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Nov 12 2014

“Night of The Living Dead” Stars Home-Grown Talent

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Two Pittsburgh-born performers who left home in search of show business careers, returned to Pittsburgh to make their motion picture debut debuts as stars of the Walter Reade Organization’s “The Night of The Living Dead” which opens soon at the Leathbridge Theatre. Duane Jones left Pittsburgh first for college and then to study at New …

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Nov 11 2014

Guest Post: The Soundtrack To Horror

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Today, we share another guest post from Kraig Khaos. Kraig has a reoccuring feature on 6ftplus – Killer Kuts from Kraig Khaos – where he shares a song from a vinyl recording. Kraig has a new podcast called Uncommon Interests, where he discusses a wide range of pop culture ranging from the mainstream to deep underground. …

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Nov 03 2014

Numa Numa Godzilla

I remember when the internet was flooded with comedy videos of people dancing to the “Numa Numa” song. It turns out its actual name is “Dragostea din tei” (which means “Love from the lindens” in English). It’s from a Moldovan group called O-Zone and you can read more about its history here. In honor of …

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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 23 2014

Costume Crazyness 2014

Once again October has given me a lot of new costumes to mock. It’s also given me the obligatory Scream knock-off and offensive ethnic stereotype costume. I don’t know whether to be disappointed or impressed that they managed to make something that could offend two groups at the same time. As it gets more and …

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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 20 2014

Guest Post: Kraig Khaos Interviews CREEP CREEPERSIN

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Creep Creepersin. Musician, writer, filmmaker, podcaster and all around fun loving spooky guy. If you haven’t heard of him, then you’re definitely missing out. Aside from his numerous books and short stories, many of which are in ebook/digital for and can be found on Amazon fairly cheap or even free, Creep has made quite a …

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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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Oct 15 2014

Guest Post: McVladie reviews DRACULA UNTOLD

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C. L. McNally, knows as @McVladie on twitter, is a known fan and scholar of Dracula. In prior guest posts, she spoke with author Elizabeth Miller and Dacre Stoker, great grand-nephew of Bram Stroker. With the new Dracula move in theaters, it is of no surprise that she attended a viewing. Does the movie hold …

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Oct 14 2014

It Came From Amazon VI

After going over some previous installments of this series, I was inspired to try making a list of all the Goosebumps imitators out there: Gooflumps Spine Chillers Bone Chillers Deadtime Stories Shivers Spinetinglers Spooksville Strange Matter Star Wars: Galaxy of Fear That’s right, not even George Lucas could pass up cashing in on the Goosebumps …

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Oct 13 2014

Guest Post: Kraig Khaos reads some Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

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Today, we feature a guest post from Kraig Khaos. Kraig has a reoccuring feature on 6ftplus – Killer Kuts from Kraig Khaos – where he shares a song from a vinyl recording. Kraig has a brand new podcast called Uncommon Interests, where he discusses a wide range of pop culture ranging from the mainstream to deep …

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Oct 10 2014

It Came From Wikipedia VII

It’s hard to say which now-defunct museum sounds more interesting: The Museum of Funeral Customs or Jones’ Fantastic Museum (which had horror author Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire playing a vampire who scared guests). For years I assumed the “Davy Jones” associated with “Davy Jones’ Locker” was a famous sailor of some sort. It turns out he’s …

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Oct 08 2014

The Revenge of Horror Trivia

The opening theme for House on Haunted Hill originally had lyrics, which you can read here. Japan is home to dining establishments based on Resident Evil and Suspiria. Although the names of the men used to create Frankenstein’s monster have never been revealed, the identity of the woman used to create his “Bride” is one …

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Oct 07 2014

Lighting Tips For Halloween

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Lighting is one of the most important aspects of spooky decorating, whether it’s for a haunted attraction or just for your house on Halloween night. Dim light can create atmosphere and hide flaws in (if not enhance) props while a light in the darkness and can lure eyes (or people) to a specific location. Lights …

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Oct 06 2014

Yet More Tricks And Treats

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Ray O’Bannon has not only updated his yearly selection of Halloween treats, but he’s really outdone himself this time around. And there’s even more free downloads on the other sections of his website! wikiHow has great articles on nice tricks you can play on Halloween and a must-read one on how to avoid annoying performers …

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Oct 01 2014

It Begins

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There’s just something about this image. It seems very spooky at first glance, but taking a longer look reveals it as a typical farm in the fall. It would probably look quite cheery in color, but I love the extra atmosphere given by the black and white photography. Halloween is a lot like that. My …

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