Why we carve Jack-o’-lanterns

There is a long tradition of carving lanterns from vegetables throughout Ireland and Britain, but immigrants to North America used the native pumpkin. Turnips were carved into lanterns in Ireland as a way of remembering the souls in purgatory. They were left on the doorsteps on All’s Hallows Eve along with a treat of some sort to ward off evil … Continue reading

Top Five Scary Books

Today I am guest posting over at All Things Books about my top five scary books of all time. It was a tough list to narrow done, but I think I have my bases covered. Stop by if you have a chance and tell us your favorite.

31 Days of Horror Movies: Halloween H20

I love the Halloween franchise. Sure it has had its hiccups, but Michael Myers is the best super villain ever. I said it. The. Best. One. He is sneaky, he lurks, he waits, he hides, and he is the stuff nightmares are made of. Halloween H20 was the rebirth of the franchise for me. Around … Continue reading

31 Days of Horror Movies: The Birds

The Birds is an excellent Alfred Hitchcock movie (but what Hitchcock movie do I not like?). This movie was written by Daphne du Maurier (whom also wrote Rebecca, another excellent film and book). It stars Tippi Hedren (Melanie Griffiths’ mom). She is a rich socialite who goes to Bodega Bay to chase after a handsome lawyer … Continue reading

31 Days of Horror Movies: Day 1

The last two years I have devoted my favorite month, October, to my favorite pastime, watching scary movies. I will watch one horror movie everyday for the 31 days of October and tell you all about them. Bring on the good, the bad, and the horrific. Dead Silence In my waxing poetic about horror movies … Continue reading