It has been a long time – entirely too long – since I’ve gotten to spend time at my beloved Universal Orlando. And, with that, a long time since I’ve gotten to attend my favorite Halloween event – Halloween Horror Nights.
Understandably, last year, everyone missed out, because of the pandemic. But HHN 30 looks like it may be happening – and with that, the first house announcement is here!
Haunted houses are kind of a thing in my family. My mom, my brother, and myself have all worked in one, at some point. That’s where my best friend and I became friends, many years ago. I love Halloween events like Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando. I’ve been a scareactor, makeup artist, and worked on sets. I’ve been behind the scenes at some of the coolest haunts I’ve ever been to. And now, I’ve passed along my love for haunts to my nieces, who have become my haunt buddies the last two years. (Each girl pictured above at their first house they ever went through.)
With everything this year, it’s looking like the girls and I may be skipping out on haunts. So, to keep the feeling alive, I’ve been binge-watching some movies in one of my favorite sub genres of horror: haunt attractions going awry.
So, I decided to share a list with some of my favorites. I’m always finding more to watch, so not everything is on here that could be, I’m sure. But hopefully you’ll find some spooky haunt movies to keep the spirit alive if you are also missing haunts this year.
Writer: Daniel Kraus
Artist: Chris Shehan
Colorist: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Jim Campbell
September 23rd – Vault Comics
Following the death of her estranged mother, Kat Somerville and her daughter, Sybil, flee a difficult life in Chicago for the quaint–and possibly pernicious–town of Comfort Notch, New Hampshire. From NY Times best-selling author, Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, Trollhunters, The Living Dead), and rising star Chris Shehan, comes a haunting vision of America’s prettiest autumn.
The most glorious day of the year is upon us! In honor of the spookiest day of the whole year, I want to share some of my Must Do Traditions every October.
“In 1954, movie-going audiences were shocked and awed by Universal Studio’s groundbreaking horror film Creature from the Black Lagoon. As the years passed, the film gained a reputation as a landmark of the monster-movie genre. But only a small number of devotees were aware of the existence of Milicent Patrick who remains, to this day, the only woman to have designed a classic Universal monster.
That is, until film producer, horror-aficionado, and Black Lagoon acolyte, Mallory O’Meara begins to investigate rumors about the monster’s creator only to find more questions than answers. Through diligent research, O’Meara learns that the enigmatic artist led a rich and fascinating life that intersects with some of the largest figures of mid-century America, including William Randolph Hearst and Walt Disney.
The sudden, premature end to Patrick’s career is defined by circumstances that parallel—uncomfortably so—O’Meara’s own experiences in the film world, an industry that continues to be dominated by men. In a narrative with equal parts mystery and biography, The Lady from the Black Lagoon interweaves the lives of two women separated by decades but bound together by the tragedies and triumphs of working in Hollywood.”
Written and Illustrated by Alex Lewis
Based on a story by Yelena Lewis
Cover by Geist
From the people behind Cape Comic Con, and Cape Anime Con – Cape Fear Con!
My nieces and I love taking normal things and making them weird or spooky. So tonight, we’re trying a dessert out – spooky jello.
Kimmswick, MO holds an event every year called Witches Night Out- a giant 21+ girls night out that shuts down the city of Kimmswick, bussing in the guests from a neighboring school, where they park and check in to get goodie bags.
Every first Friday of each month, Saint Louis Science Center has an event called First Fridays – a pop culture / nerdy themed event, typically based (though not always), off of a show, movie, etc. Themed discussions focused on the science involved in the theme, related viewings of episodes or movies, and much more – typically all free – combined with fun, and also themed, food and drink options, make this a great, and educational, evening for the whole family.
This months theme: Stranger Things.