THE MONSTERS ARE HERE! Second Wave of Horror Wax Warmers Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that our second wave of horror wax warmers have arrived and can be ordered for immediate shipment from our website! They will be showing up on other sites, but you can get a jump by ordering directly from us. And to encourage you to order direct from us: we are currently offering the new warmers for $25.95 (discounted from $29.95) and this sale will be good through Halloween 2015! Here are our new models, again, ready to ship NOW:

The Scent of Cthulhu:  This wax warmer was inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos. Warm cthulhu (1)your favorite wax scent on top of this slumbering behemoth of doom. But be careful not to awaken him. For if you call, he will come!

 

 

Zombie Apocalypse:zombie (1) Waiting on that Zombie Apocalypse that we all know is coming? Tide yourself over with this great zombie wax warmer. Want to know why our zombie is the perfect warmer? He always has wax on his brain! 

 

Mummy Dearest: Mummy lovers will come completely unraveled with this mummy design mummywax warmer! Melt your favorite wax in your own petrified pharaoh without the hassle of an Egyptian curse! 

And don’t forget that we also have our own line of scented wax cubes to feed your monsters:

monster melts 1-1Monster Melts Series 1: The Graveyard Gang: Haunt your favorite wax warmer with these monstrous melts. Create a spine chilling aura of pleasing fragrance at the witch’s hour or any time of day. Store in a cool place. Halloween Forevermore recommends storing the pack in the refrigerator about 30 min to 1 hour prior to use. Under these conditions, wax shapes will firm so that breakage and disfigurement will be avoided when they are popped out of the pack for use.

EUROPE’S HAUNTED PLACES

           With millennia of rich history, it’s no surprise that Europe comprises some seriously haunted places. These are generally locations where violent crime, great suffering, or traumatic death has occurred.

            Ancient Ram InnAncient Ram Inn in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, England, was built in 1145 over ancient pagan burial grounds. Now a bed-and-breakfast, tales from its past are rife with evil spirits, child sacrifices, and devil worship. The current owner has found two children’s skeletons and broken daggers on the premises. Guests report being touched by unseen hands or pulled out of bed, hearing disembodied voices and screams, and seeing the apparitions of two monks, a high priestess, a young murdered girl named Rosie, and a shepherd and his dog. The ghost of a 16th century accused witch who had taken refuge in a room before being burned at the stake is also said to haunt the inn. Some guests have been so terrified, they jumped out the window to get away!

              Chateau de BrissacThe 11th century Chateau de Brissac in Maine-et-Loire, France, was rebuilt in the 15th century by Pierre de Brézé, Chief Minister to King Charles VII. De Brézé’s son Jacques, inherited the castle. One night in 1477, Jacques found his wife, Charlotte, in bed with another man. Jacques stabbed Charlotte and her lover some 100 times with his sword. He went to prison; Charlotte still roams the premises wearing a green dress and known as ‘La Dame Verte’ (‘the Green Lady’). Her moans and cries are often heard echoing throughout the castle. Her frightening apparition is most often seen in the tower room of the chapel. Her face has gaping holes where her eyes and nose should be, and she is sometimes seen trying to pull a sword from her body.

Edinburgh Castle

With a history of imprisonment, bloody battles, torture, and entombment of plague victims, Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the world. Visitors report seeing shadowy figures and strange lights, and experiencing sudden drops in temperature, unexplained mists, and feelings of being watched. Known ghosts include an old man in an apron, a now headless drummer boy who was killed after warning the Scots of an English attack in 1296, and a 17th century piper who lost his life in tunnels below the castle. In 1537 the Lady of Glamis, Janet Douglas, was accused of using witchcraft in an attempt to murder King James V of Scotland. Like hundreds of others, she was burned at the stake on the esplanade below the castle. Her screams and weeping can be heard today, and she is sometimes seen writhing in the flames or searching the grounds for her son.

