Thursday, December 24, 2009
....and to all a good fright!
A Merry Christmas to all you spookables who decided to follow some weird high school kid's Halloween Blog. I hope you all had a great year!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
PS: Thanks to CB and House Bloodthorn for joining my blog. You both have some very cool blogs yourselves!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Well, isn't this my lucky Halloween?
Some friends of mine invited me to go on a trip with them to HalloWeekends at Cedar Point, in Sandusky, OH. I've seen some photos of the park's Halloween event online, and the detail looks very good and it supposed to be a lot of fun. The haunted houses include a haunted mansion, a vampire's nightclub, a twisted toy factory, and a school for undertakers. I'm really looking forward to the scarezone "CornStalkers" a cornfield filled with hillbillies and possessed scarecrows. The whole thing looks awesome! Well, back to prop building!
PS: Big shout-out to Johnny Thunder of Hauntcast for joining my blog. Its just too cool!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
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Friday, August 21, 2009
Great. Just Great. I find something really cool and addicting, but I find it right before school starts. Ah, well, better late than never. I've finally decided to check the HauntCast podcast, and now I'm hooked! This podcast is designed for Home Haunters and Halloween enthusiasts. The show has many features, including horror movie reviews, interviews with Haunters like Stolloween (maker of some the best paper-mache props), coverage of conventions like HAuNTcon or Transworld, letters to the propmasters of the GARAGE OF EVIL, and much more. Plus, the show comes equiped with a truly bizzare sense of humor, that's still funny. Overall, great show, lots of fun. Go check it out, it's free!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I actually stumbled across this site almost by accident. One of my favorite sites, Season of Shadows had often mentioned the work of one Victor "the Undertaker" Ives and his company HauntedHotSauce.com. After awhile, I decided to check it out. I was pleasently surprised. I find the idea of Haunted Hot Sauce to be incredibly funny and clever. All the flavors are suposed to be very tasty and, of course, VERY SPICY!!! All the hot sauce is zombie themed; they have names like Ghoul Drool, Mortician's Mold, and Fleashfeast. All the hot sauces come in a cedar coffin filled with a mixture of spanish moss and and rubber maggots. Heck, the bottles even come with a toe-tage around the top! Since the prices are so good, I ordered a double pack for my dad. It should arive anytime this week. I say all fans of Halloween and spicy food should check out the site!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Something about Halloween always captured my imagination. Perhaps its the strangeness of it all. And what better place to find the strangeness of Halloween than the printed page! Sure, anyone can write a "scary" book. Heck, some of them are in fact scary! But not often do you find a true bit of Halloween fiction. Well, I've found some; I'm sure you'll love it. By now I'm sure your wondering, "What is this book of Halloween fiction, O HalloweeNut?" Well, it's called October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween. And its some of the best fiction I've read yet!
October Dreams is an anthology of stories, essays, non-fiction, all of them related to Halloween. One of the coolest things about this book is that some of the writers in the book share their favorite Halloween memories. One of my favorite stories in the book is the first one, The Black Pumpkin, by Dean Koontz. Mostly he writes suspense novels, but this story showed a far nastier side. And I loved it! :) Any Halloween fan should get their bloody claws on this book. You won't regret it!
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Friday, July 31, 2009
During one of many mysterious journeys through cyberspace, I have discovered one of the most amazing (yet sadly little known) yard haunts I've seen! Its name: Demon's Rest Cemetery. While it has no real theme, I still forget I'm looking at a display, no the real thing; its THAT good! Despite the name, no demonic or satanic themes are present (which is a good thing). What you'll find instead is incredibly realistic props and a chilly All Hallow's atmosphere. Granted, it's not perfect, (no haunt is), but it sure comes close! :) Just check it out for your self! Also, these are all pictures from the display.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Hello again, creatures of the night! I have a treat for you today.
Although I mentioned this haunt in a previous post, I did not give it enough credit. That is what I set out to do today. Haunted Overload is perhaps the most unique haunted attraction I've ever come across! The haunt's theme seems to be Halloween, no more, no less. It has a fantastic visual style, with a vibrant color scheme in their lighting. Not to mention, they have giant (as in 30 to 50 feet tall) statues of classic Halloween icons, like witches, ghosts, werewolves, and, coolest of all, SCARECROWS! If I could, I would make Haunted Overload my home! I've included some very cool images from their 2007 and 2008 seasons. Enjoy!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
First, there's ShellHawk's Nest. This is a very fun little blog, with some very amusing posts. Its good for some light-hearted silliness.
