Dodge Demons with Magical Cigarettes for Free this Friday

Quick announcement that Call for Obstruction is free this Friday on Amazon. Don’t forget! FREE Friday. Add it to your GoodReads to-read list. https://t.co/D5nqOczrjjBeware of demon's magical cigarettes with an electrical punch 👿 pic.twitter.com/dJMo6nSZxp — W. J. Howard (@by_wjhoward) January 11, 2017

TV Review: American Horror Story – Roanoke

It ain’t gonna be pretty this week. I’ve already voiced my opinion about season 6 of American Horror Story on social media. Here’s a little something about it from a critic on Rotten Tomatoes: “American Horror Story: Roanoke takes a surprising turn away from prior AHS formats, revisiting the deliberate pace of earlier seasons on a spookier, smaller scale, even if the true-crime format feels overdone.” I’ve loved this series, especially Asylum and Hotel, but … Read more

Sick and Tired

What a week! Can’t believe I accomplished anything with both gluten contamination and the flu. ICK! It’s why my weekly wrap up is late. So, what happened this week? Not much, but here it is. Upcoming Events I’ll be in a Women in Horror Month (WiHM) post on the RMFW blog February 6th. We’re talking about women in horror, surprise surprise. I’ll be talking about childhood influences that led me to be a horror fanatic. … Read more

Movie Review: Cooties

More zombies this week. During a little holiday downtime I watched Cooties, Here’s what it’s about: “COOTIES is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into killer zombies, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), and Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) as teachers who … Read more

Horror Haiku, Finding Nina, Upcoming Events, and More

First, I can’t believe it’s New Year’s Eve. 2016 flew by. I guarantee that while you read this I’m already holding a mimosa or glass of wine. Now I’d like to welcome you to my new weekly wrap up. This is basically a diary of everything I accomplished over the past week, including things like Twitter post highlights, movie & book reviews, short story and novel part releases, upcoming events, and more. I’ll also mention … Read more

Remembering King of the Zombies

It’s been awhile since I reviewed a zombie movie. I got a bit reminiscent when I saw King of the Zombies on TCM channel. I’ve seen this movie a number of times and couldn’t pass up another viewing. Here’s what it’s about: “During World War 2, a small plane off the south coast of America is low on fuel and blown off course by a storm. Guided by a faint radio signal, they crashland on … Read more

Movie Review: I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

Back reviewing movies this week, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House is a recent Netflix release and here’s what it’s about: “A young nurse takes care of elderly author who lives in a haunted house.” I’m in the minority again. I really liked this movie and was glued to the screen. For one thing, I love Ruth Wilson, who plays the nurse. She was exceptional in per performance and the other … Read more

Documentary Review: Map of Hell

Reviewing an excellent documentary this week, Map of Hell narrated by Danny Trejo. Here’s what it’s about: “Danny Trejo asks “What happens to bad guys when they die?” Many people believe Hell is a real place, so Danny’s taking a journey into the afterlife to map out where the idea of Hell came from. He’s exploring the darkest recesses of both the underworld and the human imagination. It’s a terrifying journey through 3,000 years of … Read more

Movie Review: Home Sweet Hell

This week’s review is a surprisingly decent movie, Home Sweet Hell. Here’s what it’s about: “Don Champagne seems to have it all: a successful business, a perfect house, perfect kids and a perfect wife. Unfortunately, when his wife, Mona (Katherine Heigl), learns of Don’s affair with a pretty new salesgirl (Jordana Brewster), this suburban slice of heaven spirals out of control. Don soon realizes that Mona will stop at nothing, including murder, to maintain their … Read more

TV Review: The Exorcist

This week I’m providing my 2 cents about the new TV series for, The Exorcist. Here’s what it’s about: “Angela, is plagued by increasingly frightening nightmares, her husband is slowly losing his mind, her older daughter spends her time locked in her room and her younger daughter hears strange noises from inside the walls. Two priests are brought together, as all their fates become entangled in a battle against an ancient force of evil.” *SPOILERS … Read more

Movie Review: Inferno

I went to see Inferno in the theater Sunday and decided to review it this week. Here’s what it’s about. When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. First I have to say that I don’t like Dan Brown’s books. I never finished The DaVinci Code and never tried … Read more

TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Premier

This week was the season 7 premier of The Walking Dead, so I thought it fitting to tell you my thoughts. I won’t bother to tell you what the show is about and just jump in this time. YES, THERE ARE SPOILERS HERE IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED. It fell a little short for me. While I watched I was sick to my stomach, a thing that typically happens when I watch one of the more … Read more

Movie Review: Gallowwalkers

This week’s review is the under-rated Wesley Snipes movie, Gallowwalkers. Here’s what it’s about: “A mysterious gunman, Aman, is the son of a nun who breaks her covenant with God to ensure his survival. This act brings a curse upon Aman – all those that die by his gun will return. Soon, he is hunted by a gang of his undead former victims, led by the vicious Kansa. Aman enlists Fabulos, a new young warrior, … Read more

Prehistoric Teeth in Warrant for Damnation

Welcome to day 5 of the October Frights Blog Hop. I’ve got an action packed excerpt from chapter 2 of Warrant for Damnation, book 2 in The Courier series. This book releases mid to late November. I hope you enjoy the read. Anyone who leaves a comment today gets a free copy of Warrant for Damnation in either paper or eBook. If you’d like to read book 1, It’s the last day to get Call … Read more

Favorite Bad Girl/Boy Leads

Welcome to day 4 of the October Frights Blog Hop. I’ve got another discussion topic for today. One of my favorite character types is the bad girl/boy lead who is forever torn between good and evil. Barry White Frost, the protagonist in my own novel, is just such a character. So I thought it would be fun to share our favorite characters who are driven to make bad and selfish decisions. As of late, there … Read more

Meet Margery the Demon in Call for Obstruction

Welcome to day 3 of the October Frights Blog Hop. Today is all about Margery the Demon, the antagonist in The Courier series. This short excerpt is from the beginning of the 1st book, Call for Obstruction, and is about the main character, Barry’s first meeting with her. The amazing drawing of Margery the Demon on the left was done by RL Treadway of Atrtink. It is my aspiration to turn The Courier series into … Read more

Why Do You Do Horror?

Welcome to day 2 of the October Frights Blog Hop. Today is a combination review of the documentary Why Horror?, and a discussion on why some of us are so addicted to the horror genre. If you haven’t seen it, here’s what Why Horror? is about: “WHY Horror? is a feature length documentary following horror fan Tal Zimerman as he looks at the psychology of horror around the world in order to understand why we … Read more

Heart Stopping Terror Around Every Corner

When we think about terror, the most horrific things come to mind like terrorists, natural disasters and plane crashes. But there are a number of things that happen in our everyday lives that set our hearts a pounding out of control. Typically, these are little things that come back to haunt us every time we encounter them, and it’s almost embarrassing to admit that we fear these things. Let’s start the October Frights Blog Hop … Read more