Saturday, December 22, 2012

Shocktail Hour 10 with Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats




Happy Horrordays, boils & ghouls! Jolly Ole JT & Baker are back, drinking way too much eggnog, and bringing you a holiday horror fix! Join in as they give ideas for last minute Christmas gifts, comic book news, upcoming TV shows they can’t wait to miss, the latest in movie news & rumors, as well as reviews of Creep Van, In Their Skin and Grave Encounters 2. As an added gift in your spooky stocking, music is by kickass band Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. Shocktail Hour – the gift that keeps on giving……….. a hangover.

Cheers, boils & ghouls!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Woman mummified husband for 'resurrection'


A Russian woman kept her husband's mummified headless body for three years, believing he will return to life one day as a miracle.

The head of the family expired in 2009, but his wife could not bring herself to accept it, the report said. She preserved the body in the apartment and told the children he would come back to life.

The family kept acquaintances at bay by telling them the man was too ill to speak to anyone. They used air fresheners to mask the odour of the rotting body.

Full story in link.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Bloody Jug Band needs your help!


Yo, boils & ghouls! The Bloody Jug Band Needs Your Help!!!

What would a Gang of Vultures be doing in the Woods on a Saturday Night??? Well, Let us Show You...in our Next MUSIC VIDEO.

Due to the amazing response and success of our First 'Official' Music Video for the song 'Chained to the Bottom'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgxdun1sRw0, which was Produced by Abyssmal Entertainment and has curre

ntly reached over 23,000 YouTube Views, We are launching a Fundraising Campaign through IndieGoGo.com to Produce our Second 'Official' Music Video for the song 'Roadkill Boys', which appears on our critically acclaimed album, 'Coffin Up Blood'.

Our Goal is to raise the Creative and Visual bar with this Second Music Video. This will allow the BJB to grow its Global Fanbase, while continuing to support Central Florida's Independent Filmmakers and Artists.

http://www.indiegogo.com/BJBMusicVideo
Check it out and support a kickass band!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Shocktail Hour – “Episode 9″ Full Episode with Vegas Rhythm Kings




JT & Baker work through their Halloween hangovers and cover upcoming cons & events, talk about this season of The Walking Dead, cool new comic books, and new movie news & reviews of The American Scream, The House at the End of the Street, and Hotel Transylvania. All that spooktacular fun, plus music by the Vegas Rhythm Kings from their new disc “The Screaming Dead”.

Dig it!

Friday, November 9, 2012

WTF


South African police have arrested a 42-year-old man found carrying human genitalia in his wallet, four days after his nephew went missing in the south of the country, officers said on Thursday.

Story in the link.

Kurtzman Estate and Feldstein seek to regain EC Copyrights


The latest in creators' efforts to reclaim copyrights of their comics works...............

The Journal has learned that legendary EC writer/editor Al Feldstein and the estate of Mad editor/cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman have filed notices to reclaim the copyrights on their work. Feldstein confirmed the filing and told the Journal he has already reached a settlement with the William M. Gaines Agency, which owns all the EC horror, science-fiction and crime properties that Feldstein worked on as editor and writer in the early 1950s. Those titles include the classic Crypt of Terror, Vault of Horror, Tales from the Crypt, Haunt of Fear, Weird Fantasy and Weird Science. Gaines agency administrator Dorothy Crouch confirmed the agency has reached an agreement with Feldstein, but declined to comment further.

Story in the link.

The science behind monsters


" . . . fictional monsters such as Dracula originally sprang from the fear of inexplicable diseases and the mysteries of death in the natural world.


So argues science journalist Matt Kaplan in "Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite: The Science of Monsters," an examination of monsters around the world and throughout history - the science behind their origins, and why they matter to us even now."

Full story in the link.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Police respond to report of woman shot.....oops Happy Halloween


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Police were called to what looked like a woman shot dead in her car but found a Halloween reveler they described as drunk and passed out in a bloody-looking zombie costume.


The news site Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/SrbNCn) that a passerby called police in Birmingham on Thursday morning after seeing the woman slumped over her steering wheel at a traffic light.

Police say officers roused the woman and removed her from the vehicle. Authorities say she was handcuffed and taken to the city jail on a driving under the influence of alcohol charge.

A photo of the woman by al.com showed fake blood covering much of her torso as she was apprehended.

Story in the link.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!


Happy Halloween, boils & ghouls!! Have a spooktacular day and night!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Elvira comic book in 2013


Dig it!

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, is returning in 2013 with a new series of Elvira comic books.


Working with author R.H. Stavis (Daniel’s Veil, Activision’s Transformers: War for Cybertron) and artist Jeff Zarnow (Godzilla, '68), the stories will focus on the Elvira’s MISS-adventures centered around a backstory about Halloween.

Thanks to STYD for the link.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Gas chamber scene controversy at haunt


Doris Fogel of Fort Wayne is a survivor of the Holocaust, which is why she said she was “horrified” when she heard about a local Halloween attraction that features a “gas chamber” among its spooky offerings.

Fogel, president of the Fort Wayne Jewish Federation, is speaking out against a feature of the Haunted Cave at 4410 Arden Drive in Fort Wayne. She said she learned of it last weekend from parents of a teenage girl who had visited the attraction and was disturbed.

“This is absolutely horrible to happen in 2012 in Fort Wayne,” she said.

Russ Gusching, the attraction’s co-founder, said Monday the feature was not meant to offend, but in hindsight, “perhaps a poor choice of words as to how we labeled the room.”

Full story in the link.

Come see us at The Bates Motel


All us ghouls, freaks & monsters are waiting!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Man's skeleton found in bed after 15 years

Police in France said on Friday they were trying to identify the skeleton of a man believed to have lain undiscovered in bed for more than 15 years.


The body, found in an abandoned house in the northern city of Lille, is thought to be that of the elderly owner of the property, who lived alone and appeared to have no relatives.

Story in link.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bubba's night out at The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride


Last night Bubba came out to play at The Bates. He's The Bunnyman's cousin, and one of the monsters that gets to roam around and scare up dinner for the rest of the gang..dinner of course being a customer or two. Had a great night of scares & fun with a great crowd! Bubba even got a scream out from a customer!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

MONDO Presents "The Universal Monsters"



Dig!!!! Thanks to DC.


