Soon we celebrate Friday the 13th ... again, or specifically, Friday November 13th which is our second this year! For horror fans Friday the 13th dates on the calendar mark the greatest excuse to Netflix and chill, while rewinding some of the greatest slasher movies of all time. When you think of the evil villain serial killer who stalks morally bankrupt camp counselors, … [Read more...] about Jason Voorhees, Friday the 13th and the Worship of the Female Goddess Named Mom?
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There are horror movies that you can’t wait to see. Literally, you are counting down the months and days until you can get into one of those fat leather recliners in the theater, bury yourself with an insanely sized soft drink and a bucket o’ popcorn the side of your head. Ahhh… finally, you’re going to watch something scary AF with an 8/10 probability of you sleeping … [Read more...] about 4 Pro Tips for Writing Psychological Traumatic Horror
Here is the question we all ask ourselves. Whether we are watching a scary movie, or heading downstairs to the basement. We think “Do I really want to turn on the light?” followed by “What if I see a monster?” The truth about adulthood is that we’re really just kids that got older, and wiser. Most of us. But some things will always fundamental scare … [Read more...] about 4 Horror Movies Where Turning The Light Off Was a Bad Idea
If you talk to most horror writers, it is more than a hobby to them. Some aspire to become a famous author, who will have their books converted to screen plays. Other writers love the potential of selling a horror screen play that may become a series, to networks that are buying up original content like crazy. Entertainment leaders like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Every … [Read more...] about Prepare to be a Published Horror Writer: Industry Tips from Puzzle Box Horror
many times have you heard a writer say that they are completing a novel and plan to start submitting it to commercial publishers? It an overnight success story that is kind of similar to the garage band that has a music label scout discover them, and whisk them away in a limo to sign a million-dollar contract? It used to happen that way. But not anymore. As we discussed … [Read more...] about 7 Steps to Building Your Author Name and Brand (On a Really Small Budget)