Saturday, August 31, 2019

Halloween 2019 at Target's Dollar Spot

Hello fiends! Apologies for my absence - I moved out of Southern California at the end of July and have been busy since then helping my family clean up my late grandparents' ranch and getting ready for another move even further north soon! I am in a remote location in Northern California at the moment - it's gorgeous and I'm enjoying it, but I am so far away from everything and when I do get into the nearest town it doesn't have many stores. Plus, my internet connection isn't the most reliable (though this means I've been disconnecting more and more, which is so healthy mentally!). So, Halloween updates may be a bit few and far between this year since I'm going through so many changes.

However, I did visit a Target about an hour or so away from me recently, and found they were just stocking their Dollar Spot or Bullseye's Playground with Halloween items! Not everything was out yet, but it was incredibly thrilling to see Halloweenie items at Target!

See what I spotted in Bullseye's Playground at Target below:

Friday, July 26, 2019

Sneak Peek: Halloween 2019 at Sur La Table

Sur La Table always has quality kitchen supplies, so I love browsing their Halloween items. They have a small but excellent selection of Halloween goodies like tableware, utensils, linens, baking supplies, and more. They just started putting autumn and Halloween items online, and you can check out some of them below:

Thursday, July 25, 2019

10 Things I'm Loving This July

By the time I post this, I'll be just a few days away from leaving behind Southern California and moving up north! I've been selling off a lot of my items and packing up the rest for what seems like months and I cannot wait to hit the road and start my new adventure with Mister Spooky and my cat Havoc!

As you can imagine, it has been another bananas month, I'm so glad I had some items that brought me joy this month. As per my monthly tradition, I'm sharing 10 things I loved this July. This monthly practice encourages me to reflect on things I'm grateful for this month as well as sharing some of my favorite things with you.

Here are my 10 Things I'm Loving this July:

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Only 100 Days To Halloween!

Whoa, I cannot believe there are only 100 days to Halloween (technically even less than 100 days to go by now)!! Even though Halloween is so much more than just one day a year for some of us, there is so much joy in realizing that the actual Halloween season will be here soon! Soon we will be surrounded by gorgeous autumn colors and everyone will be in the spooky spirit (and I couldn't be more ready!)

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sneak Peek: Halloween 2019 at World Market

One of my favorite places to shop during Halloween is Cost Plus World Market! They don't have as much as other stores, but I love their vintage-inspired decor and their Halloween sodas and treats. They have unique and well-made decorations that I find last longer than other stores' decor.

This year, they have some really neat decor I can't wait to get my claws on. Check out some of my fave items (so far) from World Market's Halloween 2019 collection below:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Sneak Peek: Halloween 2019 at Grandin Road

Grandin Road always impresses with its grandiose Halloween decor, so I was excited when they released a sneak peek of their 2019 Halloween Haven collection! This year they have lots of beautifully spooky props and decor, including more animated props and some wonderfully celestial-themed items.

Take a peek at Grandin Road's Halloween Haven collection for 2019 below and visit their site for more!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Sneak Peek: Halloween 2019 at Target

Target is many people's most-anticipated Halloween shopping destination, and over the weekend they quietly released 2019's Halloween sneak peek! They have some wonderful themes this year, like Ghoulish Garden, Pumpkin Parlor, and Moonlight Bash! I am loving all the carnivorous plants they are featuring this year, as well as lots of black cat decor. I am really excited for the reveal of their Halloween collection, and I'm sure you are too, so without further ado, check out some nifty items from Target's Halloween 2019 collection below:

Friday, July 12, 2019

Sneak Peek: Halloween 2019 at Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn always has gorgeous Halloween decor, and this year looks to be no different! They recently started posting some of their Halloween 2019 collection online and I've been swooning over some of their eerie items.

Here is a sneak peek at some of my favorite pieces I saw online:

Sneak Peak: Halloween 2019 at Pier 1

Halloween items are starting to sneak up online and in-stores, and while stalking the Pier 1 website I noticed that they had their autumn and Halloween sneak peeks up! They have so many adorable items this year, I cannot wait to get my claws on some of them!

