The Horror Writers Association has dubbed Friday, October 13th as National Horror Day. They are giving away loads of cool prizes including a signed copy of "Grudge 2" script from writer Stephen Susco, "Saw 3" merchandise from Lionsgate, Signed copy of "Tales from Edgar Allen Poe" illustrated by Gris Grimly and Signed "Death Tunnel" and "Spooked" DVDs from director and producer Christopher and Philip Booth for those with the best and most creative actions on Horror Day, determined by a panel of celebrity judges. Prizes will also be given to random friends at myspace.
On Oct. 13, fans are asked to buy a horror book, give away a horror book, rent a horror video, host a movie night, read ghost stories to children, or talk to the local library, bookstore, video store, newspaper or radio station.
I wish I had heard about this sooner. I could have come up with something creative for this day and maybe gave out a few prizes of my own. Unfortunately, I didn't, but I still would like to celebrate. So, this is what I have come up with. I've decided to do an all night Ghost Story blogging. I plan to post at least one new ghost story per hour from 11 pm to 5 am Central Time. Other bloggers are welcome to join me, but whether you do or not, doesn't matter. I'll still be here all night.
How do you plan on celebrating?
A Reminder: Saturday's guest poster position is still available. All you have to do is email me your topic idea and a link to your blog by Friday.