Paul’s Challenge

Name: WillieSetting: Neighbour's BasementObject: Old RefrigeratorEmotion: Disgust Willie raised his head, just to the point where his eyes were above the windowsill. He was desperate to see what the crazy old man next door was up to. "You know," said Willie's mom, "it would nice of you to go next door and lend Mr. Walker … Continue reading Paul’s Challenge

Rosie’s Challenge

Character: Casey Setting: An abandoned middle school Object: A dog named Ralph! Emotion: Panic As a town, Westside was dead or, at the very least, dying. As she was led down her old neighborhood street by her mother's dog, Casey couldn't help but look around and take note of how many homes were empty with … Continue reading Rosie’s Challenge

Send in the Clowns

Kids… You know how Facebook has made it so you can buy and sell things to and from other people who are also on Facebook? Well, late last week, I came across an ad from a local seller that I found both terrifying and a little entertaining. This was the picture that greeted my eyes … Continue reading Send in the Clowns

13 Lessons Learned from Horror Movies

Halloween is quickly approaching. If you weren’t aware of that, then you obviously haven’t been inside a grocery store since the beginning of August when they all started stocking their Halloween candy. Anyway, in recognition of this traditionally frightening time of the year, I thought I’d take a look at horror movies. Most films that … Continue reading 13 Lessons Learned from Horror Movies


There's a new slasher movie that came out recently called The Strangers: Prey at Night. It's a sequel to The Strangers, a film that came out 10 years ago. I went to see this new sequel today. Honestly, it wasn't great. And it was nowhere near as terrifying as the first one. I really need … Continue reading Strangers

Giving Blood in a Horror Movie

On Friday, I went over to the local Red Cross and donated blood. Now, I've given blood and platelets many times in the past. But this was the first time I've ever felt completely creeped out by the prospect of donating. Wait, I'll explain... It began when I pulled into the parking garage. I noticed … Continue reading Giving Blood in a Horror Movie

AFI #34 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 Directed by David Hand Netflix says... Walt Disney broke new ground in 1937 with this animated feature-length film, based on the famous fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, about a jealous queen, her beautiful stepdaughter, seven lovable dwarfs and a handsome prince. The Oscar-nominated classic includes the … Continue reading AFI #34 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

It’s Out There…

Randy quickly entered the cabin and slammed the door shut behind him. He was breathing heavily and had a panicked look on his face. The others just stared at him, confused. He slowly turned, daring to peek through the peephole in the door. "Dude," Rob said, "What's the matter with you?" "It's out there!" Randy … Continue reading It’s Out There…


Title: Cujo Author: Stephen King Published: 1981 I have a confession to make... A lot of the book reviews that I've been including on the blog are reviews that I had done on my previous blog. There are a lot of those old reviews that I've skipped because they're for books that I would like … Continue reading Cujo

The Dead Zone

Title: The Dead Zone Author: Stephen King Published: 1979 I have an issue with a quote on the back of my paperback copy of this book. Apparently, someone from Cosmopolitan called this book "truly frightening... will scare you witless!" Now, in a lot of Stephen King's stuff, I'll give that to him. I got scared … Continue reading The Dead Zone