Horror’s Creepiest Homes


Horror’s Creepiest Homes – test your knowledge

Ok, folks! Let’s test your horror knowledge. Below are pics of horror film’s most infamous homes. Without looking at the answer key below it, how many of the homes/movies can you guess.

Part I – we’ll start off with some easy ones to get your mind in gear…

    1. psycho-home
    2. munsters-home-real
    3. black-chsitmas-house
    4. elm-street-house
    5. halloween-1978-the-myers-house
    6. theamityvillehorror
    7. the-legend-of-hell-house-01
    8. the-haunting-1963
    9. crimson-peak-pic-11

Ok, folks. Give yourself 5 pts for each correct answer. How many of you got #4? That was a hard one…

Take a deep breath… Are you ready for Part II? Go!


Part II – Some of these are going to be difficult, but you will probably recognize them all…

      1. salems-lot-the-marsten-house
      2. burnt-offerings-1976
      3. dont-be-afraid-of-the-dark-1973
      4. the-changling-house-1980
      5. houseonhauntedhill
      6. the-texas-chainsaw-massacre-2003-b
      7. poltergeist-house-1982
      8. the-conjuring-house-2
      9. beetlejuice-house-at-night
      10. the-house-that-dripped-blood-pic-2

Once again, give yourself 5 pts for each correct answer.



Add 2 points for each of the homes below that you guess correctly:

  1. 13-ghosts-1960
  2. house-1986
  3. the-others-2001


Super Bonus:
Name 3 of the 5 films this England Mansion (below) was used in and add 5 bonus points! The actual place is Oakley Court in Berkshire England



Part I answers:

1)The Woman in Black – 2012 – Eel Marsh House, 2)Psycho – 1960 – the Bate’s Home, 3)The The Munsters – 1313 Mockingbird Lane, 4)Black Christmas – 1976, 5)Nightmare on Elm Street – 1984 – 1428 Elm Street, 6)Halloween – 1978, 7)The Amityville Horror – 1979, 8)Legend of Hell House – 1973, 9)The Haunting – 1963, 10)Crimson Peak – 2015

Part II answers:

1)Salem’s Lot – 1979, 2)Burnt Offerings – 1976, 3)Don’t be Afraid of the Dark – 1973, 4)The Changeling – 1980, 5)House on Haunted Hill – 1959, 6)The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – 2003, 7)Poltergeist – 1982, 8)The Conjuring – 2013, 9)Beetlejuice – 1988, 10)The House that Dripped Blood – 1971

Bonus answers:

13 Ghosts – 1960, House – 1986, The Others – 2001

Super Bonus answers:

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), The Brides of Dracula (1960), Nightmare (1963), The Plague of the Zombies (1966), And Now the Screaming Starts (1973)


Below 50You’re a horror novice. You should go and find yourself a good romantic comedy on Netflix to watch because you sure ain’t no horror fan!

50 – 75Not bad! You have obviously watched and enjoyed many horror flicks in your lifetime and retain some memory of creepy places in these movies. Your awareness will probably serve you good in real life. If you were to come across a home like any of these, you would know to stay away.

75 – 90You are a horror buff with a keen eye and good memory. You would probably want to live in a home that resembled some of these, just so you could frighten the neighbors and scare your friends.

90 and aboveYou are obsessed with horror and I think it’s probably at an unhealthy point by now. You should go find yourself a good romantic comedy to get your mind out of this psychotic state of horror obsession you’re in!

An additional look at some of the lovely homes. Are you in the market for a new home?

Halloween Horror – Free Read 2016 – Best Horror Stories on the internet!



Halloween Horror – Free Read 2016 – Best Horror Stories on the internet!

hosted by Parlor of Horror




The 2nd annual Parlor of Horror Best ‘Free Read’ Halloween Horror Stories

Here they are folks! 20 deliciously horrific stories to delve into for Halloween scares! Great free reading for the Halloween Season and to put you in the mood for the creepiest holiday ever.


Check out the titles, click a link, get some goosebumps as you read some of the best stories from underground writers and authors on the web.


Our TOP Stories! Editors picks:

Best Story:

Buback – Kerry E.B. Blackbest-free-read-award-best

This story embodied the spirit of Halloween and pulled me in with wonderful descriptive wording and thick atmosphere. It’s a wonderful tale for Halloween so take a moment and give it a read. Kerry wins a $25 gift card to Amazon.com and the title, Best “Free Read” Halloween Horror story on the Internet.

