Tag: sound effects

Winter’s Knight

Do my wings look odd to you?

Nox Arcana Official Site Winter’s Knight, Monolith Graphics 2005 Sometimes Christmas music can be creepy. There’s a version of “Carol of the Bells” floating around out there that, thanks to the tone and speed of the children’s chorus singing, always unnerves me a bit every time I hear it. Sensing the connection between Christmas and …

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Music to Haunt By: House of Nightmares

What's worse than going into a haunted house? Going into a radioactive haunted house...

Buzz Works Official Site House of Nightmares, Monolith Graphics 2010 While browsing through the ol’ Google Analytics page, the sheer number of people who read the Nox Arcana and Buzz Works installments of “Music to Haunt By” after searching for “House of Nightmares” convinced me that I simply had to review Buzz Works’ newest release. …

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Music to Haunt By: Michael Hedstrom

Michael Hedstrom Official Site Midnight Circus, Hedstorm Productions 1999 Clive Manor, Hedstorm Productions 2001 Demagogue, Hedstorm Productions 2007 The haunted attraction/Halloween community is just as prone to fads and crazes as everyone else. Asylums, pirates and rednecks are only a few of the theme ideas (be it for a room or the entire haunt) that …

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Music to Haunt By: Hollywood Haunts


Hollywood Haunts Official Site Monster Movie Haunts!, Introsound 2008 Those who browse through Halloween CDs each year may have noticed a mysterious newcomer to the field: Introsound. Initially debuting with the “Dr.Goodsound’s” line consisting of Twisted Circus of Horror Sounds, Creep Show and Halloween Haunt-O-Tron, Introsound’s newest line is Hollywood Haunts. Said line consists of …

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Music to Haunt By: Dronolan’s Tower

I'm still waiting to hear the coin hit the bottom...

Dronolan’s Tower Official Site Journeys in Darkness Vol. 1: Those Who Dwell Beneath, Forever Young Music 2008 Although initially surprised by the idea of CDs designed for use while playing tabletop RPGs, I must admit that it’s not a bad idea. Remember, the whole point of a role-playing game is to immerse yourself in another …

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Music to Haunt By: Buzz Works

Look at his shoulders. He is so doing the dance from "Thriller"

Buzz Works Official Site Zombie Influx, Monolith Graphics 2009 If you read yesterday’s installment about Nox Arcana, you might remember how I teased about another new release of sorts from them. That’s due to their involvement with Buzz Works… Buzz Works’ origins lie in an Ohio-based store of the same name that’s devoted to all …

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Music to Haunt By: Nox Arcana

You'd have to be crazy not to get this.

Nox Arcana Official Site Blackthorn Asylum, Monolith Graphics 2009 For years, I had thought the Midnight Syndicate was the only group out there doing spooky ambient albums based around a single theme. So as you can imagine, I was pretty blown away with I stumbled across the Wikipedia entry for Nox Arcana. Elated by the …

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Music to Haunt By: Midnight Syndicate

You see? They do matter!

Midnight Syndicate Official Site The 13th Hour, Entity Productions 2005 The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates, Entity Productions 2008 If you hang out in forums devoted to Halloween and/or haunted attractions, then you’ve probably heard of the Midnight Syndicate. Their music is held in very high regard and always comes up in discussions over what makes …

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Music to Haunt By: An Introduction

Having clearly not learned my lesson from doing the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari, I’ve decided to do another music-related review series for the site. However, unlike last time, this will be much shorter and won’t have the introduction and first review merged into a single post… Sound is an important part of any haunted attraction, be …

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