Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy Peculiar People Day!

In case you didn't know, January 10th is Peculiar People Day. I pride myself on being peculiar and weird, and if you read this blog on a regular basis, you might be pretty peculiar too, so Happy Peculiar People Day to you! If you'd like to know more about this holiday celebrating those of us who are peculiar and proud of it, you can find out more here:

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Krampus Presents: Day Cares, Nurseries, and Playgrounds

I've been a fan of Conan O'Brien since high school (he's actually the person who made me realize I wanted to devote my life to making people laugh), and lately he's been doing some bits about Krampus on his show, so I thought I would share the latest one here. This is Krampus Presents: Day Cares, Nurseries, and Playgrounds. : )

Monday, November 27, 2017

HJ’s Holiday 2017 Ghoulish Gift Guide

Got some fans of horror and the paranormal to buy for this Christmas? Haunt Jaunts has got you covered! Check out their awesome gift guide, and you're sure to find the perfect'll probably find something for yourself too. : )

HJ’s Holiday 2017 Ghoulish Gift Guide

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Book Review: The Haunting of the Tenth Avenue Theater by Alex Matsuo

When I went to AtomaCon in 2015, I attended Alex Matsuo's haunted theaters and demonology panels, and they were so interesting that I decided to read a few of her books. I wrote about More Than Ghosts: A Guide to Working Residential Cases in the Paranormal Field on the blog last year, and now it's The Haunting of the Tenth Avenue Theater's turn. The Tenth Avenue Theater is located in San Diego and used to be a church; Matsuo, who is a playwright and actress as well as the founder and director of the Association of Paranormal Study (APS), has been involved with a few productions there. Jeff Cotta bought the building from the First Baptist Church of San Diego in 1997 and agreed to let APS investigate the allegedly haunted space a few years ago. The theater is rumored to be haunted by a young girl named Missy who died when she fell down the stairs at the church, a pastor who felt guilty about Missy's death and committed suicide in the chapel's cloakroom, and a British lieutenant who temporarily possessed the doctor who tried to save him and apparently decided to make the building his new home when the doctor came to the sanctuary to pray.

I don't want to say too much about what happened during APS's investigations of the theater because I don't want to spoil anything for those of you who might read the book, but I will say that Matsuo described the investigations so effectively that I felt like I was there. The Haunting of the Tenth Avenue Theater is a fascinating read, and Matsuo definitely knows her stuff when it comes to the paranormal. I've enjoyed both of the books I've read by her, and I hope she'll write many more in the future. : )

My rating: 10/10

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween 2017

Another Halloween has passed, so it's time to post pictures of my costume. I dressed as Madonna this year, and I feel like I should start dressing like this all the time. ; )

Friday, October 20, 2017

Costume Discounters: The Exorcist Regan Costume

For the past two months, my job has been writing costume descriptions, and I love it! I recently had to write one for a Regan MacNeil costume, and it's one of my favorites of all the costume descriptions I've written, so I wanted to share it here. : )

The Exorcist Regan Costume

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Nerdist Presents: The Mystic Museum

In the mood for a fun Halloween short? Check out Nerdist Presents: The Mystic Museum! The short is around 11 minutes long and stars Kelsey Gunn, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Kristian Bruun, Ptolemy Slocum, and Jake Getman. Kelsey runs the Mystic Museum but has never personally experienced anything paranormal, so she's happy to get involved when Olivia, a paralegal with a haunted apartment, comes in for help. Will Kelsey be able to help Olivia find out why she's experiencing supernatural shenanigans, or will they hit a dead end? You'll have to watch it to find out! : )