Category Archives: halloween

making monsters meaningful, part 3

Previously, I had talked about what makes monsters scary; as well as how despite appearances to the contrary, monsters really only come in two types.  Now I’d like to share with you some monsters that scared me when I was … Continue reading

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when the world was young: the halloween tree

The latest in a series about influences from my childhood   Everyone knows Ray Bradbury as a science-fiction writer, but one of my favorite works from him (aside from his masterpiece, Something Wicked This Way Comes) is his young adult … Continue reading

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wicked uncle kenton’s way-back video jukebox: halloween edition

It’s that time of year, so let’s get goth:     From 1990, Concrete Blonde with “Bloodletting,” from the album of the same name.  This song was played during many a session of Vampire: The Masquerade, which my gamer friends … Continue reading

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A Nightmare For Your Halloween

Do you ever have nightmares that are absolutely terrifying while you’re in the midst of them—like wake up almost screaming, slick with sweat—and yet are laughable in the morning?    A few years ago, I had a nightmare that I … Continue reading

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