Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Comics

See all the comics you can get FREE in shops tomorrow here!

You can also get the best of the bunch (imho) on Comixology!

Speaking of Scooby,
I must mention this groovy Indiegogo campaign:

There's a new issue of Halloween Man on Comixology too!

This MONSTER-sized issue features two brand new stories.
One written by series creator Drew Edwards and the other by roots rocker Julian Dossett!
Plus some of the best loved tales from Halloween Man's long web comics past
AND a special forward by Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley!
So don't delay, dig into this Halloween treat here today!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Freaktown Comics Presents: Deadly Burlesque


About The Book:

The Bowery, Lower Manhattan, 1980.
The New York burlesque scene has faded away,
replaced by strip joints, peep shows and porno palaces.
One small club of indomitable performers – the Luxury Lounge -
still holds out against the tide.

The art of burlesque is dying. For one person, it isn't dying fast enough.
As the bodies pile up, so do the suspects –
could the killer be desperate club owner Mr Barnett?
Cantankerous juggler The Amazing Ralph?
Stale stand-up comic Martin Stevens?

A performer can die onstage a thousand times. Offstage, once is enough.

Deadly Burlesque is a one shot horror story
inspired by the earliest of the first wave of eighties slasher movies.
Written by Russell Hillman, art by Daniel Bell and letters by Sergio Calvet.
24 pages, full colour, £4.00.

My Two Cents:

Reading this comic was like watching an awesome 80's slasher movie.
Background music is even mentioned, which I listened to while I read.
The writing is witty and the story is thought-provoking,
especially the ending.
Plus there's topless girls and gore!
Who could want more?!

Where To Get It:

Thought Bubble Comic Convention in Leeds, England next month.
With online release to follow.

One of you can win an advanced digital copy though,
by entering the Bucket Of Books Giveaway here!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Witches In Fiction: Crafting Blooming Howls (Plus a Giveaway!)


For this magical party I crafted words into a poem,
which was inspired by the following:

1. The episode of Bewitched about Tabitha and a polka dot elephant


2. The conjoined twins from American Horror Story: Freak Show


3. The photo of model Dovima with Elephants


4. The song Elephant Elephant by Evelyn Evelyn



Tabitha and the Elephants

Tabitha went to the animal park to see the famous pachyderm pair,
And she thought them being tied at each other's side wasn't fair
So she twitched and separated the two
But when she saw that made them blue,
She twitched them back together again
Realizing that way they'd always have a friend
Then she flew through the rest of the park,
Pairing animals like Noah for his Ark.


Tabitha's mom, Samantha, is my favorite fictional witch.


Who's your favorite fictional witch?

Comment with your answer and email address,
to be entered to win a virtual bucket of ebooks!
Spooky ones, of course!

Winner will be picked randomly
and announced on October 30th.

[I'm still looking for ebook donations too.
Authors, if interested, please email me!
I'll donate $1 to Scares That Care for each.]

Friday, October 10, 2014

Help make CINDY a reality


 Cindy is a foster child (read: maid, unpaid personal assistant, emotional punching bag).
Her “family” are reality TV superstars who make the Kardashians look warm and fuzzy.
Her Fairy Godmother has a drug problem and her handsome Prince is over twice her age.

Though this isn't a horror series, that definitely sounds like a scary tale to me.

Plus it's created by Larry Wilson, 
the co-creator of Beetlejuice and The Addams Family,
so you know it's going to be awesome!

Speaking of awesome,
if you donate even just $1 to the Kickstarter campaign,
you can enter to win one of these posters here!


Beetlejuice poster will be signed by Larry Wilson.
Addams Family poster will be signed by Larry Wilson & Caroline Thompson.
Edward Scissorhands and NBC posters will be signed by Caroline Thompson,
who's the screenwriter of both fabulous films.

Take a gander at all the other great perks here!

P.S. Since I ♥ strange art and this month is all about books,
I must also mention Last Gasp's Kickstarter campaign here!

Friday, October 3, 2014

October Events

October is going to be All About Books
and I propose a Book Bucket Challenge!


This challenge is for ebook Authors.

You can do one of the following:

A. Donate a horror ebook to the virtual bucket

B. Donate a dollar to Scares That Care here

If you do A, I'll do B, so STC benefits either way!
You're welcome to do a guest post on your book(s) too.
If you're interested, please email me!

One lucky follower will win the virtual bucket of ebooks!

How do you enter?
By commenting on my post for this event on the 17th:

Party details here!

The winner will be announced on the 30th,
in my post for this event:

P(oe)arty details here!

Speaking of Poe,
I WON THE POE PRICE HALLOWEEN CONTEST! :D
So I get to spend Halloween weekend at The Poe Museum
with Vincent Price's daughter, Victoria Price!


Info on the two fab nights of festivities here!

I'll also be having lunch with Victoria
AND going on a walking tour with her and a guide
to visit all of the historic Poe locales in Richmond!

I'm so grateful for this awesome opportunity
and I can't wait to share it with all of you!
I'm planning to interview Victoria too,
so please comment with questions for her!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A toast to Marilyn Burns

May 7, 1949 - August 5, 2014

Marilyn Burns played Sally Hardesty in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Perhaps the number one Scream Queen of all-time. 
Seeing the film at the drive-in twice, first in the Summer of 1975 
and then again in the Summer of 1981 was quite an experience.
Her memorable, intense, emotionally exhausting performance 
is one of the greatest in horror film history.
And everything I've ever read about her, says she was sweet and kind to her fans.
She will not be forgotten.


This post was written by Conrad Widener
and is the last ghost toast of Spectember.


Stay tuned for a big announcement soon!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A toast to my favorite Host

Cassandra Peterson AKA Elvira,
in celebration of her birthday!


And one to her pal Richard Kiel AKA Eegah!
Who sadly left this realm on the 10th,
just three days before his birthday.


I also want to toast my favorite Ghost Hunter,
Sharon Day of Ghost Hunting Theories,
whose birthday is also today!


Her and Elvira have another thing in common.
They both have one tattoo, on their shoulder.
Sharon has a lovely leaf, as you can see,
which represents Autumn.

And Elvira has the tat she sported in her first film,
which she got on the A&E show Epic Ink tonight!


Now I'll end this with a fitting song for Spectember!