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

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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, 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

• 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:!

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!