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October is here, and so it’s time to begin our annual celebration of all things spooky, creepy, and otherwise fitting for the month of Halloween.

Celebrating All Things Spooky returns this year with a month of sales, contest opportunities, and horror game reviews!


First up, for the entire month of October, ebook copies of my horror stories The Book at Dernier and It Came Back will be on sale for $0.99 each at Amazon.

The Book at Dernier follows a scholar as his obsessive research leads him into a world of dark rituals, eldritch knowledge, and growing madness. It Came Back sees a young woman return to her childhood home, where she discovers a series of letters that recount her family’s dark secret as a demon begins to stalk her nightmares.

My other stories and my zombie comedy The Zombie Mishap are not on sale, but you can check them all out here.

Next, last October I wrote the script for a horror visual novel called Not It, set on Halloween in a small town where it is said that a serial killer’s spirit returns each Halloween to exact revenge. It’s available for free, so be sure to check it out!

I’ve worked on a handful of other horror games as well, and you can find them all here.


Moving on, it’s time for our Celebrating All Things Spooky 2020 contest!

This year, the available prizes are:

  • Two Till Midnight (gift sent through Steam)
  • Alien: Isolation (gift sent through Steam)
  • Those Who Remain (gift sent through Steam)
  • Dead Age (Steam code)
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location (Steam code)
  • Lakeview Cabin Collection (Steam code)
  • eBook copy of The Book at Dernier
  • eBook copy of It Came Back
  • $15 sent through PayPal
  • You pick a game for me to review!

If you choose the review option, your chosen game must be something either I already own or is easily obtainable, which you can discuss with me beforehand. It must be a single game, not a collection (although the chosen game can be part of a collection). I will start playing it in November.


  • No purchase is necessary.
  • Only comments made between October 2, 2020 at 12:01 AM EST and October 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST will be counted.
  • 1 non-spam, non-anonymous comment on any blog post here = 1 point.
  • 1 non-spam, non-anonymous comment on a Celebrating All Things Spooky blog post = 2 points.
  • You must use an email address or website URL (or include another way of contacting you) in your comment so I can contact you if you win.
  • You must have at least 10 points at the end of the month to win.
  • The person with the most points will get their first pick of the prizes. The person with the second most points will pick second, and so on, until all prizes have been given out.
  • The winner will be contacted by November 2, 2020.

Remember, you have between now and Halloween to earn enough points to win a free horror game or one of the other prizes.


And as usual, this October will be filled with horror game reviews, so check back throughout the week for 2020’s celebration of horror!

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  4 Responses to “Celebrating All Things Spooky 2020”

  1. It doesn’t feel like that long ago since last year’s ‘All Things Spooky’. Was just on Gematsu in the comments section for Silent Hill 4 coming to GoG and noticed there was a comment there by you. 🙂

    • Silent Hill 4 is one of my favorites, so I’m pretty interested in the PC port. 😀

      • Seems to be getting mixed feedback on the port, but I saw one video where the player showed you can change the resolution in the options and it looked really good. Some people said the controller doesn’t work well with it, but others say it worked great. Maybe they never played the original and don’t realize it is supposed to have a degree of clunk. It seems like actually a good port and it’s cheap!

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