Friday, December 23, 2011

Have a Scary Anti-Christmas, Hellions!

Ah, yes, "the Holiday Season". When everyone is expected to be all bright and chipper, yet the depresion and suicide rates sky rocket every time. A season loaded with cheesey decorations and ultra-annoying music. My advice to my Fellow Freaks for surviving this sappy nightmare? Twist it. Don't watch "A Christmas Carol" for the umpteenth time; how about "Black Christmas" (the original, not the remake)? Bake some Gingerbread ZOMBIES. Wear a black Santa hat, not a red one. Walk through the streets bellowing Spinal Tap's "Christmas with the Devil" to drown out those Carollers. Inject some Evil into Xmas Eve. And give that horror fan on your list some nice blood-soaked slasher flicks! Have a delightfully dark time, Fiends!


PS: I know I have yet to write about my Halloween experiences; don't worry, it's coming...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Let the Annual Turkey Bloodbath Commence!

I agree SO much with this turkey!
Happy Thanksgiving, all! Be sure to eat plenty of dead bird. And, for the love of all things evil, DO NOT go shopping on Friday! You'll just be spreading a contagious form of insanity called "Black Friday Syndrome". It's sort of like Mad Cow, but in this case you can't shoot the infected; just get the Hell out of their way or be trampled! It happens every year. My advice: just hole up in a concrete bunker, and pray for Saturday.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A day late, but oh well...

Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, There is no reason, Why the Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot

Hope everyone had a good Halloween, details on mine coming soon!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Halloween, and a Self Portrait

It's here. By tomorrow, magic will fill the streets, darkness shall fall, and Halloween shall commence. Snow or no snow, we WILL create a spectacle for the Trick-or-Treaters and their families. To all my fellow haunters, I wish you all the best of luck, and to the rest of you, savor this greatest of days.

And now, I'd like to thank each and every one of you who came across my little slice of the internet. I can remember starting this blog in Middle School after finding Pumpkinrot's blog, and I now have 76 followers. I have been very fortunate to have found so many amazing people and blogs over the past two-and-a-half years. Many of you have been a great inspiration to me, in both Halloween and in life. I don't know if I will blog forever (I want to), but I will certainly remember the time I spent writing my thoughts, and the wonderfully people I've stumbled across that I would almost certainly have never met otherwise. So I thank you all for supporting my blog. You are ALL awesome!

Before I show you my self-portrait, I'd like to dedicate this Halloween to a few special people:
1) My Mom. You have always supported my insanity, and have such talent, and are one of the most loving people I know. Love you!
2) My Step-Dad, Ben. You have been a great influence in my life, and have really pushed me to think, and not just become a boring, unoriginal person. Thank you.
Last, but certainly NOT least...
3) My friend, Autumnforest. You are truly one of the wisest souls around, and a good friend. You always have words of encouragement, and wisdom. May life continue to give you adventurers.

Now, a self-portrait. I did myself as Edvard Munch's The Scream two years ago as a Freshman, in a Photoshop class. Hope you like;


Happy Halloween to us all!

Lord Almighty, say it ain't so!

Good News: I'm in Pennsylvania, at my Mom's house, for Halloween. One last year of doing a Haunt with her and my siblings. And tonight I'm going to see Steve Hickman's "Dark Works" haunt in it's 13th Anniversary. Should be a blast.



Bad News: It's snowing. TWO FRIGGIN' DAYS BEFORE HALLOWEEN!!! Why, in the name of Hades did it have to SNOW!?!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween Party Tomorrow

Yep, the Second Annual Spookshow Bash is this Saturday. I'm hoping all goes well. It's gonna be fun. Now for a totally random picture:

Anyone see the clown face?

UPDATE: A family crisis arose, I had to cancel the party.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween Party Mix

I've just completed a Halloween mix for my party, the Spookshow Bash, and I though I'd share it with all of you. To listen, just click here, then hit "play all", downscale the page, and let it play in the background! Let me know what you think!

Order of Samhain IV

Up until now, all of the past recipients of the Order have been haunters. I've decided to give attention to a Halloween blog that DOESN'T belong to a haunter. This is one of those blogs that makes you yearn for a rustic, chilly Halloween. This blog features masks, home made costumes, and that most evocative of autumn icons - the scarecrow. So, Ladies and Gentlemen, I give to you...

