Speaking of good advice, take mine and listen to Peadar Ó Guilín's (peadarog's) chilling short story "The Evil-Eater," now available here at Pseudopod narrated by Wilson Fowlie. I thoroughly enjoyed this creepy story when it came out in Black Gate. Go forth and listen!
If you're looking for free printable Halloween potion bottle labels, check out the links here. Very clever stuff! (Thanks to agentxpndble.)
Thanks to everyone who took part in my poll on "off the beaten track" films for Halloween. I'm going to follow up on your excellent suggestions and watch some spooky films! Here's the trailer for the movie recommended by marthawells, which is too much fun not to share:
Text of the Day: If this isn't a Halloween-friendly title, I don't know what is. Here's the short story "Stolen Brains" by Captain S.P. Meek (1894-1972).
Teaser: Three of the men grasped the doctor and forced him into the chair and Slavatsky started the generator. The violet light bathed Dr. Bird's head and he felt a stiffness and contraction of his neck muscles, and as he tried to shout out his knowledge of Slavatsky's treachery, he found that his vocal chords were paralyzed. Through a gathering haze he could see Carson approaching with an anesthesia cone and the sweet smell of lethane assailed his nostrils. He fought with all his force, but strong hands held him, and he felt himself slipping—slipping—slipping—and then falling into an immense void. His head slumped forward on his chest and Slavatsky shut off the generator.
Read the complete story here.