MONDO Presents "The Universal Monsters"

Mondo, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, will feature the iconic "Universal Monsters" for its next gallery show, which runs from October 19 through November 10, featuring both prints and original works of art from dozens of world-renowned artists including Martin Ansin, Rick Baker, Jason Edmiston, JC Richard, Drew Struzan, Ken Taylor, Kevin Tong and many more. The gallery opening on October 19 will be from 7:00 - 10:00pm with regular hours to follow for the show's duration. The Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX.

The legacy of the "Universal Monsters" cannot be overstated. The films of the 1930s & 40s gave rise to cinema's modern horror genre with Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy and more continually reintroduced to each generation. "Few film franchises have persevered as well over time as the Universal Monsters have. There's just something so dynamic and special about the characters. We've done our very best to work with artists that really believe in the importance of these films. I do not think monster fans will be disappointed," said Mondo's Mitch Putnam.

"The iconographic imagery found in these classic films has provided me with inspiration and a bizarre comfort throughout my life. There is a dark vibration that still emanates from these classic Universal Monsters. It's fascinating to see how profoundly sympathetic our contributing artists are to it, even in pieces that appear light-hearted. After surveying the work, I can proclaim this gallery show an authentic celebration, a great privilege and a macabre pleasure. God bless Jack Pierce," said Mondo's Rob Jones.

The full artist roster can be viewed in the gallery postcard. It's an impressive list of talent that includes legendary poster artist Drew Struzan, returning to the Mondo gallery with new, never before seen original works of art and and special effects master Rick Baker will also have two original pieces celebrating these icons of horror.

America's creepiest haunted houses



Chainsaw-wielding psychopaths, creaking boards and rats scuttling through pools of blood - these are America's scariest houses.

Each crumbling old home will strike terror into the heart in its own spine-tingling way, whether it is haunted by a creepy clown, a headless horseman or a 25ft python.

Fear fans have become addicted to seeking out the biggest screams, spookiest special effects, eeriest history and most chilling attention to detail across the U.S.

Full story in the link.
 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Shocktail Hour - thank you


What up, freaks!

Baker shared some statistics with me regarding Shocktail Hour, and I just wanted to share and thank any of you who have downloaded and enjoyed our show.

The latest and greatest episode - show number 8 with guest blkvampires - has gotten over 8,000 downloads in about three weeks. Dig it! 

Thanks much for anyone who has checked us out and hope you continue to groove on what we are doing and will help spread the word/promote. I hope to do more interviews and features in upcoming shows, and appreciate the support.

Later, boils & ghouls!

Friday, October 12, 2012

911 call over home haunt

Really? I hope he gets record-breaking amount of TOTers and visitors.

EVESHAM TWP., N.J. - A New Jersey guy goes all out to treat his neighborhood to frightfully good time at Halloween.


But, this year, he was told his display is too dangerous.

David Newman has been decorating his house at the corner of Hopewell and Raymond streets in Evesham Township for 25 years.

For the first time, though, he says someone called police claiming his incredible display and his dancing routine is a distraction.

"It's almost bringing me to tears because I was upset. I was so upset last night I just went to my room laid down. I just couldn't believe it," Newman said.

Story in the link.

Giant eyeball found on beach


A giant eyeball that washed ashore and was found by a beachcomber in Pompano Beach, Fla., is mystifying wildlife officials — but probably not for long.


The softball-sized eyeball was reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday, and wildlife officers put the specimen on ice. It will be preserved and sent to the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., for analysis.

Story in the link.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween 2012 in the Philadelphia area



What up, boils & ghouls! Here is a great comprehensive list of everything going on in the Philly area this Halloween season. A big scream out to Brittany Thomas for compiling this ghoulishly delightful list!


Terrifying Tours

• Ghost Tours of Philadelphia: You can take this tour year-round, but things get extra spooky around Halloween on this premier Philadelphia ghost adventure. You’ll be geared up with some basic ghost hunting gadgets, led by a costumed tour guide and get to investigate the mysterious stories behind all of the hidden cemeteries, haunted mansions and unexplainable mysteries of the city. Brave souls have three options: take the 90-minute candlelight walking tour of Independence Park and Society Hill, take the ghost hunting tour of Society Hill and get an inside look at colonial era haunted mansions, or ride a 90-minute Victorian-era style, open air trolley that loops around the most historically haunted parts of town as you listen in on the eerie stories and legends that make Philadelphia the most haunted city in America.

• Ghost Tours of New Hope: Adi-Kent Thomas Jeffrey, the creator of these ghost tours, felt so compelled by the paranormal of New Hope that he wrote three books on it. Experience his take on the encounters with the infamous phantom hitchhiker and much more every Friday and Saturday up to the week of October 31 on the lantern-led walk through the eerie town of New Hope. Click here for directions and more information.

• New Hope and Ivyland Railroad’s Haunted Halloween and Trick or Treat Trains: Starting on Friday, October 19 and running for two consecutive weekends, New Hope and Ivyland Railroad welcomes you aboard their Haunted Halloween Trains, Trick or Treat Trains and Grapevine Express Trick or Treat Trains. These are real steam locomotives, haunted by ghosts, where you can hear some animated story-telling while chugging down the tracks out in the countryside. Get fancy and upgrade to “first class” and enjoy a private bar and bartender at a table for two.

• Ghost Tours of Powel and Physick House: Running Friday, October 26 through Halloween night, take a historic (and haunted) tour of the creepy homes of “the father of American surgery” and the restless spirit of a former mayor of Philadelphia. With your electromagnetic field meters (provided by Philadelphia Ghost Tours) you can pick up on all the phantoms and scare yourself right into the Halloween spirit.

• Murder, Mystery, & Mayhem Tour: More than just a collection of ghost stories, this tour lets you in on the “unspoken secrets” of haunted Philadelphia. While taking the guided bus tour of the city, you will learn about actual historic events that will make your skin crawl. Reserve a spot with Philly Tours for any Wednesday through Sunday all through October and the first week of November.

• Halloween Flashlight Tours at Laurel Hill Cemetery: They’ve got something spectacularly spooky booked every week of October, but for the days leading up to their favorite holiday (October 26, 27, and 30) Laurel Hill will take you on a dark adventure through the tombs with just your flashlight and your guts to guide you. Theater veteran Larry Arrigale will help make your tour extra special and unique as you get acquainted with the history and personalities in the yard of restless spirits.

