Halloween Links Roundup for October

I don’t usually do links roundups, but since all of my posts this October have been Halloween/horror themed and I was involved in the Horror Writers Association’s Halloween Haunts blog series, it just seemed natural that I would start gathering a list. So I did, and here it is. =) Enjoy.

Lit Jack-o'-lantern glowing menacingly

My Faves from HWA’s “Halloween Haunts”
Famous Monster (Hunters) of Filmland (and Beyond) by Ed Erdelac
The Gift of Fear by Rebecca Cantrell aka Bekka Black
Stoker Spotlight Interview with Rocky Wood
Why Horror? by Cher Green
A Halloween Primer for Horror Writers by Lisa Morton
Be Careful Who You Scare: A Halloween Cautionary Tale by Laura Benedict
Diary of a Horror Writer–Entry 62 by Russell James
Tricks, Treats, and Chainsaws by James Chambers
Fort Fear–Writing the Origin Story for a Haunted Attraction by Adrian Ludens
How the Application of Corn Starch Prepared Me for Novel-Writing by David Annandale
The Ten Movies That Should Always Haunt Your TV On Halloween by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
In a Gulf Coast Graveyard by James Kendley

The Beauty & Grotesquerie of Halloween
25 Unforgettable Homemade Halloween Costumes Made from Recycled Materials | The Daily Green
Amidst Swirling Words & Leaves | Words XO
30 Halloween Party Ideas: Decor, Entertainment, Food, and More | Biz Bash
Halloween pumpkin gallery | eBaum’s World
A Quick Craft for Halloween Spookiness | Tameri Etherton
Famous Works of Art Halloween Costumes | Flavorwire
Spooky Spines | What I Saw
Poetry Friday: A Monster in My Room | Iza Trapani

Horror & Fear
Sympathy for the Monster | Candy’s Monsters
The Myth of the Lonely Monster | Candy’s Monsters
31 Things That Scare Me | Author Jennifer Chase
The Haunted South | Deep South Magazine
Are You Ready for Fall Chills? | Doing the Write Thing
How to Write the Hairy Scary | Word Whores
The 10 best scary paintings | The Guardian

My Posts
Jack-o’-lantern Jars
Why Horror Should Be Its Own Genre
20 Spooky Poems: Suggested Reading for the Halloween Season
The Skeleton (with a brief explanation)

And finally, if you’re on Twitter and you could use more horror tweets in your life, check out my new Twitter list of HWA members. I haven’t even had time to check out everyone individually yet, but no doubt there are some great professional horror writers to follow. And if you’re in the Horror Writers Association and I missed you, let me know.


That’s it, folks! What’d I miss? Feel free to share your favorite blog posts about tricks and treats below. And have a very safe and happy Halloween!

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  • Thanks so much for including my blog post!  Great list!  Happy Halloween 🙂

  • Iza Trapani

    Thanks so much for including my poem! Happy Halloween!

    • You’re very welcome; I loved it! Have a great Halloween. =)

  • Tameri Etherton

    There is way too much Halloween goodness listed here! Thanks so much for including my quick craft in your links. I’m going to have fun today reading the other links. I love the ‘Tricks, Treats, and Chainsaws’ title. 

    Happy Halloween!

    • Agreed–a whole month’s worth. =D I thought your craft was very clever! Enjoy the other posts, and Happy Halloween.

  • Thank you so much for the including me in your list. Happy Halloween 🙂