Movie: Scary Stories To Tell in The Dark
Release date: Aug 9, 2019
Main Cast:  Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur

Brief synopsis:
“The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It’s in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales soon have a way of becoming all too real for a group of unsuspecting teens who stumble upon Sarah’s spooky home.

Inspired Quotes:Stories can heal you or destroy you!” ; “American Horror History Repeats itself

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing the teen horror film, “Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark” based on Alvin Schwartz book series. The books are just short urban legends or stories that form an anthology series. The film changes it up and connects all the different stories into one. We are introduced to the main character Stella who has two best friends Auggie and Chuck. They are horror nerds and bullied by the town jock Tommy. On Halloween night the three amigos get Tommy back and they are chased into a Drive-In theater. While trying to hide from Tommy the three amigos hop into the new stranger in town’s car. He is a young teen named Ramon and you can tell he is running away or has a mysterious vibe to him. All four teens end up going to the Bellows Mansion where Stella finds Sarah Bellows scary stories book and that is when the horror begins. I won’t go into detail you’ll have to watch the movie!

I enjoyed the movie, as I was walking out the theater I could hear a conversation between two young girls who didn’t like the film and made the remark, “I should have just read the books instead”. I grew up reading those books so seeing this film on the big screen was a big deal for me and nostalgic. My grandma used to take my sisters and I to the Public Library in the Summer and that is how I stumbled on the series that fed my imagination and my love for the horror genre. Also keep in mind these books are geared toward a young teen audience and this film was PG-13. Meaning viewers who were expecting to see gore, it’s not going to happen! As a horror fan I love gore, but I also like psychological horror and a great horror story. In this case the title says it all, the main focus is building a great story and making the audience connect with the main characters.


I believe people have high expectations when it comes to horror movies and this is one of those genres that people tend to judge by the fear scale, but as a horror fan we know horror movies are more than jump scares. The audience doesn’t really care about the character development or the story. That is why it is rare to see a high rating on horror movies. Some of my favorite horror cult classics have an average score of 7. Sorry I went off topic, but I feel it is relevant to this film.


I was really entertained by the movie and yes there were predictable moments and jump scares, but I enjoyed the special effects and make up effects. They definitely did justice to Stephen Gamell’s creepy illustrations. The Director André Øvredal executed the angles perfectly and I loved the ending shot where you see the autumn trees and highway. Definitely gave me Halloween and Fall vibes! Also I loved how Guillermo Del Toro (writing credit/Producer) snuck in social commentary. I can tell it Del Toro I’ve seen his films and recognize his influence lol. He basically shows how history tends to repeat itself. The film takes place in 1968 at the time where young men were being drafted to the Vietnam war and Nixon was about to be elected President. Watching that gave me the chills, because it reminded me of the scary times we are current living with 45 as President and the racial tension. Fear of gun violence is our current reality and our true scary story at this moment. 

I am glad one of the main characters was a latino character. Ramon’s character is my favorite character of the film. But I did wish they had gone more into depth about his character. I can definitely see Guillermo Del Toro’s influence in this film. Overall I enjoyed the movie, it was left open for a sequel. Hopefully we will get to see more scary stories on the big screen in the near future! To end this review I wanted to give a quick shout out and congratulations to Guillermo Del Toro for finally receiving his Walk of Fame star!!! Viva Mexico!


Thank you for reading my review. Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz and Facebook!





Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be sharing with you all an interview I did with the talented artist Fade Green! I met Fade Green at a show held at The Salty Frog in Imperial Beach that was thrown by Superior Productionz. That was a very dope and memorable show! I had heard of Fade Green’s music earlier this year when I reviewed Superiors album “1989“. Fade was featured on a track called “Throne” and he stood out to me. I kept seeing him on IG stories where he was performing and also looked up his music. I saw his video for “Marionette” and I was sold! I introduced myself to Fade that night at The Salty Frog and he was super humble! I got to see him perform live for the first time that night and was blown away by his performance. He is a very energetic and charismatic performer! He is also very friendly and dope! I love his music and I actually reviewed his EP “The Fade’d EP 001” that dropped last year.