Arcane, of THE SCARECROW'S POST!!!


Not much else to say about this wonderful blog, but I've included some of my favorite pictures from the blog below:







Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy October


The theme song for the neighbors of haunters...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

(Early) Blogger Zombie Walk!

OK, for those of you out of the loop, tomorrow is AutumnForest's Blogger Zombie Walk event! I'm posting today because I'll be running around a lot tomorrow so I wouldn't be able to post this. For my entry, I figured I'd post a zombie-related song. Looking around through my music collection, I remembered Rob Zombie's "Living Dead Girl" (I thought it was appropriate since it was Ms. Autumn who started this epic event), and found not one, but TWO, official music videos for "Living Dead Girl". But before I post the videos, I'll give you all the official list of all blogs participating:

Ghost Hunting Theories
Above the Norm: Bizarre Arizona
Zombies Everywhere
Holly's Horrorland
Little Gothic Horrors
Anything Horror
Katy Bennett Horror Writer and Poet
Bubba's Place
Horror Smorgasbord
Gnostalgia
Monkey Man
Words and Music
Red Shoes Chronicles
The Wolf's Eyes
My Day in a Sentence
Pixie's Horror Galore
Strange State
The Misadventures of HalloweeNut
Halloween Blues
Kweeny Todd
The California Blogging Massacre
Horror Shock Lolipop
Vanessa Morgan
Improbable Frontiers
No Really, You Can Eat It
Art By Living Dead Girl Nicole
Two Gory Chicks
A Dust Bunny in the Wind
A Ghoul's Best Friend
Zombies Are Magic
Cherry Neko Saves the World
Tall Tales
At the Mansion of Madness
The Haunted Rose
The Rotting Zombie
Halloween Overkill
Out of the Shadows
Creepy Glow Keyhole Gallery
Creepy Glowbugg
Bifocal Univision
Haiku-Koo-Koo
Sherry Soule
Anchors and Roses
Paranormal Researchers Group
Whispering Pines History
Lovely Miss Megs
Sean Thomas Fisher's Blogwash
Rise and Fight
Stump Town Horror
LoliClown's Little Blog of Horror
Zombies Can't Love
Books and Beyond
The Grave Bandits
Screaming Goregasms
Lazy Daisy Life
Icky Monster
Pretty in Fiction
Ivy's Closet
Justine's Halloween
Annie Walls
Just Johnny

Now enjoy your day as the undead rise and walk the earth! AutumForest, this song's for you.

Living Dead Girl:

Concert version:

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Autumn!

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. "
- George Eliot

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Rockin' Halloween!

In honor of Halloween being two months away, I've put together a little playlist of Halloween rock music for y'all! Hope you dig, and please, try to not bang your head so hard that it snaps off.

Click Here:

Thursday, August 18, 2011

To Hell with Themes!

I'm tired - not of haunting, I'll never get tired of that - but of trying to pull off a decent theme. My problem is that I like too many, and being in High School, I have a very limited budget, and it's hard to build a differently themed haunt each year. The voodoo/swamp theme I had planned was no exception. Plus, due to Halloween being on a Monday this year, I have to be at my Dad's house this time because of school, and his house wouldn't work for a swamp theme at all. So, at least for this year, I'm not gonna do a theme - I'm just going to focus on having a fun time on Halloween. Maybe I'll do a them next year; but in the mean time, I'll just focus on having a good time with haunting.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Order of Samhain III:

OK, time to name the next recipient of the Order of Samhain. The lucky spookster is…

John Wolfe, of SEASON OF SHADOWS!

This guy is truly one of the most artistic haunters of the era! With his amazing Paper-Mache props, and love of the Halloween season, his haunt and website/blog, Season of Shadows, has garned a large following. The site had a ton of cool features, like Halloween Radio, Webcam, Haunt-line, and much more. If you still don’t believe that John doesn’t deserve the Order, then watch his 2010 Haunt vid:


For more coolness, visit http://seasonofshadows.com.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Garage of Evil Make n Take Tomorrow!