• Edgar Allan Poe: Deep into that Darkness Peering at Laurel Hill Cemetery: Speaking of spooks at Laurel Hill, we have to mention this chilling cemetery adventure featuring some of the most famously haunting works of the once Philadelphia-native author including The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum and more. BYOF (F for flashlight) Tuesday, October 23, and get ready for some haunting, historical, theatrical adventure in the graveyard followed by some drinkable spirits and refreshments.

• Second Annual Frankford Haunted History Tour: The Frankford CDC wants you to embark on a walking tour of the haunted halls of Frankford’s historic buildings on Saturday, October 27. Park at Frankford Friends Meeting House at 4 p.m. and enjoy refreshments before and after the horrifying history lesson — they promise it’s going to be even better than last year.

Dozens more options for celebrating Halloween this month in Philadelphia, below.

• Vampires, Sex, Ghosts and More: A Spooky Twilight Tour of Philly’s Dark Past: Grim Philly Twilight Tours presents a tour of the city that will give you a glimpse of 24 historic sites in just 90 minutes, available for reservation all throughout October and November. See the dark side of the city that you’ve never seen before — former slave auction blocks and sites of public executions are among them. Also worth noting — Grim Philly was voted the city’s best tour on Channel 17′s Philly Hot List.

• Sinners, Scandals and Suicides at Laurel Hill Cemetery: Visit the final resting places and get some eerie education on the little-known, quirky and creepy tales of former Philadelphian gangsters, criminals, crazies and more. Tom Keels, author of Wicked Philadelphia, will lead the way on this walking tour of the tombs Sunday, October 21.

• Haunted Moonlight Tours at Graeme Park: On October 26 and 27, the Friends of Graeme Park will be hosting a moonlight tour of this Revolutionary War estate. Former lovers Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson and Henry Hugh Fergusson supposedly still inhabit the grounds. Henry, a loyalist, left Elizabeth behind in deep despair during the war and allegedly have been trying to find their way back to one another in the afterlife ever since. A theatrical show brings their spirits to life and tells tales of past encounters with the couple.

• Spirits of ‘76 Ghost Tour: Experience the ominous aura of the 20 most haunted places in Philadelphia including Carpenters’ Hall, the Benjamin Franklin Rush House and Old Pine Street Church and Cemetery as you walk the creepy cobblestone streets at night. Plan a Spirit of ’76 Tour any day you dare.

• Mercer by Moonlight Tour: This annual event at the Mercer Castle will haunt again on October 26. Listen in on some history, folk legends and scary stories while you discover the secrets behind the museum’s collection of weird objects including a hearse, gallows, “witch” doctor’s canes, brooms and other spooky stuff.

• Ghosts of the Great Road : Historic Germantown in conjunction with the Museum of the Macabre present Ghosts of the Great Road on October 13, 19 and 26. These interactive, walking ghost tours explore the allegedly haunted cultural sites on the streets of Germantown. You can be a part of the real, live paranormal investigation and get a slice of history from the historically-dressed guide. On October 26, don’t miss the special Halloween version called Colonial Compound, named after one of Philadelphia’s most haunted neighborhoods, beginning promptly at 5:30 p.m. at Upsala Mansion.

• The Borden Tragedy Murder Mystery at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion: On Saturdays, October 20 or 27 at 6 p.m. or Sundays, October 21 or 28 at 2:30 p.m. Philadelphia’s only Victorian mansion tour invites you for dinner. This dinner at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion won’t be you’re typical sit-down afair, thought — they’ll have you in on a Clue-type game of murder mystery-solving based on the deaths of Andrew and Abigail Borden.

• Rosenbach Museum and Library’s Hands-On Tour of The Growth of Stoker’s Dracula: On October 28 and 31, Rosenbach’s invites you to celebrate and take an in-depth look at the rarely-seen manuscripts, research and notes of Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula. Find out what it takes to make a lastingly scary character and revel in magic of the terrorizing tale.

Spooky Celebrations

• Horrorfest at Shady Brook Farm: Check out America’s most haunted farm, located in Yardley, every weekend starting September 29 and running until October 28. You can choose from four Halloween-themed adventures: the Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, 3-D Alien Encounter and the eerie attraction they call ‘Carnage’. Are you brave enough to find out what all that entails? We can give you some hints — the squeamish might start squirming when the ground gets covered with blood and guts and gore and paranoia is likely to ensue after the incredible special effects of the alien experience. Get a spook in the haunted barn or, for the less brave, hop on a haunted hayride or hit up the Pumpkin Fest. Can’t decide which ones to do? Get the RIP package and see all of them. Also, new this year: stay all day and night for their Fall Fest.

• The Walking Dead Escape at The Wells Fargo Center Complex: Based on the hit AMC television show The Walking Dead, Ruckus Sports along with Skybound and Live Nation present The Walking Dead Escape, an apocalyptic-themed obstacle course guaranteed to get your adrenaline going and make you experience an all-too real, theatrical version of a zombie-infested world. This terrifying test of bravery and determination has only ever taken place once before in San Diego, CA, and it’s only happening here on Saturday, October 27, from 6 p.m. until midnight so it might just sell out. Click here for tickets and more information.

• Paranormal Investigation on Olympia: The Olympia is the oldest naval warship still afloat and one of the coolest haunted National Historic Landmarks in Philadelphia. In honor of the approaching holiday, on Saturday, October 27, there will be an informational investigation of the ship’s paranormal activity where you can learn about the technical tools of the ghost-hunting trade. A limited number of tickets are available, so get yours now to ensure a spot for this nautical nightmare. If you’re not afraid yet, maybe something about the ominous age restriction might — age 16 and up only, under 18 need a parent. Call (215) 413-8649 to reserve.

• Superstition: A Haunted Thrill-Ride Adventure: Guests who tour the Battleship New Jersey throughout October can ride the spooky Superstition: A Haunted Thrill Ride Adventure simulator ride. This is a virtual roller coaster of freaky sights and screams which you can experience for $5 with the purchase of a ship tour or $6.50 on its own.

• Spirit of Philadelphia Annual Halloween Boo Moonlight Cruise: Philadelphia’s popular party yacht Spirit of Philadelphia will take a moonlight cruise on Saturday, October 27, to give passengers a “spooktacular” late night look at the Philadelphia skyline from the Delaware River. Wear your Halloween get-up to get in on the costume contest, or simply dance the night away with their on-deck DJ and munch on snacks from the cheesesteak station. Guests who are 21 and over may book a slot online today.

