Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Jack can take your Twitter or Facebook photo and do the same for you, but you better move fast, as Halloween is creeping steadily up on us!
Check out Jack's WEBSITE immediately to see what he's done for others, and get on the ghoulish band wagon, already!
Who knows what evil lurks in the minds of men (and women)?
Jack knows. Let him discover yours! (Or just tell him what you think it is, or what you want it to be, and he'll whip one up for you.)
Cool, huh? :-) Check out the before and after photo, and THANKS, JACK!!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I absolutely adore how she pokes fun at herself and the entire horror genre. I love how she "puts herself out there" (and boy, does she) for a good laugh. Like good old Dr. Paul Bearer from my childhood, I appreciate how she can unflinchingly deliver some of the most groan-inducing puns you'll ever hear, and make being campy cool. Actor characterization like Elvira's is a dying art, my friends, so watch her while you can!
Elvira's Movie's Macabre has returned, with 26 all-new episodes, each one showcasing a 2-hour horror film and Elvira's special brand of introduction and commentary. Check your local listings, and check out the trailer for the show:
Monday, October 18, 2010
Needless to say, it doesn't end well for the scientist, or his craven assistant, or the monster in the closet. (What? Didn't mention the monster in the closet? There's ALWAYS a monster in the closet!) Even in black and white, with some of the worst special effects and acting known to man, it managed to be appalling creepy. Anyway, here's a great clip with director John Landis, showing some highlights from the film:
Friday, October 15, 2010
I know it's almost Halloween, and I am the last ghoul in the world to want to rush past it, but I find myself already looking forward to summer. Why? Because I have a brand-new series coming out, the Devil's Bargain series, with begins with the release of Devil Without a Cause on May 31st, 2011. To my surprise (and very great pleasure!), I just got my very first comments about it from an author I really admire:
Devil Without a Cause is a smouldering blend of darkness and sensuality, with a villain so unique, he gave me nightmares AND fantasies. Erotic, alluring and edgy, I couldn't put this book down!"-- Jeaniene Frost, NYT bestselling author
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Next up in my ghoulishly grand Halloween giveaways is this awesome Skull n' Roses wreath and garland.
(Drawing to be held October 15th, 2010)
(**PLEASE NOTE that this is not the exact same wreath and garland I'm giving away, but it's very, very close.)
I love this wreath! I gave one like this away a couple of years ago, and so many people wanted it that I found another, and decided to do it again!
Blood-red roses, blackened skulls, black foliage, and some glitter.
What's not to love? :-)
Throw in a couple of black candles and you have everything you need for some deliciously Gothic decorating!
Want to win it? Click the link*!:
PLEASE ENTER ME FOR THIS WREATH!
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Saturday, October 09, 2010
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Ever tried to find Halloween music that someone might actually want to hear? The Halloween party CDs I see in the stores make me cringe - it's all "Monster Mash", "Werewolves of London", the theme from the Addams Family, or worse yet, exaggerated groaning and creaking from recordings that someone likely made back in the 50's. Since I like to have music playing while
scarfing down handing out candy to the local kidlets, I decided to make my OWN playlist of groovy, somewhat spookily themed music, all of which is easy on the ears (pointed or otherwise). Here's a sample -- take a second to listen to Lullaby, by the Cure, as you read through the playlist:
Lullaby by The Cure
Devils by The 69 Eyes
Lucretia, My Reflection by Sisters of Mercy
Funhouse by P!nk
Put Your Lights On by Santana
Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo
Voodoo by Godsmack
Transylvania by Creature With the Atom Brain
My Last Breath by Evanescence
Creep by Radiohead
Dead Girls Are Easy by The 69 Eyes
She's Only Evil by Alien Ant Farm
She's My Ride Home by Blue October
Night Watch The 69 Eyes
If you haven't heard these songs, I'd urge you to do so. They have ambience that's perfectly suited to the spooky season, without being cliche'. I particularly recommend anything on this list by The 69 Eyes, She's Only Evil by Alien Ant Farm, and Transylvania by Creature With the Atom Brain (spookily trance-like, and very cool). All available in video form on YouTube, and available for download.
Happy Halloween listening, ghoulfriends!
Friday, October 01, 2010
**WINNER ALERT**: Congratulations to Elizabeth Mize of Raleigh, NC, who won the drawing on October 8th, 2010 for this cool Halloween Basket of Books!
Trick or treat, my pretties!! My first ghoulish giveaway of the year is this Spooky Basket full of books and music, featuring some awesome paranormal reads and music by The 69 Eyes! How to win? Read on!
DARK DAYS AND WICKED NIGHTS
A PASSION FOR THE PARANORMAL
DEMON NIGHT by Meljean Brook
DARK HUNGER by Christine Feehan
THE BECOMING by Jean C. Stein
HEART OF THE WOLF by Terry Spear
Some awesome music:
BACK IN BLOOD by The 69 Eyes,
featuring my favorite song
"DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY"
And special goodies and candies:
Limited Edition beaded bookmark
Coffin tin full of mints
Marshmallow Vampire pop
Halloween Candy sticks
"What's up, ghoulfriend?" pin
"Raise a little hell with Nicki Styx" magnet
PLEASE ENTER ME FOR THIS BASKET!*
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