Cupid's Revenge at the Haunted Schoolhouse

It's that time again! Love is in the air, serenaded by the romantic sounds of... SCREAMS! Valentine's Day is here and that means one thing:
Cupid's Revenge at the Haunted Schoolhouse! It's one of my favorite off-season haunt events, because this one definitely gets crazy. It's the one event that really is more fun than scary, and everyone in attendance is there to have a good time. It's definitely more party than haunt.

And while I will not be guest-acting at this year's event, I will still be there on Saturday night, getting down disco style. I can't wait to boogie with those disco dumpster babies...

If you're not in the Northeast Ohio area and can't make it out to party down with me, be sure to check your local haunts. Plenty are now doing themed haunts and would love your support!!

Happy Valentine's Day, all!

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Belated happy new year to all you haunters! I took some much-needed time away from all things Halloween after another successful and fun season, but it's already time to get going again. Things are already moving for 2024, so it's time to dive back in.

Gonna start things off with another insanely great dark ambient mix from the Cryo Chamber label. I was instantly hooked by the incredible cover art on this one, and each track in the mix puts me right back into that dark and creepy Halloween mood. And it's only February.

As always, it's time to get crackin'. Enjoy!


Jason Edmiston - "Source of 5 Essential Nutrients"

An incredible mashup between the classic Universal Movie Monsters and the General Mills Monster Cereals characters. Amazing art from
Jason Edmiston, with limited edition prints available at this weekend's DesignerCon in Anaheim. I absolutely love this!

Fröhliche Krampusnacht!

It's Krampusnacht, and that means that all of the bad children will be visited by Krampus tonight! Krampus, the Christmas Devil and evil counterpart of St. Nicholas, is a cloven-hooved, goat-demon that punishes bad children with a lash of his birch branched switch, then transports them to Hell inside the wicker basket upon his back.

Have you been good this year?

Photo courtesy of Liv Rainey-Smith/Xylographilia.

Photo courtesy of Sean Gallup/Getty Images.

Photo courtesy of Matej Divisna/Getty Images.

Photo courtesy of Miguel Walch.

Photo courtesy of Hexe Productions.

Photo courtesy of Fest300/Krampusnacht 2013.

Photo courtesy of Stefan Koidl.

And a little homage to the horned-one himself from the 2015 Michael Daugherty film of the same name to put you in a ghastly yuletide mood... "Cloven" by composer Douglas Pipes. Enjoy!


Ghost - "Zenith"

FINALLY! Zenith is one of my favorite songs from Ghost, although it has always been a "hidden" track in that it only appeared on a special 2015 vinyl box set release of Meliora. It was the only Ghost song in their entire catalog not widely available on any streaming service. Until today!

From Ghost:
We wish to inform you that these times call for a divine compilation of some of Ghost's most sinful psalms and the most observant shall find the wider release of Ghost's cult tune "Zenith."  Ghost's 13 Commandments: so let it be written, so let it be done.... Listen now everywhere.



Midnight Syndicate - Echoes From The Brimstone Club (Cedar Point HalloWeekends)

This October, I had the chance to make the short drive over to Cedar Point to check out HalloWeekends. I wanted to ride all of the amazing rollercoasters, walk through all of the haunts, experience the park at night in full Halloween décor, and most importantly see the Midnight Syndicate live stage show.

Coming off their brand new release, The Brimstone Club, I was interested to see how it was going to be incorporated into a new live stage show.

I was really impressed with their previous HalloWeekends live shows and was hoping for good things this time around, too.

Needless to say, the show was spectacular. Midnight Syndicate played many of their new tracks live, all while an incredibly talented group performed their circus-style sideshow acts. They really captivated the audience through each act, including a sword-swallower, a woman suspended by only her hair, and an intricate balancing act.

And now Midnight Syndicate has released a video of their full performance. Great production on it to really make you feel like you are there watching it live. Enjoy!