Not only is Fade Green an artist, he is also a young entrepreneur who has a company called “Pure Art Ent” that throws local events to allow local artists to showcase their talents. Every other Tuesday at the Go Lounge him and Fino have the PA Room Open Mic! I really love what him and Fino are doing for the community. I won’t take much more of your time. PLEASE LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW BELOW OR CLICK LINK BELOW TO NOW LISTEN ON SPOTIFY!!! 🙂


Thank you Fade Green for sitting down with me for this interview I really enjoyed the conversation we had! I appreciate you! I love the vision you have for the community and what you are contributing to the music scene!!! To my readers and supporters hope you all enjoyed listening to this interview. Go give Fade Green a follow @fadegreensd to keep up on his latest music and performances! Also follow @pureartent to keep up on the Pure Art Entertainment events! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads. While you’re at it please feel free to follow my blog on social media @7octoberz and Facebook!




Artist: Smalls Uno (emcee) and Ray Flaqui (Producer) (features: Indian K)

Album: Spit Fire & Die Rhymin

Release Date: July 25, 2019

Buy/Stream album:

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing another album from Smalls Uno aka Sire Spooky aka Spooky Gang! Smalls Uno is part of the Spooky Gang collective that I am blessed to be a part of. Smalls is actually the founder of the Spooky Gang! This year he has now put out two projects this EP included. If you recall I reviewed his first project of 2019 “Beast Mode” earlier this year! I became an instant supporter. I met Smalls and we became fam and now the Spooky Gang is a collective of about 15 individuals who are currently killin it! The album I am reviewing today is “Spit Fire & Die Rhymin”. Smalls worked on this project with dope Producer Ray Flaqui!

The Production on this whole EP is grimey and spooky as they come! Ray Flaqui found the perfect sound to match Smalls Uno’s dark lyricism! The intro track, “Backdraft” sets the tone! You don’t wanna battle him tho!!! I also love the title of the intro track goes with the fire theme of this EP! Smalls definitely crafted a concept and followed through. This is a very cohesive body of work from top to bottom. After the intro track we are blessed with 4 ill tracks! The second track is called, “Death Dance” which goes hard! Enraged rhymin’ at its finest! The beat tho, Ray you killed it on this one!


The third track is, “As I Knew It” ft. Indian K who is also part of the Spooky Gang and also has his crew Sky High Krew! Smalls and Indian K spit about their lives and the shit they had to deal with in the streets and struggles they survived! The fourth track, “Paintin In The Rain 2” I love the jazzy sample, “Last Tango in Paris”. Smalls brings the smooth lyricism. The final track is, “Numb” you get a blaxploitation funk type beat. Smalls shows why he is someone who can’t be fucked with lyrically! The rap god! What a way to end the project! Go support real rap, dope lyricism and amazing Production! Cop this EP you won’t regret it! Spooky!!!

Thank you for reading my review. Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz and Facebook!




Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be sharing with you all an interview I did with Primo Dirty. I met Carlos aka Primo by attending one of his events. He organizes an event every couple weeks on Wednesdays at varied venues mainly the Chula Vista Brewery called, “Hope 4 Homeless”. He books San Diego artists (rappers/ poets/ singers, etc.) who get to perform and it is a place for like minded people to meet up, form friendships, share their talents and some lead to music collaborations. It is also for a dope cause he welcomes any donations from clothes, food or toiletries to give to the homeless community. I introduced myself to Primo and told him about my blog and that I would love to interview him since I love what he is doing to help the homeless community and mixing it with the Hip Hop community! He was down and now we have this interview! Hope you guys enjoy it! I really had fun doing this interview and we also touched on deep topics. I won’t give too much away please listen below and get to know Primo and his vision!



