October 2012 archive

The Mission Creeps, HALLOWEEN

The Mission Creeps Official Site Halloween, Refractory Records 2012 For those of you who missed my first article about The Mission Creeps, I’ll explain. Although well-known for their particular brand of dark surf music, it’s not unusual for them to switch genres and styles several times over the course of a single album. Their newest …

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6’+ Episode 42 (The 2012 Halloween Special) Is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Taking place in the town of Leathbridge, this episode of 6’+ centers around the GdL16 crew as they prepare for the festivities of the Gravedigger’s Local 16 Halloween Party at Union Hall.  The Intern is determined to generate a local Halloween legend, since there isn’t one specific …

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Music to Haunt By: Verse 13

Verse 13 Official Site Memories from the Grave, Dark Owl Records 2012 Like many of the artists covered in this year’s review series, Verse 13 is a relative newcomer to the world of spooky atmosphere music. Founded by Las Vegas, Nevada resident Mike Fox in 2010 with the release of Prelude to the Afterlife, Verse …

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Music To Haunt By: Carnival of Lost Souls

Nox Arcana Official Site Carnival of Lost Souls, Monolith Graphics 2006 I know what many of you are thinking. “This is just going to be spooky circus music and I can skip this album without any worry since I’m not using a clown theme at my haunt.” I’ll admit it, I tend to avoid circus-themed …

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Halloween R.I.P.

For the second year in a row, Halloween has been slain (or postponed) due to bad weather in the Northeast. Sure, it’s only the 29th here, but where I am, we’ve got about seventy-two hours of doing absolutely NOTHING until this Hurricane passes by. With trick-or-treating being likely rescheduled for this Saturday, it might be …

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Sounds to Scare By: Sounds of Gore

Sounds of Gore Official Site Sounds of Gore Compilation, Gore Galore 2007 Organum, Rusty Knife Haunt Soundtracks 2004 Like many Halloween enthusiasts, I’ve drooled over the high quality costumes and props offered by Gore Galore for quite some time. But it seems that I spent a little too much time admiring their props, as it …

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Music to Haunt By: Grave Tone Productions

Grave Tone Productions Official Site Music To Be Buried By, B@Home Wreckordings 2011 Long time readers should remember how, in my review of Clouseaux’s (then) complete discography, I teased a horror-related side project of sorts at the end. Well, the wait is over and the cat’s out of the bag: I was referring to Grave …

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Guest Post: Having a Hi-Tech Halloween

[We are proud to present a guest post by Whitney Adams, staff writer for BBGeeks.com and AndGeeks.com.] Halloween is full of ghost stories, candy, costumes, and decorations. Some people celebrate Halloween by simply changing a light bulb to shine down on a bowl of candy, others go all out. There is no reason why you can’t …

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Haunted Woods Food Drive

Location: 67 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough, MA 01752 (

AHoD Fun Size: David Philips of HIGH FRUCTOSE ZOMBIES

  A Handful of Dirt usually asks a person five questions they wouldn’t normally expect or receive in any other credible interview. But since it’s Halloween, we’re offering a FUN SIZE version where we ask one Halloween question from the Serendipiter Bag o’InquiryTM.       David Braly Philips is part of the husband-wife duo that brought New York …

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Music to Haunt By: Shadow’s Symphony

Shadow’s Symphony Official Facebook Page The House In The Mist, Self-release 2011 Shadow’s Symphony is the musical brainchild of Pennsylvania native Grant Smoker. Shadow’s Symphony’s Facebook page touts their style as “haunting music from the darkness,” which I can’t say I disagree with after hearing their first album, The House In The Mist. The title …

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Costume Crazyness 2012

I don’t have an introduction in me this year, so let’s just jump right in: The sad thing is that this “Horror Puppet” mask isn’t the worst Saw knock-off I’ve ever seen. That honor goes to a little number I saw at my local Rite-Aid. It was an overhead latex hockey mask with red dots …

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Music to Haunt By and Sounds to Scare By: An Introduction

Reader’s of last year’s “Music to Haunt By” will remember that my review of Sonic Realm’s debut album noted that a change was scheduled for all future versions of the review series. That change? Adding reviews of sound effects albums to the mix. Although this decision was originally inspired by the seeming lack of other …

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AHoD Fun Size: Sarah Braly of HIGH FRUCTOSE ZOMBIES

  A Handful of Dirt usually asks a person five questions they wouldn’t normally expect or receive in any other credible interview. But since it’s Halloween, we’re offering a FUN SIZE version where we ask one Halloween question from the Serendipiter Bag o’InquiryTM.       Sarah Braly is part of the husband-wife duo that brought New York …

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Hellevator

Having a fake elevator in your haunted attraction does wonders for the overall atmosphere. At its most basic use, a well-made one can help increase the feelings of isolation and being trapped in your haunt. Having it seemingly go out of control and violently plunge into the depths only adds to the fun. But making …

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Monster In A Box

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