About Ms. Voodoo

Ms. Voodoo crawled out of the Louisiana swamps some time in the early 1970s. Preferring Bela Lugosi to Barbie, she didn't fit in with the other little girls. She soon decided that education was the key to becoming the next Elvira, and convinced her mother to send her away to school. She spent the seven years at Miss Bathory's Academy for Aspiring Vixens and enjoyed great academic success, graduating "Something Cackled Loudly" with a major in spells and hexes. Ms. Voodoo now makes her living running a shop that specializes in "unique" items. It doesn't have an address. When you need it, it finds you.

Psychobilly and Horror Rock: Two Local Dayton Bands to Love

Hello, maniacs!  It’s been a while.  Your intrepid Ms. Voodoo has been celebrating all things Halloween and generally running amok for the last month or so.  Now that it’s all over, I must admit that I’m a bit blue.  I’ve been looking for something creepy to lift my spirits and I’ve found it in the Dayton music scene.  We are so lucky that we have some home-grown horror bands here in Dayton.  Two of them have shows coming up this month that are just the ticket to soothe that post-Halloween depression. Have you heard of The Transylvania Hellhounds?  If you … Read more

Dayton Halloween Happenings: Be There and be Scared

Dayton Halloween Things to Do

Hello, maniacs! It’s here!  It’s here!  It’s here!  I can hardly contain my joy over the fact that Halloween approacheth.  There’s so much going on in the area this month.  It’s almost as though the rest of the world has finally joined the great big Halloween party that is my life.  About time…geez.  In fact, there’s so much to do that you might be a bit overwhelmed with choices.  To make your selection a bit simpler, I’ve compiled a list of all of the spooky haps about town.  I’ve included links for more info.  Just click the red words! ** … Read more

Rob Zombie’s 31: A Ms. Voodoo Review

Rob Zombie's 31

Hi there, maniacs.  It’s Ms. Voodoo again, this time with a review of Rob Zombie’s latest flick, 31.  I must preface the review by making a small admission:  I am absolutely smitten with Rob Zombie.  I can’t help it.  He just slays me.  In fact, I have often referred to him as my future ex-husband, much to the chagrin of my current beau, um Beau.  I’m sure he and Sherri will understand when they see us together.  We’ll be too gruesomely adorable to hate for long and too gruesomely gruesome to attempt to split up.  It’s gonna be a thing. … Read more

In Support of Modern Horror: Updates for the Tired Top 10

It’s that time of year again, maniacs.  You know what I mean.  The world turns orange, the pumpkin spice starts to flow, and seemingly every entertainment website publishes its Horror Top 10 list for the best scary movies of all time.  These lists are supposed to guide the seasonal horror viewer to the must-see, can’t-miss, gotta-watch-with-the-lights-out films that have become the staples of October viewing.  But do they?  I can’t help but feel that these lists have become a bit…well…predictable.  They usually refer to the same old horror chestnuts every year without much variation from site to site.  Those of … Read more