Begging For Candy

by on Feb.23, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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SyFy’s Channel Zero Scores 10s Across the Board

by on Feb.22, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from Wicked October | Go to Original Post

I’m not sure where my head was in October 2016, but my eyeballs completely missed SyFy’s horror anthology show called Channel Zero. With thousands of streaming options on top of pay cable, it’s easy to miss great shows. I’m so happy I stumbled across this show after seeing previews for the third season which started earlier this month.

Each season is based on a popular story from the Creepy Pasta site that I can’t seem to shut up about. Season 1: Candle Cove, is full of dread, taut tension, and bizarre visuals that I can’t seem to shake even now. At six episodes, the show is easily bingeable over the weekend, and probably better watched this way. The story and plot systematically unfold with almost no exposition. Characters jump right into the weirdness in the first episode, and immediately we’re introduced to a creepy puppet tv show that only kids can see – and it’s influencing them to do terrible things! It’s surreal nature means that the show follows no real “horror rules” making the proceedings quite tense. You just don’t know what to expect (like all that damn tooth horror). The production is lean but well filmed and the effects modest, but the fine actors really stand out and make this a stellar show (Paul Schneider and Fiona Shaw looking at you).

Comparisons to American Horror Story are inevitable but I don’t think they’re in the same league. AHS is brash, pulpy, gory, glam trash held together by a top notch cast and an extensive marketing budget. Channel Zero is just so damn better. The stories, characters, and the direction all work together to create a true sense of horror that AHS lost after it’s second season. Perhaps I’ve overlooked SyFy for horror/weirdness but that’s two great series (along with Happy!) I’m retroactively gagging about.

Don’t believe me? The first two seasons (Season 1: Candle CoveSeason 2: No-End House) are available to stream in their entirety through March 21 on SyFy.com, and the SyFy app. And watch the new cycle, Season 3: Butcher’s Block, Wednesdays at 10/9C. I’m looking forward to Season 3 although I might wait to binge on it all at once (not what the network likes to hear but it’s the truth). I recommend that you do so as well.

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Our Friends

by on Feb.21, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Smell Like A Noisy Ghost

by on Feb.21, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from PUMPKINROT.COM: What’s Brewing | Go to Original Post

I HAVE INTENSELY FRAGRANT MEMORIES FROM MY TIME IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. THE AIR HEAVY WITH THE SMOKE OF BLAZING BURN PILES FILLED WITH SCORCHED LEAVES AND TIMBER. LONG WALKS THROUGH THE WOODS PERMEATED BY THE UNMISTAKABLE PERFUME OF MOSS, MUSHROOMS, PINE NEEDLES AND LEAVES EMANATING FROM THE FOREST FLOOR. I LONGED FOR A FRAGRANCE THAT MARRIED THESE TWO DISTINCT OLFACTORY EXPERIENCES: GREEN AND SMOKE. UNABLE TO FIND WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR, I CREATED POLTERGEIST AND NAMED IT AFTER MY FAVORITE ELUSIVE SPIRIT — A SUPERNATURAL BEING THAT MAKES ITS PRESENCE KNOWN THROUGH PHYSICAL DISTURBANCES OR LOUD NOISES. INSPIRED BY THAT FEARLESS ENERGY, THIS “NOISY” FRAGRANCE FEATURES INTENSE GREEN SCENTS PAIRED WITH A DEEP, HAUNTING SMOKINESS THAT LINGERS ON THE SKIN.

TOP: WORMWOOD, PINE, GERANIUM
MIDDLE: NEROLI
BASE: MYRRH, BIRCH TAR, OAKMOSS

(Sorry about the CAPS)

Link Here.

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Location Location Location

by on Feb.21, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Camp Crystal Lake Sleepover

by on Feb.21, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from PUMPKINROT.COM: What’s Brewing | Go to Original Post

Another Friday the 13th is coming up in April, which means fans of slasher movie icon Jason Voorhees have another chance to see the New Jersey campground where his first “Friday the 13th” flick was filmed.

Because it is an active Boy Scout camp, the site is normally closed off to visitors. The popularity and limited space of the tours have made it difficult to obtain tickets, which have sold out in minutes for previous events.

This time, the camp is changing its system and extending events to a second day — and setting up overnight VIP tours with a special guest.


Click below for details:
http://www.nj.com/warren/index.ssf/2018/02/how_you_can_stay_overnight_at_camp_crystal_lake_on.html#incart_most-read_e

Thanks, Mike!
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Coffinwood Cemetery

by on Feb.19, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Blueprints And Particles

by on Feb.19, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Blueprints And Particles

by on Feb.19, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Dead Vampires

by on Feb.18, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from PUMPKINROT.COM: What’s Brewing | Go to Original Post

Or, rather, staked vampires…as they’re already dead I suppose.

Was looking at these old (somewhat chill-inducing/cheesy) photos and realized that you don’t really see many dead vampires in yard haunts.  It’d be fun to see a line of upright coffins with a staked, skeletal vampire in each. 

A VERY long time ago, I had sketched and planned to do a “Vampire at Dawn” prop photo shoot where a vampire like the one kneeling below (but with loads more flesh on it) was on a hill at sunrise, surrounded by a circle of crosses and crucifixes.  And chained to the ground like a dog wearing a heavy chained collar.  His hand was raised blocking his face from the morning sun.  Futile, of course.  As his entire body would be emitting loads of smoke (from loads of hidden smoke bombs dropped into body cavities that were built for that purpose). 

The photo shoot that never was. 

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