• 8th Annual Gravediggers’ Ball: On Friday, October 19, you can monster mash for a good cause within the haunted halls of the Union League of Philadelphia. This fundraiser will help Laurel Hill Cemetery keep you creeping through Philly’s most famous graveyard. Dinner, dancing and entertainment are just some of the things to expect at this unearthly celebration.

• “Boo at the Zoo” at the Philadelphia Zoo: Keeping it spooky but going green this year, The Philadelphia Zoo’s annual Halloween celebration will feature a Sustainable Palm Zone in addition to its usual list of events. Put on your costumes, get some treats, check out the animal shows and rock out to some live tunes October 20-21 and October 27-28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boo at the Zoo will also feature storytelling, games, crafts and more. Don’t forget to check out the Extinction Graveyard — a kid-friendly look at extinct species from around the world.

• Sesame Place’s The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular: From September 29 through October 28, Sesame Place invites kids to come decked out and ready for some not-too-scary Halloween fun filled with two themed mazes, a hayride with the Sesame Street gang, three Halloween shows and all of the characters in costume every day of the event. New this year, you can you can dance along at the Sesame-style disco they’re calling Ernie’s Rubber Duckie Costume Party. Don’t miss the Second Annual Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade.

• Grumblethorpe Halloween Party: Historic Germantown is offering tours of the creepy colonial home of the Wister Family where you can listen in on some scary stories, enjoy some fun for kids and more. The creeps begin on Saturday, October 13, and go from 5-7:30 p.m. For more information call 215.880.8620.

• Spooky Mini Golf at Franklin Square: The game gets a bit freakier when tricks and treats hide behind every corner of the green. Fridays through Sundays until October 30, Philly Mini Golf will be a Halloween playground decorated with cobwebs, spooky lights, frightening fog and more. Pumpkin picking and decorating (October 13), Pumpkin Fest (October 20), the Trick-Or-Treat Trail (October 27) and train rides on the Lightning Bolt Express (October 6 and 27) make for a Halloween spectacular October at Franklin Square.

• Hershey Park in the Dark: October 19-21, 26-28 and November 2-4, Roller coasters become roller-ghosters during the annual undertaking of one of Pennsylvania’s most famous theme parks. The park will feature spooktacular attractions, glowing pumpkins and live entertainment. Less frightening fun for younger visitors includes trick-or-treating in Hershey Park’s Treatville. Creatures Of The Night at ZooAmerica is happening throughout the month, as well, and also included with regular admission. Get your tickets and look for details on this year’s Ride and Dine Deal here.

• Third Annual Halloween Hoedown at Penn Treaty Park: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, autumn enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy games, surprises, face-painting and more at Philadelphia’s largest free pumpkin patch. Wear a clever costume and you can compete for awards for the best Halloween get-ups.

• Zombie Ball at Chaddsford Winery: Reserve now for one of two weekends of zombie glamor and mayhem at Chaddsford Winery. On October 19 and 26, they will be getting into the frightening spirit of the season with live DJ’s, wine and food — all of which are included with the $30 entry fee. You’re also encouraged to come dressed in your zombie best.

• The Great Pumpkin Carve at the Chaddsford Historical Society: From October 25-27, colossal 150-400-pound pumpkins will get their Halloween face on with help from local artists at the annual Great Pumpkin Carve. Live music will spice things up along with festive foods, Halloween-themed hayrides and spooky-fun displays.

• Society Hill Dance Academy’s Yearly Halloween Dance Party: On Friday, October 26, costume contests, games and food will help get you in the Halloween spirit. If you really want to get groovin’, don’t pass on the Thriller dance lesson they’re offering. Learn more here.

• The Haunting of Philly Halloween Costume Party at Lucky Strike: How about tossing some bowling into the mix to make for a uniquely festive night? On Saturday, October 27, there will be DJ’s, booze, food and more at Center City Philadelphia’s favorite bowling alley/night club.

• Henri David Ball at the Sheraton Philadelphia Center City Hotel: On October 31, the annual Henri David Halloween Ball will be back at it again. With more than 40 years of experience throwing this smashing event, these guys don’t mess around when it comes to providing the most fabulous Halloween ball in Philadelphia. Expect hundreds of over-the-top, glamorous and eccentric costumed party-goes storming the Sheraton Downtown.

• BalletX Presents The Extreme Masquerade — Halloween Party and Costume Contest: This is a Halloween costume party on high — edgy and crazy and located on the Top of the Tower’s 51st floor terrace. Don’t miss the opportunity to get in the photo booth with BalletX dancers, enter to win the “Most BalletX-rated” award, listen to some jams by DJ Captain Ridiculous and get a look at the stunning views of the moonlit Ben Franklin Bridge. Friday, October 26, is the date to mark on your calendar.

• Spooky Saturday and Fall Fest on East Passyunk Avenue: From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, Passyunk Ave. will have its annual fall fest filled with fun activities for kids and adults. Nice Things Hand Made, a local shop, will host a craft fair featuring work from local artists. Be sure to get your little ones in on the annual costume contest where they can compete for the scariest, funniest or most original categories of their age group. At 11 a.m., ages four and under will strut their stuff, ages five to nine will have their shot at 11:30 a.m., at noon ages nine to 12 and then at 12:30 p.m. come the dogs. Yes, a costume contest for the doggies. Pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating and all the other Halloween favorites will be going on, as well.

• Family Day at Laurel Hill Cemetery: Families can enjoy a slightly less spooky adventure in Laurel Hill Cemetery for Family Day, happening on Sunday, October 14, from 1-3 p.m. The $5 admission fee includes pumpkin painting, scavenger hunting, apple bobbing, hot apple cider, hot dogs, cookies, pretzels and more.

• Witches of Narberth and Narberth Halloween Parade: On Sunday, October 30, at 1 p.m., on the corner of Forrest and Haverford Avenues, the annual scavenger hunt will kick off the Halloween weekend of events in Narberth. Kids will be searching the downtown Narberth for 13 of the wicked witches as they gather treats along the way. At the end of the hunt, each kid will receive a cool Halloween prize. Children and their families will meet at St. Margaret’s School parking lot on N. Narberth Ave between 6 and 6:15 p.m. From there, the costume parade will begin to wind through Narberth’s downtown making its way to the basketball courts in Narberth Park. Goody bags, treats and cider await for those who finish the parade.

