If you’re not already familiar with Pumpkinrot.com’s excellent comic series Begging for Candy, get familiar now.
If you are a spooky person who has somehow reached the year 2013 without having been introduced to writer/director/artist/bon vivant Vincent Marcone, My Pet Skeleton, Johnny Hollow or Rue Morgue, then this is a perfect introduction. Watch it, then click each of the links in the preceding sentence.
Here’s one more reason to look forward to the Halloween Season 2013: Rhode Montijo’s “The Halloween Kid Animated Special”. From Rhode’s page:
The Halloween Kid Animated Special is about a mysterious masked boy who goes beyond his limits to defend Halloween. The special is being animated by Japan’s Sanzigen (Black Rock Shooter, Cyborg 009) which is a part of Ultra Super Pictures, and produced in collaboration with Crooked Smile (David Choe and Good Smile Company). The screenplay is written by my good friend and storyboard artist extraordinaire, Jamie Baker.
If Rhode’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he won the Second Annual Faces of the Great Pumpkin Art Contest in 2012!
"I'm at LAX as I type this, heading home from a great family spring break in LA that culminated with a trip to Disneyland. While I was at the Mouse, I happened upon this killer Haunted Mansion t-shirt, which wasn't available in my size at first, but later got re-stocked. I'm wearing it now. it is awesome Alas, it appears to be a park-only item (neener-neener), though you can always try Disneyland Deliv-EARS (and yes, it glows in the dark)"
Friend of the Cult and musical mashup master Paulo Cheekyboy, aka Sam Hayne, is mounting a Kickstarter campaign to “release a new collection of dark horror music for Halloween 2013. This 19 track album is a collection of atmospheric sounds and dark electro soundtrack music with special remixes from well known Mashup Producers. Your involvement in our campaign will mean that we can get this album released in time for Halloween 2013.”
Cheekyboy has had a major hand in releasing a number of monstrously fun macabre mashups in the past; if you’d like to have more, donate - the minimum is only a buck!
Production on the new Midnight Syndicate disc is steaming ahead with a summer release date expected. The title of the CD, will be Monsters of Legend. It's Midnight Syndicate's tribute to the classic black and white horror films of Universal and the Hammer Films of the 60s and 70s. Over a year in the works, the music and sound design of this new disc promises to transport listeners back to the world of shadowy castles, mysterious villages, and fog-drenched countrysides overrun by creatures of the night. For the artwork, the band has teamed up with Universal Studios' Universal Monsters, the Karloff, and Lugosi estates. If you love classic horror - this disc is for you!
Halloween Home Haunts is an upcoming documentary on home haunters from Apprehensive Films. This will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray and your favorite digital platform on 9-17-13. More at http://www.afcinema.net
RiptApparel.com has a fun Halloween shirt today, February 20th ONLY. Click through to get yours before it’s gone!
DesigningFear.com has put up a list of haunted attractions all over the USA that will be open on Valentine’s Day. See if there’s one near you HERE!
Toxic Toons‘ Unkle Pigors has taken one of our favorite Halloween-time tunes and made a really fun video for it. Enjoy!