Here are some of my faves I spotted on the Pier 1 website, you can order/pre-order these now and they should make their appearance in Pier 1 stores around mid-August.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

All-New LA Haunted Hayride To Be Unveiled at Midsummer Scream

Photo Credit: Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group

Today Midsummer Scream announced a new panel presentation from LA's Haunted Hayride, which is under new management and will be re-imagined into a new experience under the creative direction of Jon Cooke this upcoming Halloween season.

Read more about it in the official press release below:

Friday, June 28, 2019

10 Things I'm Loving This June

This has been a hectic month with trying to pack and get ready for a big move, plus getting ready to travel for a wedding, not to mention how bonkers work has been! Thank goodness I had some things that kept me sane and happy this month, and as per my monthly tradition, I'm sharing 10 of these things with you below. This monthly practice encourages me to reflect on things I'm grateful for this month as well as sharing some of my favorite things with you! And I always love to hear about items you are digging this month, feel free to share them with me in the comments!

Here are my 10 Things I'm Loving this June:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Halloween 2019: At Home Stores

Southern California finally got its very first At Home store (in Lake Forest, located in Orange County) which means we can finally stop drooling over pics from the rest of the country and we can finally get our claws on their Halloween items! I shared some items from their website a few weeks, ago, but our local SoCal store has already started putting out Halloween items in June and has seen Halloween lovers descend on the store to snap up Halloween goodies as well as snapping Instagram pics! I've been stalking the store for a few weeks now, waiting for them to start putting out the Halloween goods. I struck out the first few times, but finally got lucky last Friday! They were still busy unpacking lots of boxes, but they already three aisles of Halloween and autumn stuff out. I can't believe Halloween products are already hitting shelves, but seeing all that orange and black really put a huge grin on my face!

Want to see what they had out? Take a look below:

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sneak Peek: Halloween 2019 At Home Stores

As you may have seen across social media, At Home stores have started rolling out their Halloween merch in-stores! Yes, it is only June, but this a major Code Orange! We actually had the very first At Home store in California open here in Orange County, just about 20 minutes away from where I live. I went and checked it out this weekend to see if they had any Halloween stuff out, but unfortunately they had nothing and told me they don't expect any Halloween stuff stocked until late June.

Until then, I thought I would share a sneak peek of the Halloween items that are currently on their site that will be available for purchase in stores soon (unless you are lucky and your At Home already has these items stocked). It looks like the theme this year is skewing towards Game of Thrones-themed decor - lots of dragons, crowns, etc.

Friday, May 31, 2019

10 Things I'm Loving This May

I'll be honest, this month has been a struggle for me. I got sick at the beginning of the month for two weeks and also found out we have to move at the end of our lease. In order to fund this unexpected move, I've been selling a large chunk of my Halloween collection. The whole month feels like one long battle against being sick and then another battle of purging belongings. I don't share this because I want pity, but just to show that life can throw us some curveballs sometimes and I just wanted to share why I've been so absent from here and social media. I know it will all work out in the end and I'm excited for a change of scenery, but it sure has been stressful.

Still, this month hasn't been all bad - I feel like even more than usual I need to focus on the positive and savor the little things I sometimes take for granted. As per my monthly tradition, I'm sharing 10 things I'm loving this month below, which encourages me to reflect on things I'm grateful for this month as well as sharing some cool things with you!

Check out 10 Things I'm Loving This May below:

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Spooky Summer Goth Essentials to Survive the Sun

With Memorial Day behind us, I can't believe summer is almost here! I'm already in shock of how long the days are stretching and I am already dreading the warmer temperatures. Summer is the last season before the glorious return of fall, and all we need to do is survive summer to get to the best season, autumn! And of course, summer can be fun if take the time to stock up on some necessities that make it so much more pleasant for us darklings...

I have to say that summer is usually a struggle for me (and many other fellow fiends who wear black year-round), so in preparation I've rounded up some spooky summer goth essentials to help me and my fellow spookies survive the summer. Below I'm sharing clothes, accessories, pool floats, parasols, swimsuits, makeup, sandals, and more with a spooky twist to make summertime more bearable.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Midsummer Scream to Showcase California’s Spookiest + Strangest Themed Bars

LONG BEACH, CA - If you’re a fan of spirits - the kind that come crafted in a glass - you’re in for a serious treat! Midsummer Scream, the world’s largest Halloween and horror fan convention, will host a panel presentation featuring the most sinister bars and breweries on the West Coast!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Drklght Clothing "Disney Goth" Pop-Up Shop

Drklght Clothing makes rad Disney Goth clothing (along with wrestling, horror, goth, LGBTQ, straight edge, workout, and more clothing) and this Saturday they are hosting a pop-up shop in Anaheim, California, home of Disneyland, right before Bat's Day!

