Saturday, May 15, 2010

Horror Purchase of the Week


This week I found Extreme Halloween written by Tom Nardone in the bargain bin at Borders for $1.50. How, you may ask, was it that cheap?  Well all bargain bin books were 25% off this week and they were buy 1 get 1 free. The book is a nice little collection of extreme ways to decorate your yard and also contains extreme party decorations and ideas (check out a few of my favorites: how to make your own fake blood and fake blood on a budget, Halloween hangman, anatomically correct invitations, and the haunted lavatory [an amazing set of tricks to creep out your bathroom for your Halloween party]).  The great thing about the book is that, while you may not follow the author's exact instructions, the book is so chock full of projects that you may just use his ideas as inspiration for your own little Halloween projects.  Sir Nardone has also authored Extreme Pumpkins: Diabolical Do-It-Yourself Designs to Amuse Your Friends and Scare Your Neighbors, and Extreme Pumpkins II: Take Back Halloween and Freak Out a Few More Neighbors.  The sweet thing about the author is that he lives in my home town, Detroit (at least he did at the time of publishing this book)! You can also visit his website at

1 comment :

Autumnforest said...

Sounds like another good addition to my collection. I start re-reading them usually in early August--I get so excited for Halloween!