            Poveglia IslandPoveglia Island in the Venice, Italy lagoon was deserted by the 14th century, when it was used as a quarantine colony for victims of Bubonic plague. By the mid-17th century, over 160,000 bodies had been thrown into mass graves or incinerated in bonfires. 50% of the island’s soil today is thought to be human ash. In 1922 the island’s buildings were converted for use as a mental asylum. Rumours of ill treatment and inhumane experiments were not proved, but in the 1930’s a doctor (who may have been driven mad by guilt or ghosts) committed suicide by throwing himself from the bell tower. It is said he survived the fall, but was suffocated by a ghostly mist that rose from the ground. The asylum closed in 1968. The Italian government recently sold a 99 year lease of the abandoned, overgrown island to an Italian businessman for the bargain price of about $621,000 U.S. He doesn’t yet know what he will do with the haunted island, but wants it to have some form of public use.

Happy Birthday, Terry M. West!

Happy Birthday, Terry M. West!
Written by Kerry E.B. Black

Happy Birthday to Terry M. West!
Happy Birthday to Terry M. West!

Time for a celebration! Halloween Forevermore’s fabulous Managing Editor, writer, designer, photographer, and filmmaker, Terry M. West, celebrates his birthday today.

This member of the Horror Writers’ Association writes quirky fiction. He created the popular “Car Nex” series, and plans are in the works to bring his Cecil and Bubba to the silver screen. Included among the many other popular titles penned by the talented Mr. West are “Dreg,” “What Price Gory?,” “A Psycho’s Medley,” “Dead Aware,” “The Giving of Things Cold and Cursed,” “Rose Man,” “Heroin in the Magic Now” and “Turning Face.” He compiled and edited the anthology “Journals of Horror” and contributed to many other anthologies.  He and Chad Lutzke will release the novelette “The Him Deep Down” on Halloween, 2015.

His short works, comics, and novels have garnered awards and recognition, including making TV Guide’s Sci-Fi Hot list. His filmography includes “Blood for the Muse” (based on his award-winning comic of the same name) and “Flesh for the Beast.” He acted in “The Bunker,” “The Blood Shed” and “Gallery of Fear.”

Born in Lake Worth, Texas, Terry migrated to the East Coast in 1989 and currently resides with his family in sunny California where he paints, writes, collects horror memorabilia, and plots his next endeavor.

Happy Birthday, Terry!

Happy Birthday King & Wells!

KingThe Autumn Equinox is a good birthday for a writer, apparently.

Today, Stephen King, horror expert extraordinaire, celebrates. With over 50 novels and hundreds of short stories and non-fiction works to his credit, Stephen King holds such a special place in the literary world that he’s a household name. On 10 September, 2014, President Obama presented him with the NEA’s National Medal of Arts. Not a bad birthday gift, eh? Born in 1947 in Scarborough, Maine and raised by a self-sufficient mother, Stephen King credits his wife, Tabitha, for the completion of his first novel, Carrie. (He had thrown the beginning into the trash. Tabitha retrieved it and encouraged her husband to complete it.) His works have seen adaptions for big and little screen. He’s even acted within some of the adaptations. He published several works under the pen name Richard Bachman. Stephen King’s garnered prestigious awards and encouraged new writers. He said, “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”

Wells“Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions without systematic knowledge,” said another literary great. Also born on this day in 1866 was H.G. Wells, the Father of Futurism and Science Fiction. Herbert George Wells published such brilliant works as The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds. Hundreds of essays, articles, nonfiction works joined this Londoner’s expansive body of fiction works. His writing explored issues of social class and economic disparity and predicted the rise of major cities and development of suburbs, economic globalization, and military conflict. Many of his tales inspired theatrical and silver screen productions. Most famous was the 1938 presentation of War of the Worlds by Orson Welles that inspired panic throughout America. HG Wells died 13 August, 1946.

Also born today were Chuck Jones of Bug Bunny fame (The Warner Brothers Halloween specials bring macabre glee to many) and Ghost buster Bill Murray.

King of Cameos

 

large creepshowNot only is Stephen King a prolific writer with fifty novels and hundreds of short stories to his credit. His non-fiction, columns, essays, poetry, and comics garner praise, and he additionally writes screenplays. He’s even made cameos in some of the adaptations of his stories and books.

His first published novel, “Carrie,” also became his first to be adapted to a film in 1976. Stanley Kubrick famously changed “The Shining” in 1980. “Stand By Me,” “Misery,” “Shawshank Redemption,” and “The Green Mile” became major motion pictures, while “Salem’s Lot” (twice), “It,” “The Tommyknockers,” “The Stand,” “The Langoliers,” “Storm of the Century,” “Rose Red,” and “Bag of Bones” became made for television miniseries. Stephen King created television series, too, including “Golden Years” (1991), “The Dead Zone” (2002-2007), “Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital” (2004), “Nightmares and Dreamscapes” (2006), “Haven” (2010), and “Under the Dome” (2013).