Runner up:best-free-read-award-runner-up

Dead Memories – by author William Cook

Honorable mentions:

Halloween Lights – by author Anna Taborska


Run – by author Joseph Pinto


Bast – by author Christian A. Larsen


Writers/authors: feel free to copy and post these award logos on you websites, blogs, posts, with your story or in separate announcements

best-free-read-award-best best-free-read-award-runner-up best-free-read-award-honorable-mention


We had plenty of fantastic horror tales to choose from. Pick out a few stories and give them a read. They are all high quality horror tales worthy of your time and good for a thrill and a chill.

What Objects Might Conspire – by author Dona Fox

Anaphylaxis – by author Tony Bowman

Birds and the Bees, and Playmates – by author Thomas Kleaton

Heavenly Damnation – by author Essel Pratt


The Cemetery Intruder – by author W. P. Rigler

I’m Coming to Get You – by author Jason D. Brawn

The Jigsaw Puzzle – by author Wies Blaize


She Was a Woman of Exquisite Taste – by author Terry James

Demon Eyes and Devil Fingers – by author Tim Prasil

Apocalyptic Toffee – by author Julianne Snow

The Worm of Mysteries – by author Sebastian Crow


Blinded – by author Michael Thomas-Knight

Ankle Bites: A Werewolf Tail – by author John Mountain




Horror Art – The astounding art of Chris Andres


Horror Art – The astounding art of Chris Andres

Chris P. Andres is an artist extraordinaire whose work portrays, beauty and horror simultaneously; a state of exquisite grotesquery. His dark creations are visions of hell-born wonders splattered with sacred imagery. Chris earned his MFA at The University of Notre Dame where his artwork challenged the status quo due to their blasphemous subject matter. You can see Chris Andres’ work on exhibit at the Salem Art Gallery in Salem MA from Sept. 23rd to Dec 31st. Or you can own a piece of his magnificent work by visiting his Etsy Page, where every item is handmade and therefore one of a kind.

(click on any image for a larger view)






Faux Taxidermy:



The artist, with some of his recent works:


Chris Andres Etsy Shophttps://www.etsy.com/listing/451094430/plague-doctor-one-of-a-kind-hand-made


Going to Salem in the near future? Be sure to attend the exhibition…

The Salem Art Gallery, 64 Bridge Street, Salem, MA 01970



My short story, “Dead Song” in Moon Books Presents, Horror Anthology 2016

Some of my long awaited submissions, are finally coming to fruition this fall. The 1st of them is this anthology where I share  the TOC with some horror greats including, Joe R Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, and Jim Goforth…

Moon Books Presents – Horror Anthology 2016



Jonathan Maberry – Mystic
Joe R Lansdale – Incident On and Off a Mountain Road
Thomas M Malafarina – Foreword and The Path
D.F. Holland – Gathering of Souls
Tim Marquitz – The Err Apparent
Jim Goforth – Dead Tree Creepers
Michael Thomas-Knight – Dead Song
Ken Goldman – Road Kill

Check it out here:

The Outer Limits – The Galaxy Being – Best Horror TV Shows for Halloween


The Outer Limits

Season 1, Episode 1 – The Galaxy Beingtop-horror-tv-shows

first aired Sept. 16th 1963 on ABC


What a truly frightening show this must have been when it aired. This episode still holds a sense of foreboding and dread today, even though most horror fans have moved beyond the fear of Alien lifeforms. A young radio station operator and amateur radio astronomer taps into a frequency transmitted from a far galaxy. Through his computers, oscillators, and electrical equipment he communicates with a being made of electromagnetic energy. He can see him in the spectrometer, a large glowing alien, a real spectacular sight in b&w.

When an overzealous disc-jockey boosts the radio station transmission levels to their highest output, the creature is yanked through the void and into our world. This hour segment rivals the great sci-fi films of the time in visual imagery, thought provoking existentialism and philosophical morality.

This is a real treat for sci-fi fans of the era and beyond. I would be remiss if I didn’t highly recommend it to sci-fi fans around the world. It’s a fantastic beginning to a show that would run for 3 years and offer some of the best sci-fi stories of the time to the TV viewing audience.




Creepshow II (1987) – movie review


Creepshow II -1987

Directed by Michael Gornickmy-top-10-1980s-horror

Based on stories by Stephen King
Screenplay by George A. Romero and Lucille Fletcher


Many movie critics called Creepshow II, lackluster and gave it generally negative reviews. I strongly disagree. How many of us that originally saw this film spent the rest of 1987 gurgling out the phrase, “thanks for the ride, lady!” If you remember that phrase then you remember The Hitchhiker segment from which the line was spoken. I’m sure you all had a s much fun with it as I did. We’ll get to that segment, but I want to review the stories in order so let’s start from the top.