They will be selling t-shirts, spirit jerseys, candles, pins, and more and are offering a free "Death Certificate" to the first 25 customers. This pop-up will be held at The Doll Hut at 107 S. Adams Street in Anaheim, California from noon to 4 PM this Saturday, May 4th, 2019.

I have the Disney Goth tee and I love it so much!! It is perfect to wear to the parks and turn some heads, and especially fun to wear on Bat's Day, which is this Sunday, May 5th and is a gathering of spooky fiends who love Disneyland!

If you can't make this pop up, you can buy Drklght Clothing on their website,!

Stay spooky!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Have a Haunting Half-o-Ween and a Witchy Walpurgisnacht!

Today, April 30th, marks halfway to Halloween and Walpurgisnacht (aka Witches' Night aka Hexennacht). Walpurgisnacht is known as the "other Halloween", where the veil between the worlds separating known and unknown is thinnest, allowing all manner of spirits, witches, otherworldly creatures, demons, devils, and so forth to push through into our world.

Ancient tales of witches, devils, and spirits gathering high in the mountains on this night seems to have its roots in Germany. Brocken Peak in Germany's Harz Mountains has two rock formations called Devil's Pulpit (Teufelskanzel) and the Witches' Altar (Hexenaltar), where these legends originate from. Nearby the Brocken Peak is the Hexentanzplatz, which literally means Witches' Dance Floor, where many pre-Christian rituals were performed, including the rites of old Saxon cults honoring the forest and mountain gods and goddesses.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Maze Coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2019

Universal Studios announced another maze for their Halloween Horror Nights events in Hollywood and Orlando, bringing back their iconic Universal Monsters! Hollywood will see a showdown in the new "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man" maze, while Orlando will see all of the classic monsters come to life.

I am really excited to hear that Halloween Horror Nights is doing these two Universal Monsters-themed mazes! I am stoked that I'll get to experience Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood! Check out more details on these two mazes from the official press release below:

Celebrate Half-o-Ween With These Halloween Movies Streaming Now

Halloween Movies and Where to Watch Them for Half-o-ween

Can you believe it is almost halfway to Halloween?! April 30th/May 1st marks the halfway point to October 31st, and every year I like to acknowledge this milestone with a little mini Halloween celebration. In past years, I've recommended ways to celebrate Halfway to Halloween, how to bring Halloween into your home, shared the history of Walpurgisnacht (aka Witches' Night, which occurs on the same date), and many more spooky spring-time shenanigans!

This year, I'm craving some Halloween films and TV shows to help spark that spooky spirit, so I thought I would share all the Halloween films currently streaming on Shudder, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime (if you are looking for more suggestions for Halloween movies, check out my Ultimate List of Halloween-themed Movies). These movies are set on or around Halloween, but I've also included TV shows that have memorable Halloween episodes as well as a few other titles that give me a spooky vibe even though they may not be set on Halloween (like Goosebumps or The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell).

Note: Listing is for US-region only. Also, I have not seen all of these, so I cannot speak to the quality (and I can't even guarantee the quality of the ones I HAVE seen, haha). However, I have noted all the ones I do recommend with an asterisk (*).

Here are Halloween Movies and Where to Watch Them for Halfoween:

Friday, April 26, 2019

Witchy TV Shows to Stream for Walpurgisnacht

In past years, I've shared witch films to get you in the spirit of Witches' Night (check out those recommendations HERE and HERE), but this year I decided to turn my focus to the small screen. With the success of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series as well as all things witchy gaining in popularity, I'm sure we all could use some bewitching shows to watch (or re-watch) in honor of Walpurgisnacht on April 30th (if you want to familiarize yourself with this celebratory witch holiday, read this post).

