Happy Birthday, Boris Karloff

Today, November 23, is Boris Karloff's birthday. Boris Karloff, you may know, appeared in dozens of classic horror films, as well as providing the narration for the original Grinch in Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Boris Karloff is famous for starring in Universal Picture's Frankenstein (1931) and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)  as... Continue Reading →

Halloween Movie: Night of the Demon (1957)

Happy Halloween! Get out your candles, Tarot cards and crystal ball! In the spooky spirit of the day, let's watch a movie about a very wicked witch! But in this case, the witch happens to be a man. You may or may not have heard of it, but Night of the Demon (1957) is a... Continue Reading →

Spooky Word of the Week: Séance

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Today, I bring you the last spooky word of the season: séance. If you watched Night of the Demon, then you saw a scene featuring a séance. Here is that scene... So, "séance" is our spooky word of the week (and the last one until next year!) A séance, of course, is an... Continue Reading →

How to Recycle Your Pumpkins

Wondering what to do with your jack o' lantern and decaying decorative pumpkins after Halloween? Compost your pumpkins! Pumpkin Palooza is a composting event held by Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. From October 29 to November 13, 2022, take your pumpkins to one of these locations for environmentally friendly disposal: 1-66... Continue Reading →

Spooky Word of the Week: Jump Scare

All this month, I am featuring four horror films of Val Lewton, who is attributed for developing the cinematic "jump scare." The first reputed use of the jump scare in film occurred in Cat People (1942), which is the featured film this week. The "Jump Scare" is a cinematic technique you've probably experienced while watching... Continue Reading →

Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe

Happy Apple Day! I have an apple recipe that I know you'll love. This healthy recipe tastes a lot like Apple Pie to me. Add a few drops of vanilla or almond extract if you like. For one serving, add to a smoothie blender... About 1/4 cup of applesauce (or 1 apple sauce single serving... Continue Reading →

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