If the above lantern strikes your fancy, you can learn how to make one in Volume 14 of School Arts magazine. While we’re on the subject of vintage reading material, let’s check out The Anchora of Delta Gamma to learn about a haunted attraction from 1968 called the “Mystic Mansion.”
The October 1985 issue of Boys’ Life has an interesting interview with Garfield (and Jim Davis) which foreshadows the events of Garfield’s Halloween Adventure without actually mentioning the special by name!
The name “Zioptis Foundation” might be familiar to those of you who read last year’s collection of links to haunted attraction review websites. But what you probably didn’t know is how that particular haunt reviewer has a free “Dial-A-Trip” phone number which gives bizarre messages to callers! You can learn more about the phone number’s long history at the Zioptis DeviantArt page.
Dr. TerrorEyes has loads of great stuff available on his Facebook page, with everything from informative lectures he’s given at haunted attraction conventions to prop ideas!
Danny Seo’s Upcycling Celebrations has some great instructions on how to turn burnt-out floodlight bulbs into potion bottles. This is a huge boon to haunters who use such lights in their displays. The only problem is how the online version doesn’t have any pictures. Thankfully Organized31 does!
Sew a Modern Halloween: Make 15 Spooky Projects for Your Home by Riel Nason shows how to make a fabric “Scrappy Jack block” which can be used to make festive quilts and pillows.
Melody Hall’s Ultimate Halloween has instructions for a “Batty Clothespin Bat Pin,” “Goofy Gourds Centerpiece Baskets” and decorating your cubicle at work for Halloween. People of all ages can enjoy making the “Paper Bag Pumpkin” from The Toddler’s Busy Book by Trish Kuffner.
Do you have any spare egg cartons? If so, How To Make Your Own Spooky Halloween Crafts by Jeannine Hill will show you how to make bats and spiders out of said cartons. She also discusses how to make ghosts using your choice of balloons or trash bags.
Speaking of ghosts, Mary Meinking’s Spooky Haunted House: DIY Cobwebs, Coffins, and More demonstrates how to make “Glowing Ghosts” you can hang from the ceiling and I Love Halloween shows how a tomato cage can be used to make a different kind of glowing ghost.
Some “Bone Candlesticks” would be a great match for creepy homemade candles. Those who prefer to avoid open flames should enjoy creating an “EEK Wreath” or one of these other Halloween projects.
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Oct 06 2018
Free Horror Movie Commentaries VI
I honestly thought my previous article about free commentary tracks for horror movies was going to be my last installment. So when a whole year went by and I came across a free commentary for Spookies and nothing else, I went back an slipped it into the article as a secret bonus. But one year after that and now I’m suddenly swimming in free commentaries. Some are filled with nothing but jokes and others are serious discussions about the film. Some are free downloads and others can only be streamed for free. But they’re all worth checking out!
VHS LIFE has done numerous downloadable commentaries, including one for Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead. Although I linked directly to a commentary for a non VHS source, the title of the podcast should clue you in as to the format to use when you watch the movies associated with their other commentary tracks.
The Podcast Under The Stairs also has its share of commentaries, like the ones prepared for the 80’s Invaders From Mars remake and Demons.
There’s an “unofficial” commentary track for Lights Out which was apparently uploaded onto SoundCloud by the film’s director!
The Kaijusaurus Podcast’s live discussion of Tristar’s infamous attempt at a Godzilla movie just barely qualifies as a commentary. You’ll understand once you hear it. However, ComicBookCast’s commentary track for the 2014 American Godzilla movie is a true blue commentary.
Fantom Publishing has a line of unofficial commentaries for various Doctor Who serials available for sale. In order to help promote them, they’ve released the one for the first installment of The Sea Devils for free! I’m afraid I don’t know how well it works with the NTSC release of that serial since it appears to have been recorded for use with the PAL release. greatestshowinthegalaxy has one for The Day of the Doctor as well.
Time travel fans might also appreciate the free fan commentary track for Primer despite it having nothing to do with the series noted above.
Searching around SoundCloud has also brought me tracks for District 9, My Bloody Valentine, the original Halloween II, The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), Aliens, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. You can search for more using the “commentary track” and “movie commentary track” tags as well!
You can also search the “commentary” tag on Bandcamp, but I thought I should provide you with some direct links as well. Find The Computer Room has free downloads of commentaries for Cloverfield, the original Night of the Living Dead, the original Halloween II and Nosferatu. However, Drunken Zombie’s commentary for Insidious and the commentary for Scanners by Uncle Jerk’s Commentary Corner can only be streamed for free.
Here’s the complete list of past installments:
Free Horror Movie Commentaries!
More Free Horror Movie Commentaries
Even More Free Horror Movie Commentaries
Still More Free Horror Movie Commentaries
Yet More Free Horror Movie Commentaries
As always, Gravedigger’s Local 16 is not to be held responsible for anything that may occur (be it good or bad) as a result of downloading from any links given here. Attempt at your own discretion. Blah blah blah…