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Friday, July 29, 2011

CrazyDog T-shirts Deal of the Day!

Check out CrazyDog T-Shirts for their deal of the day today!  You can pick your Zombie Outbreak Response Team T for only $6.99 (plus s&h)  Click the shirt to get yourself one!
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A Pleasant Surprise!

I was enjoying a delicious homemade banana-nut muffin today that my wife had baked and what were my little eyes staring at once this treat had been finished but this............
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It's the little things in life!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Midnight Syndicate CD on August 2nd!!!!!

Mark your calendars ghouls because on August 2nd Midnight Syndicate will be releasing another audio journey into the unknown!  This Gothic nightmare will be known as "Carnival Arcane".
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"Carnival Arcane" is the 14th release from the masters of Halloween music, the Midnight Syndicate.  To get a little taste of what this release is all about, here is a preview from the CD insert: "The train smoke drifting through the pale moon light signals the arrival of the Lancaster-Rigby Carnival.  In a forest clearing, these mesonoxian visitors await your arrival.  Stroll along the midway and behold wonders both fantastic and macabre from every corner of the globe.  And be sure to ride their one of a kind carousel for an experience you'll never, ever forget."
Sounds pretty f'n sweet doesn't it?  If that preview doesn't give you goosebumps then maybe this little audio clip from the cd will!  The track featured in the preview below is titled Freakshow.

Click here to be taken to the CD pre-order page, where for only $12.00 you can experience the "Carnival Arcane" in the discomfort of your own crypt. (The $12.00 includes shipping & handling!) Also if you head over to the Midnight Syndicate shop you can purchase the official "Carnival Arcane" t-shirt! Please do yourself a favor and pick this CD up, I kid you not I have used several Midnight Syndicate CD's at my home haunt for about the last 8 years and every year several people ask me what soundtrack I am using. These guys really know how to bring that extra atmosphere to Halloween or any other rainy, dark, thunderstorm filled night for that matter!
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bath & Bodyworks Halloween

Earlier it was Spirit Halloween, now I bring you the Bath & BodyWorks Halloween collection.  Well, some of it anyway.  Now you may be asking yourself, "What is a hardcore ghoul like him doing checking out Bath & BodyWorks?"  Well if you must know, it is a place that is one of the "must visit" stores during mall trips with my wife, and in doing so I have actually come to enjoy some of the scents of their products.  If said products also come packaged in Halloween themed dispensers then count me in!  Oh, and if I need to justify myself anymore B&B does actually sell several products for men.  Anyways, I'm sure there are several other Halloween fans out there, male and female,  that don't mind picking up some of Bath & BodyWorks seasonal wares.  If you're looking for any recommendations, here are the few that I think are the best of their "stuff" this year, but this is by no means the entire collection.  To see the entire collection, click the link at the bottom of the post.
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"Sour Drop" hand stuff, and yes the bottle glows in the dark.  
I'm obsessed with glow in the dark "stuff" in case you are a new reader.

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"Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin" hand soap.
Not the scariest packaging ever, but it's still pretty cool looking.

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"Spiced Cider" room spray.
I think every ghoul on the planet loves spiced cider scented stuff, especially when you can make your whole room smell like it, and the bottle is pretty neat as well.

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"Sinful Vanilla" body lotion.
Not one dude on Earth will be buying anything labeled "Sinful Vanilla"
but I still think the bottle and vintage text are cool anyways, haha.

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Haunted House Wallflower
Now this thing is a must own!  Couple this with a "Pumpkin" or "Spiced Cider" scent
and you have yourself one hell of a Halloween decoration.  Oh yeah and it glows in the dark!

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"Sour Drop" Hand Sanitizer
Again not much use for myself, but you can't complain about the
awesome Halloween theme packaging.

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"Gum Ball" Hand Sanitizer
Really curious what this will actually smell like once my wife buys it,
which is inevitable once these hit the stores. (She's a total Halloween nut as well!)

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"Chocolate Chew" Hand Sanitizer
All 3 of these are cool packages, however they really don't compare
to last year's bottles.  Oh, and by the way, why the hell did they decide to forgo the Marshmallow
scent from last year, I'm pretty sure that was everyone's favorite? (Maybe I'll post some pics of last year's bottles in a Halloween Countdown 2011 post?)

WOW!  Never in a million years did I think that I would dedicate a post to Bath & BodyWorks!  Oh, well I guess it never hurts to get in touch with your feminine side right ghouls?  Seriously though, for my gal ghouls out there, this stuff should have you pretty excited.  And for the ghoul dudes out there, maybe I just made it that much easier for you to pick out some Halloween gifts for your honey.  Hope you really enjoyed this post because you'll probably never see hand lotion, hand sanitizer, or anything titled "Sinful Vanilla" on this blog ever again. HAHA

Monday, July 25, 2011

Spirit Halloween Hits a Homerun!

