Month: October 2013

Halloween How-To: Creepy Glow Lighting

Halloween LightsOne of the most critical parts of your yard decorations for Halloween is the lighting. In the past, I’ve been one to take string lights and wrap them around my porch to illuminate my house in orange for the Halloween season. This year, I decided to take things into a little bit of a different, pardon the pun, light.

I’ve recently gotten into an eerier sense of Halloween celebration, so I wanted to replicate that inspiration with my home’s lighting. I wanted a sense of glowing creepy atmosphere, so I experimented a little bit, and I’ve found a way to pull this off.

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Movie of the Day: Return of the Fly

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I’m a sucker for crazy, vintage horror movies. Especially when they’re black and white and completely insane. Vincent Price is a name that is pretty much synonymous with this style, and if you’re following me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or GetGlue, you’ll notice that I watch a lot of these kinds of movies (This morning’s movie was House on Haunted Hill).

I also listen to a lot of Misfits records, and what’s been going on in my head today is their song “Return of the Fly,” which is pretty much just a list of the actors in the movies. It’s fantastic. Anyway, this has really been making me want to watch this movie, since it’s been a while since I sat down and watched it. So, today, we’re going old school with Vincent Price and Return of the Fly. (more…)

Morning Movie: Children of the Corn

Children of the Corn

I know I didn’t post a movie of the day yesterday, so if you choose, you can file this as yesterday’s post. Anyway, Children of the Corn is movie that stands out amongst other horror movies. Based off Stephen King’s short story, this film lays besides King’s other standouts in the themes that he does so well: children, religion, and supernatural elements. (more…)

Halloween CD (Punk Version): Track Listing

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I know that I’ve already posted a Spotify playlist for your punk rock listening enjoyment, but I also want to provide you with a punk rock CD that I’ve just burned. It clocks in at 31 tracks and just under an hour and 20 minutes, so if you want to make your own, which I highly encourage, this is my version which can provide you with some inspiration. Obviously, there are a lot of Misfits songs, and there’s not as much psychobilly as I would like, but I can’t have everything because I buy music. But trust that I’m working on it.

Want the track listing? Keep reading! (more…)

Movie of the Day: The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys is one of my favorite movies bar none. As mentioned in an earlier post, I watch this movie and Fright Night every year to kick off the Halloween season. As with Fright Night it’s a perfect blend of legitimately scary moments, brilliant one-liners, and a great sense of humor.

I assume you’ve seen this movie, but you should definitely add this to your Fright Fest movie watch, and here’s why… (more…)

Music Video of the Day: The Wolfgangs – “Cannibal Family”

Honestly, I had never heard of this band until just now, but you know what? It’s a psychobilly group with a rockin’ lady singer, and that’s right up my alley! So, it’s with great pleasure that I introduce you to this awesome German (I think?) group, The Wolfgangs!

Off of their 2011 album Shout With the Devil, I hope you enjoy  “Cannibal Family” as much as I did. Also, make sure to Like their Facebook page if you’re into it.

Morning Movie: Fright Night (1985)

fright_night_1985_posterFright Night is easily one of my favorite horror movies, and each year on October 1st, I make the time to sit down and watch this movie and The Lost Boys (that’ll come later). This movie is the perfect one to get you all started on your October Halloween-a-thon.

Fright Night consists of several things that make it wonderful. Vampires that bridge the gap of being attractive and absolutely scary, a crazed sidekick in Evil Ed, a ridiculously jerkish main character who seems insane, a hilarious wingman in Billy Cole, several genius one-liners (“Where you going, pencil dick!?”), and a really good sense of humor in light of a terrifying situation. It’s available on XFinity’s OnDemand service right now under the FearNet section, and I wouldn’t hesitate to give it a watch.

Check out the trailer after the jump! (more…)