Tag: YouTube Video

The Grickle Halloween Collection

Graham Annable has had quite the career. He’s drawn comics, animated numerous short films, co-directed a major motion picture and inspired the Puzzle Agent video game franchise. One of those comics is the wildly popular grickle series. Said series has spawned several animated short films and many of them involve horror and Halloween. I was …

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Speed of the Living Dead

Arguments about whether “fast” zombies or the traditional shambling undead are scarier usually bring up the same few points. Proponents of running zombies often note how slow zombies would be easy to evade once the initial shock of seeing wore off. Traditionalists will then point out how you can’t run forever and the dead will …

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Taking Care of Masks

Odds are that anyone reading this website has at least one latex mask they want to preserve. Maybe it’s to wear again on future Halloweens (or haunts) or maybe you just want to display it. Whatever the rationale for this perfectly reasonable desire is, don’t store them on styrofoam wig heads! This might seem like …

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Make Your Own Man-Eating Plant

The term “man-eating plant” is kind of misleading. Pop culture has shown time and time again how these fictional plants are more than happy to eat women. Come to think of it, they often snack on animals much larger than what your standard Venus Flytrap, sundew or pitcher plant could ever hope to digest. I …

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How To Make A Prop Chainsaw

Do you need a fake chainsaw for Halloween and require something with more heft than a papercraft version? Fear not! The Prop Master’s Handbook has posted a tutorial on YouTube which shows how you can make a fairly realistic one for very little money: This also gave me a great idea for a haunted house …

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Haunted Attraction Tour Videos II

It was a hard search, but I managed to find enough haunted attraction tour videos which met the criteria I discussed last year. I enjoyed the range of audio options used this time around (although this year’s selection admittedly starts off with several videos featuring music from the same artist). Hopefully next time’s selection will …

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The Cliff Monster

The “Monster Boom” of the 1950’s led to an explosion of monster movie magazines. Although there were a few gems, the bulk of these magazines were just quickly thrown together cash grabs. Special effects artist Paul Blaisdell and editor/actor Bob Burns took notice of this and decided to start a truly special magazine. This decision …

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Hopping Ghosts

Do you want a jiangshi figure rather than a papercraft model of one? Well, you’re in luck! John Cafiero (of Osaka Popstar fame) designed an 8 inch vinyl figure of one, available in both the standard blue and special green coloration. It’s more than just a cool conversation starter. Each one comes with both a …

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Wreck The Halls

Remember my article about custom promos for Godzilla marathons from last year? It turns out that I missed one created by the El Rey Network from 2014! You can watch said promo online thanks to Evan Saathoff: I would have ranked it higher than TNT’s classic “Godzillabash ’94” promo if this had a higher budget …

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Daytona of the Dead

I finally found the video I mentioned all the way back in 2011! I also rediscovered the bit in which Pontius and Steve-O originally debuted the characterizations they use in “Daytona of the Dead.” You can enjoy both videos thanks to WildboyzVidz: I don’t know if I’ll have any material for Day of the Dead …

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The Apprehension Engine

Composer Mark Korven was sick of being limited to the same old sounds when he wanted to do something new and fresh with his horror scores. So he got in touch with Tony Duggan-Smith to create a new kind of musical instrument. This instrument would be used to create just the sort of jarring and …

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Inexpensive Theremin Substitutes

Ah, the theremin. Its otherworldly electric noises have made their way onto the soundtracks for countless horror and science fiction movies. It even turns its use for anything related to outer space is scientifically accurate! It’s a shame they can be so pricey. Building your own can lessen the expense, but it’s an intimidating task …

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How To Make Fake Crows

I first learned about crow hunting while looking up information about creating crow caws for an upcoming article about making spooky sound effects. More specifically, I learned about it from the suggested videos in the sidebar. Any surprise one may have about people hunting crows for food vanishes upon learning the phrase “eating crow” has …

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Haunted Attraction Tour Videos

I’ve decided to reboot my “Haunted Attraction Walkthroughs” article series. Why? Because it was an absolute mess. It featured videos of walking by yard haunts and riding through haunted hayrides despite the use of the word “walkthrough” in its name and I was constantly having to replace videos that got taken down. This led to …

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Spooky

October is finally here and I want to celebrate by sharing a song which I’ve always associated with the Halloween season. It’s a called “Spooky” and it’s available on YouTube thanks to Classics IV – Topic: It might surprise you to learn how its name and Halloween references aren’t why I associate it with the …

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Deep One Dave

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) videos are a very popular genre on YouTube. Such videos are usually filmed from a first person perspective in order to make it seem like you are interacting with the subject of the video you are watching. At first I assumed these were made to help people deal with their …

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