Friday, February 23, 2018

250 Days 'til Halloween!


It's that time of year again, when there are only 250 days 'til Halloween!!

I haven't really started planning for Halloween 2018 yet - I have an idea of all the events I want to go to this year and some fun traditions I do every year, but other than that I haven't planned anything definitive yet.

How about you?? Do you already have set plans for 2018's Halloween season? Are you having a party or looking forward to any other events this upcoming autumn?

Eeeeek, all I know is that I am STOKED Halloween keeps getting closer!

Until next time, stay spooky!

7 Spooky SoCal Events That Will Cure Your Halloween Blues


Who else is going through Halloween withdrawals? I know I am, though there are only 250 days left until Halloween! The good news is that there are a ton of Halloween and horror-related events in Southern California to attend this spring and summer that will tide us over until Halloween.

I've listed seven upcoming events below, ordered chronologically, so you can easily mark your calendars with these haunting Halloween events! Cure your Halloween blues and attend these seven spooky events:

Monday, February 12, 2018

Watch Now on Netflix: The Ritual (2018)


I read Adam Nevill's The Ritual last year, and it made me eagerly look forward to the film adaptation (which was one of my most-anticipated films of 2018), which just hit Netflix Friday, February 9th. The book's first half was terrifying, and I couldn't wait to see such nightmarish visions come to life on the screen as imagined by director David Bruckner (who gave us strong segments in V/H/S and The Signal).

Friday, February 9, 2018

13 Gothic Gifts for Your Spooky Valentine


To me, Valentine's Day is all about pampering, and I don't mean just your loved one. Whether you have a spooky Valentine or not, whether you like Valentine's Day or not, you should take the time to treat yourself! And I've rounded up some gorgeously gothic products that are perfect for dark hearts, Halloween lovers, and horror fans, check out all 13 below!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

14 Halloween Valentines To Celebrate Spooky Love


It's February, boils and ghouls! What happened to January?! I can't believe how fast this year is already moving, and in just two weeks Valentine's Day will be here! In the past, I haven't thought much of Saint Valentine's Day, but as the years go on, I find myself enjoying this holiday more and more. I don't do much to actually celebrate it, but the colors and messages of love this year are just giving me heart eyes!

I've been browsing Etsy for Valentine's Day cards, an activity I love to do every year (check out past year's cards HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE!), and found so many horror-inspired and Halloween-themed Valentine's Day cards for that special spook! There are so many wonderful ones on Etsy that I knew I had to share them with you!

Below you will find 14 Halloween Valentines To Celebrate Spooky Love:

Friday, January 19, 2018

Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2018


As you can tell from my top 10 horror films of 2017, this past year was excellent for the genre. I'm confident that 2018 will continue the trend of quality horror films, as there is so much to look forward to! Like past years, I've put together a list of my most anticipated horror movies (that I know about so far), plus others that I'm not so sure about but sincerely hope that they exceed my expectations. Some I've transferred over from last year's list, so I'm definitely hoping those get released this year.

I've tried to arrange the films below chronologically by release date, but keep in mind the release dates listed may change and many others do not have solid release dates yet (and may in fact get pushed back to 2019). I've ordered my list in three sections: one for films with scheduled release dates, another section for horror films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival (since I'm unsure if they will get wider release this year, though I'm hoping they do!), and a final section for horror films that should be released in 2018 but as of this article have no solid release date.

Finally, just a reminder that this is a personal list and in no way comprehensive of all horror films coming in 2018. I'm sure there will be films I am looking forward to which will disappoint me, as well as films I haven't listed below that will surprise me and make my best of 2018 list later this year. If you have other horror films you are looking forward to that aren't mentioned below, leave a comment and let me know what they are!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Enchant Your Sweet with the Fatally Yours Chocolate Box this Valentine's Day 2018


The gore-geous and much sought-after Fatally Yours Gourmet Chocolate Box is available now from Vegan Treats for Valentine's Day 2018! This decadent collection of chocolate skulls, coffins, bones, and other scrumptious tidbits is perfect for your favorite ghoul or boil (or yourself!).

If you or your Valentine don't like spookier things but still want a gourmet chocolate box, Vegan Treats also offers a beautiful, more traditional My Vegan Valentine chocolate box bedecked in pink and full of adorable chocolate critters. Details on both of these amazing vegan chocolate boxes can be found below!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Top 10 Horror Movies of 2017


Entering 2018, I'm still catching up on horror movies that were released in 2017, which is why I'm a little late in posting my favorite horror films from last year. I've seen a lot of horror this past year (though I still haven't watched all the films I wanted to!) and us horror fans were lucky to get a lot of quality horror films released via various platforms, whether it was in theaters, via Netflix or Amazon or other streaming services. Overall, I was pleased with what I saw this year, though I feel only a few films really wowed me, though there were about 20 films I really enjoyed.

I've really struggled putting together this list, as I have 20+ horror favorites from 2017. There was just sooooo much good this year, and I'm still not really satisfied with the order I've ranked the films below. So please, don't pay too much attention to the order the films are placed in below, but appreciate all the top 10 and honorable mentions I've mentioned below. I've also included a section on a few films that personally disappointed me.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Watch Now on Netflix: Haunters - The Art of the Scare (2017)


I know we are all missing Halloween, so I was delighted to find Haunters - The Art of the Scare, which is a documentary about Halloween haunts and haunt owners, streaming on Netflix! It comes at a time when I really needed a Halloween pick-me-up, and this documentary provided exactly that.

Synopsis: Haunters is a heart-warming and heart-stopping documentary about people who sacrifice everything to create the most popular and polarizing haunted houses for Halloween - from boo-scare mazes to a controversial new subculture of extreme terror experiences.

Monday, December 18, 2017

17 Vegan Holiday Finds at Trader Joe's


Trader Joe's has a variety of vegan holiday goodies that make it easy to get into the festive spirit. Many old favorites have returned (Candy Cane Joe Joe's! Chocolate Peppermint Almond Drink!), and a few new vegan goodies have popped up on shelves.

While I get much more excited for their bounty of autumn vegan items I still love seeing so many winter holiday treats that vegans can enjoy, bring to holiday get-togethers, and share with friends and family!

Below you'll find the vegan holiday food that I saw on shelves at Trader Joe's - remember that most of these are seasonal products that are available for only a limited time, so grab them while you can!
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