Shouldn't be any surprise that I love Halloween. I'm probably not doing anything special for it this year, save for dressing up in my psycho killer outfit, working on my horror short story and handing out candy. But I do offer some things somewhat Halloween related for this post:
Gargoyle, easily the best mag in D.C. and arguably one of the better in the country, has a lauch party coming up for their new issue. It's at Chapters Books in D.C., November 23 at 7:00 p.m. If you're not aware of Gargoyle, no, it's not a horror zine. It's a lit zine, but does sometimes include work with fantastical elements.
2nd, I offer up to you the Federal Vampire and Zombie Administration. I heard the supposed Director on the radio last night, and he's either the biggest crackpot since David Icke or he's done one hell of a job putting together a joke internet site. Either way, it's good fun imagining civil war soldiers banding together to kill vampires, or Fidel Castro sending a boatload of Zombies to Miami to get revenge on the U.S.A. It all sounds not too unlike a Harry Stephen Keeler novel come to life.
3rd Lady Litblitz has a good question about horror lit today. Go check it out and post if you have thoughts.
4th and finally, Art Bell, the great enabler of crackpots everywhere, is hosting his annual Ghost-to-Ghost call in show tonight. It usually offers up a nice balance between creepy stories and callers pretending to be the ghost of Elvis. It's a late night show, but worth it. The page has a list of stations that carry the show.