My name is Matthew Holowienka, and I am a student of Communications and Media Culture at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ. I first became interested in horror as a young child, hearing stories about the various ghosts which supposedly haunted my grandmother’s house (probably didn’t help that the old place was down the block from a cemetery, now did it?) But from these tales—about a ghostly old man in the foyer, a hooded figure in the bedrooms, and a cursed doll that liked to wander around the upstairs hallways—I developed a lifelong passion for all things scary. Did I mention that my extended family once made up the entire maintenance staff of a local funeral home? Good God, I may as well be Gomez Addams.