I must credit a fellow Halloween blogger, The Spooky Vegan, for showing me this beautifully haunting video, The Kingdom of Witches. The music is by Nox Arcana and its based on the silhouette art of Jan Pienkowski. It is just an example of how creative people can get and that there is nothing more powerful than the imagination in one’s own mind. Jan Pienkowski won the 1980 Kate Greenaway Medal for his pop-up book, Haunted House, which I do intend to purchase.
If you mixed The Addams Family and the Partridge Family into one drink, you’d get these guys…The Groovie Goolies! If you were watching Saturday morning cartoons in the early 70’s, you’d remember Frankie, Wolfie, Drac, Mummy, Hagatha, Bella LaGhostley, Boneapart and other animated classic monster movie icons get into kooky trouble in Horrible Hall. Now you can watch minisodes of the show courtesy of CRACKLE on YouTube. Better yet, you can buy the classic episodes on DVD at Amazon.
So your throwing a Halloween party this year and you want to put together a killer Halloween playlist for your guests to enjoy all night? Or maybe you just want to get into the spirit of things by enjoying some creepy music. Well, there are many great music CD’s out there that you can buy to set the mood right. Probably the best Halloween mood music you can find is by Midnight Syndicate, a group whose music is used widely in haunted attractions to provide chilling atmoshphere. They have lots of CD’s out now some of which have titles like Out Of Darkness, The 13th Hour, Vampyre, and The Dead Matter: Cemetary Gates. There are countless other CD’s I could recommend, but instead I’ve compiled a list of songs that you shouldn’t forget to include in your ultimate Halloween playlist. If I’ve missed some, please send in your comments to this post so I can update this list! Continue reading
Some of you might be wondering why Halloween is so dear to me. What is it about this holiday that holds my interest yearlong? Well, as I ponder that question, I found someone else who enjoys Halloween. Here’s what Halloween means to comedian Stephen Lynch.