• South Street Headhouse District Pumpkinland: On Monday, October 29, the day will begin with an array of activities under the Historic Headhouse Square Shambles, including Sleep Hollow Farm’s pony rides and petting zoo, Make-N-Take Art & Pumpkin Decorating with the Queen Village Art Center, Wilby Band kids rock band performance, music and giveaways courtesy of B101, face painting, a roaming magic act, balloon art and more. There will be a costume parade and contest around The Shambles at noon, including a festive doggie costume category. Learn more here.

• Eighth Annual Kennett Square Halloween Parade: The annual spooky stroll will take place this year on Sunday, October 28, at 3 p.m. Beginning at the Sovereign Bank parking lot at the corner of Lafayette and West State Street at 2:00 p.m., paraders will march east up State Street until the end up on South Broad Street at the American Legion Building. Judges will select winners and hand out trophies for the Funniest, Scariest, Best Kid, Best Adult, Best Pet, Best Act (Performance), Best Group and Best Float. Apply by October 22 in order to participate.

• The 20th Anniversary All Hallows’ Eve Costume Ball: On Saturday, October 20, from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., How AproPOE, an Edgar Allen Poe-inspired masquerade presented by The Young Friends of the Brandywine Conservancy with Wilmington Trust, will host an evening dedicated to the dark poet which draws on the exhibition Picture Poe: Illustrations from Edgar Allan Poe’s Stories and Poems. Manhattan’s DJ Booga Sugar will provide the sounds while you get boozed up at the open bar and sign up for the costume contest.

Shivery Shows

• Plays and Players’ Second Annual Halloween Shebang: On Saturday, October 27, The Plays and Players host a full-day free outdoor street festival at Delancey Place. Fun and games, crafts and snacks will make the day’s attractions like the haunted house and the resident artist-led children’s’ workshop even better. Live music boosts the festival cred, too, with performances by Hear Again Radio Project, and “Superheroes Who Are Super!” There will also be a costume parade and tours of the gorgeous historic theater.

• A Halloween Extranglegangza at World Cafe Live: On Halloween night at 8 p.m., Philly favorite Welcome To My Face will be performing “Appetite for Destruction” in its entirety, along with two other Philadelphia bands Franzschubert and the Schuubs, and special guests 722. Enjoy special firkins from Yards, Weyerbacher, Flying Fish, Troegs and Fegley’s. There will be costume prizes and packages from all participating breweries.

• A Month of Horror at Dock Street Brewery: Every Tuesday night is movie night at Dock Street, but for the month of October they will be screening some silly and some scary horror movies to get you in the spirit of the Halloween. Week one you can watch Elvis and JFK (alive in modern time) fight an Egyptian Mummy in Bubba Ho-Tep, week two catch Georges Franju’s 1960 frightening French horror flick Eyes Without a Face, week three see a guy carry around his deformed Siamese brother in a giant basket in Basket Case and every week enjoy the movie-goer specials: $1 off happy hour Beers, $1 off small Americana pizzas, $2 off large Americana pizza.

• Mercer’s Night Tales at Fonthill Museum: On Friday, October 19, Henry Mercer’s published collection of Gothic stories will be the backdrop for this special program. The aim is to uncover Mercer’s love of detective and gothic literature, including the works of Edgar Allan Poe. A dramatic performance of Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart by actor Grover Silcox will close the evening.

• Sugar Town Halloween at Kung Fu Necktie: Kung Fu Necktie, a Fishtown favorite, is one bar you can always count on for delivering something a little bit strange — meaning awesomely outside the box. KFN and Sugar Town & Other Shows will deliver that for this years Halloween party featuring zombie-pop rockers Rainbow Destroyer, garage rock veterans KEN and Philly/NYC noise rockers PS XO. Wear a costume and get a discount on the cover.

• Seventy Scenes of Halloween at The Adrienne Theater: From October 12 to November 3, Luna Theater Company presents Seventy Scenes of Halloween by Jeffrey M. Jones. Incorporating holiday flare into a comedic horror show that pokes fun at contemporary marriage, this performance is sure to be a treat.

Horrifying Haunted Houses

• Terror Behind the Walls: Philadelphia’s premier haunted adventure has begun and will continue until November 10. Eastern State Penitentiary is already scary and haunted without the theatrics, but this haunted prison will scare the living daylights out of you. As you stand in line inside the 30ft tall stone walls being forced to watch the chilling Ghost Hunters television show episode, you’re already scared. Once you walk into the creepy prison cells, you’re really scared. By the time you make it past the psychotic ghosts of dead inmates, you’re ready to run for the exit. One of the country’s biggest, most elaborate and top-rated haunted attractions takes you (and the other 100,000 visitors from around the world who attend each year) on a spooky adventure through six haunted attractions, each more frightening than the last.

• Fright Factory: Fridays through Sundays throughout October, Fright Factory will be scaring the pants off of people in what the Travel Chanel featured as one of ‘America’s Scariest Haunted Attractions’. There are four parts to this fright fest — iChem’s evil subterranean laboratories, guided tours of the Philadelphia Haunted Asylum where former hospital Chief of Staff Dr. Robert T. Brash experimented on and tortured patients, then a walk with the dead that leads to the creepy stone mausoleum hiding out in the shadows. Are you creeped out yet? You will be.

• Sleepy Hollow at Active Acres Haunted Farm: All through October, Active Acres will have its gates open for a whole season of frightful weekend attractions. AAA named the Haunted House in the Hollow as one of the nation’s premier haunted attractions, so get your tickets now and be sure to check out the “Special Deal” link. Prepare yourself for ti-toeing through the seventeen cobweb-covered rooms and ducking through the secret passages of this haunted mansion. Take a ghostly walk through the Field of Fright back-yard cemetery and ride the haunted hay ride, if you’re a brave soul.

• Valley of Fear at Phoenix Sports Club: Every weekend of the month of October Phoenix Sports Club will take you on haunted hayrides through the darkest, spookiest woods in Bucks County.

• Scream Mountain: Running Thursday through Sunday (except for October 11), Scream Mountain will start haunting with hayrides, thrilling with chairlift rides that go up and down the mountain and scaring visitors in the creepy corn maze.

• Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride: Open daily beginning October 12, The Bates Motel is one of the freakiest Halloween haunted spots in the region. The horror house was officially named as one of America’s scariest haunts by Hauntworld Magazine, USA Today and the Travel Channel. If your venture through the inside doesn’t give you your proper frightful fix, try a ride on the hellish haunted hayride or take a walk through the zombie-plagued corn maze.