Second, we have the Pumpkin Queen's Halloween Haven! The lady who writes this blog is really good with words. Her posts always make me yearn for Halloween and wish that it was October all year-round.
Third, the Captain's Ramblings. Very good for information on the latest horror movies. Also very funny.
Fourth, my favorite blog of all time: PUMPKINROT! What can I say about this man, this genious? King of the Scarecrow, Master of the Arts Macabre! Just check out his site, and you'll know what I mean!
Fifth, the Haunting of Ivy Hall. Unfortunately, its not update very often, but is loaded with great imagery and atmosphere.
Sixth, there is the Universal Studios Florida haunted house event, Halloween Horror Nights! This is one of the most realistic collection of haunted attractions in the industry, and some of there event themes are absulutely incrediable!
And finally, there's Haunted Overload. While I love haunted attractions that go for realism, this haunt's visual style cannot be beat. I so wish I could visit it in New Hamsphire.
Well, that's all for now. I'll post again soon!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Hello again, fellow spookables, to the Misadventures of the HalloweeNut. I do believe it’s time for a Movie Review. The movie: Sleepy Hollow!
I wound up watching the movie after a particularly painful incident involving me falling off a zip-line in a friend’s backyard (man, did that HURT!) After I calm down from my 12 foot plummet, I settled down to watch a movie and relax. Now Sleepy Hollow is one I’ve wanted to see for a VERY long time. Once my dad gave the OK, I settled down on a comfy couch in a dark room to watch Sleepy Hollow!
The Plot: We are introduced to Inspector Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp), a detective in
All in all, I’d give this great little horror film 4½ stars out of five. From the ultra creepy opening scene, to its blood-drenched climax, this film will put you in the Halloween mood anytime of year. A must-see for all Halloween fans!
Also, here's a link to nice yard haunt themed to this move:
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Interesting new project! My mom and my stepdad, Ben, have moved to PA, along with my brother and sister. It seems that my siblings will both have a themed room. For my bro, its a rain forest outpost; for my sis, its the beach (you know, dolphins, sea-shells,bla, bla, bla). However, my mom asked me what I wanted to do with my room for when I'm staying with them. So, being the freak I am, I of course said, "I think I'd like to do a Halloween room!" Thank God she didn't say "No". Anyways, the room will have a fiery color scheme; I.E. orange, yellow, red. I will also decorate with pumpkins, skulls, you name it! Now, if only I could do something like THIS:
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Hmmm, where was I? Ah, yes:
But not all was as it seemed. The Hangman's Crow had been made with the bones of a murderer, and the ghost of said killer did not want his body put on display again. So, when Belsco purchased the Hangman's Crow from the farmer, the murderer's ghost followed the body to Belsco Manor. There, it convinced the souls of the dead buried in the cemetery to help it haunt Emerick Belsco. They did, and slowly began to drive Belsco and his wife, Anastasia, insane. In the end, Belsco shot his wife, and hung himself, their ghosts joining those that had haunted them in life. But, it seems, in begining to haunt the Manor, the ghosts found that they would be trapped there forever. Belsco Manor was shuttered and abandoned. It still stands there, in Raven's Wood, New Hampshire, waiting for the day when its sole inhabitants, the ghosts, can haunt again.......
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
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Sunday, May 31, 2009
PS: Later today, I'll post the pics I took.
Great Lakes FrightFest
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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Friday, May 22, 2009
Cool news! For the first time, me, my dad, and my siblings will be going to the Great Lakes Fright Fest! I'm very excited. This will be my first Halloween convention I've visited. The events will include a "Fog-off" by Froggy's Fog, show-and-tell's, hayrides, seminars, and a awesome looking Haunted House! I can't wait!
PS: Thanks to That One Chick for being my first follower! It means a lot.
Great Lakes Fright Fest
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
P.S: Anyone think tiki torches is good for a pumpkin patch?