Below, I've rounded up witch-themed or witch-adjacent shows that you can stream on platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Shudder (I've also added links to Amazon if you want to own the shows on Blu-ray or DVD), check them out:

Thursday, April 25, 2019

10 Things I'm Loving This April

It's officially springtime here and temperatures are heating up, flowers are blooming, the rain has stopped, and summer is swiftly on the way (but that just means we are closer to Halloween season, right?!). This month has been a whirlwind of activity and seems to have gone by in a flash! So much good stuff happened that it is gonna be tough to consolidate it down to ten, but here we go!

As I've been doing on a monthly basis with these "ten things" posts, I'm sharing 10 items I'm loving this month. This practice encourages me to be grateful for the little (and big) things in my life and also give me a chance to share some cool things with you!

See the 10 Things I'm Loving This April below:

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Celebrated Creators of Immersive Entertainment To Come Together at Midsummer Scream

More amazing news coming out of the upcoming Midsummer Scream, as they announced today that one of their presentations will feature leaders in the immersive entertainment industry, including Jon Braver of Delusion, Bonnie Hallman of Queen Mary's Dark Harbor and WB's Horror Made Here, Justin Fix of Creep LA and The Willows, director Darren Lynn Bousman who also created The Tension Experience, and many more!

I love hearing stories of the creators behind these immersive events, so I am very much looking forward to this panel. More info is included in the official press release below:

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Eerie Organizing for Glamour Ghouls

Springtime always inspires me to clean out my closets, de-clutter, and tidy up my home. The longer, sunnier days inspire me to brush away the cobwebs, give everything a deep clean, and find new ways to organize my things. Spring is time to start fresh and get my house spooky and sparkling, with everything in it's proper place.

I've been eyeballing some new organizers to achieve this goal, with a spooky twist, of course! I've been looking for makeup holders, curio shelves, desk organizers, photo and memento boxes, all with a gothic aesthetic. I thought it would be fun to share these eerie organizers with you, too, in hopes that they help with your own spooky spring cleaning!

Check out the items below to help you get eerily organized this spring and do some spooky spring cleaning:

Monday, April 15, 2019

Celebrate "Holidayz in Hell" at Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights

Yesterday, Universal Studios Hollywood announced their next maze for this year's Halloween Horror Nights! The popular "Holidayz in Hell" concept, which scared guests as a scare zone previously, will be turned into a full-fledged maze for Halloween 2019! I love that scare zone, and can't wait to see what they do with it in the larger-scale maze layout. Check out the official press release about this announcement below:

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Only 200 Days To Halloween!

As of today, there are only 200 days left to go until Halloween! That doesn't seem very long, right?

I am so looking forward to this year's Halloween season - in just a few months we will start seeing orange and black in stores again, haunts being announced, and all manner of spooky goodies coming together. I can't wait and already have a long list of to-do's this upcoming Halloween season, like hitting up all my favorite stores, getting up more decorations, going to pumpkin patches, and checking out a bunch of haunts!

Do you have any plans yet for Halloween 2019?

Stay spooky!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Spook Show "Halloween in Spring" Giveaway

UPDATE: CONTEST CLOSED! Winner announced on original Instagram post OR via email.

I am truly spoiled here with Halloween and horror events here in SoCal, from Midsummer Scream to seasonal exhibits at the Mystic Museum to Halloween in spring at Spook Show, which was held this past weekend at Halloween Club. It was an amazing event and I wish everyone could attend! Since everyone can't make it all the way out to SoCal for this event, I wanted to give back to our Halloween and horror community by holding a contest to win some goodies from the event. It is my turn to spoil you! Read on how to enter this giveaway...

Monday, April 8, 2019

The Seventh Annual Spook Show Halloween Festival

Ghouls and boils, this past Saturday I attended one of my favorite spooky spring-time events, Spook Show! This Halloween festival gathers some incredible vendors, entertainers, and Halloween-lovers together to celebrate Halloween in spring at the Halloween Club located in La Mirada, California. It definitely gives the spooky kids something to look forward to in springtime, when most eerie events are few and far between. Want a peek at my past years' coverage? Check it out past Halloween Club Spook Shows from 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015!

This year was their biggest event yet, with so many new and amazing vendors, plus performances from musical acts as well as other performers and presentations. In addition to all the vendors offering horror and Halloween-themed items, the Halloween Club itself had a massive warehouse sale with hugely discounted props, decor, and more!

