PUMPKIN CARVING TIPS FROM ELVIRA & THE HAUNTED HISTORY OF JACK-O-LANTERNS!

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It’s the Halloween Season, boils ‘n ghouls, and for those of you out there wracking your (or someone else’s) brain when it comes to the delicate art of pumpkin carving, Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark & The Hostess With The Mostest, has come to your rescue. I came across this little clip that should help any Jack-O-Lantern newbies get into the, er, spirit of the season. So take it from a pro and get to it because before you know it, all manner of ghosts ‘n goblins will be wandering the earth and who knows what will happen if you’re caught without the protection of a glowing, grinning visage of ‘ol Jack sitting upon your front steps.

CONTINUE READING FOR A LITTLE HAUNTED HISTORY ON THE TRADITION OF JACK-O-LANTERNS!

OCTOBER HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!

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It’s that time of year again boils ‘n ghouls.  That time of year when the air becomes cool and crisp.  When dusk brings a brilliant orange hue and long, mysterious shadows.  That time of year when the smell of woodsmoke drifts upon the brisk night wind.  When the leaves carpet the ground with brilliant shades of red, orange, yellow, and brown.  It is that time of year when a Jack ‘o Lantern, so carefully carved, sits glowing upon the steps of homes everywhere.  When children stalk the night to trick or treat.  It is a time of monsters, of werewolves, vampires, witches and ghosts.  It is time…for Halloween!

If you’re reading this, then there’s a good chance that, like me, you’ve waited all year for this as the entire month of October is Halloween for me (hell, I could say it’s Halloween all year round here at BackwoodsHorror). And the day itself?  I’m not yet certain what I’ll be doing, but I’m for DAMN sure it’s going to be memorable (IF I can remember it…heh…).  So dust off your costumes, or make or buy new ones, because it’s time to get out there and celebrate the time of year when Horror in every form imaginable is brought to the forefront of every heart and mind.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

-Aaron-