A Little Halloween

  • Posted : October 19th, 2016
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A fun little lesson for us all…

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Synth Wizards OGRE and Dallas Campbell Release Original Score for Night of the Living Dead, and It’s Amazing

  • Posted : October 14th, 2016
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For the last couple of years there has been a fantastic resurgence of new retro-style synth music out there for those of us who love such things, from John Carpenter composing new music for non-existent movies to an entire wave of new artists who sound like they time-travelled here from 1986.

Today, OGRE and Dallas Campbell released a completely original score for the classic Night of the Living Dead, and it’s glorious. Ironically, when I say “completely original”, that’s not entirely accurate, as connoisseurs will immediately hear the influences of/homages to Fabio Frizzi (Zombie),  Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave (Phantasm), Goblin (Suspiria, et al), John Harrison (Creepshow) and, of course, Mr. John Carpenter. It’s a kick ass mashup of all the horror scores of yore, smartly executed and a real joy to listen to.

You can get the album (all 31 tracks!) as a digital download for a measly $10 via Lakeshore Records’ Bandcamp page at https://lakeshorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/night-of-the-living-dead-original-motion-picture-rescore.

The soundtrack will be hitting all other digital retailers on October 21st. For those of you who want the full cinematic experience, Lakeshore Records will be streaming the re-scored version of the movie on their Youtube Channel October 28th, just in time for Halloween!

Have a listen!

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Vac-tastic Plastic – Gigantic Vintage Halloween Mask Wall Art!

  • Posted : October 14th, 2016
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Pumpkinrot posted about this a month ago, but I think it deserves a signal boost. From Retro-A-Go-Go:

Calling all monster fans! Get ready to shriek with pure joy! As you know, for too many years, there hasn’t been enough cool Halloween décor created specifically for us monster lovers. Retro-a-go-go! Product Developer, artist Doug P’gosh, set out to change exactly that — and he has in a big, big way!

Introducing the brand new & original Retro-a-go-go! product line called, Vac-tastic Plastic horror décor, exclusively yours from Retro-a-go-go!

Meet the first seven creeps in this new, Ghoulsville thrilling series. Each mask is thoughtfully inspired by our warm memories of costumes and playsuits of the 60’s-70’s. These masks and costumes were found at the local Five & Dime Stores. The plastic masks were our favorite part of those old vintage costumes.

We’ve blown our Vac-tastic Ghoulsville wall décor masks up to gigantic and monstrous proportions. Each fantastic mask towers just under 2 feet tall. Best part is, they’re created in the same spirit and material used for the much-loved vintage kid’s masks of yesteryear. Even the collector’s edition box, with the clear top, is an homage to the original window boxes. Whether you get your freak on by adding them to your boring walls or keep them mint in box and proudly displayed, there is nothing else like them anywhere! The word unusual doesn’t come close to their creeptastic awesomeness. Collect them all!

See all the masks and order yours at http://www.retroagogo.com/vac-tastic-plastic/!

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Spooky Audiophiles Rejoice! Scar Stuff Returns… Sort of

  • Posted : October 14th, 2016
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We’ve talked about the legendary Scar Stuff blog many times; Nightmare City Halloween has some great news about it:

In 2006 Jason Willis created the ultimate Halloween audio sharing blog which created the mold for which all other Halloween audio blogs aspired to emulate. Sadly, Jason was forced to remove most of his sharing links.

Now, 10 years later, in tribute to the original Scar Stuff Blog, Stevo In Yr Stereo of Nightmare City Halloween has lovingly restored all of the original The Spooky So Far shares to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Scar Stuff Blog.

Run, Don’t Walk, to get these classic Halloween shares, before it’s too late!!!


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ArieScope’s 18th Annual Halloween Short “Don’t Do It!”

  • Posted : October 14th, 2016
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Adam Green’s ArieScope Pictures releases a Halloween-themed short film every year (all of which you can see at http://www.ariescope.com), and has just released 2016’s short “Don’t Do It!”. Enjoy!

DON’T DO IT! from ArieScope Pictures on Vimeo.

A man encounters a moral dilemma while carving a Jack-O-Lantern in ArieScope’s 18th annual Halloween short film- starring Chase Williamson (JOHN DIES AT THE END) and Sid Haig (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), written and directed by Adam Green.

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Halloween Treats Teaser from Fright-Rags.com!

  • Posted : October 4th, 2016
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Fright-Rags.com has sent out a teaser for some of its upcoming releases in the next few weeks and they’ll include Trick ‘r Treat, the General Mills Cereal Monsters and last year’s epic Tales of Halloween! If you’re not on their mailing list, you should sign up – it’s the fastest way to find out what these releases will be and when they’ll be released!

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Creature Feature & Gris Grimly present the Cursed Pumpkin Enamel Pin

  • Posted : October 4th, 2016
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Creature Feature & Gris Grimly present the extremely limited-edition ‘Cursed Pumpkin’ enamel pin designed by Gris Grimly; this is the orange & purple variant, which measures 1.5″ across with double pins on the back and comes on a full color illustrated backing depicting the ghoulish artwork from Creature Feature’s previous albums. Pre-order it HERE!

The albino variant is available directly from Gris Grimly’s store, purchase both to complete the set. Get it HERE!

***Please note that this is a pre-order and will be shipping mid October, just in time for Halloween***

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The Oblong Box Shop’s 2016 Halloween Collection

  • Posted : October 4th, 2016
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Last year the Oblong Box Shop released a wonderful retro Halloween set of clothing, and they’ve updated it and added to it for 2016! See a photo of the flagship bowling shirt for men and matching dress for women, then see the entire collection at https://theoblongboxshop.com/collections/everyday-is-halloween!

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Happy October! Time to Draw!

  • Posted : October 1st, 2016
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One of our favorite new Halloween traditions is the Daily Drawing Challenge represented by #Inktober and #Drawlloween. Here are the daily prompts for both, but really, as long as you’re creating something original and spooky, you’re doing it right!

Drawlloween 2016
InkTober 2016 Prompts
InkTober 2016 Rules

This post is part of the Countdown to Halloween.

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Seventh.Ink Haunted Collection VII – Available @ Midnight (EST)

  • Posted : September 29th, 2016
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Seventh.Ink debuts its 7th annual Haunted Collection at Midnight tonight (EST) – this has been a personal favorite for the last couple of years, and looks like this year will be no exception! From Seventh.Ink:

It’s that time of year again for the Haunted Collection! The full release is tonight at Midnight Eastern, and I’ve put up an exclusive preview for newsletter subscribers to thank you for your support. Visit the preview page for an early look at some of the elements of this year’s collection.

A lot of people are asking what is included in this year’s Premium Box Set, so here’s a list of all of the awesome stuff that will be included:

  • Custom painted and engraved wooden box (Box Set Exclusive)
  • Certificate of Authenticity, sealed with a custom wax seal (Box Set Exclusive)
  • Custom painted and engraved wooden coin (Box Set Exclusive)
  • Variant Undead After Party Enamel Pin (Box Set Exclusive)
  • Haunted Collector Bat Pin for hardcore HC collectors
  • All four shirts from the release
  • All three patches from the release
  • Haunted Collection Drawstring Bag
  • Sam sticker

Compared to years past, this is by far the most ambitious box set I’ve ever created. It will be limited to only 15 sets, so be ready to hit the Seventh.Ink Store when everything goes live at Midnight Eastern tonight!Haunted Collection VII

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