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.
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!

14
Mar
2020

Podcast Episode 3: Wayne Clingman on Horror + Sci-Fi Film Festivals

Renaissance man Wayne Clingman joins HorrorFam.com’s Lauren Spear to share his love for horror, sci-fi, Wisconsin history, stray cats, and indie filmmaking.

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09
Mar
2020

Supermoon 2020: Werewolf and Worm Movies

Need some movies for tonight’s supermoon? Lauren Spear shares the best werewolf and worm horror films for your full moon viewing party!

06
Mar
2020

Podcast Episode 2: Best Genre Movies Throughout the Decades (1930s-1950s) — Featuring Rob Tharp!

Lauren Spear, and her father, Robert Tharp (former practical special FX artist), share their “desert island” picks for the best genre movies throughout the decades.

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04
Mar
2020

Return to Horror Hotel Review

Is the Ricky Hess-helmed Return to Horror Hotel a killer horror anthology movie? The indie horror film gets a(n overly) thorough review by our founder!

21
Feb
2020

Podcast Episode 1: VIRAL OUTBREAK

HorrorFam.com’s founder, Lauren Spear, shares some virus-related horror movies to help get you through cold + flu season!

11
Feb
2020

We’re Still Here!

HorrorFam.com is back! We’ve got new blog posts, podcast episodes, and merch. We found our #MutantFam cousin! And we’re involved in an indie film festival?!

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11
Nov
2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Virtua Worlds

In this written interview, Mercuris FM and Melisssne of Virtua Worlds talked about their FREE horror PC game: My Daughter is a Cultist!

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31
Oct
2019

Are Horror Movies Good for You?

Are there benefits to being a horror fan? We looked into the science behind how the horror genre effects humans physically and psychologically.

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17
Oct
2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Heather Landry

Believe it or not, you’re already familiar with Heather Landry’s artwork. Heather, AKA Sandpaperdaisy, is HorrorFam.com’s resident illustrator — she designed our site banner, logo, and our monster mascots.

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01
Oct
2019

Welcome to HorrorFam.com!

It’s October 1, 2019! That means it’s finally time to introduce you to HorrorFam.com — thank you for checking us out! Welcome.