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Friday, September 30, 2011

Zombie Blogger Walk Post II

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I didn't want to just leave all the visitors today with a tiny little 3 line haiku, so I dug up another zombie related post for today.  Epic Meal Time will be providing us a video for said post.  I'm sure each and every one of you have watched at least one Epic Meal Time episode, but I guarantee you have never seen an episode like this.  Yes, EMT has an entire episode wherein they are zombies!  Check out the hilarity that ensues as they cook their zombie themed menu. WUDDUP BACON! (I'd like to point out that the production values in this video are fucking incredible.  The zombie makeup these guys use is better than 90% of most zombie films I've seen, KUDOS to Epic Meal Time for their dedication to a proper horror cooking themed episode!)

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Click the Epic Meal Time logo to be brought to Official Epic Meal Time Youtube Channel!

I'd also like to let anybody who is visiting for the first time today that I did have another post earlier in the day for the Zombie Walk as well that included my foray into poetry, that's right I wrote a zombie haiku, check it out below this post. (Let me know in the comments if this is your very first time visiting HalloweenOverkill and what you think!)  I'd also like to let everyone know that the 2nd Annual HalloweenOverkill Halloween Countdown will be starting tomorrow, where I'll also be unveiling this year's new logo!  Make sure to visit HalloweenOverkill each and every day in October for some awesome Halloween posts! Check out the other participants in the Blogger Zombie Walk below!

The 2011 Blogger Zombie Walk Official Link List

When there is no more room left in Hell, the bloggers shall walk the web

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That's right ghouls today is the annual "Blogger Zombie Walk"!  After reading my entry for this great event, you can check out the entire lineup of blogs participating by clicking on any of the links at the bottom of the post. Once you hit the next site in line you can keep on going down the list to keep visiting the blogs in order. (The lists should be the same order on each site)  And now I present to you my first (yes, there will be another post later in the day, so come back tonight for some more zombie action!) post in the 2011 Blogger Zombie Walk.  It's a small post, but I like it.  It was a zombie haiku I wrote last year for some reason and never ended up posting it.  Hope ya dig!

Zombie Cuisine

Brains are quite tasty
 

Skin is also delicious
 

Toenails. not so much


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The 2011 Blogger Zombie Walk Official Link List

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Dark Meadow

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Remember that iOS game coming out that I told you ghouls about?  Well if you didn't read that post, the game I'm referring to is "The Dark Meadow" and it's coming to the Apple app store on October 6th, just in time for the Halloween season.  Check out the launch trailer below, and then click the graphic to be taken to the official site for more info!


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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

This Horror Short Packs a Punch!!!

This short goes to show that scares can be packed into even a very short film.  I honestly believe after watching this that there was more tension in 15 seconds of a certain scene than in most full length feature horror films of recent times.  You'll know what I mean after you watch below.  I literally left finger imprints on my legs while watching this horror short.  I'm pretty sure this short was made to be showcased in the Halloween Horror Nights short film showcase as well.  Aside from the short that is shown, the folks over at Fewdio have made several quality horror shorts worth watching.  If you visit their website by clicking here you can even purchase a DVD of their quality horror shorts!  I'd like to give Fewdio a huge shout out for their quality short horror features, keep on making them please!

Pretty fucked up wasn't it?  Go back and watch it again paying close attention to the ghoul's eyes as it lays there.  Gives me the heebie jeebies!  I'll never lay comfortably next to my wife in bed again!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

More Random News

It appears as though The Official Halloween Countdown blog has posted the buttons for this year, and I think I've picked the one I want to use.
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On another note, I just finished setting up the HalloweenOverkill tumblr account.  The HalloweenOverkill tumblr is located at www.halloweenoverkill.tumblr.com and I do want to note that the tumblr site is not replacing this blog!  I will be using the tumblr for various things such as quick posts, rants, and cool photos and such.  Be sure to bookmark it and check it every once in a while.  I will be adding the link to the other tumblr site which WILL be an official blog for everything not related to Halloween or Horror, just various other shit that I find cool and interesting!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Call to Arms!

Fellow bloggers, I need your help.  Have you ever thought of something, or had a memory and you just couldn't recall all of the details?  You know that feeling of emptiness within the memory where you know the basics but just can't pin down the details.  Well, I had one of those moments about an hour ago.  I tried "googling" my memory in every way, shape, and form and just couldn't get anything to come up.  The item in question is a scratch card type game that featured a mad scientist as the logo.  These scratch cards weren't just generic scratch cards though, they featured other cool gimmicks.  One of these other cool gimmicks involved getting one of those red little filter things you could hold over certain parts of the card to reveal hidden words, kind of like the thing that came with "Outburst"  Anyways I know those are kind of vague clues but if anyone can remember what these scratch off cards were called please comment below.  Even if you don't know what they were called but at least know what I'm talking about then I'd love for you to comment as well.  Maybe one of you internet detectives, or those with photographic memories (which I usually have, I have no idea why this one is escaping me!) can help me figure out what this was that I am trying to remember!  Oh and one other clue just hit me as well, I'm pretty sure these were a little pricey back in the day and the only place I ever recall being able to buy them at were the local hobby shops.
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Blogger Zombie Walk 2011

