Hey, Folks! You're invited to a Halloween Party! All of my reader friends are invited to win Amazon gift cards and get some killer deals on seasonal books featured at The Kindle Book Review--October 26-31. So load up your Kindles with creepy reads and frightening tales including Halloweenies, one of the sponsors of the event. It's on a Kindle Countdown Special for the week. So check it out know while you have the chance. Who knows? You might even win The Halloween Party Raffle and bring home an Amazon gift card!
Halloween approaches and that means so many cable stations are putting together scary film festivals. Frankly, there just aren't enough good horror films to fill in the schedule, so look for some of these lamer flicks to get to air:
“The Power-Walking Dead”
The country becomes overrun by zombies that walk really fast.
"Frankenstein Meets the Press”
We get the monster’s views on bread and fire...
Halloween is a time of tricks and treats. But how do you make sure you get more treats than tricks? Thanks to the folks at the American Candy Council, we've been able to put together a helpful guide of what candies to be wary of, and I don't mean Mary Janes, Dots, ribbon candy and all those other odd-ball confections you don't see but once a year come Halloween...
(since Yahoo Voices shut down, I'll be moving some of that stuff here...)
Halloween night; it’s an unofficial holiday that honors the day when the barriers between our realm and the next blur. It's a time of bumps in the night, of howling winds and rustling branches; a time for every home to become a haunt, a dark house filled with ghosts, spirits and spooks. I was powerless to resist. I entered the building.
I jumped and turned. There was a figure standing in the shadows. I peered into the murky dimness and asked what manner of creature this was.
“I'm a spook,” it replied.
Yes, I invented Halloween decorations. Okay, not all Halloween decorations, but Halloween lights and automatronic figures for home use. Pull up a gourd and I’ll tell you how.
I was born at the tail end of the baby boom, so growing up in the 1960s Halloween traditions were pretty firmly in place: cardboard decorations for the window, manufactured children’s costumes, trick or treating. We would put out our pumpkin, or Jack-o'-lantern (usually with the face painted on because, you know, knives are sharp) and hang up some window decorations. Some houses put up scarecrows or hay bales and corn stalks, but that was it...
Freelance writer, still hacking away.