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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08
May
2020

Horror Friends Are the Best Friends: Here’s Why!

Are people who love the horror genre more empathetic, more creative, and more equipped to handle a crisis? Absolutely. Why? Read the article!

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04
May
2020

9 Glasses-Wearing Horror Characters You Can Cosplay As

Need a glasses-friendly Halloween costume or cosplay? Check out these nine glasses-wearing horror characters for inspiration!

27
Apr
2020

‘Til Death: Married Couples of Horror

Lauren Spear shares her Top Five favorite married couples from horror movies in this romantic post

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24
Apr
2020

Podcast Episode 9: Dissecting Johnny, The Horror Hack

Get to know Johnny, The Horror Hack, as Lauren Spear analyzes his horror-centric YouTube content on this week’s episode of the HorrorFam.com Podcast!

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20
Apr
2020

Escape the Room! Try Rusty Lake Games

The lockdown driving you crazy? Try Rusty Lake’s FREE escape-the-room horror/adventure games! You’re stuck at home IRL, but can your game self get out…?

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17
Apr
2020

Podcast Episode 8: Heather Landry Debuts Her First Horror Novel — for FREE!

Heather Landry AKA Sandpaperdaisy is known as a horror illustrator, but she’s also a writer! She shares the deets behind her novel: The Cradle of the Worm

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13
Apr
2020

Bored? We Got You, Fam!

We’ll get through this pandemic lockdown, Fam. We’ll READ and COLOR and EAT our way through all this!

10
Apr
2020

Podcast Episode 7: Interview with Welcome to the Horror Show’s Ryan and Grace

Ryan Murphy and Grace Murphy join Lauren Spear on the HorrorFam.com Podcast to discuss their IGTV horror anthology series Welcome to the Horror Show!

03
Apr
2020

Podcast Episode 6: “Darcy” TALKS! Diana Prince Interview!

Diana Prince AKA “Darcy the Mail Girl” talks Joe Bob, The Last Drive-In, preserving horror history, and KINKY horror!

27
Mar
2020

Podcast Episode 5: Beetlejuice Special FX — Featuring Painter Rob Tharp!

Special FX artist Rob Tharp joins Lauren Spear on the HorrorFam.com Podcast to share behind-the-scenes stories + pics from when he worked on Beetlejuice!

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23
Mar
2020

Ghost Movies to Watch While Haunting Your Home

Many of us are starting to feel like ghosts haunting our respective houses! Here’s a list of ghost movies to keep you entertained while social distancing.

20
Mar
2020

Podcast Episode 4: Update from Our MutantFam.com “Cousin”

MutantFam.com’s founder, Frank, joined HorrorFam.com’s Lauren Spear to share the FUTURE of (horror) event coordination! Plus: a BIG announcement!