Things have been a wee bit hectic for us these past few months. I could tell you all about it, but that’s novel length writing and so far I’m 0 for 3 on finishing those. Let’s just stick with the highlights, shall we? Continue Reading →
Last Saturday, Penny, Elle, and I had the pleasure of participating in Shockacon, West Virginia’s premiere horror and scifi convention. Our friend Esmerelda (called Esme) was kind enough to hang out and help us spread the horrorful word since the plague had stricken the house of Wayward in the weeks leading up to the event. Continue Reading →
Last week I had the opportunity to have a chat with Mike Winland, one of the demented minds behind Shockacon. Mike has been in the photography biz for about 15 years building up an impressive portfolio and earning the title of ‘Best in the Valley.’ Working out of his beautiful studio in Kanawha City with a large variety of backdrops painted by Chris Woodall, Mike creates unique senior portraits and wedding photography as well as other photographic endeavors. Continue Reading →
If you happen to follow us on Facebook, you’re probably aware of our excitement for Shockacon, a horror and sci-fi convention taking place right in our backyard. You might also be aware of the fact that we’re going to be guests(!!) at the con. Plus, it’s extending our Halloween season by at least a month. Halloween just so happens to be very special to us at horrorfullife.com. Imagine that! Continue Reading →
Oh hai guise! We’ve been knee deep in preparations for a badass horror and sci-fi convention–Shockacon–here in good ole West Virginia. It’s our Mountain State’s first convention of a horrorful nature and of course we’re going to be there!
The fun begins at 10 p.m. at WV’s world famous Empty Glass. Head on out for a good time!
This weekend, Elle and I got an inside peek at CharCon 2011, a mysterious and fascinating place full of grown-ups playing dress-up together; naturally, it’s a perfect fit for Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. Continue Reading →
Guys and Ghouls, tomorrow is the debut of Dark Moon Sanctuary, Kanawha Players’ first haunted offering! Admission is $8, a dollar off with a non-perishable food item, and the show runs Thursday 7 pm to 10 p, Friday and Saturday 7 pm to 12am. If you want to act in the haunt, please show up an hour before doors open.
The Winfield Haunted Barn is open this Saturday as well! Tickets are $7, and the haunt comes highly recommended.
Before you leave Charleston for the Barn, head over to the West Side (Bigley Ave between Washington and Pennsylvania) and check out OktoberWest from 4 to 8 pm. Tickets are $25, but you get all the food and drinks you want – and trust me, you want this! Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale and Morgantown Brewery Octoberfest – and Miller Lite, if you prefer. The Poor Taters will be playing some music too, I hear.
Whenever you wake up on Sunday, get a good breakfast, grab your sketchbook and a sixer and head back to Kanawha Players for the monthly meeting of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School! Penny and Elle are appearing with the fabulous Cait Cool and Sarkany for a night of dames, drinking and drawing, with makeup fx by the sterling Adam Edwards and Sarkany. Art stars and noobs alike are welcome at the Zombie Pin-Up Extravaganza! $8 advance, $10 at the door!
Voodoo dolls have such cachet! Who hasn’t wanted to try their hand at steering fate? First, get all those evil thoughts out of your head. This doll is meant to be you, so think virtuous and positive thoughts while you make it.
Not being the least bit Haitian, Creole, Cajun, Acadien, etc., I had to rely on outside sources to guide me in crafting this charm. I wish I could say I learned from a dusty leatherbound tome à la Buffy – alas, the internet served me better than the library. This article by Denise Alvarado appears all over the interwebz. There’s some argument amongst practitioners (imagine that) regarding meanings of colors, where and when you get your materials, etc., so be a hardass if you want to be a hardass, or be a hippie Wiccan cheater if you must. Continue Reading →
This year at Scarefest, The Victim, a film by husband and wife team Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc, was being screened. My man and I decided to rest our weary soles and popped in for the show. It looked like a promising film.
Annie, our damsel in distress, finds help from a strange loner when she stumbles upon his remote cabin in the woods. She is fleeing two dirty cops who killed her best friend, Mary, earlier that day when they were partying together in the woods. Kyle, Annie’s loner hero, tries to stay out of Annie’s problems at first due to his mysterious past and unwillingness to get involved with the authorities. He reluctantly agrees to help Annie, who rewards him with a get nasty montage. Everything seems to be wonderful until one of the dirty cops breaks in and starts causing trouble. Next we sit through some lackluster torture and witty banter which turns into a fight to the death.
The Milton Pumpkin Festival kicks off this Thursday, October 6, at Pumpkin Park and will continue until Sunday. The most badass event on the schedule? Three Rivers Avian Center will be there with their ‘Birds of Prey’ from 9 am to 6 pm opening day and closing day. The tastiest event? Pumpkin fudge, available every day.
Anime/Manga conference Tsubasacon returns to Huntington, WV, this Friday, October 7. Elle and I will be appearing as Dr. Sketchy’s spokesmodels – draw us!
This week also kicks off Park Place Cinema’s Flashback Film Series October edition, with none other than 1960′s Psycho. Showings are 4 pm Sunday, October 2, and 4 pm and 7 pm Monday, October 3. Tickets are a mere five bucks a pop, the most boo for your buck you’ll get in this town. Stay scared, friends!