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February 19, 2020

I watched the 2016 horror movie The Love Witch and I was instantly taken with the story and the design. It was a bit strange, but ultimately seemingly similar to my own path in life.

The Love Witch is an homage to 1960's horror films and has the overall effect of being filmed in the 60's despite the fact it was actually filmed in 2016. The whole setting, costumes and design are vintage 60's, and the movie was filmed on 35mm film to give it the 60's grain affect. 

Written and directed by Anna Biller, The Love Witch takes up claims of feminine sexual power as it focuses on the charming, but ultimately desperate, witch Elai...

February 14, 2020

Valentine's Day is my least favourite time of year. It's a Hallmark holiday designed to make chocolate, flower, and jewellery sales go through the roof and it really stabs a single gal like me in the heart, especially as I have been married and divorced and our entire relationship's anniversaries were centered on Valentines Day. The reasoning? To create one super romantic rememerable day a year that would usually be showcased with a holiday of some sort. Now it's just a week long depression funk.

To help get out of my week long Valentine's Day depression funk, I turn instead to doing the most unromantic of events - watch...

February 11, 2020

As I was watching the second part of the Netflix TV show Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (the reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch) I was intrigued when the characters celebrated a Valentine's Day like holiday called Lupercalia. Said to be a lust-filled pagan tradition observed by the free-loving witches, it sparked my interest as a possible alternative to Valentine's Day traditions on February 14th - a day I would soon rather forget.

Lupercalia is traditionally celebrated on February 15 and has been traced back to 6th century Roman times when according to ancient Roman legend, King Amulius ordered his twin nephews Romulus...

February 6, 2020

Got a little partner in crime all loved up for Valentine's Day but know that the usual heart shaped chocolate boxes and roses aren't their cup of tea? If they're horror fans like me then they will love these dirty horror Valentines' greetings from FxAttics Studios

January 30, 2020

Don Mancini has spent many years writing and creating the Child's Play series (not including the misaligned 2019 reboot) so if there is one person who knows the evil red-headed doll the best, it's Mancini (besides Chucky voice Brad Dourif of course).

Off the back of the last "real" Child's Play movie in 2017, it was announced that the series would continue, but was confused with the reboot. Now it seems that Mancini will be as good as his word in continuing the saga with a brand new Chucky TV series that is expected to be on SyFy by the end of 2020!

Starring the original Chucky Brad Dourif, the new TV show has been said t...

January 23, 2020

I've recently joined my friend in watching the horror section of the 1001 films you need to watch before you die, and we started the session off with the 1968 film Rosemary's Baby.

Starring then-Hollywood darling Mia Farrow and created by heavyweight Roman Polanski, this 1968 film was based on a novel of the same name that came out in 1967 by Ira Levin. At the time of creation, the golden age of cinema as undergoing a period of modernisation and the film capitalised on the social upheaval that was taking part in the United States at the time.

As a horror writer and avid fan, the twist at the end was easy to see coming, bu...

January 15, 2020

Bram Stoker is an Irish author who is best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula, which sparked the classic horror stories we have come to know today.

Born as Abraham "Bram" Stoker  on 8 November 1847 he was the third of seven children. Before he started school at the age of seven, he was struck by a mysterious illness that later allowed him to pen his thoughts that proved fruitful to his writing in later years, but once recovered he later went on to study and receive a Bachelor of Arts in 1870, and received an MA in 1875. He was the president of the University Philosophical Society during his school days, and B...

January 10, 2020

Usually the idea of a reboot of movies that have only been made in the last decade stirs up a maddening emotion in me. We don't need more Charmed TV shows or Spiderman reboots, we need authentic, new, and unique stories - like Cosmic Decay: Contamination (wink wink, nudge nudge).

But the idea of another Child's Play movie has me rethinking the whole deal.

I love Chucky, the evil red-headed Good Guy doll that is really is the murderous soul of the crazed killer Charles Lee Ray. Chucky goes on multiple killing sprees throughout seven different movies, looking for revenge on those who have thwarted him in the past. Around mo...

January 6, 2020

Getting my second novel Cosmic Decay: Debris off the ground was no easy feat! Not only was writing the sequel to Cosmic Decay: Contamination met with a nine month writer's block and problems with publishers, getting it formatted for self-publishing proved to be a difficult task.

But we got there! With the help of my brilliant graphic designer and ex-husband Byron Carr, and the expertise of fellow self-published author Brendan Wright, was I able to get Cosmic Decay: Debris published within a month and officially on sale through websites like Booktopia, the Book Depository, and Amazon! To celebrate I had a book launch at a...

December 11, 2019

During the 60's there seemed to be a change when it came to the depiction of women in horror, and many Queens of Halloween were birthed into this black and white world of television to become iconic horror characters. Not as popular as Morticia Addams, and more adapted than the Bride of Frankenstein, the character of Lily Munster still reserves a place as a queen of horror.

Played by Yvonne De Carlo, Lily Munster is the matriarch of the titular named TV show The Munsters. The show came out in September 1964 and ran for 70 episodes, 6 more than The Addams Family did, which is often sparked as a more popular version. The M...

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