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Chilling Tips For A Terrifying Halloween Party 2016

pumpkinsAre you having a party this weekend to celebrate Halloween? You’ve got everything, right? You’ve picked up the pumpkin, and carved it? You’ve the scariest movies to play? You’ve got your copy of “The Monster Mash” to dance to? But have you ticked these terrifying items off your list?

Very Creative Costumes

Encourage guests to get into the Halloween spirit, and ask that they come in full costume. If possible, host with a close friend or maybe a member of your family, and split costs and jobs equally. Purchasing costumes can get expensive! Make a costume with clothing and material from home, or shop at a nearby thrift store. You can make it easy!

The Choco-Cauldron

Decorate with plastic black cauldrons from any local party store. Decorate tables with cauldrons. Fill them with candy, miniature cookies, or candles to serve as centrepieces. Grab and go flower bouquets are another great way to brighten any dark dining room table.

Decorate with plastic black cauldrons from any local party store. Use cauldrons to brighten a dull dining or family room table. Make centrepieces out of cauldrons filled with candy, miniature cookies or candles. To be more formal, place grab and go Marigold bouquets on each table. Go to town and have fun!

A Chilling Playlist

A Halloween party is incomplete without specific tunes to spread a spooky vibe. There are plenty of great Halloween tracks out there.  Just look on iTunes!

Hourly Food

It pays to serve food as soon as guests arrive. Serving food in one location is a great way to have guests meet; as more people arrive begin serving drinks. How about presenting different types of alcohol in different ways.

Scary Movies

Set up a space to watch scary movies. Keep thrilling horror movies playing throughout the night so guests have the option to drop in, grab a bite, and get scared by a classic horror movie. Place bite sized Halloween desserts on a table in a corner of the room. Make it exciting!

Themed Desserts

Bake Halloween cookies and cupcakes with friends to make preparing for the party less stressful. Bake ahead of time to reduce stress and keep the kitchen clean for the day of the party.

Just remember that sometimes purchasing a dessert can be so much easier than getting flour and crumbs all over the kitchen before guests arrive.

Far, Far Away Event!

Great News!
Far, Far Away, the sequel to Fade Away, is officially available on Amazon.
Also, I’m having an event to share the love with you.
When: Friday, October 28th, 2016
Time: 7:30pm-9pm EST
Be sure to stop for some fun!
M. L. ❤

The Scariest Movies On Netflix… They’re Coming For You!

faceLove Netflix? This Halloween I’m sure there will be a lot of horror movies streaming on that service. But which movies should you pick? With the thousands of films currently available on Netflix I thought it might be a good idea to put together a blog with some of the better films on offer. If you are looking for something scary, and delightful… check out this list!

The Babadook

With all the competition movies have in the horror genre—it takes a film like “The Babadook” to stand out. The Babadook is no ordinary horror movie. It tells the story of a mother struggling to control her young son who is plagued by visions of a monster he thinks is coming to kill them. He may be right. Genuinely terrifying.


Why does Hollywood have such an obsession with creepy kids? Every single time some young person finds themselves possessed we run behind the sofa. Insidious sees a couple fight supernatural forces when their son enters a comatose state, finding himself becoming the host for ghosts from an astral dimension. Whatever you do, don’t watch it alone. Seriously… Just don’t. If you’re alone this Halloween pick something else to view.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

If you’re going to make a film about an exorcism, there’s a lot of competition. One of the greatest horror movies of all time was, afterall, about exorcism. This is a very creepy movie, based on a true story, that just takes the creepiness to the next level. “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” is well worth your time, and attention.

The Devil Inside

Over twenty years after a woman murdered three people, her daughter Isabella travels to a hospital for the criminally insane to work out if her mother is suffering from delusions or actual demonic possession. Unfortunately, it’s the latter and it isn’t long before she’s recruiting two exorcists to help her fight back for her mother’s soul. A seriously addictive horror movie.


