Happy 4th Anniversary HHH!

Today marks the halfway point to Halloween and it’s also the observed 4th Anniversary of Halloween Horror Haiku!

Halloween Horror Haiku 4th Anniversary

A busy work schedule eats into a lot of my time and focus this year. As a result, I haven’t been posting as much as I’d like, but my little blog is still kicking and I hope to continue to grow. I’ve added horror movies into our celebrations and still committed to being a nice chill place for people who enjoy Halloween, horror, and haiku.

Happy 4th Anniversary HHH

4th Anniversary Contest

Anyone who publicly posts the happy anniversary to Halloween Horror Haiku image above, or an image of their own design, here or on social media, anytime this weekend, will be entered into a free drawing to win a Halloween Horror prize pack.
Halloween Prize Pack:

The Conjuring Blu-Ray DVD (1 sealed copy)
Halloween Dish Towels from Target’s Hyde & EEK! Boutique (1 set)
DEI Candy Corn Socks (1 pair)
Trick ‘r Treat Pumpkin Ornament (1)
Evil Dead Sticker (1)
Camp Horror enamel pin (1)
Misc. spooky stickers

Halloween Horror Haiku 4th Anniversary Prize Pack

I’ll pick a random winner from the drawing pool on Sunday evening and announce the winner by 9:00pm PT on Monday, May 2nd. Don’t forget to tag me on social media so I see your posts.

Again, I want to thank my supporters, readers, and anyone who stops by this blog. I appreciate your time and energy. Here’s to another great year of Halloween Horror Haiku.🎃

Eat Brains Love Movie Review

I fully intended to have this review finished by 4.20, but I couldn’t make the deadline. The motto this year seems to be better late, than never.

Eat Brains Love, 2019
Directed by Rodman Flender
DiGa Studios/Gunpowder & Sky/Sandman Studios

That may also be a good motto for the protagonist Jake of Eat Brains Love, based on the novel by Jeff Hart. When aimless stoner Jake and Cheer Captain Amanda, discover unprotected sex only leads to heartbreak and disease, the two undead misfits hit the road in search of a cure, with clairvoyant zombie hunters hot on their trail.

Eat Brains Love, 2019 ©DiGa Studios

As you can guess, the zombies, or necros, as they’re called, are the good guys, while the big bad call themselves the Necrotic Control Division (NCD), a secret government agency that hunts down zombies before the public at large finds out about them. The NCD enlists psychics to track down necros and pretend they’re doing this great public service by ridding the world of monsters, but, in actuality, their mindbending leader has nefarious plans of his own.

Hot newcomers Jake Cannavale (whose dad is actor Bobby Cannavale) and Angelique Riveria do a fine job as flesh-eating teenagers realizing the ugly consequences of their big mistakes. After a violent clash with the NCD, they get aid from another zombie couple who’ve learned to live with their condition, quietly feeding off small animals and other monsters, a.k.a. rapists and pedophiles, which they find using the public sex offenders registry. Brilliant! This could’ve been its own movie. Anyways, turns out, feeding is the only way to keep the zombie impulses at bay. While on the run, a sweet romance develops between sassy Amanda and the charming dimwitted stoner.

Eat Brains Love, 2019 ©DiGa Studios

Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre star Sarah Yarkin, plays Cassandra, a powerful psychic recruited by the NCD to find Jake and Amanda. She provides the overall story narration, which fills in some missing info that the movie didn’t have time to address visually, and conveys her inner feelings about situations and people. Cass also develops a bit of a crush on our boy Jake, putting her at odds with her employer, and, of course, Amanda.

Eat Brains Love, 2019 ©DiGa Studios

The logic of a secret government agency cleaning up highly publicized violent crime scenes, not to mention zombies, falls apart a few times, however, it is somewhat entertaining to see the excuses that do work, i.e., a mass casualty zombie attack is quickly turned into a “school shooting.” Sadly, school shootings are an acceptable normal form of violence to cover up such a fantastical idea as a zombie outbreak. While it’s no Dawn of the Dead, screenwriting duo Mike Herro and David Strauss added just enough social commentary to their humorous and witty script to make this a smarter than the average zombie flick.

