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On Saturday, September 26th, 2015, why not run away from blood-thirsty zombies at the Wisconsin Zombie Mud Run 2015, presented by Wisconsin Feargrounds?!

You have three options:

Option #1: Be a Runner

  • Runners “run among the living and see if [they] can survive.”

Option #2: Be a Zombie

  • Zombies “see how many of the living [they] can take down.”

Option #3: Be a Volunteer

  • Volunteers make sure things run smoothly at the event.

Registration Fees:

$50.00: Runner

$35.00: Zombie

*A portion of all registration fees will be donated to Don’t be a Monster, an anti-bullying campaign.

C’mon, register and join the fun; you’re not scared, right?!

A blood-thirsty zombie, chained to the wall, hungrily eyes you and your companions whilst you all search for one key that will unlock the door to freedom. In order to find said key, you all must “locate numerous clues and solve riddles” before the zombie begins gnawing on your sweet, delectable flesh.

Oh, and did I mention you only have 60 minutes to escape?

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie,” presented by Room Escape Adventures, is an exhilarating and exciting team building session that will allow everyone to better understand their “group’s effectiveness and [the] ability to work together in a cohesive unit.”

I really, really, really wish “Trapped in a Room with a Zombie” was located in Wisconsin; however, I might travel to one of these great locations to prove that I can outsmart a zombie: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.

And no, the zombie won’t actually eat you. According to the site, “cannibalism has been outlawed since 1804, so the zombie is not legally permitted to eat you.”

What are you waiting for?! Go prove you’re smarter than a zombie!

To contact Room Escape Adventures, click here

Calling all monster hunters, UFO chasers, and paranormal investigators – the Inaugural Milwaukee Paranormal Conference, a FREE event, will be held on Saturday, June 6th from 12:00pm-7:00pm at the Irish Cultural Heritage Center.

This event, organized by Milwaukee author Tea Krulos, will be “a day-long gathering for monster hunters, ghost hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and other paranormal investigators.” The conference will also serve as a promotional event for Krulos’ new book: Monster Hunters: On The Trail With Ghost Hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and Other Paranormal Investigators.

So, if you are a monster hunter or paranormal investigator or, hell, if you just love ghosts and all things supernatural, why not attend? It’ll be worth your while; I know it!

For more information, click here.

Sycamore Township, a small town in Ohio, is in a tizzy over Jasen Dixon’s unusual nativity scene.

Instead of the “normal” manger scene, Dixon, manager of the 13 Rooms of Doom haunted house, has a zombified display, “featuring skeletons as the three wise men and a demonic looking baby Jesus.”

The festive horror scene has become immensely popular, according to Dixon. “People that follow zombie movies and stuff like that love it,” he said.

And I agree with you there; I am a horror fanatic, and I love the creative twist on the nativity scene.

To see Dixon’s zombified scene, click here.

One classic English Christmas tradition should be brought back: the telling of ghost stories on Christmas Eve. What is better than curling up nearing a roaring fire, sipping piping hot mulled wine, and spooking one another with creepy ghost stories while winter’s death-like fingers rattle your windows?

And don’t feel bad if you cannot tell one; instead, grab a ghost story off the musty shelf, or rather, watch The Christmas Carol, Rare Exports, or Krampus: The Christmas Devil.

As a horror fanatic, I am saddened that this tradition is disappearing…like flesh off bones. I am also thoroughly disappointed in myself for not instilling this tradition into my own festivities.

But this year will be different.

While I wait for dear ole’ Santa Claus to creep down the chimney, I will be reading The Mist in the Mirror, written by Susan Hill, “nestled all snug [in] my bed.”

Merry Christmas!

If I might be so bold, what will all my other horror fanatics be reading and/or watching on Christmas Eve?

To aid you, I am jotting down a few novel recommendations.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Alvin Schwartz

The Woman in Black, Susan Hill

The Harrowing, Alexandra Sokoloff

Mister B. Gone, Clive Barker

Trapped, Jack Kilborn

For movie recommendations, click here.

Krampus, the Christmas Devil, definitely puts a horrific spin on Christmas.

Derived from krampen (German for claw), Krampus is St. Nick’s “helpful” companion, who either gives children coal or hauls them away into a dark forest, or Hell, in a burlap sack.

This demonic fellow, with his cloven hooves, goat horns, and pointed tongue, arrives on Krampusnacht, or Krampus Night, to hand out coal and ruten (bundles of birch branches) to naughty children.

And next year, I REALLY want to send out “Greetings from the Krampus” cards:

To purchase some of these festive greeting cards, click here.

If you are a Krampus fan, why not add some of these items to your Christmas list?!

The Krampus Journal, $9.99

Krampus Journal

The Krampus Serving Tray, $34.99

Krampus and St. Nicholas from - Small Serving Tray

Krampus Pillow, $24.50

Greetings from Krampus! Throw Pillow

Krampus Cookie Jar, $24.50

Happy Krampus Happy Christmas Cookie Jar

Krampus Earrings, $22.50

Earring Circle Charm

And you can use some Krampus wrapping paper to wrap all your fine gifts, which will be placed underneath a tree that has been adorned with a beautiful Krampus ornament.

A mother in Ohio is outraged because her daughter’s princess wand, once the foil was removed, revealed a horrific image of a demonic girl slitting her wrists.

This wand, advertised as an “Evil Stick,” creepily laughs instead of playing “beautiful music.” And the image, which shows a young girl cutting herself, is nightmare fuel for any child.

What are your thoughts?