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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20% OFF Everything in the Cult of the Great Pumpkin Store TODAY

  • Posted : April 16th, 2015
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Get 20% OFF everything in the Cult of the Great Pumpkin​ store with coupon code GONUTS now through 11 pm EST / 8 pm PST today (4/16) http://svi.link/pcstoreCoupon Code GONUTS

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Cult of the Great Pumpkin on TUMBLR

  • Posted : April 10th, 2015
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Did you know the Cult of the Great Pumpkin is on Tumblr? You didn’t? Well, that’s OK – now you do, so go give us a Follow! http://greatpumpkincult.tumblr.com

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Get 20% OFF EVERYTHING In The Cult of the Great Pumpkin Store

  • Posted : April 6th, 2015
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Now through 8:00 pm PST – use coupon code BANANAS to get 20% OFF EVERYTHING in the Cult of the Great Pumpkin Store at http://svi.link/pcstore !Coupon Code: BANANAS

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New Cult of the Great Pumpkin T-Shirt “Worm King”

  • Posted : April 3rd, 2015
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Get it at http://www.redbubble.com/people/chadsavage/works/14503539-cult-of-the-great-pumpkin-worm-king

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Beware The BUNNY

  • Posted : April 3rd, 2015
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Here at the Cult of the Great Pumpkin, we’re… not what you’d call “big fans” of Easter. After all, it is pretty much the antithesis of Halloween in almost every way, up to and including its celebratory color palette (pastels? Blech!). Even worse, unlike Creepmas, we don’t even have an ironic horror movie to watch (unless you go the zombie route)… until now!

The guys over at Chicago-based Yokai Films have dreamed up what they hope to be the “best damn Easter Bunny horror film this world has ever seen,” and they need your help to bring it to the big (OK, probably smaller) screen. If the Kickstarter video is any indication, we’re all on the verge of a hilarious and creepy new Easter tradition… go fund Bunny and LIKE them on Facebook!

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