• Pennhurst Asylum: The reportedly haunted Pennhurst Asylum offers terrifying tours including “The Pennhurst Haunted Attraction,” a hospital themed attraction; the “Dungeon of Lost Souls,” a new labyrinth of old cells and halls; “The Tunnel Terror,” a tour underneath the grounds; and “Ghost Hunt,” a self-guided, flashlight tour through what is believed to be the most active building at Pennhurst.

Tricks and Treats

• 2012 Rittenhouse Row Halloween Celebration and Trick-or-Treat: Rittenhouse Row’s family-friendly Halloween celebration will be held at The Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel Philadelphia on Saturday, October 27. It starts at 10 a.m. with a mini brunch buffet and a costume contest, followed by neighborhood trick-or-treating until 5 p.m. They ask that you bring a book to donate to The Gift of Life House and suggest picking up a trick-or-treating map at one of the Rittenhouse Row member locations. Get your tickets in advance here.

• Fall Flavors at the Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery: Get a taste of the fall Boo-ha-ha at Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery, two of Philadelphia’s most coveted sweet spots. The flavors have collided this season to create festive treats like apple cider sorbet, The Great Pumpkin Sundae, pumpkin ice cream, ginger ice cream, pumpkin buttercreams, pumpkin ice cream sandwiches and even a Chocolate Appolonia Bisque Ice Cream made in conjunction with Federal Donuts. That’s right, it’s ice cream, with donuts. Tip: stop by Shane Confectionery in dressed up in scary period attire on Halloween and receive a free treat.

• Fright Night at Cantina Dos Segundos: Dos Segundos, the NoLibs outfit of Cantina, will have a spooky dance party featuring DJ’s, food specials and special cocktails of their own — on Halloween night, no less. DJ Del and DJ Dirty will start the dance party after dark, but enjoy cocktails like the Bloody Scary and The Chupacabra with featured snacks like sweetbread anticuchos and beef tongue tacos all day and night, from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31.

• Mischief Night at Cantina Los Caballitos: On Tuesday, October 30, Cantina Los Caballitos will be throwing their Halloween Fiesta all day and all night from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Try a spooky concoction like the Sinister Cider, indulge in some of the featured chipotle, orange and pumpkin seed guacamole, and after midnight get your dance on with “El Fantasma,” DJ TOO DOPE of Hands and Knees, and “El Diablo,” DJ ROMES of Tigerbeats and Fast Times. Photobot 3000 will also be there, so be sure to come dressed in your Halloween best.

• Halloween at Night Kitchen Baker: Yes, the baked goods at Night Kitchen totally constitute for an event. Mocha chocolate cupcakes dipped in white fondant with tiny bat decorations, pumpkin pound cake decorated with little fondant pumpkins and ghost-shaped shortbread cookies will make your belly growl and scream for more. This Germantown Ave. gem is worth a taste.

• Halloweekend Pub Crawl Philadelphia: For three days, Red Zone on South Second street will be the starting place for a city-wide pub crawl that will take you to the coolest, most festive Philadelphia bars. Friday, October 26, Saturday, October 27 and Halloween night will be celebrated with this Halloween-themed pub crawl that will cost you just up to $5 to get in on. (Beer not included).

• Witch Craft Beer Crawl on East Passyunk: On Wednesday, October 24, more than 10 East Passyunk bars and restaurants will be offering $3 craft beers. A $6.66 admission fee includes beer deals and a chance to win a $300+ GC package. Register for the Beer Crawl at The Bottle Shop from 5:30-7 p.m.

• Trick-or-Treat Saturdays & Spiced Apple Sundays at Chaddsford Winery: Every Sunday of this month leading up to Halloween (October 7, 14, 21 and 28) visitors can hear some live music and stop by Peddler’s Village from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. for wine punch sampling and cocktails with the flavors of spiced apple wine. On Saturdays (October 13,20, and 27) trick-or-treaters can, for $20, head out to Chaddsford and get a bag of candy goodies that pair with the wine tasting bar, a Halloween wine glass and a taste of a spooky wine they’ve been conjuring up.

• Final-ly Friday “Haunts & Hops”: Mt. Airy’s monthly final Friday of the month festivities will be Halloween-themed for their October 26 celebration of local art, talent, vendors and food. Historically reenacted ghost stories, horror movies, trick-or-treating, photos and several other special activities will be unique to this night. The trick-or-treating begins at 5:30 p.m. and takes a tour of local businesses where you can get your photo snapped. Learn more about Final-ly Friday and what to expect on October 26 by clicking here.

Eerie Educational Events

• Halloween Edition: Table Top Science with Dr. Fred: Earth, Bread and Brewery, Mt. Airy’s favorite brewery and cafe, will host an evening of educational, Halloween-themed science experiment demonstrations on Tuesday, October 30. The demo will be appropriate for all ages, so come out and find out how to mix up some spooky concoctions.

• Science on Tap at National Mechanics Presents “The Science of Vampires”: On October 8, Kathy Haas, Assistant Curator at the Rosenbach Museum & Library, will give a brief presentation followed by discussion on Bram Stoker’s legendary film Dracula. With the original manuscript and notes in hand, Haas will reveal some of the secrets behind Stoker and the film. Anna Dhody, curator of the Mütter Museum, will discuss some potentially vampire story-inspiring medical conditions that existed during the time the concept of vampirism first came about. More information here.

• SKELETONS! A Spooky Creature Feature at Wagner Free Institute of Science: On Saturday, October 20, from noon-4 p.m.Wagner Institute will enlighten you on why exactly skeletons are so prominent in Halloween culture and how neat they are in the natural world as well as the supernatural world. Elmwood Park Zoo animals will be there to educate you on the importance of theirs. This is a costume party and will also feature scavenger hunts, skeleton-themed Halloween crafts, gallery tours and hands-on activities for children. The really cool part is, this event is free (donations suggested).

• The Dark Arts in the Dark Ages at the Wagner Free Institute of Science: At 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, Dr. Elly R. Truitt, Historian and Assistant Professor of Medieval History at Bryn Mawr College, will host a free special Halloween discussion on occult sciences and natural philosophy in the context of the Middle Ages. Dr. Truitt will facilitate a spooky, yet informative conversation touching on the history of soothsayers, sorcerers, necromancers, wizards and more and will call into question whether these dark artists were actually satanic or if they actually possessed a higher understanding of the natural world. Find out the secrets of The Dark Arts in the Dark Ages for yourself.

