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Weird Jon

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Name: Weird Jon
Date registered: February 24, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Happy Chanukkill! — December 16, 2014
  2. Yet More Christma(dnes)s — December 8, 2014
  3. Gamera vs. Godzilla — November 27, 2014
  4. The Drool Brothers, HALLOWEEN FOR CREEPS — October 31, 2014
  5. The Newton Haunted House — October 30, 2014

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  1. Music to Haunt By: Nox Arcana — 15 comments
  2. Music to Haunt By: Midnight Syndicate — 12 comments
  3. Printable Halloween Decor — 9 comments
  4. Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Arthur Lyman — 7 comments
  5. Fear For Your Ears — 7 comments

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Dec 16 2014

Happy Chanukkill!

The sun is down and Chanukkah is here! Since I often celebrate Christmas here with collections of oddball links related to the holiday, it’s only fair for me to do the same with the Festival of Lights. Let’s start things off with a book I’ve been meaning to cover here for ages: Hershel and the …

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Dec 08 2014

Yet More Christma(dnes)s

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Season’s Bleedings! Like Santa Claus, I’m reaching into my bag of goodies to find the best horrorday treats for you all. And you don’t even have to leave me any cookies! Fans of H.P. Lovecraft should remember his wonderful Christmas poem “Christmastide,” which was surprisingly free of cosmic horrors and racism. What they might not …

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Nov 27 2014

Gamera vs. Godzilla

Although the Godzilla fan in me wants to give top billing to the king of the monsters, Gamera is the birthday kaiju and therefore gets the spotlight today. Fan speculation over who would win in a fight between the two giant monsters has been going on for decades and shows no sign of slowing down. …

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Oct 31 2014

The Drool Brothers, HALLOWEEN FOR CREEPS

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The Drool Brothers Official Site Halloween For Creeps, Barfing Glitter Records 2012 The Drool Brothers have a long and interesting history. Back in the mid 80’s, brothers Chuck Mancillas and Tom Slik decided to practice music together. Legend has it certain grooves were so difficult to play that the brothers would occasionally drool onto their …

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Oct 30 2014

The Newton Haunted House

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Location: 18 Washington Park Newtonville, MA 02460 (Directions) Dates/Times: October 24, 5:30 – 8:00 pm (Dates/Times subject to change as years go by) Admission: $5 per person Phone: (617) 969-6848 Website: http://www.newtonhauntedhouse.org The Barrett family (no relation to the people who run Barrett’s Haunted Mansion in Abington, MA) have been running a haunted house in …

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Oct 29 2014

Royalty Free Music For Haunted Attractions

Whenever you hear background music playing at a mall or restaurant, chances are it’s being used under some kind of licensing agreement unless they meet certain criteria. Yes, even businesses using satellite radios to play music are subject to this. If they aren’t doing this and don’t meet certain qualifications, then they run the risk …

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Oct 28 2014

Music to Haunt By: The Dead of Fall

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Darkmood Official Site The Dead of Fall, Notic Reign Records 2014 It has been quite a long time since we last heard from Darkmood. After the release of Halloween Descends, the album later went out of print and Steve Montgomery had to balance work on the next album with other projects like SDM and Portrait …

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Oct 27 2014

Music to Haunt By: Virgil Franklin

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Virgil Franklin Official Site Into The Ether, Lame Duck Digital 2013 Virgil Franklin, often known as simply “Virgil” to fans of spooky music, has a lengthy musical resume. Having worked as a freelance arranger/composer for many years, founded the label/recording studio Lame Duck Digital in 2000. This quickly led to him composing and performing numerous …

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Oct 26 2014

Music to Haunt By: Halloween Music Collection

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Midnight Syndicate Official Site Halloween Music Collection, Linfaldia Records 2010 2010 was a busy year for Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka. Not only was their film The Dead Matter released that year, but they had also teamed up with Destini Beard for her album The Dark Masquerade and released The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture …

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Oct 25 2014

Music to Haunt By: Spine Chillers

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Sam Haynes Official Site Spine Chillers, Haunt Music 2014 Sam Haynes is a spooky music machine. In this year alone, he has created and released three albums: Ghost Stories, the limited edition Halloween Music (as noted earlier in the countdown) and Spine Chillers. He’s probably putting the finishing touches on another project as you read …

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Oct 24 2014

Music to Haunt By: Atrium Carceri

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Atrium Carceri Official Site Kapnobatai, Cold Meat Industry 2005 The timeline for the Atrium Carceri is just as interesting as the timeline for his various albums. Founder Simon Heath was also one of the founding members of the Swedish group Za Frûmi in 2000, with Donald Persson and Simon Kölle. The band focused on dark …

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Oct 23 2014

Music to Haunt By: Dulcet Jones

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Dulcet Jones Official Site Halloween, I’m Afraid, Green Cottage Music 2013 More Halloween, I’m Afraid, Green Cottage Music 2014 The artist being spotlighted in this article offers an interesting first for “Music to Haunt By” and that’s not because he’s Canadian. Dulcet Jones is a stage name of sorts adopted by Jim Graham and the …

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Oct 22 2014

Music to Haunt By: Music For Haunts

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Music For Haunts Official Site A Child’s Nightmare, Music For Haunts Recordings 2011 Chris Thomas is a very busy man and he’s been that way for quite a long time. At age sixteen he scored several films and stage productions in addition to winning a state composition title and having a live performance. This would …

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Oct 21 2014

Music to Haunt By: The Return

It’s been a very busy year in the world of haunted ambiance albums. Midnight Syndicate is currently performing in their much anticipated live shows at Cedar Point Amusement Park’s “Halloweekends” event. Although Joseph Vargo has taken time off to write the thrid installment of The Dark Tower book series, Nox Arcana is expected to have …

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Oct 20 2014

MonsterVision Memories

I can’t tell you how many Saturday nights I spent watching Joe Bob Briggs host various horror and cult films in the 90’s. He would give trivia on the movies being played, tell jokes and give his classic “Drive-In Totals.” Severed limbs would be tallyed, sex scenes were referred to as “aardvarking” and attacks with …

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Oct 19 2014

Make Your Own Spooky Sound Effects

Many years ago my younger brother and I tried making a custom soundtrack for our homemade haunted house. Emphasis on “tried.” It started out great at first, the door to the basement already creaked when it opened and my brother’s impression of an old witch welcoming visitors in was perfect. The trouble started when we …

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