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Our Muddier Nightmare at the Summit of Horror Month

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2013 by bluefall8

The month of October has once again been a mile-a-minute thrill ride filled with too many sleepless nights. We hit the haunts hard (and we’re not done yet) but its also been a huge month for the Mud Puppets. Ryan and I embarked on a bold concept entitled Horror Month — wherein everything we produced throughout October was both humorous and horrifying.

This all came about due to the resounding success of Our Muddy Nightmare, our 2012 Halloween Special. This year we followed that up with a sequel, Our Muddier Nightmare. I’m very proud of everything we produced during Horror Month and I hope all you continue to follow the Mud Puppets long after the candle inside the last jack-o’-lantern has been snuffed out.

I’ll invite you once more to check out the Mud Puppets on YouTube and subscribe; the Halloween Specials are particularly close to my heart and I encourage all to share it with your friends, family, and fellow bloggers.

Our Muddy Nightmare was done in the spirit of a horror anthology with individual sketches tied into the overarching story.

Our Muddy Nightmare was done in the spirit of a horror anthology with individual sketches tied into the overarching story.

Our Muddier Nightmare utilized existing Mud Puppets' characters to form the basis of a slasher flick.

Our Muddier Nightmare utilized existing Mud Puppets’ characters to form the basis of a slasher flick.

Temperatures Drop as Haunt Season Heats Up

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2013 by bluefall8

Friday turned out to be a well rounded and fun night of haunting. Our trip to Purgatory’s Revenge in New Haven was the highlight of the night. There we witnessed a solid show that put us in mind of the excellent gang at Sinister, and we had a great conversation with the minds behind the madness at this second year effort.

Once we departed we were off to Blake’s which impressed us with it’s size and scope. The 3-Story Haunted Barn offered a few enjoyable scenes but on the whole left much to be desired, but the Nighttime Spooky Hayride lived up to it’s billing.

Lastly, we made our way to Slaughtered at Sundown where we enjoyed a blend of elaborate scenery and haunting fundamentals. Full reviews coming soon as well as a look ahead at the final week of the season!

Now I’m off to finish up the Mud Puppets Halloween Special! I hope you’ll all give it a chance, until then you can enjoy last year’s special Our Muddy Nightmare or check out our Horror Month collection!

Actors Impress at Funeral Home, Realm of Haunted Minds

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by bluefall8

It was a short night of haunting but a fun one as well. The Realm of Haunted Minds proved once more to be a fun for all ages event. The grounds that surround the haunted house are populated by a miniature town that featured a school house and saloon, among others. The charming country store where guests procure tickets was a feast for the eyes and stomach alike; the whole place simply exuded a classic Halloween atmosphere.

The Funeral Home offered some fun and fright — a mysterious voice begged for our help from behind a door while we waited in line (we offered only our laughter). Soon we were whisked away into an echo chamber of screams, shrieks, and mocking catcalls. As always full reviews will be posted.

Meanwhile over at Mud Puppets Studios, Horror Month is in full swing. Today, we unveiled our behind the scenes trip through Bloodbath on Biddle from the Wyandotte Jaycees. We’ve even created a separate playlist, entitled Horror Month, for easy navigation of all our spooky videos. I’d like to welcome all readers of Horrorlust to check out The Mud Puppets on YouTube and subscribe; your views, likes, and shares are immensely appreciated.

This is Alice, and she wants your head.

This is Alice, and she wants your head.

Slaughtered, Terrified, and Muddy

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2013 by bluefall8

It was a long and enjoyable night of haunting for John, Cikalo, and I. We’d like to offer our thanks to Ken and his crew at Slaughter House for being such gracious hosts — it was there that we completed the haunted hat trick with trips through Slaughter House Barn, Haunted Maze, and Bloodbath and Beyond Hayride!

We marveled at the cornstalks which we estimated to be somewhere between twelve and thirteen feet tall; easily the biggest we’ve ever witnessed. We’ve saw some big ones before too, in 2010 The Haunted Farm in Pleasantville, Ohio sported stalks of corn so large we swore that they’d been gorged on the blood of innocents. Indeed, even that beastly crop was topped by the maize afforded at Slaughter House. We even watched as one middle-aged woman shambled drunkenly into the dense corn to urinate, and when she reemerged the cornstalks shifted and swayed violently as if a Sasquatch or a pack of wolves was about to emerge; a comical feast for the eyes!

When we had disembarked from the Bloodbath and Beyond Hayride we cut a swift path to the car, the hour had grown late and we still had a date with the Terrorfied Forest and Manor in Pinckney. In our haste I failed to notice a large trailer hitch that jutted out from the rear of a pickup truck — my shin took the full force of the impact and I hit the ground like a ton of bricks. My cohorts could only laugh at my plight as I rolled about on the ground and spat curses, but there was another haunt to get to so I bucked up and hobbled my way to the vehicle despite the fact that Cikalo believed my leg to be broken (it wasn’t).

Terrorfied Forest and Manor turned out to be an interesting and fun haunted attraction despite its’ various shortcomings. The Manor itself was all to brief for my liking but the Terrorfied Forest proved to be longer than expected and offered a few surprises as well. As with every attraction we visit I’ll have full reviews posted in the days and weeks to come.

In other news, Horror Month continued to roar on this weekend at Mud Puppet Studios. We now have a trailer posted that chronicles everything viewers can expect from the Mud Puppets during the season of screams. Furthermore, just today we uploaded the latest cable access episode to our YouTube channel, the aptly titled Murder Mystery featured interviews with the Wyandotte Jaycees and Reverend Thaddeus Doogoody. We also showcased two sketches, a clip from 2012’s Our Muddy Nightmare, and a video from our jaunt through Bloodbath on Biddle!