If you gave a hack a billion dollars and told him to make a horror movie, you would still get schlock. But if you give Josh Stifter enough money to buy a decent 2004 Jetta, he’d produce a film to knock your socks off.
Horror Makeup Artist
Makeup is a curious artform. At one extreme, thoughtfully applied layers of cosmetics can make even the least fortunate face worthy of gracing the cover of Elle. At the other, they can render someone so hideous that even the Journal of Medical Disorders wouldn’t put them on page ten.
“Why did I make my own haunted house? Ha! Just the love of Halloween,” said Tom Braun, the creator of Horror on Harmon. “I always loved going to haunted houses at carnivals when I was a kid, but my mom wouldn’t let me set one up back at home. ‘I don’t want the neighbors to feel like they’re living next door to the Adams Family,’ she’d say. I’m glad I can do whatever I want now!
Snowcrow, a new novel by Blake Alb, tells the story of Teddy, a precocious Minnesotan schoolboy dealing with the usual trials of growing up plus one more: evil snowmen. (Teddy’s suspicions that he was in for it ought to have been aroused the day he enrolled at Anomaly Academy.) Will Teddy discover the origin of the foreboding frozen golems popping up around town? Could all of it be in his head?