- Must have correct grammar and spelling
- It can be as gory, sexy, juvenile or scary as you can think, this is not a book for children!
- It can be anything from a scary story to the memoirs of a mad scientist making a monster. That is the beauty, be as creative as you want!
What do you get?
You get to be a part of history! Okay, well... a book. But it's a really cool book! You will also be credited under the title, something cool to show your friends!

Email submissions to:
-include your name, website and state(optional)

Friday, September 13th.
Book Details:Available November 2013Number of Pages: 50+

She has also provided a great example of what kind of story they are looking for:
The Warlock’s Halloween Revenge
This Halloween, Bob the witch - well, actually, he was a warlock, a squishy warlock - wanted a very bland costume. He was tired of the other witches (or warlocks) typing at him. In the past he'd been a frenetic werewolf, a blue vampire, the main character from his favorite movie Free Willy, even a rusty fairy. But did anyone ever say, “Crippled costume, Bob!” to him?
No, they didn't. They all just slept at him, and one time they made him wear a staircase on his back all night.
But this year, it was going to be different. This year he'd have his poorly deserved revenge on all 520 of the other witches (and warlocks) in his coven. Because he had a spell to create the ultimate costume. He'd found it in Burger King, under a vase. The local tribe of Rastafarians had assured him it would work.
Bob gathered the ingredients he needed for the spell - a stalker, an Area 51, a pinch of peanut butter, and a dash of Scotch. He mixed them together in an old Toyota and spoke the enchantment:
"Bubble, bubble, captures and trouble,
Banana burn and almond bubble,
Mists of rack and tense rocks,
Give me something to knock their socks!"
There was a high-speed flash of light. And promptly, Bob turned into a diamegnetic Carrot-Top.
He smiled into the mirror. It was going to be a baking Halloween.

Hurry on over to her blog and check it out. I know I will be submitting one of my Sinister Shorts!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Ray Bradbury! (1920-2012)

The spark from your writing has lit an eternal flame of imagination in my mind. 

“That country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coal-bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain.”

Monday, August 19, 2013

Wicked Woods Reverse Sneak Peek! (10 things you WONT find!)

There is so much up in the air about the when, how, and where of my Halloween, it's driving me mad. While we are going to focus more on the haunt and party after Labor day, we are running behind and don't have much to show.... YET! So while I can't show you what we are going to have... I can show you what we will NOT have...ever... not even a little bit.

Without further delay... I give you... 10 THINGS YOU WILL NOT FIND IN THE WICKED WOODS CEMETERY!!!


Nope...not now... not then... not never...

Don't get me wrong. I am sure those of you with small children absolutely love them, but not in my woods. 


I am sure all the ladies will grunt and groan over this...but when did glitter sneak into Halloween?  Glitter has it's uses. There are a few glittery things we use during the wicKED weeKEnD Halloween party in the light/dance room, but you will never see a sparkle in my Haunt!

My Personal opinion it just makes things...unscary. I cringe whenever I go to a professional pay to enter haunt and see glitter.

Glitter is for sub standard vampires with inferiority complexes. 


They are scary...but maybe the purist in me does not see them as Halloween. If done correctly I could imagine it being scary but 95% of the time, it comes off comical, cartoonish, and as a distraction from the haunt.


It sort of contradicts itself to have a non scary scarecrow.... especially the standard wall mart smiley face ones.

These are great for Fall/Autumn displays but not in the cemetery of the damned!


In my humble it for Christmas.

Another cringe worthy sight when I find it in pay to enter haunts.

Lighting is VERY important in a haunt...the wrong lighting is a game ender for me.


 I personaly love funny and whimsical Halloween things. My blog and my Haunt Facebook page is littered with horror humor, but I don't cross the lines with the actual Haunt itself. 

The Halloween party is another it up and be goofy, funny, and insane, but I prefer to keep the haunt pure and spooky.

I love the spider... I just wont have one in my yard Halloween night.


I can imagine this would have it's uses in certain slasher themed haunts...but not just thrown in  haphazardly.

For the most part, it really cheapens a haunt.


 Spiderwebs that have been "plopped" on top of Hostas, globbed through hedges, or wrapped around railings really are not my thing.

In most cases, it looks like people use them just because the have them. When they are done correctly and intelligently, they look pretty good. Walmart smiley scarecrows covered in globs of white fluff are not scary. 

Strange how poorly done webs and caution tape show up together often...


There is nothing that distracts me more than seeing a very decent haunt with great scary and creepy props have something cute smack in the middle. Inflatables, non horror themed props, cartoon characters, super heroes, smiley face round headed ghosts.... the list goes on and on.

The only thing worse than a yard full of inflatables is a half way decent haunt with a big old inflatable in the center of the creep! Like a zit on your nose during class pictures!


I know there are alot of people that are going to hate me for this. Especially the vintage angle Haunters. I just don't like them in MY haunt.

It just bumps the scare factor down a notch for me.

In closing, I just wanted to say this post was not meant to call anybody out, make anybody feel inferior, or say that anybody celebrates Halloween wrong. On the contrary, if any of the above methods is your preferred method, then power to you! I would much rather have a neighborhood full of the above haunters than a town full of non Halloween fuddy duds. It would be an extreme honor to live near any of you. 

I am just saying these are things that I don't/wont do and I have my own idea of Halloween and it's pure form and image.

The way I see it, you guys are celebrating one of the greatest holidays there is... and that makes you pretty damn cool in my book! 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Blog! 2 Years Old!

That's right, my old Halloween blog turns two today!

Doesn't feel like two years but it has. I want to thank all those that support, read, and complain about my blog. You are the ones that make it all worth wild!

To celebrate, lets take a walk down memory lane.

  Here is the link to my first post!

Here are the top 10 most viewed posts from my blog over the last two years:

Hope you have enjoyed this trip as much as I have... Here's hoping for at least 2 more!