October 2013 archive

Creepy Cocktails and Devious Drinks

See that tasty-looking beverage? That’s “Gravedigger Imperial Pumpkin Ale” and if you homebrew your own beer, then you should be extremely interested in this recipe for it from Jasper’s Homebrew & Winemaking and Supply. In case you’re wondering why I’m showcasing beer and not opting for the “____ More Creepy Cocktails” article title like I …

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Pay The Rent

If you’re not buying candy for the kids this year, use the spare money to pitch in to a local homeless shelter. October can be cold for some people. When it comes to paying the bills, some people are pretty desperate. Due to some work-related issues, tomorrow’s episode of 6’+ won’t be available until late …

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Still More Ghoulish Goodies

Although Dinosaur Dracula is best known for its humorous pop culture articles, it’s also a great resource for recipes. In addition to the above pictured Apple & Popcorn Uglies, Dinosaur Dracula also has recipes for tasty treats like Freddy Krueger Popcorn, Screamin’ Pumpkin Spice Chips Ahoywiches, Pumpkin Patch Pizza and Fudgy, Spooky Spiders. The Google …

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Video Store Day Is Coming!

We have special days devoted to comic book stores, gaming stores and record stores, and now we finally have one for video rental stores! Video Store Day (aka International Independent Video Store Day) occurs on the third Saturday of October, with it falling on the 19th this year. We’ll have more details about the event …

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Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils

It’s funny. Despite all the pumpkin carving stencils that have been posted here, like the above vampire pumpkin stencil by the extremely talented Gary Pullin, there doesn’t seem to be as much interest in them as one might expect. After all, the article about Halloween coloring sheets quickly shot to the #1 spot not long …

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Epic Vale

(or, how I tried to incorporate the NYCC and Welcome To Night Vale into a pun-title for this post.) One of the more odd yearly October traditions in a city full of celebratory nonsense, the New York City Comic Con kicks off tonight or tomorrow or Friday, depending on what passes you bought. I went last year …

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Creating A Home Haunt For Less Than $100

With the economy and lots of professional haunted attractions either closing or going on hiatus, it’s far too easy to be leery about spending money on a home haunt. Especially when you see some of the amazing home haunts out there. But you don’t have to let a low budget keep you from having a …

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Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper

In some hushed sects of the population, October is the time of The Feast Of Alice Cooper. Granted, Alice’s heyday of fear might still be back when seeing ballet dancers dressed as zombies and awkward bats would be considered controversial and scary. Still, the man continues to perform to this very day in the name …

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The Curse of Horror Trivia

In famed travel writer Tim Cahill’s book Jaguars Ripped My Flesh, there’s an entire chapter devoted to the filming of the infamous “zombie vs. shark” scene from Zombie. However, those familiar with the movie will be very amused by the numerous errors in the story, including (but not limited to) the film being referred to …

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Haunted Attraction Review Websites II

Despite the massive size of last year’s list of haunted attraction review websites, it turns out that I missed a LOT of sites. Here’s a new batch for you all to enjoy (presented in no particular order): Hauntworld HATU Top Haunts Haunt Rater Scare Zone Hallowoosh Scare Raters Spooky Review Horror Tourers Denver Haunted Houses …

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On Halloween

Halloween is the one day of the year where the creeps of the world get to celebrate our creepiness and the rest of the world can just step back and kiss our wart laden asses.- Blag Dahlia     While the origins of Halloween emanate from Celtic pagan celebrations of Samhain mixed with a little bit …

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Preview of the 2013 6’+ Halloween Episode

Because of 6’+, we have to keep an ear open for particular music all year around – specifically Christmas/Hanukkah and Halloween music. And most of the horror-themed bands that we spotlight don’t always do Halloween music. There is also a limited amount of subject matter one can sing about the holiday. So, when we find …

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It’s Storytime!

Although best known for works of science fiction like Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne has dipped his toes into the world of horror too. “Frritt-Flacc” (whose title is apparently onomatopoeia for the sounds of a violent storm) is the story of a greedy physician …

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Getting In The Mood: The Spooky, WE HAVE RISEN

By the time of writing, you can buy copies of this album off of Ebay. The Spooky are a great band. They’re not that active anymore because horror punk bands don’t make any money unless you sound like early AFI or late Misfits. But go and pick up a copy of We Have Risen, because …

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Free Printable Halloween Window Silhouettes

Despite having covered printable Halloween decorations on this site in the past, I somehow missed covering one of the easiest and most effective decorations of that type: window silhouettes. You’d better believe I’m making up for that today! Let’s start things off with some selections from the site that gave me the idea in the …

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Pick Up The Phone

Do me a favor. Go to www.creepsville.com. Give it a listen. In the meantime, pick up your phone.  

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