Monday, May 27, 2019

‘Transylveinya Traveler’ is here!

By Jack O. Lantern
‘Head’ Writer/Editor

TRANSYLVEINYA -- Finally, that trip you’ve been planning to the monster homeland can be attained by securing your very own copy of “Transylveinya Traveler: A Travel Guide for Monsters, Ghosts, Vampires, Aliens, Werewolves, Witches, Zombies, Demons … And Mad Scientists, Too.” 

Click HERE to purchase. And don’t forget to rate with five stars and add rave reviews with lots of big, fancy words.

Todd Durham, creator of “Hotel Transylvania,” calls the book “monsterlicious!”

Jack Perez, director of “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus,” “Monster Island” and “Some Guy Who Kills People,” is equally excited.

“I’ve dealt with giant sharks, mutated insects and decapitation-happy psychopaths, but I didn’t know anything until I read this book,” he said. “It’s the ultimate tour of our monster-happy universe.”

Monsters everywhere received news of the book’s release early this morning, and left their tombs, haunted houses, castles, labs and swamps to grab a copy. They’ll soon be at your doorstep to haunt you until you get yours.

And while you wait for the book to arrive and for your mail carrier to navigate your deadly, piranha-infested moat out front, check out the Jack-o’-Lantern Press Podcast from the creators of the guide.

To listen on Apple Podcasts, click HERE.

Spotify users, direct your mice to THIS and click.

The Jack-o’-Lantern Press Podcast is also available on other platforms as well. Just search it. And prepare to be blown away because creators, Michael Picarella and Tom Picarella, really know what they’re doing.

Now why are you still reading this post? Go on over HERE and get the book already. Sheesh!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Take a shriek peek at the upcoming season of the JLP Podcast

By Jack O. Lantern
‘Head’ Writer/Editor

JACK-O’-LANTERN PARK -- Fresh from the pumpkin patch is the latest episode of the Jack-o’-Lantern Press Podcast. Well, it’s a preview of the season to come. And it all begins May 25th!

But what can we expect?

“Take a listen to the preview and find out,” said’s Michael Picarella. “My brother and I lay it all out for you to dissect.”

OK, not all of it, but some of it. They give you a small sample size of what to expect. More like morsels. Hey, it’s better than nothing.

To hear the preview on Apple Podcasts, click HERE.

Spotify users, click HERE.

The Jack-o’-Lantern Press Podcast is also available on other platforms as well. Just search it. And prepare to be blown away because Mike and Tom really know what they’re doing.

Friday, April 26, 2019

JLP podcast bursts onto the scene for Alien Day

By Jack O. Lantern
‘Head’ Writer/Editor

UFO SPRINGS -- At 12:15 this morning in a saucer hangar just outside Area 13, the proud human carrier of an alien species let out his last breaths as the being inside of him burst out of his chest just like you saw in the movie “Alien” (1979) and set out on a reign of terror that’s still taking place, and will most likely continue to take place for years and years to come, unless some US Colonial Marines come in and ruin it for the slimy fella by shooting it to bits and pieces.

Happy Alien Day! That’s right, it’s April 26, aka 4-26, a reference to exomoon LV-426, where the historic crew of the USCSS Nostromo encountered alien eggs.

Today also marks the birth of the all-new Jack-o’-Lantern Press Podcast. “Episode 01 – Aliens Attack!” is just in time for the Alien Day festivities taking place all over a bunch of worlds in many galaxies and universes. So while thousands of crawlers are playing daylong games of hide-and-go-mutilate, and facehuggers are in search of faces to hug and hosts to implant their proboscises, you can fire up your favorite podcast app and listen to’s very own Michael Picarella and Tom Picarella talk about the things that put smiles on their faces on this happy day.

“We discuss monsters and Halloween,” said podcast co-host Michael Picarella. “And in this first episode, my brother and I share our three favorite alien encounters.”

You can find the show on Apple Podcasts HERE or on Spotify HERE. It’s also available on several other platforms as well.

Check it out. And be on the lookout for an upcoming audio sneak peak of the type of shows you can expect to find in the coming months as we close in on the release date of “Transylveinya Traveler: A Travel Guide for Monsters, Ghosts, Vampires, Aliens, Werewolves, Witches, Zombies, Demons … And Mad Scientists, Too.”

The #MonsterRevolution is upon us. Time to #MonsterUp!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Monsters delay 'Transylveinya Traveler' book release

We apologize for the lack of content on this site this Halloween season, as we've been busy putting together a travel guide to the monster homeland.

The book, "Transylveinya Traveler: A Travel Guide for Monsters, Ghosts, Vampires, Aliens, Werewolves, Witches, Zombies, Demons ... And Mad Scientists, Too," is almost finished. But, unfortunately, it won't be here in time for All Hallows' Eve. We're super bummed, too.

So even though we're more than thrilled with how everything is turning out, monsters have been less than cooperative in their efforts to get the finished product to you. They've cancelled interviews, been unavailable for comment and have even monsternapped our writers and editors so that they can instead join in all the October season fun.

"It's Halloween time," said The Mummy. "We don't wanna work. We wanna play."

We'll keep you posted as we move this project along. Have fear, this guide will soon be here! And that's also when you can expect more "monsterlicious" fun, as "Hotel Transylvania" creator Todd Durham calls it, to return here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

'Transylveinya Traveler' book ties up JLP reporters

You might've noticed a lack of content here at lately. That's because our reporters are busy with  the upcoming travel guide to Transylveinya, "Transylveinya Traveler: A Travel Guide For Monsters, Ghosts, Vampires, Aliens, Werewolves, Witches, Zombies, Demons and Mad Scientists, Too." In other works, the book has its claws all over our staff members, and they haven't been able to do much more than scream. More to come...

Monday, September 17, 2018

Thing booed off stage during impersonations act

SHADOW CITY -- A shape-shifting alien doing impersonations last night at the Thing-A-Ding-Ding Piano Bar was booed off the stage during an act where it did impressions of a sled dog and a group of American researchers. According to the crowd, The Thing was a sell-out, doing most of his work in CG. “No one does these routines with practical effects anymore,” said a stop-motion skeleton who walked out of the show after The Thing’s first imitation. “It was just way too sleek and just not there. It was like a cartoon. There’s just something more tactile when it’s actually there on the stage performing before an audience, even if it is a little jittery like me. I got my money back.” Once The Thing appeared to have left the room through a hole in the floor that was clearly not there, The Invisible Man was on next to perform his famous disappearing act.