Archive for our muddier nightmare

Fade to Black

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by bluefall8

Despite rain and falling temperatures the 2013 haunt season came to an end last night on a high note. In St. Charles we battled our way through the Village of the Living Dead, one of the most truly frightening haunted attractions we’ve visited in some time. As the midnight hour crept near we pulled into Mt. Morris where the cast at Exit 13 churned out a fantastic haunt romp punctuated by their unique blend of unbridled madness.

We also collected a lead from Pete at the Village of the Living Dead about another area haunt, Garage of Terror in Chesaning. If time had allowed we would have ventured there as well, we’re always up for a surprise visit, but the clock was ticking and we had an appointment to keep with Exit 13.

As always, full reviews will be posted. Currently I have nine reviews in the works, the first will be released tomorrow night which will detail the trip I took with my sister-in-law through the Funeral Home in Inkster. I’ll also share the details of our Halloween yard haunt in an upcoming post; and as always I invite each of you to subscribe to the zany antics of the Mud Puppets.

Mere days before Halloween we released Our Muddier Nightmare, a Halloween Special. In our latest video, simply titled Happy Halloween, yours truly can be seen dressed in drag doing my best Buffalo Bill impression of Silence of the Lambs fame. It’s been called weird, awkward, horrifying, and just plain wrong. So it’s definitely worth a watch!

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.

Colossus of Armada

Posted in Preludes and Nocturnes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2013 by bluefall8

In the time since our haunted travels began we’ve toured just about every major haunted attraction throughout Michigan, but one monster of the scene has evaded us and tonight we’ll finally add it to our collection — and the name of that location is Blake’s. We’ve made various attempts over the years to visit but inevitably some factor arose to thwart our plans, but not tonight.

First, we’ll make an inaugural stop at another location, Purgatory’s Revenge in New Haven, and then we travel to storied Armada where we’ll experience Blake’s 3-Story Haunted Barn, the much heralded Nighttime Spooky Hayride, and perhaps even stuff our maws with the various vittles I’ve heard so much about. Once done there if time should happen to permit we’ll waltz right on down the road and cap off the night at Slaughtered at Sundown, yet another maiden haunt for us. Slaughtered at Sundown has a haunted barn of their own as well as the Slaughtered Town Hayride.

Also, reviews from the Realm of Haunted Minds and the Funeral Home will be posted this weekend; and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Mud Puppets Halloween Special, Our Muddier Nightmare!

Reviews to Commence Soon, Mud Puppets

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2013 by bluefall8

John and I successfully toured both Jackson’s Underworld and Darksyde Acres on Friday the 13th — just another notch in our belt; it’s the earliest we’ve ever visited a haunted attraction. I’ll have full reviews posted for both by the end of the week but generally speaking, we enjoyed both locations. Jackson’s Underworld has grown a lot since opening its doors in 2009 but still has a long way to go if it wants to become one of Michigan’s premiere haunted destinations. Darkysde Acres served up its usual cast of unusual characters, some of which provide the best interaction we’ve witnessed anywhere. We also had an opportunity to meet the owner of this madhouse and he was a cool guy indeed and as it turns out, a big fan of the Mud Puppets too!

The Mud Puppets, if I may indulge in a gratuitous plug for a moment, is a sketch comedy troupe that I formed with my cousin Ryan a little more than a year ago. We have a YouTube channel where we release new content each Saturday. Last year we produced a Halloween special entitled Our Muddy Nightmare and we’re currently working on this years entry, Our Muddier Nightmare. We also began a cable access show at our local station earlier this year and are in the midst of writing a Halloween themed presentation for that as well. We welcome anybody with a taste for horror and Halloween to check us out and subscribe. We’re also on Facebook, Twitter, and right here on WordPress. You can follow Ryan @MudPuppetRyan or myself @MudPuppetJoel.