Below is a flyer of a previous Hope 4 Homeless show.


Follow these links to listen to some of Primos music:

Thank you Primo for sitting down with me for this interview and being open about your journey! I appreciate you, your time and the example you are setting for the community to help those in need!!! To my readers and supporters hope you all enjoyed listening to this interview. Go give Primo Dirty a follow @dirty_619 to keep up on his latest music and performances! Also follow @hope4h to keep up on the Hope 4 Homeless events! Donations welcome! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads. While you’re at it please feel free to follow my blog on social media @7octoberz and Facebook!




Artist: YBN Cordae (Features: Pusha T, Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla Sign, Anderson Paak, Arin Ray and Meek Mill) . Also the Producers on this project range from Terrace Martin to J. Cole and more!!!

Album: The Lost Boy

Release Date: July 26, 2019

Buy/Stream album: All platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing YBN Cordae’s album titled, “The Lost Boy”. This album consists of 15 tracks. When I saw the long tracklist, I was like hopefully it is not filled with fillers. I became a fan of short projects. Especially now with this era of mass music consumption, albums dropping daily. Plus I got to admit it makes it easier to review an album when it is short lol. I was pleasantly surprised that all the tracks on this project are dope! We were blessed with 3 singles before the album was released. The first single was “Have Mercy” which is my song! The beat and hook go hard, got the song stuck in my head! The second single was “Bad Idea” ft. Chance the Rapper. This track is a positive motivational song about making it and seeing the positive side to life. The one that took the cake was the single that released a few days before the album dropped “RNP” ft. Anderson Paak. I watched the video on YouTube where they performed live on Jimmy Fallon and the chemistry they have together is out of this world. The song has a soulful funk upbeat vibe that just makes you want to vibe out to it! The other stand out tracks for me where “Thousand Words“, “Been Around“, “We Gon Make It“, “Way Back Home” and “Nightmares Are Real“. The whole album is fire tho!

I’ve been saying YBN Cordae is one to look out for and he proved me right! He has what it takes to become one of the greats from his generation. He definitely gives me hope that Hip Hop is in good hands! He is definitely carrying the torch for dope lyricism, conceptual album and true musicianship! Love the live instruments in some of the tracks. He also has a melodic flow and voice that makes it easy to listen to his tracks over and over. Also his singing voice is catchy. The features also complimented his album. He picked the right features on the right tracks that went with each rappers sound and style. He did not over do it or force it! His word play and double entendres are dope as fuck!. He also held his own on the songs where he features legends like Pusha T.


He is definitely proving he is here for the longevity of making real music that is relatable and timeless. You can tell he respects the craft of taking your time to make a complete body of work. All the tracks fit well together. I did not skip any tracks. I have seen some of his interviews that he has done on his promo run this past week and I loved how he planned the tracklist in a specific order to musically show his journey to find his path. The songs sequence fit the theme of being a “lost boy” from top to bottom.

YBN Cordae is the Prince of rap in my opinion! I saw great potential in him since I heard his J. Cole 1985 response, “Old N***as“. So far my instinct has been on point and this youngin’ is killin’ it! Can’t wait to see what he has in store next! Go support and stream or buy this album, definitely worth it! You get a mix of hype songs to conscious and introspective tracks! There is something for everyone in this album!

Thank you for reading my review. Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz and Facebook!




Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be sharing an interview I did with a very talented artist named Richard Garcia! I met him at Monsterpalooza earlier this year he was a vendor there. I came across his booth and I was instantly drawn to his dope art! I even bought a piece that I fell in love with lol, it was a Freddy Krueger art piece! I mean common my blog name pays homage to Nightmare on Elm Street and Freddy Krueger is one of my favorite horror icons! I introduced myself to Richard and he was very humble. I then added him on social media that same day. I wanted people to know how talented this man is and help him succeed with his passion! He already has his fair share of followers and supporters, but anything I can do to help his following grow I am always for helping others! Without further a do please read below to get to know more about Richard!


