Angie Azur is a YA Sci-fi Writer.
Writer for PALEO Magazine.
Former Intern at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
SCBWI & COWG Member.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Halloween is my favorite of all the holidays! Seriously, I wish we would dress up all year. I love it. Right now I am sporting hot pink hair "for Halloween" but will ultimately not wash out for 3 months. Ha! I am my inner child in October.

Zombies also have a special place in my heart. I love them too! I love them so much, that me and my 9-year-old son have been working on a Zombie picture book. It bites! --- literally.

Fun facts about Zombies:

  1. Zombies never tire
  2. They are attracted to movement
  3. They cannot talk
  4. Zombies can't see 3 feet in front of them, so they trip on everything
  5. They only die by head wound
  6. You can dodge a Zombie 
  7. Zombies can break through glass, but not climb up or over a windowsill
  8. They have excellent hearing, so be quiet
  9. Zombies came from Haiti
  10. Once you are bitten, you will become a Zombie
  11. There have been over 200 Zombie movies made since 1961

Fun facts about Halloween:

  1. One serving of candy corn = 140 calories
  2. 35 million pounds of candy corn will be eaten this year
  3. Halloween is old! Over 2000 years old
  4. Over 41 million kids will trick-or-treat this year
  5. In the middle ages people believed witches turned themselves into black cats to avoid being caught
  6. 44% of Americans will dress up on Halloween
  7. The October celebration in Rome started the apple bobbing tradition of today
  8. The first Jack O' Lanterns were made from turnips
  9. Halloween costumes are associated with early Europeans and Celtics. They wore disguises to fool ghosts.
  10. If you want to see a witch on Halloween = wear your clothes inside out
  11. There have been 10 Halloween Movies: 
  • Halloween (1978)
  • Halloween II (1981)
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
  • Halloween: Resurrection (2002) 
  • Rob Zombie's 2007 remake of the original Halloween.
  • Rob Zombie's 2009 remake of Halloween 2.

Now that you have the facts - go write your own Zombie or Halloween movie! 

Good Luck!
Happy Halloween

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