Tag: Halloween

Halloween Haunts: The Headless Horseman

Halloween Haunts: The Headless Horseman

I love October guys.  It’s such a perfectly spooky time of year, with foggy mornings, crisp evenings, and all the leaves turn orange.  The smell of wood smoke and apple crisp… it’s truly my favorite time of year.  I do recognize some morbid irony in the fact that as the leaves are dying, I feel my most alive. Every year in October, I do a quick piece about a famous Halloween-esque figure.  In previous years, I’ve used this time to talk about Mary Shelley, the legend of Dracula, and Stephen King… this year, I want to look at the Headless […]

Posted October 11, 2019 in Bookish Things // 3 Comments //
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (Disney Pt. 3)

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (Disney Pt. 3)

Every year, the Disney parks hold two big, ticketed events:  Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.  These events run after the park closes for the night, and tickets for the event much be purchased separately (however, a park ticket is not required to attend).  Since they each run for a couple months, lots of visitors have the opportunity to join in the fun. Guys, I don’t want to sugar coat this for you.  I was so excited to be going to Halloween party, and everything I saw on line talked about how amazing it was and how the […]

Posted October 27, 2018 in Real World // 8 Comments //
5 Reasons You Should Read Stephen King (Even if You Don’t Like Horror)

5 Reasons You Should Read Stephen King (Even if You Don’t Like Horror)

In his book On Writing, Stephen King confessed: “By the time I was fourteen the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and went on writing.”   It’s strange to think one of the most beloved and prolific writers of our day was rejected time and again.  It’s similar to the motivational story behind Rowling’s quest to get Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone published… never give up.  King has infiltrated literature and screen sense his smashing (bloody?) success with Carrie and despite multiple threats to […]

Posted October 26, 2018 in Memes // 10 Comments //
A Very Brief History of the Horror Genre

A Very Brief History of the Horror Genre

One of my best friends loves horror. Every Halloween, he likes to dress up as Michael Myers from the Halloween movie.  When he does this, he’s totally in character and creepy.  You can’t ask the guy where the extra bags of candy are because he just stares at you behind that creepy mask and says… nothing… ever.  Until Halloween is over. I haven’t seen him dress up in a couple years (I believe his four-year-old is not crazy about the costume, and she’s daddy’s girl), but when I think of horror, I always think of him. Universally, I think a few things come to […]

Posted October 5, 2018 in Memes // 7 Comments //