Cult of the Great Pumpkin at Chicago Frights Haunts & Halloween Expo in Chicago

  • Posted : July 2nd, 2015
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The Cult of the Great Pumpkin will be at the Chicago Frights Haunts & Halloween Expo, July 16-19 at the Hilton Hotel & Conference Center in Lisle/Naperville just west of Chicago!

Celebrate Halloween in July with multiple haunted house tours to Evil Intentions, Basement of the Dead & Shattered 3D, The Massacre & Fear Factory 3D; dance the night away at the Friday night Monster Costume Party; join the undead horde at Saturday’s Chicago Frights Zombie Walk; see some of the slickest hearses around thanks to the Hardcore Hearse Club at Sunday’s Last Ride Car Show; plus a full slate of haunt industry & Halloween educational seminars, a dealer’s room and ghastly fun galore for the entire family!

If you make and/or sell spooky stuff, whether it’s dark art, props, makeup, masks, costumes, jewelry, clothing, etc., Chicago Frights is actively seeking exhibitors for the Vendor Floor.

For full details and tickets, visit http://www.chicagofrights.com! And as always, find Chad Savage at the event and say “I believe in the Great Pumpkin” to get a treat! No tricks!

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New Single from Creature Feature: Mad House

  • Posted : June 25th, 2015
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Cult of the Great Pumpkin favorite Creature Feature has a new single out called “Mad House“. You can give it a listen via the YouTube video above, and you can purchase the single via iTunes, Bandcamp.com, or look for it soon on your favorite digital media outlet site. Curtis RX reminds you that “we are an entirely independent band so we need your help now more than ever; if only half of our fans on our mailing list purchased it, we’d be able to get the new album we’re working on released faster. Please spread the word and help make Halloween everyday!

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12 Hour Sale – 20% Off Everything In the Cult of the Great Pumpkin Store!

  • Posted : June 15th, 2015
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Get 20% OFF EVERYTHING at the Cult of the Great Pumpkin store with Coupon Code BEACHFUN ’til 11pm EST http://svi.link/pcstoreSALE

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FLASH SALE! Get 20% OFF EVERYTHING in the Cult of the Great Pumpkin​ store with coupon code REELDEAL

  • Posted : June 8th, 2015
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FLASH SALE! Get 20% OFF EVERYTHING in the Cult of the Great Pumpkin​ store now through 11:00 pm EST TODAY with coupon code REELDEAL – http://svi.link/pcstore

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Halloween Artist Bazaar & Spooky Cute Team present HALLOWEEN in JUNE

  • Posted : June 2nd, 2015
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Longing for crisp Autumn evenings, warm cider and candy corns? Do Jack o lanterns and witches dance through your dreams? Can’t wait to put on your costume and celebrate Halloween? Spooky Cute Team and Halloween Artist Bazaar bring you Halloween In June 2015!

Search HAB Halloween on Etsy and visit the HAB catalog, search Spooky Cute Team on Etsy to find Halloween in June!

Click HERE to find items for sale from members of Halloween Artist Bazaar (and HAB members who also belong to Spooky Cute Team).

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Believe In The Great Pumpkin at the Midwest Haunters Convention and Get Stuff! #MHC

  • Posted : May 25th, 2015
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If you’re attending the Midwest Haunters Convention in Columbus, Ohio this weekend, be sure to visit the Sinister Visions / Cult of the Great Pumpkin Booth #416 and tell Chad Savage “I believe in the Great Pumpkin” for your very own Cult of the Great Pumpkin sticker and/or button (while they last).

For that matter, if you see Chad Savage anywhere at MHC, tell him “I believe in the Great Pumpkin” for an off-season Treat. No Tricks!

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“Killer Legends” Tackles the Myth of Poisoned Halloween Candy

  • Posted : May 12th, 2015
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Cropsey” documentarian Joshua Zeman has released a new documentary called “Killer Legends” in which he investigates 4 classic urban legends: The Hook Hand Killer, The Babysitter Killer, the Killer Clown and the Candy Man, i.e., the idea the people tamper with candy on Halloween.

Zeman examines the events that turned trick or treating in America into something genuinely scary; what he discovers is fascinating and ultimately proves what we here at the Cult of the Great Pumpkin already knew from our own research. In the interest of not spoiling it, however, we’ll keep that info to ourselves and let you watch and see.

“Killer Legends” is now available on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon and directly via http://killerlegends.vhx.tv/.

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An Exciting Reason to Look Forward to Creepmas 2015 from Midnight Syndicate!

  • Posted : May 12th, 2015
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Midnight Syndicate has announced that their eighteenth album will have a Christmas and Winter Solstice theme.  “I think there’s a rule that after a band’s been around for ‘x’ years they are required to produce a Christmas album.  So, that’s how we got here,” joked Edward Douglas. “In all seriousness though, a Yuletide-themed Midnight Syndicate album is something our fans have been asking us for since we began; this album will not disappoint them.”

“I will say that this album has been particularly challenging because we’re taking songs that are SO familiar and that have been treated in so many different ways throughout the years and trying to make them uniquely our own,” added Gavin Goszka. “We don’t want to make yet another Christmas album – we really want it to stand on its own as something truly original. We hope that it will evoke the spirit of the Yuletide season while also reflecting our ongoing musical style and vision.”

Content-wise, the album will be a mix of new material and twists on classics. “I’d describe most of the covers on the album as being reinvented, rather than simply adapted,” said Goszka. “I’ve found myself approaching this material with a very wide palette and a limited sense of allegiance to convention. That being said, it still has to make sense in some way and stay grounded in the familiar. I think we’re stretching our creative wings more than ever here, but there’s still a consistency and overall purpose to it.”  “The original songs have been a lot of fun to work on,” added Douglas. “I think the fans are in for a lot of pleasant surprises.”

Fans will not have to wait until Christmas for this present.  Midnight Syndicate will be exhibiting at DragonCon in Atlanta this year on Labor Day weekend (September 4-7) and plans to have the CD available at the show.

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The Boy Who Dreams of Halloween – New Art Print from @CavityColors

  • Posted : April 24th, 2015
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“The Boy Who Dreams of Halloween” – a new limited edition art print by Aaron Crawford. 17″ x 22″ inch Giclee print – only 100 made, so get yours now! http://cavitycolors.com/collections/new-releases/products/the-boy-who-dreams-of-halloween-limited-edition-print

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Always Check Your Candy

  • Posted : April 16th, 2015
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Sam from the movie “Trick ‘r Treat” has become a cultural icon, and you never know where he’s going to pop up next. To wit, artist Chris Garofalo has a super-cool glow-in-the-dark art print coming out as part of Bottleneck Gallery‘s “When The Lights Go Out: 3″ exhibit, which opens Friday, 4/17 at 7:00 pm. The print, of which there are only 80 available, will go up for online sales on Saturday, 4/18 at 12:00 pm EST.

At least, we hope it does. There was an hour-long preview sale earlier tonight (which we missed), so we don’t know how many are left…

Anyway, feast your eyes (the images are side-by-side comparisons of the same image, one with the lights on, one with the lights off), and always check your candy…Always Check Your Candy by Chris Garofalo - Actual shot Always Check Your Candy by Chris Garofalo

 

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