Where did October go?? Time always flies when you’re having fun, and no month is more fun than October. Today on Halloween, for my twelfth (!) and final post of the month, I’m going to give my brain and keyboard a rest and just drop a slew of spooktacular images below for you to enjoy. … Continue reading Happy Halloween!
Last time in this space I discussed the popular 1980s Coors and Coors Light ads featuring our favorite horror hostess with the mostess Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Well, it’s Halloween season and Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) wasn’t just a brew-pitching barmaid, no siree, so I’m bringing her back for another round. Elvira has been the … Continue reading The Art of the Ad: Take Home Elvira with Thriller Video
"And if they ever ask about me, tell them I was more than just a great set of boobs. I was also an incredible pair of legs." Those words, delivered by Elvira—played masterfully as always by Cassandra Peterson—in the 1988 cult classic Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, encapsulate what fans love most about this woman: … Continue reading The Art of the Ad: Elvira, Halloween, and Coors Light
Italian artist Enzo Sciotti, who passed away in April 2021, always comes to mind during the scary season for me. His horror movie poster artwork, so lurid and lush, was filled with women in peril, knife-wielding maniacs, and grotesque creatures of the night. During his peak period in the 1970s through the 1980s, Sciotti illustrated … Continue reading The Horror Movie Poster Art of Enzo Sciotti
Consider this pictorial spread an autumnal potpourri of fun, spooky, and sexy Halloween imagery, mostly from that mid- to late-twentieth century sweet spot that I return to so often here. Feast your eyes on these tricks and treats… Morgan Fairchild’s Halloween 1981 photoshoot where she dressed as a sexy witch has been featured here before, … Continue reading Trick or Treat
October is all about chilly, cozy autumn vibes and binging all things horror. I relish these 31 days spent gorging on scary novels, short stories, movies, art, podcasts, television, comics, you name it and I’m feasting on all the horror right now. Speaking of feasting—what a segue—vampires are one of the stars of October, no … Continue reading They Want to Suck Your Blood
I've been thinking a lot lately about writing. What got me into writing, and then what brought me back to it. The ways in which the internet has largely democratized writing—for good and bad—and how several of my writing inspirations over the last two decades have been online, at both "establishment" hubs and small, one-person … Continue reading Twenty Years of Blogs That Inspire Me