Tab is a pop culture junkie, film nerd, and horror fanatic. She works in IT and can usually be found watching movies, cross-stitching, or sometimes both! She’s married and has three adorable cats – Sullivan, Darby, and Zed. She also loves an anthology.

Horror Origins



Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series compiled by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell

Edgar Allan Poe

Edward Gorey, especially The Gashlycrumb Tinies

Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Goosebumps series and Fear Street series by R.L. Stine


All the Stephen King and true crime books my mom recounted to me, especially It and The Stranger Beside Me and Small Sacrifices, both by Ann Rule


The Twilight Zone” (1959-1964)

Reboots (1985-1989 and 2002-2003)

Tales From the Darkside” (1983-1988)

Unsolved Mysteries” (1987-2010)

Are You Afraid of the Dark” (1990-2000)

Tales From the Cryptkeeper” (1993-1999) – cartoon version of “Tales From the Crypt”

The Outer Limits” (1995-2002)

Watched the original (1963-1965) as an adult

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction” (1997-2002)

Night Visions” (2001)


All Hitchcock movies, but especially Rope (1948), Rear Window (1954), Dial M for Murder (1954), and Vertigo (1958)

Universal Monster movies, especially Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

The Monster Squad (1987)

Lady in White (1988)

Army of Darkness (1992)

Copycat (1995)




  • Subgenres – supernatural and serial killer (realistic depictions)
  • Directors – John Carpenter and Guillermo Del Toro
  • Horror Movie – The Thing (1982) directed by John Carpenter
  • Monsters – zombies and the Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Genre Podcasts – Bloody Good Horror, Monster Party, The Horror Movie Podcast, and Boys and Ghouls
  • Non-Genre Podcasts – The Two-Headed Nerd, Star Talk Radio, and Welcome to Night Vale

Our AMAZING Patreon Monster Kids!


Minya Level

  • Optimus Primecast (Eric & Dale) @optimusprimecast
  • Andrew
  • Jacob R.
  • Mia @superspecs
  • Wayne @insanerwayner

Gamera Level

  • Kerry @kerrys72
  • Exploding Heads Podcast (Dave, Christian, & Brandon) @EHHorrorPodcast
  • Bloody in Love Podcast (Rich & Naomi) @bloodyinlove
  • Brian S.
  • Annette @idlecannibal
  • James @jamesd7004
  • Jonathan @samloomis13
  • John

Godzilla Level

  • Pax Church @kungfudracula
  • Tommy @grendeltech
  • Fred @BigRigBeard
  • Mad Max
  • Elizabeth @titania86
  • Skoll Hati @skoll_hati_777
  • Brian

Shin Godzilla Level

  • Chris @jappert_chris
  • Armando @blinkbomber
  • Ryan @TheGiantBWithYou
  • Jordan @bundyisback
  • Louis @louisoreo