Yep, I'm going to another gathering of the Northern Ohio Haunters tomorrow. We'll be building a "Flying Crank Ghost" and prop candles. Here's a look at the ghost prop:

Monday, July 11, 2011

When life gives you pumpkins, you make pie

I was just contacted by a band called "Scarecrow Hill" via YouTube. I had named my haunt "Scarecrow Hill", thinking it was an original name. Turns out, these guys had copywrited it back in 2002. So they sent a very polite note kindly asking me to take down the video of the haunt. Now for the record, I respect these guys. They were very nice, not mean at all, and are actually VERY talented rock musicians. They're just doing what they have to do protect their name. I suppose they're doing me a favor - truth be told, I was never fully happy with the first video, so this gives me a chance to redo the video, and get a better product. If you want to check their particular flavor of aggressive rock, just search "ScarecrowHillTv" on YouTube. And keep an eye out for the new haunt video.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth!


Oh, America. Yes, your in extreme debt. Yes, your at war. Yes, your politics have been polarized. But dammit, I'm PROUD to be American. and yes, I created the above image.

Oh, and click here for a very cool , but not work-safe, song that kinda-sorta works for a scary version of the 4th of July.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Try, try again

I'll admit, last year's Halloween party was less than a success. But I've decided to give the idea one more shot. I'm scaling back a bit this year, and inviting a small group of friends to watch a couple horror flicks. Should be fun! I've included some prototype invites for y'all to see (I just blacked out some personal info). I put all the pages in order. Tell me what you think!





Monday, June 6, 2011

Order of Samhain Award - Part II!

It's that times again, boils and ghouls! I've selected another lucky member. Drum roll, please.....

VICTOR "UNDERTAKER" IVES, OF HAUNTED HOT SAUCE!!!

I firmly believe this guy is truly a Renaissance Haunter. I mean, Mr. Ives has done a lot: After all, He's

A Haunter

Hot Sauce Master


Costume Maker

Pumpkin Liqueur Drinker

And an actor in Rob Zombie's Halloween 2!

He's also the maker of what I firmly believe is the best hot sauce in the world, not least of which because it's zombie themed! While his shop isn't open again (yet) I HIGHLY recommend you check it out once it's open. Also check out his blog, and his Flickr account. And when you go to his blog, tell him HalloweeNut sent ya!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again

I like too many themes. It’s hard for me to make up my mind when choosing the theme for this year’s haunt. It was happening constantly last year, and twice this year. I also recall saying that I’d be doing a smaller haunt at my Dad’s house. Well, that’s changed, too. I’m doing the haunt at my Mom’s house again, and we all decided on a theme, and I think it should really fun, and different. It will be an easy to do theme, but it won’t just be a re-do of the “Scarecrow Hill” theme. I won’t be saying what it is just yet, but I’ll leave you with this clue:

Baron Samedi

See if you can figure out what the theme is….heh heh heh

Saturday, May 21, 2011

In honor of Rapture Day...

We all know about the Four Horseman of the Apocolypse. Well, that was a mistranslation. So may I present the real deal, the Four NORSEMAN of the Apocolypse... Bjorn, Eskil, Lief, and Bork.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Order of Samhain Award

I've decided to put together a little award for Halloween/Horror bloggers I feel deserve recognition for their tireless dedication to Halloween. I call it the Order of Samhain. This is the first time I've done anything like this, but here it goes. The first Recipient of the Order of Samhain is...



Marrow, of House of Marrow!

This young Halloween blogger hasn't been around in the Halloween Community for very long, but he's already made a HUGE splash, with his ghoulish groundbreaker zombies, and classic Hallowe'en style. This is even more impressive, considering he's from New Zealand, where Halloween falls in their Spring. I've included Marrow's 2010 haunt video below. Enjoy, and congrats to Marrow! For more info and picture, check out his blog (www.marrowhouse.blogspot.com).

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's Ghost Ship Day!

I know, I know, I'm posting this a day early. Truth is, I'll be busy tomorrow, 'cause of school, so I'm posting my entry for Ghost Ship Day tonight. Again, here's the list of blogs taking part:
Ghost Hunting Theories www.autumnforestghosthunter.blogspot.com

Johnny Thunder’s Midnite Spook Frolic http://johnnythundersmidnitespookfrolic.blogspot.com

Misadventures of the HalloweeNut http://www.halloweenut.blogspot.com

Pumpkinrot: What’s Brewing http://pumpkinrot.blogspot.com
ShellHawk’s Nest http://shellhawksnest.blogspot.com
I'd like to personally thank everyone who participated, and all of you who traveled from blog to blog to see all the Foggy goodness. Now remember:
"Midnight 'till one belongs to the Dead. And Good Lord deliver us!"

