October 2016 archive

6’+ Episode 195 (The 2016 Halloween Special) is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Happy Halloween! Strange Jason and the Intern go costume shopping, but only find something horrible is happening to all those buying a certain type of outfit. Throw in MONSTERMATT PATTERSON, IGOR, EK THE GHOUL (from PHANTOM CREEP RADIO) and KRAIG KHAOS (of Uncommon Interests) and things …

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Howie’s Haunted Halloween Nightmare

Remember that cartoon from a few years back that parts of the internet were raving about? The one with animation which payed homage to the style popularized in the 30’s? No, not Over the Garden Wall. The title of this article should have been a dead giveaway to what I’m talking about. All kidding aside, …

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It Came From Wikipedia IX

Blood Bath has the most convoluted production history I have ever seen. I had no idea “twilight zone” is an actual scientific term. If you think that’s interesting, wait until you see the sheer amount of authorized fiction associated with Twilight Zone and the 1994 TV movie Twilight Zone: Rod Serling’s Lost Classics. Speaking of …

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Tricks and Treats VII

Wondering what this article’s illustration is supposed to represent? It’s a “Jack-o’-Lantern Lamp Shade” and it’s very easy to make if you want one for yourself. Other fun vintage projects include the “Witch Wheel” (just be sure to use a light source that’s safer than candles) and little decorative pumpkins made from dough. “Cornstarch Play …

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Quick Makeup Tips and Costume Ideas II

I want to discuss a few things before I get to the main subject of this article. It turns out my first article on this subject had a lot of broken links. I have since fixed everything and threw in some new material to make up for it. Also, the “Quick” in the title is …

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Free Printable Halloween Window Silhouettes II

Has it really been three years since I last shared a collection of spooky silhouettes with you all? Time sure does fly! Let’s start off with the image illustrating this post. You get your choice of the more cleaned up version above and the larger (but less than pristine) original version. You can get several …

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Music to Haunt By: Cellblock

Atrium Carceri Official Site Cellblock, Cryo Chamber 2016 (Original release date: 2003) Although my review of Atrium Carceri’s Kapnobatai was positive, I now realize my trying to review an album in order to use it to discuss a haunt theme I had came up with ahead of time was not the best course of action. …

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Music to Haunt By: Ghost Stories

Sam Haynes Official Site Ghost Stories, Haunt Music 2014 Sam Haynes is busy as usual this year. In addition to the release of his new album Something Wicked and its sequel Something Wicked II, he has also launched a new side project called Scaretrax. Scaretrax is designed to provide people with royalty free music for …

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Music to Haunt By: Prelude to the Afterlife

Verse 13 Official Site Prelude to the Afterlife, Dark Owl Records 2010 Musician Mike Fox has been very busy since the last time I reviewed his work. In addition to the recent digital release of the first part of the Grim Reaper-themed Shadows and Dusk album (with part two and the complete physical release planned …

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6’+ Episode 194 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “It wouldn’t be Halloween without our terrifying tradition of traversing the eerie atmospheric ambient music of this frightful season. Psychos and horrorpunks beware, as the sinister soundscape is filled with sinister songs from PRELUDE TO A NIGHTMARE, SAM HAYNES, WORLD OF FRIGHT, ATRIUM CARCERI and more. …

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Music to Haunt By: Horror, I’m Afraid

Dulcet Jones Official Site Horror, I’m Afraid, Green Cottage Music 2016 It’s been awhile since I last reviewed the work of Dulcet Jones and I’m thrilled to announce his return to the world of spooky atmospheric music. Also returning is his daughter Natalie, who has once again provided the cover art. But there is one …

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Music to Haunt By: When Time Ends

Darkmood Official Site When Time Ends, Notic Reign Records 2016 The man behind Darkmood and Notic Reign Records, Steve D. Montgomery, has always wanted to compose music for films. He didn’t want to abandon Darkmood and at the same time wanted to create a demo recording with a more cinematic style of music. Although music …

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Music to Haunt By: Psych Ward Psymphony

Psych Ward Psymphony Official Site Psych Ward Psymphony, self-release 2012 Psych Ward Psymphony 2013, self-release 2013 Psych Ward Psymphony is shrouded in mystery. All that can be said for certain is how it was founded by musician Jamie James. No, not the guy from Steppenwolf! This Jamie James is also a haunt industry insider and …

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Music to Haunt By: The Return

It’s another exciting year in the world of spooky ambient music. Midnight Syndicate has released both an official soundtrack to the Zombies!!! board game and reissued the long out of print Realm of Shadows with some new material under the name Raven’s Hollow: Realm of Shadows Reissue. Grave Tone Productions unleashed Found Remains…Songs from the …

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Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box

Have you ever seen little desktop gift sets at your local book store? Although the subject of this review is similar to such products, I think you’ll soon agree with my view that Chronicle Books went the extra mile. “Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box” contains a Cthulhu statue, 48 page illustrated book by Steve …

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Nightmare Marlborough

Location: 111 Brimsmead Street Marlborough, MA 01752 (Directions) Dates/Times: Oct 29 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Oct 30 5:00 – 9:00 pm (5:00 – 7:00 kid-friendly), Oct 31 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Dates/Times and prices subject to change as years go by) Admission: One non-perishable food item (per person) Phone: N/A Website: https://www.facebook.com/NightmareMarlborough/home?ref=page_internal Nightmare Marlborough …

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