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On September 30th, HalloweenOverkill will be participating in what I believe is the first ever virtual zombie walk!  Created by our friend Autumn over at Ghost Hunting Theories.  The idea for the zombie walk is for every participant to post anything zombie related that day, and then after reading a particular post on a blog you can just hop on over to the next participating blog by way of a link list every participant will have posted.  This should run very similar to a blog hop (or a "bar hop" if you will).  I myself may be posting more than one thing that day so make sure you come on by the day, maybe even more than once if you're bored.  I'd also like to mention that if anyone has any suggestions of things they might want posted let me know.  On another note, I have decided to start one or two tumblr blogs, and not these are not replacing this blog.  HalloweenOverkill will always remain as my "home" blog and my main attraction.  I just love trying new things and thought that tumblr would let me blog about some other topics that I don't really want cluttering up my Halloween/Horror themed blog.  I will be posting the links to the new tumblr blogs later tonight after I have them set up!  I'm also still looking for a co-conspirator for this year's Halloween Countdown logo, or at least some ideas or inspiration.  The theme I'm thinking about using for the logo this year would have a vintage Halloween decoration feel to it such as the pic below, if anyone wants to throw ideas at me let me know!  Another helpful contribution from any of you ghouls would be if you had any vintage clip-art or vintage pictures to incorporate into the logo.
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Random News Update

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Well yet again I have fallen off the wagon as far as updates go, but this full time student thing is killing me! Anyhow, with this random news update I'd just like to take some time to throw some random news out to everyone and to also make a few shout-outs along the way. First up I'd like to remind everyone that "Dead Island" is hitting store shelves in North America on September 6th, that's only 5 days away! For those across the pond, the game should be released on September 9th. Does anyone remember my post that showcased the amazing announcement trailer for the game? If not click here and relive the glory of one of the greatest video game trailers of all time! So any ghouls out there gonna pick this one up? It is definitely a release day purchase for me. Click the Dead Island logo below to be taken to the official "Dead Island" website and watch the new trailer.
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Next up on the list are two huge shout-outs!  First off, I'd like to thank "The Myers House" website/blog for linking to HalloweenOverkill in their Affiliates/Related Links section.  Thank you!  Click the banner below to be taken to this amazing website which documents and shows off a full recreation of the Myers' House from the classic Halloween.  The time and dedication that went into this project is just astounding and I'm here to tell you that I have honestly spent hours on this site checking out all that went into this huge project.  Also check out their events section for listings on their huge Halloween party, other events such as Halloween night trick or treating at the house, and many other events.  Below is a picture of the poster being used to promote this year's Halloween event.  Click it to be brought to the events section of the site.
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  One last thing I'd like to mention is their indie film section.  One of the features in the film section is "Judith" in which writer Kenny Caperton (owner of the Myers' House, N.C.) actually uses this film as a vehicle to explore the story of Judith Myers and dives a little deeper into the Michael Myers mythology.  On the site you can actually check out movie posters and even watch the film itself.  Again I'd like to thank The Myers' House website/blog for helping to promote HalloweenOverkill!

Another blog that I'd like to throw some love at is Cherry Neko's "The Little Blog of Blogs"  This huge undertaking is Cherry's way of organizing and cataloging all the blogs on the web that she either reads, or just blogs that contact her to be listed on the site as well.  HalloweenOverkill is listed under the Dark, Horror, Halloween, Weird section (a perfect little home for the blog!)  One other blog listed under the Halloween part of that section is the world's second biggest fan of "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" (haha) a.k.a. Justine of Justine's Halloween, who also gets a huge shout-out as well.  If you haven't checked her blog out yet, go and check it out right now! (click her name!)  "The Little Blog of Blogs" is going to be a great resource for all of us bloggers who are too lazy to hunt down each and every blog that deserves to be read out there, as we can now just use this centralized location as a one stop shop for all of our daily readings!  Cherry also has her own personal blog over at Cherry Neko Saves the World, which you all need to go check out right now as well!  Click the link above to visit Cherry's personal blog, and click the banner below to visit "The Little Blog of Blogs"
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Here are a few other things that I will be posting about in the coming days.  No Justine, I did not forget about the "Are You Afraid of the Blog?" feature and I will still be serving up full episode recaps of every single "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" episode and even some bonus stuff from the show as well in the coming days.  I am also participating in what I believe is the first annual virtual blogger zombie walk (created by Autumn over at Ghost Hunting Theories)
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I'm also still looking for someone to possibly help me co-create this years logo for the 2nd Annual Halloween Countdown here on HalloweenOverkill, a.k.a. HalloweenOverkill's Halloween Countdown 2011.  I'd really like to incorporate a vintage Halloween like vibe to it, if that helps get anyone's creative juices flowing.  I will also be posting a review of the new Midnight Syndicate album, Carnival Arcane in the coming days.  So keep your eye's peeled, set your monitor to HalloweenOverkill and get ready for some new updates in the coming weeks.