Texas Chainsaw 3D


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pumpkin keg

Video in the link.

Scary Halloween cockails


Dig it!

Happy birthday Ed Wood


Happy birthday to you, good sir!

Haunted Horror #1 from IDW on sale today


Dig it! Going to pick up my copy today.

A comic so good it's…SCARY! Imagine you were a kid in the 1950s reading contraband horror comics under the bed covers by flashlight! You were devouring the very comic books you parents, your teachers and anti-comics crusader Dr. Fredric Wertham were trying to keep out of your hands! Now you can recreate that same experience, because the comics that were banned are back in actual comic-book format! The people that brought you Dick Briefer's Frankenstein, Bob Powell's Terror and Zombies are now producing a comic book series filled with the best of worst vintage horror comics that will rot your mind! Don't dare miss the first issue of Scary from the Chilling Archives of Horror Comics fiends!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Colonial Theatre Spooktacular "Tales From The Crypt" presented by Saturday Fright Special October 27th Keene, NH

Dig it! Check out the video promo too.

Guy dies after roach eating contest

It's all fun and games until someone drops dead at a roach eating contest.....

MIAMI (AP) — The winner of a roach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms, authorities said Monday.


About 30 contestants ate the insects during Friday night's contest at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach about 40 miles north of Miami. The grand prize was a python.

Edward Archbold, 32, of West Palm Beach became ill shortly after the contest ended and collapsed in front of the store, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office statement released Monday. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities were waiting for results of an autopsy to determine a cause of death.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Controversial haunted house depicts serial killers

Thoughts?

NEW YORK (WABC) -- There's a controversial haunted house in Manhattan. The house features gruesome depictions based on real-life serial killers. Families of their victims are outraged and offended.

Sometimes a true story is the spookiest of all. That's what Timothy Haskell was going for when he designed "Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House" on the Lower East Side.

"They're bogeymen. To me they're monsters, scary, terrifying and awful," Haskell said. So the house comes "alive" so to speak with actors playing the real serial killers and the spooky things associated with them.

But unfortunately, not everyone sees this as art.

Story in the link.

Farmer eaten by hogs

Real life horror....................

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities are investigating how a farmer was eaten by his hogs.


Terry Vance Garner, 69, never returned after he set out to feed his animals last Wednesday on his farm near the Oregon coast, the Coos County district attorney said Monday.

A family member found Garner's dentures and pieces of his body in the hog enclosure several hours later, but most of his remains had been consumed, District Attorney Paul Frasier said. Several of the hogs weighed 700 pounds or more.



Monday, October 1, 2012

The scariest city in the USA - in October/USA Today

.....But nowhere are zombies, ax murderers and other creatures more dominant at this time of year than in the City of Brotherly Love. For whatever reason, Philadelphia and its environs are a hotbed of haunted attractions. Among them, the Bates Motel, Pennhurst Asylum and Eastern State Penitentiary, whose Terror Behind the Walls Halloween attraction has undergone a major expansion this season.


Meanwhile, the Haunted Attraction Association,asked academics to weigh in on what compels people to scare themselves silly.

"The feeling of accomplishment that comes with enduring each experience," says David Rudd, a behavioral scientist at the University of Utah.

"The pleasure that comes from the relief that follows being frightened," says John Edward Campbell, a media studies professor at Temple University.

Full story in the link.

Q102 at opening night of The Bates Motel


Check out all the pictures and the video coverage by Philly radio station Q102 from our opening night.


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Yours truly opening night at The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride


Opening night at The Bates was last night and it was a great kick-off to the 2012 haunt season. That's me up there in a great off kilter get up. Had tons of people pose with me for pics, and I will say working in a mask - especially one as big and hot as that, with obstructed vision - was a learning experience. But I think it can only get better and better.

If you're in the area, come check us out!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Shocktail Hour 8 with blkvampires



Dig it!!

Shocktail Hour – “Episode 8″ is now pouring free for all - a Halloween treat, boils & ghouls!!

Pull up a stool and throw back your monthly pint of Shocktail Hour, featuring info on upcoming cons & events, TCM October Lineup, AMC’s Walking Dead, tons of new movie news & reviews of V/H/S & Crowsnest, with music guest blkvampires.



Cheers, boils & ghouls!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

The resembalnce is uncanny.....



My kinda girl.......

Yo ho ho and a little too much rum.


Alison Whelan, 51, who reportedly hijacked a ferry while yelling at police officers that she was Jack Sparrow, has been jailed.

Whelan was on a two-day bender near a harbor in Devon, England last September when she called emergency services and said she thought she was having a seizure, according to the Sun.....

Whelan then began untying the boat and as it drifted away, witnesses say they heard her shouting "I'm a pirate" and "I'm Jack Sparrow."

Whelan was not only drunk, the BBC reports, but had also been eating deadly nightshade -- a poisonous hallucinogenic plant.


Pennhurst opens tonight!


Pennhurst Asylum kicks off the 2012 haunt season tonight!!!! Scare 'em silly, guys!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Scary Monsters Magazine #84


My copy was waiting for me last night when I got home! Can't wait to dig in later tonight.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Monster tshirts at Walmart



Dig the cool tshirts my wife picked up for me at Walmart! They're under 6 bucks and - wait for it - they glow in the dark! 

I also scored the Frankenstein Monster one too.



Go get yers now!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Skellies for sale at auction






Story in the link.

SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. - A pair of skeletons for sale at a Pennsylvania auction house went for more than a couple of bones.

A Lancaster County antiques dealer bought both skeletons Tuesday at Tom Hall Auctions in Schnecksville. A male skeleton in a tuxedo went for $900 and his Bible-carrying female counterpart went for $950.

The skeletons are believed to be of German or Irish origin in the late 19th or early 20th century. They each were owned at one point by a New York mortician's museum and the Independent Order of Oddfellows, the likely origin of their accessories.

Pic source in this link.

Q&A from Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem Premiere



Thanks to STYD.

Monday, September 10, 2012

"Halloween (1978)" theatrical rerelease

Dig it!!!


