A #Creepmas Invocation

  • Posted : December 1st, 2014
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The 13 Days of Creepmas are here
It’s time to spread some Hallowday cheer
As Sandy Claws is preparing to slay
And Krampus is gleefully making his way
To chill and thrill kids both naughty and nice
And give the holidaze a little more spice
The Great Pumpkin’s been summoned once more to say
If you’re going to sell Christmas on Halloween day
Then we’ll paraphrase Jack from his Halloween towers:
For the next 13 days, Christmas is ours!

A Creepmas Invocation

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How To Make a Hit Halloween Pop Song

  • Posted : November 3rd, 2014
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Brett Domino presents a special Halloween guide to making a hit Halloween pop song. Watch the full ‘Unfinished Business’ mini-movie here:http://youtu.be/NW7njzScB3Y- shot at the YouTube Space House of Horrors, courtesy of Legendary Entertainment.

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Happy Halloween & Celebrate Samhain!

  • Posted : October 31st, 2014
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Treats for Devil’s Night from Johnny Hollow, Jill Tracy and Cavitycolors

  • Posted : October 30th, 2014
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One of the Cult of the Great Pumpkin’s favorite bands, Johnny Hollow, has released a set of remixes of their song Devil’s Night, on Devil’s Night!

This set has the original spooky-yet-danceable track, 4 alternate mixes/remixes and a remix of A Little Bit Closer… all for only $4.00! Listen to the music above, get it HERE.

If you’re not yet familiar with the eerie musical magic that is Johnny Hollow, you can listen to them on Bandcamp.com HERE.

Meanwhile, one of the Pumpkin Cult’s new favorite t-shirt companies Cavitycolors has released a second set of spooky-cool shirt designs just in time for Halloween, featuring a bloody vampire, wicked homage to Fright Night’s Evil Ed and an absolutely gorgeous Halloween design called Black Magic (pictured below). See all the products available (and get them before they’re gone!) HERE.Cavitycolors Black Magic T-Shirt Art…and as if that wasn’t enough, the Pumpkin Cult’s favorite sensual spooky siren Jill Tracy has released The Immortal Collection, effectively her entire body of mystical musical work in a digital format on a super-cool coffin-shaped USB drive (pictured below)!Jill Tracy - The Immortal CollectionFor the full list of music and content in this collection, go HERE.

If you’re not familiar with the preposterously lovely and talented Jill Tracy, find out more about her HERE.

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It’s Not Just Halloween – It’s Halloweekend!

  • Posted : October 29th, 2014
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Halloweekend!Q

Many haunted houses are open through the weekend this year – the spooky fun doesn’t have to stop at midnight on Halloween night! Saturday or Sunday night, find a haunted house near you and go get that last good SCARE of the season! Spread the word and let’s make #Halloweekend a THING!

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Graveyard Calling Horror Records Releases Pumpkin Guts Vol. 2 – FREE Download!

  • Posted : October 29th, 2014
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Pumpkin Guts 2

Graveyard Calling Horror Records releases free collections of the their artists’ music throughout the year (seriously, get on their mailing list!) and their newest one, Pumpkin Guts Vol. 2, is just in time for Halloween! The collection features 28 tracks ranging in styles from upbeat Halloween party tunes to spooky tracks perfect for a haunted house, a “collection of sounds guaranteed to raise the dead! From hellish horrorpunk to sinister synthwave, demonic dubstep to devilish disco, and many other gruesome genres along the way!”

Get the album HERE. Visit Graveyard Calling Horror Records at https://graveyardcalling.bandcamp.com/

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The Green Ruby Pumpkin

  • Posted : October 28th, 2014
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Here at the Cult of the Great Pumpkin, there are few things we love more than when extremely talented people make things for Halloween solely for the love of the holiday. Such is the case with The Green Ruby Pumpkin, a short film created by visual effects wizards Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma:

The Making Of video is pretty cool, too.

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“Ten Thirty One” by The Ghost In You

  • Posted : October 27th, 2014
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Here’s a lovely, nostalgic new Halloween song by The Ghost In You:

“ten thirty one” is one of my more personal songs. It’s my love letter to Halloween and all the nostalgia and emotions the fall season brings. Inspired by my memories of growing up in my old neighborhood, the leaves changing, carving jack o lanterns, my mom dressing up like a witch, the homemade costumes she made for me and my brothers, watching scary movies, and everything else that comes with the Halloween season. There’s even a nod to “John Carpenter’s Halloween”, one of my favorite movies of all time.

For more information and to get the song, visit http://www.theghostinyou.net

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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!

Click the Sound Cloud Download Button button in the SoundCloud box to download the files!

Subscribe to the playlist on SoundCloud.com HERE!

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Please Note: This album is offered under the belief that it is (a) not legally for sale anywhere by its creators and (b) the copyrights to it have effectively expired. If you have knowledge to the contrary, please contact us and let us know!

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