Limited Edition Trick ‘r Treat Vinyl Soundtrack with Bonuses!

  • Posted : October 18th, 2014
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One of the Cult of the Great Pumpkin’s favorite movies, Trick ‘r Treat, currently has a limited edition vinyl version of Douglas Pipes’ excellent score, a project overseen by Pipes and director Michael Dougherty. Shock Till You Drop reports:

Waxwork Records has worked closely with both Michael Dougherty, Douglas Pipes, and Legendary Pictures to create the ultimate b soundtrack experience.

With their stamp of approval, this deluxe LP is as official a Trick ‘r Treat product as they come.

This expanded double LP features over an hour of music that has been mastered for vinyl and supervised by the composer.

Francensco Francavilla provided the art. Francavilla has worked as an in-house artist for both Marvel and DC Comics, and has created the full LP packaging artwork with approval from director Michael Dougherty, himself.

At the request of Michael Dougherty, Waxwork has acquired the full audio stems from the film to create a full bonus Spooky Sound FX album perfect for a haunted house, or to spook your neighbors this Halloween season. Like the classic Disney LPs such as “Chilling, Thrilling Sounds From The Haunted House”, the included Trick ‘r Treat spooky sound-fx album will take the listener through the streets of Warren Valley, Ohio on a cold Halloween night filled with vampires, werewolves, rock quarry zombies, and Sam himself.

The entire spooky sound-fx album has been constructed, mixed, and edited by Evan Chen, the sound designer on Michael Dougherty’s 1996 animated short SEASON’S GREETINGS which features Sam’s first appearance, and inspired the film Trick ‘r Treat.

LP package details include:

  • Deluxe heavyweight tip-on gatefold jacket with satin coating
  • Full artwork and design by Francesco Francavilla
  • Liner notes by director Michael Dougherty and composer Douglas Pipes
  • An inserted 11” x 22” poster
  • Bonus Spooky Sound-FX Album

The vinyl itself is absolutely gorgeous:

Trick 'r Treat Cover Art by Francesco Francavilla The 4 sides of the 2 disks Alternate Vinyl

And if you’ve never heard the score to Trick ‘r Treat, Waxwork has put up a sampler:

Visit the Waxwork Records website to order before they’re gone!

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Mostly Ghostly (1977)

  • Posted : October 16th, 2014
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Mostly Ghostly (1977)

From the Kid Stuff Repertory Company circa 1977, Mostly Ghostly is one of the more unusual offerings from cheapo Halloween records of yesteryear. You won’t find the standard stock library sound effects (that we all know and love) here; the album appears to be completely original. Night Prowl is a particular spooky favorite around the pumpkin patch. Enjoy!

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Just in Time for Halloween: Monsters 5 from FIGURE

  • Posted : October 15th, 2014
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FIGURE - Monsters Volume 5

It’s no secret that the Cult of the Great Pumpkin are huge fans of horror-lovin’ dubstep maestro Figure. Whether or not you like dubstep as a type of music, you may make an exception for Figure’s aggressive beats mixed with tons of music and dialogue samples from horror movies, Halloween sound effects records and more. Have a listen here and if you dig it, support Figure by buying the album on iTunes or via Amazon!

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It’s National Haunted House Day (Well, It Could Be)!

  • Posted : October 10th, 2014
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National Haunted House Day

The growth in popularity of Haunted Houses has inspired their producers, vendors and fans to campaign for a national holiday in recognition of the haunted attraction industry. Here’s how you can support the creation and adoption of National Haunted House Day!

  1. Sign this petition to the White House to declare National Haunted House Day.
  2. Send this letter to your Congressman or Congresswoman: Word DOCX | PDF
  3. Register your involvement in this initiative by filling out this form.

Visit NationalHauntedHouseDay.org for more information and ways to get involved, and HAPPY HAUNTED HOUSE DAY! Get out there and visit a haunted house near you this weekend!

For full details & information about National Haunted House Day, visit

www.NationalHauntedHouseDay.org

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Hallowe’en Spooky Sounds (1962)

  • Posted : October 10th, 2014
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Halloween Spooky Sounds
Halloween Spooky Sounds

From “Sounds Records” and released under a few different titles, “Hallowe’en Spook Sounds” is about as DIY as they come – why record an actual cat or dog when ol’ Bob here can make those sounds right here in the studio, right? That’s not a criticism, though – that’s what makes this one wonderful!