1. Please introduce yourself to those who might not know who you are. Also please mention what area you are based out of for people who may want to know.

Hi there! My name is Richard Garcia. I am a full time tee shirt designer for a company and I am based out in the OC.

2. How did you begin drawing and have become the amazing artist you are today?

Haha. Well, I’m definitely not amazing, but I do appreciate the thought. But as far as I can remember, I’ve always been drawing–from children’s activity books, to lined paper…whatever I could get my little hands on. I’ve always been hammering way.

3. How long have you been making art? Specifically horror art? How did your journey begin?

Oh, man. I’ve been a horror fan since I was probably 9 or 10, and my love for it really took off once my parents bought a VCR and the dawn of the video rental store was born, where there was a mass explosion of memorable and not so memorable horror films. So from time to time I would do horror style art.

4. How long have you been attending horror conventions and selling your art? How did that first come about?

This is my second year at Monsterpalooza, and really my only horror convention that I’ve attended to, and since I’ve done others shows such as Wondercon and Long Beach Comic Con, and figured that I’d finally stretch out, explore another genre of cons and give this a shot, especially when they branched out in Pasadena. That’s when I really started to explore doing horror art.

5. Do you feel the horror community has embraced you? If so how?

Um, I guess. Haha It’s only my second year, so so far I’ve heard no complaints.

6. What’s you favorite scary movie? Why?

The classic Night Of The Living Dead. It’s a horror masterpiece.

7. What’s your favorite horror art piece and why?

Don’t think I have one just yet.

8. We have began to witness Jordan Peele giving black actors lead roles in horror movies which is rare in that genre and it is dope to see! Do you feel a director like Guillermo Del Toro could follow his lead and accomplish something similar for Mexicans in horror movies as lead characters? Do you feel latino representation in horror movies/shows is needed/important? If so why?

Well, he did do something to that extent with his 93′ Chronos, Pan’s Labyrinth, and The Devil’s Backbone where the majority of the movie was in Spanish. Though, I can’t say 100 % that this and Pan’s Labyrinth are really horror films, but the two of the three films do revolve around Latin culture. But I figured when he has a story to tell that’s Mexican focused, he’ll make it. Dude is a creative beast. And as of now, there is a the new film La Llorona, which is base off Mexican folklore, so that’s a pretty good catalyst of hopefully more films to come within our culture and hopefully new filmmakers.

And representation is def important. Each culture, be it Asia, East European, Ireland, etc…including ours has our own take on folklore and storytelling that brings new light to a much loved genre. It just needs to be told and put on celluloid, which is usually only a matter of time.

9. Do you feel it is important to have latino representation in the horror community, in your case the horror art community? Why?

I guess so. It certainly can’t hurt, and shows that any other up-and-coming Latino artists have different outlets to use their talents, such as the horror community.

10. What’s your favorite horror villain or icon ? Why?

Jason from Friday the 13th. Just the epitome of the horror slasher genre

11. What has been your greatest accomplishment with your horror art?

That I’m selling my work at Monsterpalooza. It’s easily one of the best horror cons on the West Coast.

12. What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind either creatively or on a personal level?

My own personal story to tell.

13. What is next for ArtbyRichard? Any upcoming projects in the works? Where can supporters/consumers find your work? You say you don’t do commission meaning you do not do custom orders?

Yeah, right now my job takes up a lot of my time, and with upcoming shows (East LA C.A.P.E, and Powercon), I tend to focus on creating new works for that. And I also want to focus on creating something for myself, so it’s easier to just close that up so I don’t have people waiting months for their piece to be done. I don’t like to have that hovering over my shoulders.
But in the meantime, you can find me mainly over on Instagram at @artbyrichard, along with a link to my Etsy shop 😀

14. What do you believe sets you apart from your peers or competition?

I don’t like to feel that I’m competing with other artists, especially if they’re my peers. If anything, I’m more inspired by my peers. You take that inspiration and try to feed off one another’s drive and motivation.

