Category Archives: Halloween

How to Haunt Your Home, Part Two: setting the stage

By Michael Cieslak Welcome to part two of our discussion of how to haunt your home. As noted in our first installment, we’re investigating what is required to turn your residence into something fantastically frightening for Halloween. In terms of … Continue reading

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How to Haunt Your Home, Part One: Planning

By Michael Cieslak My name is Zed, and I’m a home haunter. I’ve been approached by the Head Nightmarian to discuss the ins and outs of turning your home and/or yard into something terrifying this October. For those unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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Horrific Snacks: Skull Cakes

Tonight, the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers gather for an evening of crappy holiday-themed horror movies. We mock, chat… and snack. Last year, I brought a cheese ball shaped (more or less) like HellRaiser’s Pinhead and Elsa brought a … Continue reading

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Motor City Haunt Club HAUNTED GARAGE SALE

‘Tis nearly the season for scary fun and the Haunted Garage Sale, Saturday, September 7, is a great place to pick up new or gently used haunting gear. Located at the Halloween Bazaar, 50 North Grosbeck in Mount Clemens, the … Continue reading

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Theatre Bizarre Tickets!

Today, Elsa and I scored a pair of tickets to Theatre Bizarre, the creepiest spectacle in the Motor City. This year’s theme is The Procession, and fittingly, the line was long but briskly moving in front of the Rust Belt … Continue reading

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Making Funny Faces at Home – Plaster Facial Casts

It’s been a week now since Elsa’s “Best Date Ever” and we figured it was good time to rekindle the magic of that experience… and cast some more plaster heads. We left StudioFX101 not only with plaster casts of our … Continue reading

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Horrific Snacks: Pinhead Cheeseball and Severed Fingers

When the Doktor announced an upcoming party, I was excited at the prospect. I enjoy a social outing as much as the next consort, and the fact that this was a Christmas gathering of the Great Lakes Association of Horror … Continue reading

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Halloween Treats: Meat Hand

It’s not often that we are moved to post recipes here on the Daily Nightmare, but this was one I couldn’t resist. How gruesome, how fitting, how… delicious. A mold was used to shape meatloaf into a hand. Cheese, ketchup, … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Colorful Skulls

There’s nothing wrong with bone colored bones but you’ve got to admit that it’s a bit the over-obvious choice. This weekend I decided to spice up my collection of skulls with a bit of color. These same techniques, I suppose, … Continue reading

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HOW-TO: Zombie Sign

A friend of mine is teaching a class on Sociology Through Zombies. Her classroom desperately needed a sign that warns, “Danger, Zombies” so I made her one. I found the perfect raw materials at the local Halloween Store. I find … Continue reading

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Halloween Playlist: 13 Songs about Ghosts

Thirteen songs are enough to anchor a good Halloween party playlist. Not all of these are on your iPod, I’ll bet either. If your friends are like mine, their creativity shines brighter when they have a set theme to work … Continue reading

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Halloween Playlist: 13 Songs about Wolves, Werewolves and Shapeshifters

“…Thirteen songs are enough to anchor a good party mix. This playlist is for a lycanthropic party…” Continue reading

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Party: Jell-O Blood Worms

Worms are the ideal finger food, high in protein, plentiful on earth, green-friendly. But if the folks you’ve invited are simply not cool enough to devour the real thing, try these amazing simulations. The technique is elegant and the effect … Continue reading

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Bird Masquerade

If you’re still thinking about your Hallowe’en costume, might I suggest a bird-magician?

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This Just In – Man Bites… Man

I bet this one slipped by the leftist media cultural elitists: Man Bites and Chews Off Part of Another Man’s Arm! Much of the commentary that’s appeared on the blogosphere surrounding this event assumes that the attacker was a zombie. … Continue reading

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Movies: Slick Claymation Zombies

Stop motion animation of any kind is a labor of love. Sure, computers have made some aspects slightly less tedious but the technique still involves taking hundreds of pictures and moving figures thousands of times. So even on a merely … Continue reading

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Halloween Party Playlist – Progressive Rock

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Halloween Party Playlists – Moldy Oldies

Music provides a solid foundation for the best parties and Halloween parties are no different. The signature piece for this style of Halloween party would be the Theme Song to “The Munsters.” Continue reading

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Make Magazine’s special Hallowe’en issue!!

  One magazine that is essential for eccentric do it yourselfers is Make. What makes it particularly interesting to a reader of the Daily Nightmare is that Make is putting out a special Hallowe’en issue with all manner of cool … Continue reading

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