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The Best Night of the Year

Posted in Preludes and Nocturnes with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2015 by bluefall8

The best rite of passage of childhood is set to commence all across the nation; all manner of freaks, creeps, ghouls and monsters will soon flood neighborhoods in search of treasured treats. My son and I will join my sister, nephew and the Disco Devil for trick r’ treating and once the kids have had their fill we’ll turn our gaze to haunted houses!

We seem set to tour Abandon in Melvindale and Rotten Manor in Holly — a pair of new haunts on All Hallow’s Eve shall fit the bill well!

Happy Halloween!

Somnambulism at the Sinner’s Ball

Posted in Hallowblog, Word of the Week with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2015 by bluefall8

This edition of Hallowblog Flashback recalls a Word of the Week entry originally posted on Monday, October 26, 2009. The title of this entry was taken from some lines I had jotted down for a poem during the spring of 2007. The poem was never finished but I do remember that the lines were partly inspired by the song “The Bird and the Worm” by The Used. 

Alas, as it is the last Monday in October this will be the final entry in this year’s Halloween themed Word of the Week. In the true spirit of the season we shall not let this week pass quietly. On Devil’s Night the Haunt Trinity will end the haunt season with a triple shot of horror and then I’ll accompany Missy’s younger siblings for some prime trick or treating.

I’ve long been fascinated by sleep disorders, for a glimpse of a somnambulist check out The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, a very interesting silent thriller circa 1920. If you enjoy Tim Burton’s stylistic film making then you’ll appreciate the influence that this early film clearly had on him.

somnambulism [sam-nam-bye-li-zem]noun: an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed

A Blustry Devil’s Night Stirs Memories

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2012 by bluefall8

It is with great excitement that I can report that the Mud Puppets Halloween Special is nearly complete — I plan to post it before I drift off to dream land tonight.

In haunt related news, John and I were all set to go haunting tonight until we had a change of plans yesterday, a change that would cause us to skip the upstart Dimensions of Darkness and Terror Town in Maumee. As it were, the haunt fates were destined to intervene as another twist in plans will see us get there yet! Here’s the story — We had originally planned to hit Maumee’s twin terrors tonight and end the season at Darksyde Acres on Halloween, but plans changed and it looked as if the Monstrosities of Maumee would be lost — alas just today I discovered that Darksyde Acres will be open this weekend, and what’s more — Saturday is Adult’s Only!

So, we’ll spend Halloween in the Buckeye State — first with a stop at an exciting, new location and then a visit to an old favorite. Finally, we’ll stretch the haunt season further than we’ve ever stretched it before this Saturday with what’s destined to be a wild night at Darksyde Acres. During our first visit there last season we ogled half naked haunt hotties and confronted hyperactive clowns who begged us to slap their asses, and that was just a routine Friday night in early October! In my wildest haunt dreams I can only imagine what will go on here during an Adults Only Event!

After much editing of the Mud Puppets Halloween Special today, I raced over to Terror on the Boulevard, a home haunt in Lincoln Park. Unfortunately, there was nary a soul in sight and my heart sank a little — I was really hoping to pay it a visit this season. Perhaps the threat of the Frankenstorm kept haunters indoors tonight — let us hope that no such freak weather effects the remainder of the haunt season — for I must go haunting and the kiddies most partake in the magical tradition of Trick r’ Treating.

And what a great night for haunting it could have been, this weather puts me in mind of Devil’s Night 2009 when Jason, John, Richard and I braved the elements en route to Hell Block 13 in Wyandotte, Realm of Darkness in Pontiac, and finally a memorable stop at Haunted Farm of Terror in Lenox Township; three years later and Richard still loves to tell the story of how a massive skull nearly punched me square in the face while on the epic hayride at the latter!