15. What kind of advice or words of encouragement would you give someone who is trying to enter the horror art community?

There really isn’t much, other than to just focus on your work and get it out there on social media if you want to get noticed.

16. What does your brand stand for or mean to you?

I never really thought much on that. Heh. I just do.

17. What would you like your supporters and customers to know about you?

That I like to eat and laugh a lot.

18. Any hidden gems horror movies or shows that you would like to recommend?

Um, at this point social media has pretty much turned over every stone out there when it comes to horror films. And also, because I can’t think of any at the moment. Heh.

19. How did you fall in love with the horror genre?

I think the third questioned answered that one–the VHS era! That really set me in the right direction of all things horror. I was that kid that rather rent Dawn Of The Dead than a Disney cartoon.

20. Any shout outs you would like to give out?

That I love my wife, Grace and can’t thank her enough for all the support she’s given me throughout the years.


Links/Purchase art:

Thank you Richard for your time and being open to do this interview! I appreciate you and the time you took to reply to these questions!!! To my readers and supporters hope you all enjoyed reading this interview. Go give Richard Garcia a follow @artbyrichard to keep up on his latest art pieces and what conventions he will be at next! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads. While you’re at it please feel free to follow my blog on social media @7octoberz and Facebook!




Artist: Cazzu (Featuring: Lyanno, Rauw Alejandro, Dalex, Duki, Neo Pistea and Ysy A)

Album: Error 93

Release Date: June 3, 2019

Buy/Stream album: All Platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing an album that is not Hip Hop, but Latin Trap. I think musica urbana such as Latin Trap and Reggaeton are similar to Hip Hop. Both genres are always highly criticized for the lifestyle, lyrics, and sometimes controversial messages. That is maybe the main reason why I have always been drawn to or gravitated towards this type of music. Now with the younger generation we have seen a mixing of genres from latin trap that is infused with R&B, Rap and even Pop!

Cazzu is a female Argentinian latin trap artist/singer. La manera que me cruze con su musica fue por Rauw Alejandro. Who I believe is another dope up and coming latin trap artist who has a lot of R&B influence and reminds me of a young latino Chris Brown! I heard the track “La Mentira (Remix)” where Cazzu was featured on amongst other dope artists. I decided to look her up. I was impressed by her talent. She truly is unique from her demeanor to her flow. She has a unique style and her lyrics are a bit different than the typical Latin Trap song. They coined her style Emo Trap. I like that she has her own dress style which is a mix of Emo and Hip Hop attire. She is not over sexualized her talent speaks for itself!

She even has earned her peers respect which are mostly males. I’ve seen her on remixes where she is the only featured female and she kills her verse every time! I always like seeing female’s who are killing it in the latin urban genre from Karol G, Becky G, Anitta to Farina to name a few. Sadly women are still the minority in this genre, but are slowly taking over. When I heard Cazzu her voice and cadence stood out to me. She definitely has what it takes to be a rising star en la musica urbana!

She released her album “Error 93″ that I will be reviewing today. This album consists of 10 tracks with a running time of 32 minutes. Cazzu blends a variety of sounds you get melancholy Pop beats, R&B to Latin Trap and a bit of Reggaeton. She sings about relatable topics from relationships, heartbreak, and forgetting about our problems by dancing. My favorite track is her single “00:00“, which is about choosing to start a relationship from scratch and out of all the people in the world she just wants to start over with him! Then you get the song, “Mucha Data” which is a trap song where she raps that this dude is never going to find someone better than her!


