We Will Return After These Brief Messages

Yeah I know, believe me I know, it's that time again when The October Country is going off the air for a short period of time (it seems like it is always something). Not too long mind you, but I felt that I should acknowledge the lack of updates by now. Your humble host has fallen on hard times of late (I suffer from a pretty crippling anxiety / panic disorder and we'll leave it at that). So, for the better part of this last month the method of approach to combating this issue has been (in conjuncture with new meds), lots and lots of rest and relaxation and the minimizing of stress however possible. And yes, running The October Country, as much as it is a true labor of love, is often times stressful (pulling ones hair out because an article or review isn't going as intended is certainly not a walk in the park). The bottom line right now for me is getting better as quickly as possible. I miss contributing to the genre in my own little way. I miss this little home away from home. I miss you, dear readers. I miss the whole experience of being a horror blogger.

But before I go, I have just a few more things to address quickly. First and foremost, I must send a big heartfelt thank you to Billy Loves Stu's Pax Romano. Actually, I can't thank him enough. Besides all the other amazing things the man has done for me and this site, amidst a very public breakdown online over the aforementioned anxiety, Pax took me aside and talked to me and listened and listened and listened some more. His advice, his concern and his general support was immensely appreciated. In fact, I credit him along with a few other close friends with giving me the support I needed to finally get some help and get my conditioned treated. You're a great man Pax Romano, and I shall not soon forget it.

The other two small pieces of business concern The October Country on Facebook. While not wanting to remain completely static nor wanting to just post filler here until I can get back to writing, I tried to keep some momentum by starting a little October Country page on Facebook, which you can "like" by going here. Also, I have a public profile connected to all this horror business that you may visit here if you so wish. Feel free to friend me and say hi. Okay, I think that that is all. So wish me luck. Hopefully I'll be all better soon and back to business before you know it. See ya then.


  1. Justin, as long as the check does not bounce for my services, it's all good.

    Seriously, having gone through something similar, I just wanted you to know that you were not alone.

    Get better, the site will age like a fine wine...hmm, as a matter of fact, drink a glass or two!

  2. Thank you buddy. Ya know, I think of you as a good friend at this point. Ya ever need me to be there for you in any way, don't hesitate to ever ask.

  3. As much as I do not want you to leave, I want you to feel better more. I just discovered this site and it has quickly become one of my favorites. Take care of yourself! And I know this sounds lame and is probably unlikely but if there is anything I can do, lemme know. Ima friend you on Facebook.

  4. Cody - Thank you so very much for the kind words. But worry not, I'm not leaving just extending the little break I've already been taking. I should be back at it within a month's time, if all goes well with my treatment. I'm sure I'll be back better than ever. I've got a Mark Patton interview that I need to conduct for crying out loud, I gotta get my butt back on here. Until then, thank you very much for being and avid reader and for your support. We'll be back before ya know it. Just you see.

  5. I meant leaving as in any form of extended break, not leaving for good per say. Just take care of yourself. Kirby Reed would want that for you.

  6. Kirby Reed huh? I'm still on the fence about whether she is just a snarky lass or more of a bitch. I guess I had that uncertainty about most of the younger characters in that film though. Which perhaps was a comment on Williamson's part, regarding their generation.


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