Welcome to the Killers And Demons Festive Advent Calendar.
It is that time of year when we are looking for the perfect give for the ones we love and cherish. Or perhaps you are a little demon and want to treat yourself. Either way, why not support some amazing authors, artists and musicians while spoiling those you love (including yourself).
Come by here every day from now until December 25 for some fantastic gift ideas. And although Demon Julie loves horror, not all these gifts will be scary. There will be something for everyone here.
On Day 3, I bring to your Nix.
Nix is a demon who loves to possess little girls. Her adventures are wild, and her attitude is sassy. I’m sure you will fall in love with her as much I did. I loved her so much that I devoured the entire series.
Since this is the week leading up to Halloween, I’m devouring scary movies. I tend to stick to the ‘old school’ stuff. I love the 80s. This week I have ventured into the current year! Yes! And guess what? It’s not so bad.
Being an 80s metal head and a horror lover, I came across this absolute gem! If you love sassy characters, metal heads, and ritualistic murder…this is for you. Give it a go. The story is decent. I’ll admit, I was surprised a few times – the twists are well executed.
I LOVED the fact that it PROVED that metal isn’t dead. Really.
I LOVED the unexpected twists and turns.
I LOVED the unsettling ending…where you start to question what really happened.
Have you been watching scary movies? What’s your favourite? Any recommendations for Halloween night? I’d love to read your suggestions in the comments.
I love scary movies. What better time than Halloween to pour a glass of wine, turn off all the lights, and curl up on the couch for scary movie time?
Today, in true Demon Julie style, I’ll recommend the toxic cocktail – Devil’s Candy. Two parts heavy metal, one part murder, and laced with terror. In raw #MetalMurder fashion, the devil’s music possesses those who listen, morphing mere humans into killing machines.
It’s a rough, raw ride filled with horrifying images. It’s sure to send a chill up your insides. So grab a cocktail, butter that popcorn, and prepare your self for a scary ride!
What is your favorite scary movie? Share in the comments.
Things might be a little different this year. But it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the spooky day of Halloween. Why should the kids have all the fun? Us adults (or demons) like a good little trick or treat too.
What are your plans?
Parties and trick or treating aside, there are plenty of other deliciously dark things we can do!
Today, we talk about makeup! Yes. Creepy makeup is easy and fun to do. And the reactions are to die for. Doing creepy makeup is simple and doesn’t cost much. After all, a demon has to watch her budget.
Step one is to pick a look. With the internet, this is easy. Pinterest is a good source for ideas, or you simply use Google. Go on, search away, come up with at least three ideas.
Here’s some looks I’ve done in the past….
Once you pick out your look, you need a simple set of tools. This is my basic (cheap) toolkit. If you have a Halloween themed store near you, check it out. I found some great stuff at Halloween Alley. Shopper’s Drug Mart often carries special Halloween items. Any store with a cosmetic area will have some good, basic, inexpensive stuff (brushes, sponges, palettes).
(1) Base creams – white, black, red. I always keep white, black and red cream base. This can go all over your face, or used to accent.
(2) Palette – I’ve been reusing an old palette full of shadows and creams. I mix and match—an eyeshadow can be used for creating shadows on your face. A lip gloss can be used to emulate blood or make thick, glossy eyebrows. Have some fun, play around a little.
(3) Brush Set & Sponge – a simple sponge is cheap. I buy them by the bagful at Super Store. Don’t throw away those old brush sets—repurpose them for creepy makeup time.
(4) Mascara & Liner – I love to mascara my eyelashes at the end. Liner is perfect to draw lines or darken around the eyes. I love Urban Decay (Sephora) as one stick lasts a long time, and this brand offers lots of glimmer options.
The creepy-photo-idea you chose to follow is a guide only. Your face is shaped differently than the person in the photo, and your look will be your own unique creation. Be free and expressive. Go with the flow.
STEP 1 – BASE: The first step is to do your base. Most of mine have been white. A simple sponge and base color do the trick. Make it as smooth as possible, but don’t fuss. Then, take a larger brush, swipe it through a flesh coloured blush, and pat/dab/brush over the white to bring out a little flesh colour.
STEP 2 – EYES: Next, I usually move on to the eyes. I make small additions to mock the shape I want and effect I want. I just play around while taking regular looks at the photo.
STEP 3 – FACE: When the eyes look almost done, try adding to the other parts of the face. Look at the photo, start with the areas that have the most makeup featured. Add a stroke, look back at the picture, add a stroke, look back at the picture…you get the point. Play with this! If you want to try something different than in the photo do it!
STEP 4 – FINAL TOUCHES: I usually put final touches on the eyes, revisit any areas I want to bring out more, then end with the lips.
Go out and look for ideas! Then post your photo ideas below! Come back on Halloween and share your final look.
And STAY TUNED here for more tips on specific creepy makeup looks. If there’s something you want to be featured, mention it in the comments.
It’s time to wrap up the first series in story time. What fun it has been to take my listeners back to the time when mom or dad would read you a story and tuck you in at night. It has been a pure delight to introduce to you the adult version of story time. The stories told here are ones of horror, and the time of day that you listen to them is up to you. Do you need the light on? Or can you immerse yourself in a terrifying story in the darkness of night?
I did very much enjoy doing this series. Some terrific horror writers were kind enough to give me permission to read from their devilish delights. Thank you to each an every one of these authors. Please, do check out what they are up to, all links are provided below. Take a listen to the readings you missed, and if you like the stories, get your full copy of their terrifying work.
It has been so much fun reading these beautifully written works.
If you missed out, or want to listen again, please do. Grab a morning coffee, or a late night cocktail, curl up on your couch with a blanket, and allow me to send a prickle running down your spine, or perhaps whisper a chill through your bones.
Goodbye, beloved series. My little demon heart shall forever hold you within.
Killers AND demons. Why, Julie, why? Why did you create such a ghastly sounding website?
I’ll tell you why.
The killers part comes from my obsession with serial killers. I’m absolutely fascinated with such dark, twisted minds, and have been for a long time. I’ve been watching Criminal Minds for years, and I squeal with delight when an endless stream of re-runs appears on TV allowing me a full day of binging on murder while the rain pelts against the window. When I’m cooking dinner or my latest French pastry creation, I love to put Forensic Files on in the background and pick up tidbits of gruesome acts and how DNA, fibres, or stupidly left paper trails lead the authorities to the killer.
I love to problem solve. I love investigations, and poking holes in the fictitious, or real ones, that I watch with eagerness. As for the killers, well, it scares me to death what real people are capable of. This particular type of killer – the serial killer – the kind of person who cannot be completely and accurately psychologically diagnosed, and who becomes so obsessed with a dark fantasy that he or she must play it out over and over – like some sort of horror flick – until it is perfect, fascinates the part of my brain that can’t look away. I can’t help wanting to figure out why someone can murder dozens of people and do unspeakable things to the bodies. I can’t help wanting to understand why it happens and why it’s so difficult to stop, to prevent, to nip in the bud. It’s terrifying. Just like you, I have my favourite genres of movies and books – and scary shit just happens to be right on top.