Friday, September 29, 2017

Hauntcast Post Mortem: Chiller Thrillerama

Just in time for the final big push before The Big Show (Hallowe'en, for those not in the know), Hauntcast Post Mortem thrills and chills you with the biggest, longest, and possibly most drunkenly debauched show, evah! (Plus, I think my Charmed Pot segment turned out pretty well this time!)

HAUNTCAST: POST MORTEM - "CHILLER THRILLERAMA" - feat. Allen Hopps of Dark Hour Haunted House, Chris Kullstroem author of "Drawn to the Dark" with music from Midnight Syndicate

HAUNTING GURU INTERVIEW:Haunt Industry icon, prop master and director of Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano TX, Allen Hopps pops into the dungeon to regale us with his haunt journey.
THEATER OF THE MIND:Revenant kicks back, chills, and just sorta muses about all the little reasons why this is the Best Season of the Year.
BONE PHONE:Author Chris Kullstroem rings our G/Host to shed some light on her new book "Drawn to the Dark".
SHOCKTAILS:The Halloween party rages on at the Last Bar on the Left. Chris and JT grab a corner booth so they can shoot the shit and review the movie "IT".
PROP SHOP:Mr. Vegas aka Denny meanders through the Prop Shop babbling about tombstone makeovers, pumpkin facelifts and other random prop related stuff.
SOMETHING WICKED:Wick-Ed Gannon gives you some tough love about giving your Haunt a makeover i.e. what to refurbish, keep, buy, sell or throw away.

CHARMED POT:The Mistress of Mayhem returns with a terrifying tale of the "Wild Hunt".
GHOULIE GROOVES:Tracks from Midnight Syndicate's Zombies!!! Official Board Game Soundtrack
Head over to Hauntcast's web site and download the latest episode right now!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Dark Reading for a Sunday Afternoon

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The Autumn Equinox has come and gone, and I know that the beginnings of the Hallowe'en tourists will be traveling through my blog, soon, if a few haven't shown up, already, so I'll keep the life reports to a minimum from here until after The Big Dance (a.k.a., Hallowe'en).

In between doctors' visits, attorney phone calls and divorce mediation calls, I managed to commit to having a little ray of happiness shine in my life; I wrote a new segment for Hauntcast: Post Mortem's next episode.

It's an original story, and I think it actually turned out well! It's the longest one I've done to date, but I don't think it's so long as to be boring to listeners (at least I hope not!).

Add in the intro from Dick Terhune, the Voice From Hell, and it's absolutely wicked! (Oh, man! I love that guy's voice!)

After I got done recording, mixing down and producing my segment (with the foul luck of airplanes, lawn mowers and carbon monoxide beeping to contend with), I got it sent off to Chris Baker, our G-Host, so he could get it dropped in to the rest of the show. 

Then it was time to take a break. Voicing this particular segment felt very intense and emotionally draining, if you can believe it (or maybe it was the emotional hangover from this week's mediation call, bringing up all kinds of pain), and I was exhausted afterwards. I forced myself to take some time for myself to unwind and decompress for a while. I took a long walk in the neighborhood, and when I got back, I poured a glass of wine and brought out a book to get me in the mood for the season: Dead Harvest.

It's a collection of creepy short stories, and I've had it hanging around awhile, but haven't made the time to get to it. Yesterday seemed a good day to pour a glass of wine and enjoy the warm Sunday afternoon on the back patio, and dive into this. And so far, I like it!

As some of you may know, I have a Pinterest board of stories, prop-making books and other Hallowe'en eye candy, which I'll feature again in one of my October posts.

I also wanted to remind you my ShellHawk's Creations shop is open, so you can pick up a Hallowe'en thing or two! I have a few more jack-o'-lanterns to put in there, but there are some really cool ones available now!

Ah, I absolutely love this time of year!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

 I start development on a film based on a favorite book of youth: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) January 14, 2016
Film giant Guillermo del Toro has expressed interest in bringing Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to life back in 2016.

My question? Where is it?!

This is a series which seems tailor made for del Toro's mind and creative talents, yet I've seen nothing but a tag from IMDB: "In Development."
This is maddening. And really, truly unacceptable. After all, there are a bunch of us waiting to see our childhood nightmares on screen! (Oh, the horror of The Red Spot!)

C'mon, Guillermo! Let's get this project rolling!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Shop is Open!

It's the season, and ShellHawk's Creations Etsy store is open for business!
There are some spooky cool things up for grabs, including my specially-designed t-shirts (hat tip to artist Bob Lizarraga for teaming with me for the design), Hallowe'en themed Christmas ornaments and some other wonderful, Needful Things...
In addition to going through my divorce, I've recently discovered I need to go in for surgery this month, so I'm trying to raise some cash to help pay my medical expenses. Every little bit helps!