Haunter’s Hangout

Here are a few things I’ve learned from the “Haunter’s Hangout” Facebook page.

1. Which instrument is used to make horror movie sounds…

Here's the live link.

Here’s the live link.

2. How the Addams Family set looks in color…

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3. The latest Halloween decorations showing up in stores…

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4. Answers to burning questions…

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My answer would be chocolate syrup (but hey, that’s pretty much my answer to everything…).

5. How to make a “clown in the box”…

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Here’s that link if you’d like to see the video.

6. And what cool Halloween stuff that these extremely creative people make…

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If you use Facebook and haven’t already joined the group, you should consider doing so. It’s a great online community with awesome, likeminded members who deliver fresh Halloween posts right to your newsfeed, 24/7.

Watch Your Back

Ever get that eerie, paranoid feeling that someone (or something) is lurking menacingly behind you?

No? Well, neither did the hapless victims in this three-minute montage of sneaky killers.


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Photo by estatik via Flickr.

Reader Beware: The online portal you have entered is a dark and frightening place. A world where fears are explored and terror is celebrated. A dimension devoted to reveling in the creepiest months of the year.

Image by Troy Chelsberg via Flickr.

Photo by Troy Chelsberg via Flickr.

Here, approximately every other day, from September 1 to November 1, you will encounter disturbing images, sounds, and prose. There will be musings about macabre topics like slaughtered gourds, horror films, terrifying haunted attractions, costumes that will draw a scream from your lungs, and podcasts that will keep you awake for days. Your eyeballs will be confronted with things you cannot un-see, words you cannot un-read. 

Visiting this site may induce nightmares, Halloween-obsessive behavior, and/or sugar cravings. Indeed, those who enter this place never really return…

Hit “back” on your browser now. Clear your cache. Forget this URL. If you come back here tomorrow, it’s at your own risk.

You have been warned.

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Photo by Midnight-Digital via Flickr.

(For those of you who are still here, welcome to the 2015 Halloween season, and to this blog’s fifth year! ;) )

R.I.P. Halloween ’14

Ah, November: the month after. No more aisles filled with masks or carved pumpkins on doorsteps. No more costumes to plan or haunted houses to visit. *heavy sigh*

Photo by Michael Thurber via Flickr.

Photo by MThurber via Flickr.

Well, take heart, Halloween lovers: nothing says you can’t extend October’s spookiness for another week or two. Plus there are some major candy sales going on right now. Soon we’ll all be distracted by the winter holidays. And there are plenty of year-round Halloween websites to keep our spirits up. The next thing you know, it’ll be October 2015. And the Skeleton Key will be here.

As usual, this blog is taking a hiatus until next fall. Thank you all for spending some time here this season. Can’t wait to spook you again next year!!



October 31st is here!!! It’s our big day, and I hope yours is filled with frights and fun, or parties and costumes, or mischief and magic, or candy and roasted pumpkin seeds…any and every thing you love about the holiday.

Here are some spoooooky black and white gifs to set the mood. Happy haunting!!










Gifs found on Tumblr.

Haunted Overload

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You guys. What if I told you there was an artistically crafted haunted attraction with large-scale, handmade exhibits like a 30-foot carved skull, rickety shacks, and a wooden train that has veered off elevated tracks? Not to mention costumed actors, perfect lighting, fog, and real carved and lit pumpkins? All set deep in a New Hampshire forest?

Well, that place exists, and it’s called Haunted Overload.

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To enter, visitors must walk into the mouth of an enormous rotted tree.

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Oh, just a clown … that’s four stories tall.

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You have to see this place to believe it. A camera can’t capture the breathtaking enormity of the installations, which tower overhead when you’re standing in front of them.

Astounding in its beauty and terrifying in its scares, Haunted Overload is truly one of a kind. And I just discovered (thanks to Bean!) that it won ABC’s competition “The Great Halloween Fright Fight.” The victory is well-deserved.

All photos from Haunted Overload’s website.

Almost Heeeeere

This week as our holiday fast approaches, I’ve been seeing a veritable zombie’s horde of Halloween-related funny images online. Here are a few to make you smile! Enjoy.

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