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Haunt of William P. Robertson--Master of the Macabre & Gothic Horror: Blog

My horror story collection, LURKING IN PENNSYLVANIA, won the July 2014 Book Cover Contest sponsored by Cold Coffee Cafe, a website dedicated to promoting and selling authors' work.  To see my page there, please visit

My Halloween Playlist

Posted on October 27, 2011 with 0 comments
MySpace is running a contest for the best Halloween Playlist.  Here is mine:
1."Werewolves of London"--Warren Zevon
2."Godzilla"--Blue Oyster Cult
3."Ghostbusters"--Ray Parker, Jr.
4."Spooky"--the Classics 4
5."Eye of the Zombie"--John Fogerty
6."I Put a Spell on You"--Screamin' Jay Hawkins
7."Season of the Witch"--Donovan
8."Boris the Spider"--the Who
9."Love Potion #9--the Searchers
10."Black Sabbath"--Black Sabbath

Submit a Photo & Win a Prize

Posted on November 30, 2010 with 0 comments
Hi Folks,
The Poe Question Contest winner was Val Coast Ambroselli.  Now, I'm sponsoring a new contest for the month of December.  I'm looking for more cemetery angel photos to post here at  Submit a j-peg photo of a stone angel I've not already used for a chance to be featured on this website and to win a copy of my new horror story collection, THE DEAD OF WINTER.  I will accept entries until December 31st, 2010 when I will choose the most striking photo submitted.  All photos must be taken by the person who submits them.  Please send entries to me at and place "Photo Contest" in the subject line.  Good luck!


Posted on November 22, 2010 with 0 comments
To celebrate the launching of, I'm sponsoring a contest.  What did Edgar Allan Poe consider the most beautiful thing in the world?  Be the first to post the correct answer on the guestbook page and win a copy of my forthcoming "greatest hits" horror collection, The Dead of Winter.  The answer is found somewhere on this website.  Good luck!

When I was in second grade, my cousin, Lanny Larson, took me to a horror double feature at Dipson's Theater in Bradford, PA. The two movies we saw were THE BRAIN FROM PLANET VARGA and THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL. I got through the first flick okay by ducking behind the seat in front of me. That didn't work, though, during the Vincent Price film. Just as a skeleton popped from an acid pit in the creepy house basement, the theater manager shut off the projector and sent a REAL skeleton out into the audience on a guy wire. I leaped up, showering my cousin with popcorn, and shot up the aisle like my sneakers were on fire. I probably squealed like a girl, too, but I'll never admit it. Even scarier was the time a bunch of us piled in my blue Maverick and went to the Portville, NY drive-in to see THE EXORCIST. Every time Linda Blair spazzed out, my buddy, Bruce "Brutely" Simes, reached from the backseat, planted his talons in my neck, and screeched, "AAAARRRR!" Although Brutely went home with bruises [...]
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