I had such a blast at this year's Spook Show 7 - I got to see so many fiendish friends, meet so many ghastly ghouls and boils, and of course shop 'til I dropped! I also partnered with some rad vendors and will be hosting a giveaway this week over on my Instagram, so stay tuned over there for details on how you can win a prize pack from Spook Show!

And now, for some photos from the event:

Friday, April 5, 2019

New Halloween 2019 Ornaments from Hallmark

This week Hallmark released their 2019 Halloween Keepsake Ornaments, including some unique new designs that fill me with ghoulish glee! Though these ornaments won't be available until July 13th, 2019, you can still swoon over them and add them to your wish list. I am really loving the black cat ornaments as well as the creepy-cute Monster Mash-inspired ornaments.

View the eerily adorable new Halloween 2019 Keepsake Ornaments from Hallmark below:

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Sneak Peek of the I Like Scary Movies Interactive Experience

Want a chance to live in your favorite horror movies like The Shining, Nightmare on Elm Street, Beetlejuice, IT, and The Lost Boys? If you're in LA, you are in luck, as the new art installation called I Like Scary Movies, opens tomorrow, Thursday, April 4th! This time, the horror fans get their very own selfie museum, complete with recreations of some of your favorite scenes, characters, and set pieces from iconic horror films. Take a tunnel down to the sewers to float with Pennywise from IT: Chapter One, get trapped in the Overlook Hotel from The Shining, go down to the boiler room from Nightmare on Elm Street to sit on Freddy's throne and flee with his larger than life glove, head to the Murder Capital of the World to hang in the lair of The Lost Boys, and brush up on your Handbook for the Recently Deceased in the afterlife waiting room of Beetlejuice!

I was invited to get a sneak peek of this exhibit last night and couldn't wait to share my photos with you here as well as my general impressions of the experience. My hope is that it will give you a taste of what to expect from this fun experience, or, if you are unable to attend, hopefully you can live a bit vicariously through these photographs. I'll walk you through the exhibit below:

What's in My Spooky Purse

Hello lovelies! Confession: I am obsessed with posts showing what is in people's purses/fridges/etc. It is so much fun to get a peek at what people use everyday and seeing how they live day-to-day. And I don't mean just celebrities, I mean like regular people like you and I, especially if they have a spooky or vegan (or both!) aesthetic. Plus, this is a wonderful way to discover new products, bond over similar items and styles, and just get more of an insight into someone else's habits and style!

Ever since my ghoulfriend-in-crime Miranda from Spooky Little Halloween shared what was in her purse, I've been wanting to share what's in mine! I figured now that we are going into spring it would be the perfect time to clean out my purse and share what's been lurking within. I've decided to omit any necessities like my phone, wallet, keys, etc. because everyone has those. Though I do love mine so I've include a photo of them at the end!

Check out what is lurking in my spooky purse below:

Friday, March 29, 2019

10 Things I'm Loving This March

Hi fiends, hope you are having a spooktacular March! Believe it or not, I've been enjoying a bunch of Halloween-related stuff this month! It feels like Springoween! The month, I went to a haunted house, saw a great horror movie, drooled over some new Halloween stamps that are coming out later this year, scored some amazing new artwork, subscribed to a rad Halloween membership club, and so much more.

As I've been doing on a monthly basis with these "ten things" posts, I'm sharing 10 items I'm loving this month. This practice encourages me to be grateful for the little (and big) things in my life and also give me a chance to share some cool things with you!

See the 10 Things I'm Loving This March below:

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Halloween Horror Nights Announces Return of Stranger Things Maze

The first official maze announcement for Halloween Horror Nights 2019 has dropped and I'm ecstatic to report it will be a continuation of the Stranger Things maze from last year! Last year the maze took us through season one of the Netflix series, and it was so detailed and fun to walk through! This year, the maze will cover seasons two and three, so I'm excited for a whole new maze experience! Check out the teaser video plus more details from the official press release below:

Plant Fest at Tanaka Farms - Spring 2019 Edition this Sunday

One of my favorite events is Plant Fest, held a few times a year at Tanaka Farms. It is a wonderful gathering of vegan food and product vendors, plus cooking demos, yoga, farm tours, games and crafts for the kiddos, and such a fun vibe! I love going and shopping all the vendors, grabbing some great food, watching some cooking demos and just hanging out with good friends.