I was glossing over some posts at my favorite online haunt, that's Halloween Forum for those that don't know. Anyways, someone there posted that the Spirit Halloween website had been updated with some pretty wicked new Halloween stuff for this year.  After deciding to go check it out the thing that amazed me the most were these little items!
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Pretty bad-ass aren't they? You can order them for $2.99 plus shipping from Spirit's website (plus S&H, which I think is like 5 or 6 bucks OUCH) but hopefully they will have them in the stores once they open as well. So which one is your favorite, and will you keep it on your car all year long or just for the season?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mortal Kombat + Freddy Krueger = Absolute Insanity

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Who would have ever thought in a million years we'd finally be seeing one of our favorite horror icons show up in a fighting game?  I know we had the tech demo called "TerrorDrome" a year or two back but I'm talking officially licensed horror madness in a mainstream video game!  There were rumors a while back about Freddy and/or Jason making their way into Mortal Kombat but at the time they were just that, rumors.  Now we have official word that Freddy Krueger, albeit the new Freddy (with two claws, and the not really scary but nasty face).  As you can see in the shots below they did a pretty good job of recreating the new Freddy for the game, also check out his bad-ass kombos in the trailer as well!  My big question is, when they say he is the final downloadable character, do they mean for this current 4 pack, or for the game entirely?  I'm beginning to wonder if he does well as a piece of dlc and makes them some more bank then could we maybe see future horror icons show up in this game?  Or, could we even see a future game featuring these characters with their very own licensed storyline?
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Evil Dead HD & Army of Darkness HD FREE!!!!!!!!

If you own an iPad then you better run your ass to the app store and download the Evil Dead HD game and the Army of Darkness HD game both for free!!!  I cannot confirm how long they will be free, but I can confirm that as of 11:00 p.m. eastern standard that I just downloaded them for free.  Go now and get them, go go go!!!
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Download them from iTunes by clicking on their buttons above!
Visit their official webpages by clicking the links below

Monday, July 4, 2011

Halloween II & Scream 4 coming to Blu-ray!

Saw some exciting news today on the webs and thought I'd pass it on to you ghouls who haven't read about it yet.  Coming to blu-ray on September 13th, (just in time for our favorite holiday) is the seasonal classic Halloween II, 30th Anniversary Edition!
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The cover art above has not been confirmed

The Blu-ray will feature a 5.1 DTS audio track, an alternate ending, and the long lost documentary, "Terror in the Aisles"!  I personally have not seen the alternate ending, so I am looking forward to that part of the blu-ray.  There are other features that have been rumored but since none of them seem to be consistant with the websites reporting this news I don't want to list them.  There have also been rumors abound about Halloween III: Season of the Witch coming out on blu-ray this season as well!  I can't confirm or deny that rumor as well. (I'm really hoping it does come soon though, as this is my second favorite entry in the series!  Please don't hate me!)

The next big blu-ray announcement that was made this week was Scre4m coming to DVD and Blu-ray on October 4th.  There have been no announcements concerning the extras that will be featured on the Blu-ray, however it does appear as though it will be a combo pack containing the DVD and a digital copy.  The only real confirmation of this so far is the promotional still you can check out below.
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That is one insane MRSP for the Blu-ray, however I'm sure by the time it hits shelves we should be looking at a sale price of about $19.99 hopefullly!  So, you ghouls excited for both of these, or maybe just one, or neither?  Lets build up some hype in the comments below!

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Episode 5

I'll be honest, this is easily one of my least favorite episodes.  I'm not a huge fan of the ghost possession type stories, they usually lack good narrative and most often are very boring with little to no monster style effects.  However, through my dislike of the episode the show must go on.  I call this story......................................
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Original Air Date: 9/12/1992

Episode Synopsis: In this episode, two cousins rifle around a family attic and find a trunk belonging to their dead aunt. We learn that the aunt died but cannot rest in piece because of her hungy hunting hounds. After rummaging through the trunk, one cousin decides to try on the dead aunt's riding clothes. The clothing seems to transform her, and leads her and her cousin into the past to solve the mystery of their aunt's death.

Storyteller: Kristen

Featured Fiend: A possessed teen, a zombie stable keeper, and some hungry ass puppies!
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Freakiest Moments: Before the cousins open the dead aunt's trunk, they try on wedding items in the attic. The bride covers her face and we hear thunder as she appears. Another scare comes when a rat jumps out of the dead aunt's trunk, and when the zombie stable-keeper appears in the barn toward the end.
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Totally Radical '90s Moment, Dude: Watch for Amy's awesome plastic sunglasses, and lots of jelly bracelets. Since most of this episode takes place in another time period, '90s references were few and far between.
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Gratuitous Screenshots:  I must say again that I don't have much love for this episode which translates into not many screenshots to present to you.
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The "haunted" clothing chest belonged to the long dead Dora Please.
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The infamous "red pail" that is used to douse the fire at the end of each tale.

Bonus Trivia:
-The only bonus trivia that I can even come up with for this episode is that it stared Mia Kirshner of "The L Word" & "The Black Dahlia" fame!  Mia went from total "zeeb" as they say in the Are You Afraid of the Dark? universe to quite a looker, check out what I mean in the "where are they now?" picture below -
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"Heyohhhhh"