This time of year means many things for me: changing leaves, a chill in the air, mainstream horror, and of course pumpkins. I love pumpkins and all things pumpkin. I could live off of pumpkin pie, pumpkin butter, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin donuts…you get the point. So it seems only natural for me to attend the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival in Milton. 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 →
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 →
April showers bring May flowers….with the help of the pagan celebration of Beltane. The ritual of Beltane, though varied to suit each culture’s needs and beliefs, has been around for quite some time–before the days of zombie Jesus. Beltane is a fertility festival usually involving great bonfires, high sexual energy, maypole dances, and feasting.
Now, I don’t have a maypole to dance around, but I sure can celebrate with a big fire, some naughty fun, and tasty food. This is a ritual Mr. L’Enfant can definitely enjoy.
How are you celebrating the fertility of Spring?
Charleston’s Burlesque Revival has been gestating since winter, and by my calculations should be crowning sometime late next month.
Who do we have to blame for this delicious descent into hedonism? It might seem like Pepper and I are guilty as sin, but I think we can trace it to Chase Henderson, local Dr. Sketchy’s mad professor. Sketchy’s, for the uninitiated, is a burlesque figure drawing class, and Chase has been hinting from the beginning that he wouldn’t mind some real live burlesquing at our monthly art class. Continue Reading →
What a week! We ate some turkey or tofurkey or whatever Thursday to celebrate mass genocide, went out and trampled old people for cheap waffle irons on Black Friday, then stayed home and ate leftovers yesterday in honor Small Business Saturday, but today marks the true beginning of the Christmas season according to a bunch of dead popes! I woke up to this little guy, the Krampus, lurking behind my door. Something tells me he’ll be back…
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!
Yesterday was the kickoff for Milton’s annual pagan celebration of the pumpkin. If you haven’t made it down yet, you still have two days to check out music, crafts, everything you can possibly make a pumpkin into and a bunch of mean ass birds. The most horrorful event? Toddler beauty pageant. Ugh.
Tsubasacon takes Huntington by storm this weekend. Some very lovely art models from Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School will be dressed up as some crazy anime shit at 10 pm tomorrow, so get your ticket already!
There’s a Haunted Barn open in Winfield – it seems it opened last Saturday and no one told us – and you get $1 off the $8 admission price if you bring canned food.
Dark Moon Sanctuary will be open next week, and Kanawha Players would love it if you’d come down and help set up!
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!