A horror-comedy which rightfully takes its place on our list because it ignores everything it should do as a horror picture and carves its own identity. A movie that you will probably enjoy more each time you see it. You will see it twice. I can almost guarantee it.

The Scariest Horror Movies… You Probably Haven’t Seen!

the-entityWe know all the Halloween favorites… but how about the Halloween horrors few people have seen? This week I’d like to look at some of the best ‘unknown’ horror movies… movies that will terrify the very marrow in your bones… because more than likely… you won’t know the ending….

Breathing Room (2008)

A group of people wake up in a room to discover they have all been given numbers. They come to realize they are all “contestants” in some game, and there is no escape. Violence and mayhem ensue, with some great twists and clever angles. You won’t want to sleep after this one.

Cube (1997)

Before Saw there was… Cube. Seven strangers wake up to find themselves in separate rooms of a seemingly endless and incredibly deadly maze. Cube after cube, reveals new terrors, new traps, new ways to die. The strangers must navigate the maze and find the way out in order to survive….

The Bad Seed (1956)

A seemingly perfect family, including the perfect daughter, may not be all that they appear to be. This sweet, little girl may, in fact, be a psychopathic killer. Of course, what mother wants to believe something like that about their own child? What could be scarier than that?

Bug (2006)

Another unknown horror that may well have you reaching for the blankets… Ashley Judd plays Agnes, a waitress living in a motel, in rural Oklahoma. Agnes begins a relationship with a man who says he was discharged by the Army. He begins to discover bites across his body caused by bugs that Agnes cannot see, bugs that he says live in the blood and feed on the brain. The movie is strange, disturbing, and thought provoking. You are never really sure what is real, and what isn’t. But isn’t that part of the joy of watching a horror movie?

The Entity (1981)

Starring Barbara Hershey as Carla Moran, a woman who is attacked, beaten, and raped by an unseen force. She struggles to figure out what is happening to her. She feels as if she is going crazy and seeks the help of a psychiatrist, and later, a parapsychologist, in an attempt to put an end to the attacks. A tense, dramatic horror movie which really does creep the viewer out. Do you dare face the ‘Entity?”

Six Halloween Horrors Your Kids Can Enjoy Too!

tales fromHalloween is creeping closer—a time of fear, terror and… Horror movies. This week I thought it would be fun to share some of the best horror movies for kids… If you want a scare safe enough for your kids… These movies might be right for you! Just don’t watch them alone…. Enjoy!

Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie

Who doesn’t love Pooh? Seriously? It’s Halloween in the Hundred Acre Wood, and everyone is excited to trick or treat. But Pooh eats all of the candy, so Roo and Lumpy set off on a quest to capture a scary Gobloon who will grant their wish for more. Sweet and not scary, this film is perfect for younger children.

Hocus Pocus

A boy who is charged with keeping an eye on his nosy little sister on Halloween night accidentally unleashes the Sanderson Sisters—three witches from the Salem witch trials that suck the youth from little girls.


A newly-dead husband and wife discover that a family of the living has moved into their house, so they hire a crude “bio-exorcist” to scare them off. The friendship between the deceased couple and Lydia—the epitome of a neglected and gloomy teenager—is heart-warming and the 1980’s styling will give you a good laugh.

Halloween is Grinch Night

Is How the Grinch Stole Christmas a Christmas popular with your kids? If so– your family will love this lesser-known, Halloween-themed prequel. This cartoon creeper is filled with the same Grinch antics we loved in the original, with just enough holiday-appropriate spook to keep young children entertained.


Marnie Piper has always been obsessed with Halloween, much to her mother’s despair. But it turns out there is something her mom is keeping from her—she’s a witch! When grandmother Aggie arrives for her annual Halloween visit, Marnie follows her to a strange place called Halloweentown. This installment is the first of a magical trilogy—the two sequels will be better appreciated by kids who are a little older.

The Worst Witch

Back in the days before Harry Potter, there was Mildred Hubble. Mildred struggled with being the worst student at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches. This cute movie about a triumphant underdog will entertain kids who may be too young for Harry Potter.