The first story, Old Chief Wooden Head concerns an elderly couple, owners of a general store in a dying Midwest town, loaning goods to the local tribe. They can barely afford to loan products to the tribe chief, but trust his word to be paid back in full. When a young renegade native from the tribe decides to make his own path in life and rob the store’s proprietor, he is not prepared for the wooden statue with the soul of a native warrior to take offense by his actions. Flush with cash and valuables the renegade and his henchmen prepare to leave the dusty old town in their rear creepshow-2-dvdview mirror forever. Unfortunately for them, old Chief Wooden Head has other plans for the thieving youth.

In The Raft, two young couples find a beautiful roadside lake calling them for a swim. The warm morning leads to a swim to the diving raft secured some 30 yards out in the lake. The swimmers soon find that an oily-tar looking sludge seems to be following their every move. At first chance the oil slick swallows one of the swimmers, digesting them in its folds. The remaining three have to decide how they will survive and escape the confines of The Raft.

In the last story, The Hitchhiker, a woman having an affair overslept in the hotel room and needs to get back home before her husband gets suspicious. She pushes the limits of speed on the highway while concentrating on an alibi. With her mind distracted she doesn’t see the hitchhiker at roadside and accidentally runs him over. She leaves the scene of the incident, leaving the man to die. When she finally seems to be calming down she sees the hitchhiker ahead on the road again. He’s calling, “how bout a ride lady.” She keeps seeing him every few miles and finally runs him down again, making sure he could not possibly survive. It’s only a few miles more when she sees him once again exclaiming, “thanks for the ride lady!” This continues until the spectacular and horrifying ending, when she finally reaches home.

The cartoon/comic wrap around story is a simple but coherent story involving a boy who is bullied and purchases a Venus Fly Trap from the back page ads in his comics. When I was that age, the mail order items in the back of comics and Famous Monsters magazine kept my young mind active with possibilities. I completely related to this aspect of the film and found it wonderfully portrayed.

The only reason I have for thinking the first Creepshow was better than II is it had more stories. The truth is you could exchange any of the stories in II with those in I and not notice much of a difference. I think both films are equally good.



Another segment called, The Cat from Hell, was originally planned for Creepshow II, but trimming of the budget caused it to be abandoned. It was later filmed for the Tales from the Dark Side movie in 1990.



“Jurassic Savage” – Model kit build – custom diorama


“Jurassic Savage” – Model kit build – custom diorama/kit bash

Ok, this is not exactly Halloween related but it just took me a long time to build, complete and get some decent photos of this diorama and I couldn’t wait to share it.


Allosaurus Marsh Attack on Brontosaurus

I had a vision of this scene based on Rudolph Zallinger art depicting Allosaurus attacking a Brontosaurus. I always liked the painting as a young man and used it as inspiration for this kit/diorama.  I set out to replicate and expand on the scene using several different model kits available on the market.


I painted the Modified Brontosaurus, Rudolph Zallinger style blue-gray to emulate his famous paintings. I decided to go more modern terms with the Allosaurus creating a camouflage mosaic.

I crafted a bloody battle of life and death that would show the savagery of these ancient Jurassic wonders. Hope you enjoy it.


Jurassic Savage

There are several kits involved, all modified to create the scene I had envisioned.


Main Components: 

Horizon Apatosaurus Vinyl 24″


I turned an Apatosaurus into a Brontosaurus


Cut legs to show half body standing in water – elongated leg stems

Exchanged/Remodeled larger head to shape/form of classic Zallinger Blue Brontosaurus including high brow ridge bones, open mouth/extended jaw, modified nostrils



Airfix Tyrannosaurus modified to represent Allosaurus (2)

airfix-vintage-t-rex-model-kit airfix-t-rex-model-kit

I turned the T Rex model kits into Allosaurus


Change face to an Allosaurus by changing line of sight from forward (T Rex) to side (Allosaurus).

Mold flash bone shapes above the eye

add length to arms, add claw (Allosaurus has 3 claws)

Remove back claws from hind legs and reshape feet

reposition legs for attack stances



Custom shape mounted on stained wood

Aurora Prehistoric scenes and Aurora model kit components for land mass

Prehistorix add-on Foliage kit pieces

Prehistorix Rhamphoryncus

Self made Ceolyphysis

Self made Brontosaurus eggs

Self made Name plate with foliage

Water effects – Scene It water effects