Halloween 2K18: A Review of: “Halloween” (2018)

This review contains a major spoiler. Like most people, I walked out as the end credits began to roll. This was not because of any particular disdain for the film, but rather because I am not usually one of those people to sit through them. Only unless I am enraptured by what I saw and…

Halloween 2K17: Horror Movie Screenings at the Strauss Mansion Museum

Is there a better place to watch a horror movie than a haunted Victorian mansion? We found out the answer to that last year when we, the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, hosted three film screenings during the month of October. This year, we are doing three more—two of the same, and a new one fitting…

Halloween 2K17: Buy a Haunted Doll, Help Hurricane Irma Relief

Okay, so let’s kick off Halloween 2K17 by dipping our hands into the bizarre: a “haunted doll” is for sale on one of Facebook’s many online yard sales. This one is located in Central New Jersey. I must admit, this is definitely a first. Both as a frequent browser in the group and eight years…

Halloween 2K16: A Full Schedule of Events at the Strauss Mansion

Just like last year, Reel to Real will feature a special series for the fall season. Titled “Halloween 2K16”, this will be where I blog about horror movies, share fall recipes, and also let you know what’s going on in my paranormal investigating adventures. October is going to be a busy month. My team, Ghosts…

“Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”: That’s a Wrap!

It is now November, so I just wanted to say that’s a wrap on “Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”, the column I started back in September to lead up to my favorite holiday. There were 40 installments including this one, covering paranormal investigations, creepy legends, and also horror movie reviews. I hope everyone enjoyed it, and I will…

“Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”: A Review of “Trick ‘r Treat” (2007)

This is probably going to be a must-watch on¬†Halloween for a lot of people. Trick ‘r Treat weaves together four distinct stories that all come together throughout the entire movie at different parts. Sometimes they are separate, sometimes parallel, and other times are interlocked and all become one. It is a creative plot even though…

“Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”: October is Finally Here!

My favorite month of the year is finally here. This blog is already well underway with our special “Halloween Twenty-Fifteen” column which will carry on until the end of October. I’ve already posted 16 articles in this column over the last month, including horror and sci-fi movie reviews as well as write-ups of my paranormal…

“Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”: A New Column for this Fall

As a paranormal investigator who loves horror movies and works at a haunted museum, there is no better time of year than fall and October.¬†This blog has always been busy with paranormal musings, and that will continue. I am starting up a new column that will run the next couple months until the end of…

A Proposal for a Food-Related TV Show I Would Love to See

We’ve reached that inevitable point in the middle of the summer months that dooms all bloggers. That is, the stretch of time where there is just nothing to write about. No movie or sports news—we are still waiting for a little bit of both. Because of that, I thought it was about time to finally…