Monster Land was recently honored with the Honest Scrap award from Cortez the Killer @ Planet of Terror and has now received the Chuck Norris Black Belt of Blogging from the very entertaining horror blog, Chuck Norris Ate My Baby. So in keeping with the tradition of these awards I am conferring my very own Necronomicon Award for Outstanding Blogs of Horror to ten deserving blogs that keep me up well past my bedtime, and revealing ten things about myself you don't know.
Billy Loves Stu: As a gay man and lover of horror, Pax Romano delights in exploring the homoerotic undertones of horror movies past and present. He highlights everything from the camp antics of Ed Wood to the subtle eroticism of Scream (his blog’s namesake) with a fresh perspective and unmistakable passion for the genre. There’s no doubt that his unique take on horror, not to mention his long running series on horror hunks, will leave you salivating for more.
Evil on Two Legs: Kept running by a team of bang up writers, Evil on Two Legs is the best thing since the unmasking of Jason. The site focuses on slasher films, but it is not above exploring all things horror. Log on to this site immediately for the very best in horror commentary and news. Do it, or they’ll send Michael Myers after you.
Tomb of the Headless Werewolf: A fellow academic, the Headless Werewolf is a college professor and writer by trade who draws his horror inspiration from the tales of Washington Irving. His blog covers a wide spectrum of material from comic book incarnations of Dracula’s daughter to the films of Dario Argento. The Tomb of the Headless Werewolf skillfully probes the inner reaches of horror and serves it up a la carte with the author’s own brand of profound commentary.
I Love Horror: The brash and unapologetic Brad McHargue is your host at I Love Horror. Full of strong opinions and even stronger arguments, I Love Horror is a repository of the very best in horror criticism. This blog is at the forefront of the battle to end the pussification of vampires, with its biting commentary on Twilight and Stephanie Meyer.
Day of the Woman: BJ-C explores the feminine side of fear with all the sass and class of one of the many horror heroines she loves to write about. The self proclaimed Queen of Twatlight is a shining example that there is hope yet for the future of horror and its young fans.
The House that Dripped Blog: The fact that this blog has only been in existence for two weeks and I’m giving it an award should tell you something. A high school teacher from Richmond Virginia, Jake has a thing for the classic Universal monster movies and mad scientists. The House that Dripped Blog should be your first stop on your journey through horror blogdom.
Vault of Horror: What is there to say that hasn’t already been said about this wonderful blog? B-Sol works tirelessly to provide only the best in horror news and delightfully snarky commentary. A must read for anyone who calls themselves a horror fan.
The Gore Gore Girl: The Gore Gore Girl is a trifecta of awesomeness as its author studies trends in porno, horror and action movies. Her blog is a smorgasbord of titillating reviews of films like “The Penetrator” and “The Italian Stallion” starring Sylvester Stallone. The Gore Gore Girl’s unabashed love of porno movies is both inspiring and empowering. There has never been a better reason to indulge in the horror, porn and action genres than the Gore Gore Girl’s insightful and engaging blog.
Musings Across a Continuum: The always classy Ms. Harker provides witty repartee on horror from her home base down under. A fan of Anita Blake and TrueBlood on HBO, she provides her sophisticated perspective on books, films and even events of real life horror. Always a joy to read, Musings across a Continuum goes down smooth like a warm sip of AB negative.
Frankensteinia: This simply stunning blog is the reason I began blogging in the first place. Pierre Fournier shows he has the brains to man one of the most extensive horror blogs on a single topic, Frankenstein and its many permutations. You gotta love it.
Ten Things You Didn't Know About Me Before Today, and Maybe Wish You Never Did
1. I’ve had an irrational fear of llamas ever since one spit in my face at a petting zoo.
2. I can sing.
3. I was once carded at a Walden books for being too close to a display of kama sutra books.
4. I’m a Latina and my mother hails from Panama in Central America.
5. I was born in Bavaria, a province of Germany that has purity laws for its beer.
6. On the first date with my husband we saw Alien vs. Predator.
7. I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 24.
8. My dad played Metallica, ACDC and Def Leopard on my mother’s stomach when she was pregnant with me.
9. I dumpster dive.
10. I read trashy romance novels in my spare time.