Growing up, I always felt like the black sheep among the other girls at birthday parties. While other seven-year-old girls my age were playing with Totally Hair Barbie, I was making Creepy Crawler molds and slinging Madballs at my little brother’s head. They wanted to watch My Little Pony, even though I would go into great detail about how it was vitally important that I find out if Skeletor had finally gotten the better of the He-Fool. Or better yet, the strange looks I would get when I suggested A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 for the Pretty, Pretty Princess sleepover.
Speaking of Dream Master, here I am doing my best Alice Johnson impression! No, I’m no cosplayer- just a big thirty-something nerd.
And since we’re in the holy realm of nostalgia, here is little Patti circa 1986 Halloween because I haven’t embarrassed myself enough yet.
While it may have seemed strange to others that the tiniest girl in the class had heroes in the form of Ninja Turtles and Randy Savage; over the years in the horror community no less, I’ve found other like-minded folk, (and thank meteor shit for that because I thought I was a dying breed stuck in Frank-n-Furter’s time warp). I’ve been freelancing for about seven years now- some of which for some pretty big online horror websites and even served as an editor for one for about two years. How and why, I don’t have a damn clue but HEY, I’ll just roll with it! Some of which included- iHorror, Bloody Disgusting, Dread Central, Nightmarish Conjurings, 1428 Elm, and last but certainly not least- Rue Morgue (online and physical magazine). I don’t want to go any further without giving a shout-out to the two other contributors to this site you will see content from every so often:
Landon “Lester Lowe” Evanson, our Joe-Bob Briggs and Silver Bullet madman extraordinaire as seen below in his spiffy Tommy Jarvis swag!
And the Manic Exorcism, (he has a real name but he might kill me if I even type it out) our Godzilla and Eibon Press aficionado!
All of which has led me to start this little website as a tribute to the era that molded me into the weirdo I am today. A raw place on the wild interwebs for passionate people to read, write, and relish in nostalgic fuzzies. And maybe find some new movies to check out as well. From look-backs of yesteryear’s toys, games, and films to modern horror and pop culture.
Looks like I still have some room on here, so here’s a picture that the ETSY VHS sorcerer NancyJars made for me because it’s so cool.
Ok, I think I’m just about done but before you leave if you need to contact me for promotional purposes, pitch me an article, or hey hire myself or one of my comrades for like, actual paying gigs, there’s a handy-dandy contact form in the menu somewheres- or I’ll just make it mucho-ecologically easy for you Poncho and give you the email here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
One last tidbit- for disclosure purposes, I am an Amazon Affiliate and you’ll see some Amazon links from time to time inside certain articles that pertain to the content. If you feel so inclined to clink on the link and you buy (what’s usually the film or whatever we’re discussing) we got a tiny little percentage of that! It’s not much but anything on the outside helps as those yearly website fees can be a bitch!
Well, I think I’ve covered all the bases! So, welcome to Nightmare Nostalgia.
Come with meeeeeeeeee…
-Patti “Paultergiest” Pauley