I'm thrilled that Plant Fest is returning on Sunday, March 31st from 10 AM to 4 PM. There is plenty of free parking and it is a real treat to spend the day on a working farm right in Orange County! Admission to the farm is $4 and allows you access to wander the farm and attend Plant Fest. Plus, a portion of all sales will be donated to an animal sanctuary that will be chosen by the vendors. Check out the incredible vendors below!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Halloween Club Reveals Full Lineup for Spook Show

Halloween Club's Spook Show is only two weeks away, and I am so excited to have a day dedicated to all things Halloween in spring! The Halloween Club, a huge Halloween store that is open year-round, has been hosting Spook Show for seven ghoulish years. I always have such a blast at this gathering of ghouls, shopping spooky vendors, taking advantage of Halloween Club's massive sale, and enjoying the undead entertainment.

Halloween Club released their full lineup of vendors, entertainment, and special guests for their seventh annual Spook Show, and it looks to be the biggest and best one yet! Check out the schedule of events for entertainment, the vendor list, and the special guests and presentations they have planned for Saturday, April 6th below:

Friday, March 22, 2019

The Order of the Thinned Veil Halloween Memberships Unveiled

If you've read this blog for a while, you might remember me gushing about The Order of the Thinned Veil, a Halloween club that offers tiered memberships and exclusive art as part of their packages. Founded by artists and Halloween lovers Jason McKittrick and Sam Heimer, The Order of the Thinned Veil has entered its third year and has just unveiled its 2019 membership packages. You can choose from three different tiers of membership, and all come with some truly gorgeous artwork and sculptures. Check out details on the ghoulish goodies below:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Vegan Street Fair 2019 This Weekend!

Get your stretchy pants out, because Vegan Street Fair is returning this weekend to North Hollywood with over 150 vendors serving up delicious vegan food and fun vegan products! Join thousands of other vegan and veg-curious foodies this Saturday, March 23rd AND Sunday, March 24th, 2019 to grub down on delicious vegan food and take home some cool vegan products. You'll find both local favorites and exciting new vendors from out of town to try, all located on the streets of NoHo. More info below...

Monday, March 18, 2019

Fund the Future of Fashion With Legends and Vibes

I am not the most fashionable person by any means. I prefer my look to be like the vampires from What We Do in the Shadows, "dead but delicious." Or rather, distressed, tattered black clothing like I just rolled out of a grave (so maybe not as delicious as I'd envisioned!).

Nevertheless, I am always looking for new, eco-friendly clothing brands that are vegan and ethically conscious. I'm glad to say that a new brand, Legends and Vibes, has caught my eye, and they are currently fundraising to make all our fashion dreams come true!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

10 More Irish Horror Films to Watch For St. Patrick's Day

A few years back I shared a list of incredible Irish horror movies that weren't Leprechaun (though, let's be honest, we all have a special love in our horror hearts for that film franchise) and offered something new. All those horror film recommendations still stand today, but after watching a newly released horror film The Hole in the Ground, I knew there were other modern Irish horror films that deserved a watch, too!

With St. Patrick's Day being celebrated this weekend, I thought this would be a great time to highlight 10 more Irish horror films you should watch. These vary from films set in Ireland, filmed in Ireland, Irish-directed movies, movies produced by Irish companies, etc. These films vary in tone from boisterous to moody to disturbing to gory, so there should be enough variety for everyone! Also, don't forget to check out my previous top 10 list of Irish horror for more recommendations.

Check out my picks for 10 more Irish horror films to watch for St. Patrick's Day below:

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

US Postal Service Unveils Spooky Silhouettes Stamps for Halloween 2019

The United States Postal Service announced several new stamp additions to their 2019 lineup, including these gorgeous "Spooky Silhouettes" Halloween stamps that we can expect to see this autumn! These are so perfect for mailing Halloween cards (and I need them for my annual Halloween card swap!) and I like to buy extras so I can use them year-round for mail!

