My top 5 Villainesses in Horror/SF Horror list

Juli D. Revezzo writes fantasy and romantic stories filled in with elements garnered from a lifetime love affair with magic, myth, witches, wizards, and fated lovers and legend. She is the author of The Antique Magic series and the Paranormal Romance Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, Gothic romance, Lady of the Tarot, as well as a steampunk historical romance. Her short stories have appeared in Eternal Haunted Summer, Luna Station Quarterly, among others. She is also … Read more

The Worst Kind of Villain

One of my favorite topics is always the villain. If you have a character that is evil for the sake of evil, who cares. The best villain is the one who believes they are doing the right thing for the right reasons. And often, if the protagonist is the “evil” one, we find greater truths. Starting with Maleficent, you get to see the betrayal that turned an innocent protector into a vengeful being. This echoes … Read more

Scary Confession About Where I Find Inspiration

Thanks for dropping by for day 3 of the Women in Horror Month Blog Talks. Today is Scary Confessions, but mine is not so scary in that I draw much inspiration for my work from artwork. This started when I was a kid, during frequent visits to the Art Institute Chicago. Back then I was more of a visual artist than an artist of written words. If your genre is horror, how can you not … Read more

Ghosts Dance to a Favorite Woman in Horror

Today we’re talking about everyone’s favorite women in horror for the Women in Horror Month Blog Talks. I’m excited to have Naching T. Kassa with me in my blog. Naching is a wife, mother, and Horror Author. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and a contributor to the Demonic Visions series. At the age of 15, a friend introduced me to a novel called, Ghost Dance. The book was terrific and had … Read more

The Deadliest Weapon By C.A. Verstraete

Today I’m welcoming Christine (C.A.) Verstraete for the Women in Horror Month Blog Talks. Christine loves writing with a bit of a scare! She is the author of Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter and a young adult novel, GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie. If you visit my blog, you know what a huge fan of zombies I am, so this is exciting to have her here for the Choice of Weapons day. CHRISTINE’S … Read more

Movie Review: The Horde (2009)

This week I’m reviewing The Horde (2009) for my monthly zombie movie choice. And in February I’m featuring a woman in my choices for Women in Horror Month. Here’s what the movie is about about: “A posse of crooked cops, malevolent gangsters and a horde of walking dead are the centre point of this gruesome, tight, action packed, claustrophobic tale of retribution and escape. Penned like animals, on the top floor of a deserted high-rise … Read more

Movie Review: The Gift

This week I’m reviewing The Gift, not so much a horror movie as a psychological thriller, but equally disturbing a movie. Here’s what it’s about: “Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove … Read more

Remembering Kiss of the Tarantula

This week I’m remembering Kiss of the Tarantula, a movie released back in the 70s. Here’s what it’s about: “John Bradley operates and lives in a mortuary along with his wife, Martha, and daughter, Susan, who collects tarantula spiders and has always been ostracized by her friends because… she’s a little bit strange.When Susan discovers that mommy dearest is plotting to have dear old dad killed by her secret lover, who is also dad’s brother, … Read more

The Weekly Wrap Up with Mystery, Horror Comedy, and More

Howdy all! Here’s what happened this week. Upcoming Events No new events this week, but I do have a new Events page. The Movies This week I suggested you watch Solomon Kane. Solomon Kane came out awhile back and apparently it didn’t do well at the box office. Not sure why. It was typical for fantasy, with dark magic and lots of sword fighting, but it was also a decent movie. Good acting, and the … Read more

Bitchin’ About TV Shows and Stories That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Howdy all! Here’s what happened this week. Upcoming Events I’m joining A.F. Stewart’s Bloody Valentine event next month. I’ll be sharing a love gone wrong short story for the event. I’m also hosting another blog post event for Women in Horror Month that will be a kind of blog tour of interviews with us women horror writers. Still working on the details and will post the schedule when it’s finalized. The Movies This week I … Read more

No One Is Happy To See Gita The Demon

Part 8 of Warrant for Damnation is available to read on WattPad. This week no one is happy to see Gita the Demon. Enjoy! Go to part 8 or start reading below. FREE today on AmazonBeware man-sized birds your first day working for Margery the Demonhttps://t.co/qts9TWNhAT#horror #comedy #goodvsEvil pic.twitter.com/gBKPwXm6Co — W. J. Howard (@by_wjhoward) January 13, 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

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