Author: Lauren Spear

Lauren Spear (née Tharp) is the owner of LittleZotz Writing, a super-respectable multiple award-winning website for freelance writers. She's also the HorrorFam.com founder! Lauren grew up in the horror industry (her parents did practical special FX work for many of the horror movies you love from the '80s and '90s) and basically created this site so she could freely gas on about creepy stuff and stop having to pretend to be normal.
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25
Jun
2022

20+ Snow Horror Movies

Whether you’re looking to cool down in the midst of grueling summer heat or need some comfort during the cruelest winter chill, these snow horror movies may be just the entertainment you’re looking for!

03
Jun
2022

Podcast Episode 20: Actor Daniel Roebuck Shares His History with the Horror Genre and How He Became Rob Zombie’s Grandpa Munster

Actor Daniel Roebuck, Grandpa Munster in Rob Zombie’s The Munsters, catches up with his pal Lauren Spear sharing EXCLUSIVE stories! A veteran of the horror genre, Dan Roebuck has portrayed memorable characters in films, shows, plays, video games, and was even a clown in the circus!

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06
May
2022

13 Horror Movie Musicals to Add to Your Watch/Play List

If your reaction to “What’s your favorite horror movie musical?” was “There are horror musicals?!?” then my list of 13 musical horror movies is about to change your life. Enjoy!

27
Apr
2022

Podcast Episode 19: Rob Tharp Shares His Memories Doing Special FX Work for Class of 1999 (GIVEAWAY!!!)

Horror special FX artist Rob Tharp shares his memories (and his exclusive photos!) from his time spent working on effects for Mark Lester’s Class of 1999 — the sequel to Class of 1984 (shown on season 3 of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs).

15
Apr
2022

Podcast Episode 18: “Kids” Horror Movies (That Aren’t for Kids!)

HorrorFam.com Podcast host Lauren Spear shares her thoughts on one of her favorite horror movie subgenres: “Kids” horror movies that are NOT for kids! Do you have any faves in this “who the heck was this made for?” category of film? Let us know in the comments!

08
Mar
2022

Podcast Episode 17: Celebrating the Women Who Shape(d) Horror Culture!

VIDEO: Lauren Spear wishes you a happy International Women’s Day and gives shoutouts to lesser-known horror queens ♥ (12 minutes)

24
Feb
2022

Podcast Episode 16: How to Introduce Someone to Horror (VIDEO)

Lauren Spear shares five tips from HorrorFam.com’s founders on how to (positively!) introduce your friends to the horror genre.

04
Nov
2021

The Tell Tale Heart 2021 Review

First-time filmmaker McClain Lindquist’s adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart is a treat! Here’s why.

13
Oct
2021

HorrorFam.com Podcast Returns 2022 (But Written Articles Are Up NOW!)

HorrorFam.com founder/owner Lauren Spear answers some questions about what’s happening here now and in 2022! Bonus: A one-minute video!!

08
Oct
2021

What’s Streaming Where?! October 2021 Horror Movies Streaming for Halloween

Here’s a MASSIVE list of which horror movies are streaming on Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Disney+, Netflix, Peacock, Hulu, Tubi, and Shudder for October 2021! Have fun, Fam! ♥

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02
Mar
2021

Horror Isn’t Scary – Why Our Favorite Genre Is the Least Frightening

Why are so many “scaredy-cats” drawn to the horror genre? Why do we find scary movies comforting? Because horror ISN’T scary! … but everything else is.

30
Oct
2020

Clea Switch Game Review (And Giveaway!)

Lauren Spear played through Clea, a new survival-horror game for the Nintendo Switch! Read her review, then enter to win a copy for yourself! (Contest ends 10/31/2020)