Eat Brains Love, 2019 ©DiGa Studios

Roger Corman protege, Rodman Flender (and uncle to rising Hollywood superstar Timothee Chalamet) delivers a witty rom-zom-com, much in the same way his 1999 hit movie Idle Hands did, with the scares taking a backseat to the offbeat comedy and gore (a fistful of testicle, anyone?) My biggest complaint is the ending seemed rushed and ambiguous for no reason, I mean, it’s a crime to leave your audience hanging like that, or it should be. Perhaps there’s a sequel in the works?

Eat Brains Love, 2019 ©DiGa Studios

All in all, I think zombie fans will definitely enjoy this one. It won’t change your life, but you’ll be giggling away like you just smoked a bowl. Eat Brains Love is now streaming on Shudder.

Welcome February!

Happy Imbolc! Happy Lunar New Year! We’ve entered the halfway point of the winter season. It’s the feast of St Brigid, a Gaelic tradition of Ireland’s matron saint, goddess of Spring, fertility, arts, poetry, and magic. Many blessings to all!

2022 is the year of the tiger. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and powerful. May the spirit of the mighty beast envigorate your soul.

Remember to protect those who need our help, people, animals, and the earth alike. Embrace love this February, not hate. That doesn’t mean you need to be attached, just be kind. Give hope.

Welcome to the new Halloween Horror Haiku!

Halloween Haiku is now Halloween Horror Haiku!

Why the change? I want to expand more into the horror genre and blog more about horror movies, books, creators, etc. I’ll still write haiku and post about all things Halloween. Honestly, I don’t think my blog will be much different.

Be sure to bookmark the new website address:

Social Media Handles
Instagram: @halloweenhorrorhaiku
Twitter: @Halloweenkristy
Pinterest: @halloweenkristy

If you find broken links or missing items, gimme a shout-out in Comments or email me at Halloweenkristy@gmail.com

Thanks for your support and for joining in this journey with me.

Halloween Kristy

Big News! Halloween Haiku is rebranding

I’m in the process of redoing my blog. Halloween Haiku is changing its name to Halloween Horror Haiku. There will be a new web address, but until then, I can still be reached at Halloweenkristy@gmail.com

The transfer will happen soon and it might take a bit of time, so please bear with me. You may notice little changes here and there. I’m hoping not to lose any content in the transfer. Fingers crossed and any good vibes you can spare, I’d appreciate them.

I’ve been thinking about this for a while. I was going to wait until 2022, but I realized there’s no reason to wait. Plus, I wanted to secure the domain name.

I thank everyone for sticking with me on the journey thus far. I hope you’ll stay around to see the cool things I have in store for my blog.


Halloween Haiku Challenge 2021 Winner

Congratulations to DeAnna Hammersley who submitted the winning haiku in the Halloween Haiku Challenge 2021!

Halloween Haiku Challenge 2021 Winning Haiku

DeAnna won the Halloween Icons Prize Pack, which includes an unsigned copy of Elvira’s new book, Halloween face masks, Halloween dish towels, a pair of candy corn socks, Halloween notepad, and Stay Spooky card.

Here are the results of winning runner-up haiku. Each will receive some Halloween stickers and small buttons.

2nd Place: Gary Blackwell aka Gaxthewonderpigeon

Silent as the grave
Moon beam loud, shrieking banshee
Death makes room for you

3rd Place(tie): Barbecue 17

Octobers Last Night
Awaiting the Great Pumpkin
November’s chill comes

3rd Place(tie): Ava Harrison

The spirits rise up
Humans run away and scream
The bedlam begins

I will directly contact winners to get mailing details. Please do not post personal information here or on social media.

Thank you so very much to everyone who participated in Halloween Haiku Challenge 2021. Choosing a winner is always such a hard decision, since there were some fabulous haiku. I’m amazed and inspired by everyone.

Wishing you all happy holidays!