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ghost Ship Day - Blogs List:

Attention Boils and Ghouls! As you may remember, I've been putting together a tribute to John Carpetner's The Fog this year, on the 21st of April. Well, here's the list of the awesome blogs that have signed on to take part:

Ghost Hunting Theories www.autumnforestghosthunter.blogspot.com

Johnny Thunder’s Midnite Spook Frolic http://johnnythundersmidnitespookfrolic.blogspot.com

Misadventures of the HalloweeNut http://www.halloweenut.blogspot.com

Pumpkinrot: What’s Brewing http://pumpkinrot.blogspot.com
ShellHawk’s Nest http://shellhawksnest.blogspot.com
Remember to check out these blogs on the 21st of April, for some Foggy goodness!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

That's right, my birthday is this weekend! And who wouldn't want a clown on their birthday?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Blueprints for Isla Corpus Pirate Haunt 2011

Yep, that's the haunt name - Isla Corpus Haunted Adventure! I came up with the name a long time ago, just didn't know how or where to use it. Anywho, I've decided to show my blueprints for this year's display at my dad's house. The "Davey Jones' Locker" scene in the garage will have my vortex light, and the sounds of a ghost ship. In the side yard, there will (possible) be a buccaneer's boneyard, and the front porch and front walk will be the "Treasure Cave" and "Haunted Harbor", respectively. I'm really looking forward to actually building the props, and have started budgeting. Keep a weather eye open mates!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ghost Ship Day - A Tribute to John Carptenter's The Fog

Attention boils and ghouls!

In order to celebrate John Carpenter’s The Fog turning 31 this year, I’ve decided to organize a group of horror bloggers to pay tribute to the film. I call it “Ghost Ship Day”. What we’ll do, is on the 21st of April this year, everyone who wishes to participate simply has to post the event’s logo on their blog, along with something related to The Fog. It doesn’t have to be directly related to the movie, it can be anything in any medium, from videos to art, as long it is both nautical and spooky! I myself will be posting the opening ghost story video from The Fog. Let me know by April 2nd if you wish to participate so I can e-mail you the logo and the list of other blogs participating. Contact me at halloweenutblog AT gmail dot com. I hope you all can take part in this fun event!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Haunt Dilemma - I've choosen my theme...

It's Pirates.

I decided to go with it because, unlike "Phantom" it's a theme that people will respond to better. But I can promise you guys this: I will NOT, in any way shape or form, rip-off of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride or movies. As fun as they are, WAY too many haunters "borrow" images and music/dialogue from them. So I'll try to be as dark/scary and original as I can. Expect it to be a very ghostly haunt, while still having an adventurous spirit. I'm very excited about this, and can't wait to start building!

Also, shout-out's to Dr. Blood and Samanta Martins. Glad to have ye aboard!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Haunt Dilemma – “Phantom” or Pirates?

OK, first things first: I’m a flip-flopper when it comes to themes. Remember last year? I went from carnival to year-off then back to carnival before repeating the “Scarecrow Hill” theme. My problem is both indecisiveness and a enjoyment of many haunt themes. While I like all kinds (except for aliens/sci-fi), very few actually inspire me. Ever since I posted that teaser video for a redo of my old “Phantom of the Opera” haunt from 2006, I just haven’t been feeling the whole “Phantom” thing.Lately, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a different theme – pirates. Now, before you start groaning, let me explain my reasoning.

1) It’s a theme I love, and have thought was fun and cool for most of life.

2) I haven’t actually built any props or sets yet, so the window of opportunity is still open.

3) Both sets would be similar in design – a cave, but instead of a Gothic style lair, I’d be doing a hidden tavern for the scoundrels.

4) With a pirate theme, there’s opportunity for a fa├žade over the garage door.

5) Finally, while there are many excellent pirate haunts out there, none of them have been done the way I’d done it, with other haunts going very Disneyland instead of dark and frightening (along the lines of Nox Arcana’s Phantoms of the High Seas album).

So, before I start making any changes to my haunt plans, I’m going to get as many opinions as I can. If you have any ideas or opinions, please comment below. So, my fellow spookables, what do you think: Phantom or Pirates?