Of the over twenty adaptations of his works for film or television, Stephen King appeared in many. Also, he acted in a couple of established tv show episodes. Follows is a list of his appearances on silver and small screen:

Creep Show                       (1982 movie)                      starred in “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill”

Maximum Overdrive      (1986 movie)                      uncredited appearance as man at cash point

Creep Show 2                    (1987 movie)                      played a truck driver in “The Hitchhiker”

Pet Semetary                    (1989 movie)                      played a minister

The Golden Years            (1991 tv)                              played a bus driver

Sleepwalkers                     (1992 movie)                      played a cemetery caretaker

The Stand                            (1994 tv miniseries)         played Teddy Weizak

The Langoliers                   (1995 tv miniseries)         played Tom Holby

Thinner                               (1996 movie)                      played Dr. Bangor

The Shining                         (1997 tv miniseries)         played the band leader

Storm of the Century     (1999 tv miniseries)         appeared as lawyer in ad and a reporter on a broken tv

Frazier                                  (2000 tv series episode “Mary Christmas”)                          played Brian

The Simpsons                    (2000 tv series episode titled “Insane Clown Poppy”)      “played” himself

Rose Red                             (2002 tv miniseries)         uncredited appearance as pizza delivery guy

Kingdom Hospital             (2004 tv episode finale) played Johnny B. Goode

Fever Pitch                         (2005 movie)                      himself throwing out first pitch at a Red Sox Game

Gotham Café                     (2005 movie)                      Mr. Ring

Diary of the Dead             (2007 movie voiceover) news reader

Sons of Anarchy                               (2010 tv episode “Caregiver”) played Richard Bachman

Stephen King is scheduled to appear on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on 11 September, 2015. He and his wife Tabitha also acted in George Romero’s 1981 “Knight Riders,” portraying Hoagieman and his wife.

Said Mr. King, “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” Stephen King lives by this motto. His considerable talent is supplemented by dedication to his craft and a desire to experience life in his own creative way, be it through participating in the band “Rock Bottom Remainders,” acting, writing, or private pursuits.

Scents of the Season

pumpkinPumpkin mania grips the nation. Baristas prepare pumpkin spice lattes and teashops pour out clever pumpkin combinations. Pies, cakes, muffins, cheesecake and mousse – just about every baked good sports a pumpkin flare as the weather turns cooler and the trees don astounding, colorful arrays.

Candles and sprays come in autumnal offerings, often linking perky pumpkin combinations. Not to be outdone, Halloween Forevermore’s Graveyard Gang scented wax melt shapes include “Rising Spirits”, with its light pumpkin-cinnamon scent, in its assortment. (The other scents in the package are “Boneyard Blend” black bats and “Bloody Shot of Berry” scented red cats.)

While some in America dread the shortened days scented with all things pumpkin spice, many others embrace the madness.

But why pumpkin and its accompanying spices? Native to North America, pumpkins are a part of the squash family. With their vibrant colors, refreshing smells, and distinctive flavor, they represent the autumn. Pumpkins are carved into Jack-O-Lanterns and its seeds roasted into delicious snacks. Pumpkins are celebrated in festivals all across the United States. Circleville, OH boasts the largest pumpkin festival to date. The aromatic blend featured in pumpkin pie spice compliments the clean, earthy flavors of the loved gourd. With its versatility, pumpkin remains the uncontested King of Gourds.

Looking for a way to bring the scents of the season into your personal spa? Try this:

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrubpumpkin mix

1 cup of granulated sugar

1/4 cup of almond oil (Can use olive or flax seed oil instead)

1/4 cup pumpkin puree

1 and 1/4 teaspoon of ground pumpkin pie spice (If you don’t have premixed, make your own by combining 1/4 teaspoon each: nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and ground ginger)

*Combine the above ingredients in a small bowl, mixing well until forming a thickened paste.

To Use a Body Scrub: Moisten the area you wish to scrub. Rub into skin in a circular direction for about 1 minute. Sugar scrub should be stored in an air-tight container and can be refrigerated for up to a week.