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Haunted Halloween: Spooky Sounds to Chill Your Bones! 1991

  • Posted : October 9th, 2014
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Haunted Halloween: Spooky Sounds to Chill Your Bones! Haunted Halloween: Spooky Sounds to Chill Your Bones!

From Dove Audio in 1991, Haunted Halloween was sold as a cassette in a cheap cardboard sleeve (but featuring some fun, Disney-inspired artwork). This is a great example of the direction these types of offerings were going by the early 1990’s – you can definitely hear more modern influences (particularly John Carpenter-ish synths and Friday the 13th-ish sequences – there’s even a decidedly Lustmord-ish moment around the 17 minute mark) mixed in with the more traditional sound effects (often distorted, but still totally recognizable) that seem to be on every sound effects mix produced since 1950.

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The Halloween Artist Bazaar 2014 Jack O’ Lantern Display

  • Posted : October 9th, 2014
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To celebrate October and the Halloween season, Halloween Artist Bazaar is setting out their Jack o’ Lanterns and keeping them lit in solidarity.

Each artist has their own particular style of Jack that represents their medium of art and interpretation of the theme. Take the gallery tour to all the different grinning and menacing Jack o’ Lanterns. Click the shop names to see where to purchase these grand Jack o’ Lanterns. As October progresses more Jack o’ Lanterns will be added to the display so visit again to see what is new.

Happy Halloween and keep your Jack o’ Lantern lit! Visit the HAB website for the list of shops/participants.

Halloween Artist Bazaar Jack O' Lantern Display

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Enter the Penguin Brand Dry Ice Photo Contest & Conjure Up Some Cool Cash!

  • Posted : October 8th, 2014
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Penguin Brand Dry Ice Photo Contest
Think you’ve got the scariest yard on the block? Spicing up your party with some ghoulish dry ice cocktails? If you’re using dry ice this Halloween, enter a photo of your creation in the Penguin Brand® Dry Ice Halloween photo contest!

Upload a picture of your spooky Halloween effects created with dry ice for a chance to win one of five prizes, including a grand prize of $500!

Prizes:

  • (1) Grand Prize Winner – $500 Visa gift card
  • (1) Runner-Up – $250 Visa gift card
  • (3) Honorable Mentions – $100 Visa gift card each

How It Works:

  1. Snap a photo of your Halloween effect(s) created with dry ice.
  2. Visit http://facebook.com/dryiceideas and click on the “Make Halloween Cooler with Dry Ice” contest tab to upload your photo and complete the entry form.
  3. The submission entry period is Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 12 a.m. PST, through Sunday, Nov. 2, at 11:59 p.m. PST.
  4. Submissions will be rated by a panel of judges. Those with the highest scores will receive prizes.
  5. Winners will be announced on http://facebook.com/dryiceideas and on http://dryiceideas.com on or around Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.

The Cult of the Great Pumpkin’s benefactor Chad Savage is a Guest Judge for this contest!

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13 Nights of Elvira on Hulu.com

  • Posted : October 7th, 2014
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Beginning Sunday, October 19, the Mistress of the Dark herself will present some awful…er…awesome movies for “13 Nights of Elvira!” But don’t take our word for it, watch below and listen to our favorite Lady of the Night (er… well, you know what we mean) introduce it herself!

13 Nights of Elvira

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Halloween: Stereo Sounds and Music for Your Parties

  • Posted : October 7th, 2014
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Halloween: Stereo Sounds and Music for Your Parties

From D. Records circa the 1960’s comes HALLOWEEN: Stereo Sounds and Music for Your Parties, Trick or Treaters & School Festivals, a peculiar blend of stock sound effects and music (apparently Indian-inspired music was very scary in the 1960s, as evidenced by “Ghost Combo (Play Spook Music)”. If you were a kid in the 60’s or 70’s, a lot of this should ring a bell. If not, enjoy the cheesy retro goodness, record hiss, pops and all!

ScarStuff has more info about this release HERE.

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