Then another song is “Rally” which is a Reggaeton song where she sings in Spanglish and it is a love song about desire. Another track I love is, “Mentiste” about a lover who lied to her and broke her heart. Then the song “Al Reves” she sings how her ex now is the one wanting her back when it used to be the other way around. The song, “Ya No Quiero” is another dope song with a catchy hook! It is about forgetting about her ex because it just hurts her to think about him. Also she can’t wait until he realizes what he was missing and by then it will be too late because she will have found another who appreciates her. The rest of the tracks are dope as well. The last two features the new blood of latin trap/R&B/Reggaeton artists. The song “Nada” and “La Clase” features these artists of course they are bangers!

It is dope to see the younger artists collaborating together and you can see some of the OG’s have influenced their style. I grew up in the era where Reggeaton and Latin Trap emerged into popularity in the U.S. in the early 2000s and became popular. It is amazing to have watched it evolve to what it is today. We now have artists like Cazzu who to me is La Princesa del Latin Trap! Gracias a Ivy Queen que habrio las puertas para que mujeres puedan ser aceptadas en este genero! Cazzu va ir muy lejos! I have watched Cazzu’s interviews y se mira que ama a la musica y el genero urbano that shows she is genuine. Cazzu is also very knowledgeable about the history of the musica urbana which is dope for her to be so young. It shows she has respect for the OG’s and took the time to research the game. This is only the beginning for Cazzu! I can’t wait to see what she drops next. She has my full support! Go cop or stream this album you won’t regret it!

Favorite Verses/Tracks:

1. 00:00 :

“Empecemos de cero
Que entre tanta gente en el mundo, contigo me quedo
Empecemos de-, empecemos de-
Empecemos de cero (De cero)
Y poquito a poquito demostrar, cuanto te quiero
Ay yo cuanto te-, que yo tanto te-

Que yo tanto te extraño
Ay, tu actitud me hace daño
No quiero que me odies, y pasan los año’
Y si ya no me ve’, me recuerde, bebé
Como la niña mala que te lastimo
Déjame demostrarte, bebé, que esa no soy yo
Deci’me que humano nunca se equivocó, y, y
Te escapas de mí, como si yo fuera un ladrón
Olvidamo’ de todos tus sueños en mi colchón
Ahora soy tu enemiga, ya no soy tu bombón
Bandida, que quiere’ borrar dentro ‘e tu corazón”

2. Mentiste:

“Trajiste tanta ruina (Ruina)
Tu amor casi me arruina (Yeh-eh)
Pensarte me lastima (Yah)
Intoxicándome en mi ni-co-tina (Oh)
Mientras piensan que
Nosotros es una película que no fue (Oye)
Reviviendo esa noche una y otra vez (Otra’ ve’)
Lo que me dijiste en el cuarto del hotel
Un día seremos leyenda
Y aunque ahora no lo comprendas
Bésame y nunca me olvides (Yeh-yeh-yeh)

Y contigo me envolví, el reloj no lo vi
El momento viví, fui al infierno y volví
Me volví una adicta, a como me besas
Quiero rehabilitarme de esta tristeza”

3. Ya No Quiero:

Bebé, será por mi forma de ser (Oh-yeh)
No es que este loca, es que no me quieren entender (Oh-yeh)
Y si ya no te tengo, shorty quien lo va a ser
¿Quien lo va a ser?, eh, eh, eh
Si se supone que no te interesa
¿Por qué regresas siempre que me ves?
Me dice nena, que rico me besas
Te quiero pero esto no puede ser
Lo que buscabas era una princesa
Yo soy bichota con voz de bebé
Voy estar bien encima, por mí reza
Cuando sea otra, pa’, te va a doler

4. Nada:

“Yo no quiero ser mala, pero es evidente
Que se cae tu pelí’ cuando estoy en frente
Bebe, te conozco, por qué tú me miente
Entre to’as esas perras, yo soy diferente
Es que cuando entro a la disco, tu combito se enloquece
Y tú actitu’ de malo, en verdad, no es lo que parece
Y que lleva tratando de olvidarme hace 10 meses
Me dijiste cada uno tiene lo que se merece”

Thank you/Gracias for reading my review. Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz and Facebook!

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