Check out the description for these spooky Halloween stamps from the USPS site below:

Monday, March 11, 2019

New Vegan Finds From Expo West I'm Dying To Try

Natural Products Expo West 2019 occurred last week here in Orange County, and while I didn't attend, I have been drooling over the photos fellow vegans have shared of hot new vegan products that dominated the Expo! It is incredible how more and more exciting vegan items are popping up all over the place, and many of them debut at Expo West, where companies exhibit their products in hopes that buyers from grocery stores will decide to stock them on their shelves, investors will help support their expansion, and to generate buzz.

In past years (check out my past coverage of the event HERE), there has been a significant demand for new vegan products and more and more companies with vegan options are showcasing their products at Expo West. This year, veganism has really exploded at Expo West, and I've seen so many incredible new food items that I can't wait to get my claws on! I've collected some of the highlights from others' Instagram posts (big shout-out to all attendees who shared their photos with the world, and an extra special thank you to the VegNews team for their incredibly comprehensive coverage!), check out the exciting new vegan products from Expo West I'm dying to get my claws on:

Friday, March 8, 2019

CANDY CORN Teaser Gives Horror Fans A Treat to Look Forward to This Halloween

A teaser trailer for the upcoming horror film Candy Corn premiered on Dread Central and has given us a treat to look forward to this Halloween! This is Josh Hasty's next film after his behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Rob Zombie's 31. I have been looking forward to Candy Corn for quite some time and I am excited to finally get a peek at it! The film's ridiculously gorgeous poster (designed by Fright Rag's Justin Osbourne) was also unveiled, which you can see above. With this as well as the teaser trailer (which you can view below), I am even more excited to see this film, which we will hopefully get to see this year around the Halloween season. Check out the teaser and more info on the film below:

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Halloween Club's Spook Show Just 1 Month Away!

For the past few years, horror and Halloween enthusiasts near and far have traveled to meet where all kindred spirits converge, at the "Spook Show", an annual event conjured up by the Halloween Club in La Mirada, California. This is one of my favorite springtime events, especially since we get to celebrate Halloween in April! It's full of incredible vendors, killer deals, costumed attendees, Halloween-themed musical acts and performers, and so much fun! If you want to see some of the fearsome fun I've had there in past years, check out the posts from 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015!

More info on this year's event, coming up next month, below:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Midsummer Scream 2019 Tickets Available Now!

Eeeeek, are you getting excited for Midsummer Scream 2019 yet?! Only 5 months to go until we get to kick off the Halloween season with an even bigger and better convention filled with presentations, special guests, vendors, and haunts! And now you can grab tickets for Midsummer Scream as they went on sale today...check out the official press release below for more info:

Monday, March 4, 2019

6 Spooky Spring Events in SoCal Horror + Halloween Fans Don't Want to Miss

If you have the Halloween blues like I do, you'll be glad to know that this spring promises six spooky events in Southern California for horror and Halloween fans! From a haunted house to oddities and curiosities shows to a horror art installation to a Halloween event to a horror convention, there are plenty of things for fans of the macabre to enjoy this spring while we count down the days to Halloween!

Check out six spooky spring events in Southern California you don't want to miss below:

Friday, March 1, 2019

Bethany Lowe Designs Halloween 2019 Preview

Bethany Lowe Designs just unveiled their wholesale catalog for their vintage-inspired Halloween 2019 collections and it is so delightful to get a peek at Halloween goodies when it is still wintertime! Though these are only for wholesalers and aren't available for consumers yet, these designs are something to look forward to when they hit stores next fall.

Bethany Lowe Designs began in 1985 with the artist's vision of creating unique, original, vintage-style folk art and holiday designs for the wholesale industry. At that time, very few companies were creating this distinct style and look. Bethany Lowe Designs gained a following of collectors and admirers throughout the years, and in recent years the resurgence of the vintage folk-art style has led to even more spotlight on this brand, who showcases other artists' work as well.

The 2019 Halloween catalog offers us a glimpse into the whimsical artwork and decor of Bethany Lowe Designs, along with other artists like Chicken Lips and Johanna Parker! Some of the designs showcased are old favorites while others are boo-tiful new editions, but all of them will give you a burst of Halloween joy just be looking at them! Check out some snippets from the catalog below:
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