Sunday, October 29, 2006

My 'Criswell' Impression... so bad it's scary!

My Final Project For Halloween, 2006.

And here it is, my friends, for your free consumption-- in the future. My mish-mash of dozns of old & out of print Halloween albums, all combined, fused... along with my bad, bad impression of Criswell.

Once again, big hats off to Jason at scarstuff-- the music & sound effects I used on this, were mostyl taken from his treasure-trove of out-of-print Halloween albums... Except for some of the music from the Plan 9 film. I tossed in sooo many kooky tributes here... So many obscure references-- even the Beatles at one point. The Beatles?!!? Why, why, WHY!?!?!??!

I tried my best to tread a very thin line... I wanted this audio-file to be just goofy enough, to make it campy.. but still pretty scary & Halloween-ish as well. I think I pulled it off.

And, yes.... that IS my own voice... providing the narration! Since I was a bit 'iffy' on how 'great' it actually is, I have offered 2 files here in mp3 format-- one with & one without the ghostly narrator.

I put a lot of work into this.. hope you enjoy it.

The Mansion That Is Haunted

Listen to it, and then add the phrase 'in the future' to the end of every fortune cookie you open, in memory of The Amazing Criswell.


Saturday, October 28, 2006

Try again....

Well, I've gone & done it... I re-upped the files & updated the d/l links for for some of my entries, including:

Hornbook: After Midnight
Tales of the Frightened, the Soundtrack
Sounds to Make You Shiver, 2006

Hope you manage to grab them in time to let them enhance your Halloween.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Is it November already?

Wow; 30 days went by quickly!

Or not.

Okay.. what's with Rapidshare all of a sudden? I uploaded this zipfile something like 4 or 5 days ago.. and it has ALREADY been deleted for lack of activity!!?!?!

Their main page says files are deleted after 30 days, not 4!!

I was really hoping that all of these files would be out here, together, up until after Halloween. No such luck.

Sorry, to the people who say entries but missed out on the files. I don't have the green to put into a 'premium' account, so I guess I can make the offer:

"Midnight hour latecomers": if you've only just discovered my blog, and are kicking yourself that you missed a chance to d/lany of these files... let me know! Just leave a reply here, or at the entry. If there's enough interest-- a couple of people, at least, who want to hear one of my expired links-- i'll try to get it re-upped...

No promises, though...

Monday, October 16, 2006

"You're gonna be his chewing gum!"

The Demon.

It's a Rollercoaster. Famous one... Never rode it myself.

There were two of them, apparently.. one in Gurnbee, IL & one in Santa Clara, CA... Originally they were called 'Turn of the Century' but in 1979, they were retooled and re-christened "The Demon" in 1980.

I have a friend, goes by the online name of "NightmareTony". Plug for Tony: He works on a Haunted House attraction called the Nightmare Park. Check it out... He shared with me, a 25 minute track of the soundtrack to The Demon-- not sounds from the ride, but a soundtrack that played while riders waited in line.

The thing is absolutely hilarious... laugh-out-loud-funny & nostalgic. Here's a little info from the Wikipedia, about the track:

"When the Demon first opened in 1980
, the speakers placed thruought the ride's queue played the Demon's own soundtrack. The soundtrack included the infamous "Demon Song", which was specially written for Marriott's Great America and was also very memorable. Along with the song there were fake radio broadcasts, some about people who reported to have seen the demon, some reports about the Army bombing the ride and a few with people trying to lure the demon out of the ride."

The description above does leave out, that the whole thing is played up for big laughs --it's not done seriously at all. The Demon is just a horrible ride, eating the passengers... There's hilarious quotable sillines all thru it:

"You're gonna be his chewing gum!"
"That was a live broadcast from the Demon. Well, it was a live brodcast... had some 'dead air' at the last..."

Anyway... I did a little 'tweaking' -- broke it up into four tracks-- mainly because the 'themesong' plays twice-- I fixed the stereo separation a little more to my liking & also fixed a couple of odd tape errors at the beginning, and here it is, for your Halloween consumption:

The Demon... The Demon... the Demon... The Demon... The DEMON!!