From the Halloween Movies Facebook Page

This October, John Carpenter's immortal classic, HALLOWEEN, will be making a return to theaters nationwide. This will be the biggest run the film has had since shocking audiences in 1978, and makes for the perfect early kick-off to next year's 35th Anniversary celebration.

Screening before the film will be YOU CAN'T KILL THE BOGEYMAN: 35 YEARS OF HALLOWEEN, a new mini-documentary written and directed by our own Justin Beahm, focusing on the undeniable impact the film (and series) has had on culture and the genre. The documentary will run at all screenings coast-to-coast.

More details will be posted soon over at HalloweenMovies.com, but before the press or anyone else found out, we wanted to share the news with you, the most amazing fans in cinema. Stay tuned!

The American Scream – exclusive new pics




Thanks to STYD for the new pics including Vic & Manny!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Homeland Security warns of zombie apocalypse

Your tax dollars at work.

WASHINGTON - "The zombies are coming!" the Homeland Security Department says.


Tongue firmly in cheek, the government urged citizens Thursday to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, part of a public health campaign to encourage better preparation for genuine disasters and emergencies. The theory: If you're prepared for a zombie attack, the same preparations will help during a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake or terrorist attack.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency hosted an online seminar for its Citizen Corps organization to help emergency planners better prepare their communities for disaster. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year first launched a zombie apocalypse social media campaign for the same purposes.

Emergency planners were encouraged to use the threat of zombies — the flesh-hungry, walking dead — to encourage citizens to prepare for disasters. Organizers also noted the relative proximity to Halloween.



Thursday, September 6, 2012

Interactive gravestones with QR codes

Graveyards go hi-tech.

Traditional graveyards are being transformed through technology with interactive headstones providing a revolutionary way for people to remember loved ones.


Quick Response (QR) codes on gravestones can be scanned by smartphones to open up online biographies of the dead person.

The related webpage can show profiles of the person, pictures, videos and tributes from family and friends.

Full story in the link.

UNIVERSAL PICTURES Part 1: 1930-1935 at Stanford Theater in Palo Alto, CA


Dig it! Scream out to Aupperle over on CHFB for the info.


Sept 22-23

The Old Dark House (1932) tentative
Dracula (1931)

Oct 5-7
The Black Cat (1934)
The Mummy (1932)

Oct 10-11
The Raven (1935)
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Oct 19-21
The Invisible Man (1933)
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)

Oct 26-28
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Frankenstein (1931)

Oct 31-Nov 1
Werewolf of London (1935)
Secret of the Blue Room (1933)

Nov 2
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Silent film with Dennis James at the organ

The American Scream airs 10/28 on Chiller



Can't wait to see Vic (and Manny) in the flick!

About The American Scream:


From the same director/producer of the critically-acclaimed hit documentary Best Worst Movie (2009), The American Scream is an unconventional look at the Halloween cultural phenomenon of homemade haunted houses and the enthusiasts behind the scenes. Filmed in the sleepy enclave of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, The American Scream follows the creative minds behind three local homemade haunts and their passionate - and sometimes harrowing - efforts in igniting their town’s Halloween spirit each year.

Prior to premiering on Chiller, The American Scream will debut as an official selection of Fantastic Fest, held September 20-27 in Austin, Texas. The American Scream is produced by Michael and Lindsay Stephenson, Zack Carlson and Rod Olson for Magic Stone Productions and Meyer Shwarzstein of Brainstorm Media; Michael Stephenson directs

The Blumhouse of Horrors


Check out the info on this new haunt:

Blumhouse Productions - the production outfit responsible for the Paranormal Activity franchise, Insidious and the upcoming Sinister - announced today The Blumhouse of Horrors, an innovative and frightening haunted house experience in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.


• The Blumhouse of Horrors will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from October 4th through October 28th; and then Monday, October 29th, through Saturday, November 3rd.

• Ticket options start at $29 and can be purchased at www.BlumhouseOfHorrors.com.

• The experience is appropriate for children ages 12 and up and there will be select weekend daytime “lights on” experiences for younger children.

Man dressed as clown & carrying knife arresed

Cue the creepy circus music...........

A man, dressed like a clown, was arrested by the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office just after 11:00 pm Sunday night, on a charge of criminal trespassing.


The victim told deputies a clown was on their property without permission; he had a knife in his waist band and left the area, walking from Ulster Street to Sabina Drive.

Deputies say while they were searching for the subject, another resident approached them, saying a clown had entered a home on Sabina Drive.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Halloween Hot Sauce from The Undertaker


Dig it, boils & ghouls!!!

For a limited time, The Undertaker is accepting preorders that will be filled in mid-September.

Welcome to Halloween Hot Sauce!

Halloween Hot Sauce creates flavorful, high-quality hot sauce for Halloween...or anytime! Each hot sauce is wrapped in a creepy, vintage, apothecary-style label and comes topped with a scrap of “burial cloth” that’s been securely attached with a toe-tag! Questions? Email me: TheUndertaker@HalloweenHotSauce.com!

Just ordered mine, so get while the gettin's good!!

Check out the link and support a great product & groovy ghoulie.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride voted one of the Top 13 Haunts 2012 in Top Haunts Magazine


Congratulations to The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride for being voted one of the best haunted attractions for 2012 in the Top Haunts Magazine poll.

Looking forward to the best season ever!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) poster


Courtesy of Fangoria.

So we have a title change as well as multiple masks worn by Leatherface?

Movie hits January '13.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Midnite Spook Frolic Toon Time

Mystery of Ned Kelly's missing head 'solved'



One of Australia's biggest mysteries – what happened to the head of notorious outlaw Ned Kelly – may have been solved after a pensioner in New Zealand claimed she has it.

Earlier this month, Kelly's descendants issued an appeal for information on where the skull is when the rest of his remains were handed over to them after being identified through DNA testing.

In a family statement, Ellen Hollow, great-granddaughter of Kelly's sister Kate, said: "We appeal to the person who has the skull in their possession to return it."

The family won the right to give the skeleton a final burial following a dispute with a property developer working on the site of Melbourne's Pentridge Prison, where the bones were unearthed in 2009.

Now Anna Hoffman, a 74-year-old New Zealander, says she was given the skull 30 years ago while on holiday in Melbourne, by a security guard who told her it was "Ned's head"...

Ms Hoffman, who courted controversy as a witch in the 1960s and 1970s, told the Herald on Sunday newspaper that she has cared for the skull, one of more than 20 she has in a collection.

Full story in the link.