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The Bloody History of the Queen Mary

Queen Mary Hauntings

When the Queen Mary sailed on her maiden voyage in 1936, she was the second largest cruise liner in the world, with almost twice the tonnage of the Titanic. Before the era of jet travel, luxury liners such as these were seen as the only way to travel in style, …

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Carnival Arcane Review

Carnival Arcane

With the approach of Halloween comes another tradition – the release of a new album from horror masters Midnight Syndicate (Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka.) Their albums – Carnival Arcane is their 14th – always fills the air with Gothic dread, ambient sounds and creepy instruments. If the “things that …

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Into the Arcane Music of Midnight Syndicate

Born Of The Night by Midnight Syndicate

Whenever I build a Halloween haunt, a horror soundtrack is always running through my mind – while planning this year’s layout (always a maze), hiding the monster props in nooks, and decorating the rooms. A house is not a creepy Victorian mansion until you add the lighting, the fog and, …

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In the Pumpkin Patch with Mr. Bumble Bindlegrim

The Pumpkin Dream

So there I was, tending my small pumpkin patch on the roof (not a roof-top garden, the vines had escaped my backyard and had crawled all over my bungalow) when this strange fellow, previously curled up in a leaf, emerged, yawned, and asked for some refreshments. Over a cup of …

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1970’s & 80’s Costume Ideas

80s Diva Madonna costume

There are certain eras that are so distinct that you can’t help but identify them at one glance. When you think of the 70’s and the 80’s, there is no disputing just how unique they were. Much of this is due to the fact that these decades had such outrageous …

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Top 10 Ways to Repel and Kill Vampires

nosferatu

Hauntingly pale with long canines for biting into flesh, vampires are much feared creatures of the night who survive off the blood of the living. Strolling neighbourhoods after dark in search of their next innocent victim, vampires are horrifyingly resilient and show no mercy. They can’t be starved of oxygen, …

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Window Witch Halloween Silhouette

window witch silhouette

What’s that peeking out of that window? Is it…can it be?? A WITCH! Dress up your windows this Halloween with a life sized paper witch silhouette to peer out at trick-or-treaters and frighten the neighbors. Look for large rolls of paper at teacher supply stores or substitute with black posterboard. …

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Halloween Bar Essentials

If you’re hosting a Halloween Party for the over 21 crowd, a bar is a must, and with a few tweeks to your regular drinks cart, you can be Halloween ready before the first cork is popped. While spooky, creepy and downright frightening cocktails are always fun to concoct, basic …

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Silhouette Party Invitations

Halloween party invitation

Silhouettes have the uncanny ability to be classic and elegant or creepy and dark depending on what the subject of the silhouette is. In fact, they can be both creepy and classic at the same time, which makes them the perfect centerpiece for an elegant Halloween invitation! While silhouette clip …

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Book Review: How to Haunt Your House, Book Two

How to Haunt Your House, Book 2

In their first book, Lynne and Shawn Mitchell took you through a gorgeous and macabre world of Halloween prop-building to haunt your house. How to Haunt Your House, Book Two, I’m happy to say, is not a rehash of their first book, but a worthy companion that ambitiously expands on …

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Fairy Costume Ideas

blue fairy costume

Fairy costumes have always been popular for Halloween parties. In every party you will find many young girls and women dressed as fairies. The reason behind the popularity  is their classical and exotic look. Moreover, the ample varieties in fairy costumes also make it easy for women to dress uniquely. …

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“The Dead Matter” DVD is Unleashed

Dead Matter movie

Editor’s Note: Getting ready for Halloween – In July! Special edition The Dead Matter DVD set including soundtrack and Midnight Syndicate Greatest Hits CD available at all HOT TOPIC stores nationwide. July 30, 2010 (Cleveland, OH) Midnight Syndicate Films is releasing a special edition of The Dead Matter DVD that …

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Is Your Costume Offensive?

Every year there’s controversy over a certain Halloween costume, and this year it’s the “Illegal Alien.” The costume features an extra-terrestrial dressed in prison garb holding a green card (which is a legal document allowing you to work in this country, ha ha). If the pun is lost on some …

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