Category Archives: Other Haunts

Other kindred spirits elsewhere on the Web

Historic, Poetic Ways to Say “Died”

The Doktor recommended to me a fascinating post titled “101 Ways to Say ‘Died’” on Vast Public Indifference, a nifty website devoted to “History, grad school, and gravestones!” I checked out the website and the impressive collection of photos of … Continue reading

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Opening Night of Menton3′s Katabasis Show at Last Rites Gallery

If the Doktor and I had our druthers — and a large travel budget or a private plane–, I have no doubt where we would be tonight: at the opening of Katabasis, menton3’s first solo show at the Last Rites … Continue reading

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A Haunted Michigan Vacation

Sometimes, when looking for excitement and adventure, one has to go no further than one’s own backyard– or one’s state. Although I am Michigan born and bred, I have been informed that “Pure Michigan” was waiting for me, but I … Continue reading

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Katabasis Kickstarter Project: Dark and Funded

Katabasis is a hard cover art book based on a solo art show by Menton J. Matthews III at the Last Rites Gallery in New York in April, 2014. And it’s also a successfully funded Kickstarter project. We’re pleased to … Continue reading

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“Til Death Do Us Part” — Severed Heads Wedding Cake

Oh, to be young and in love, and just starting out in life! There’s the excitement of planning the wedding and coming up with the perfect everything to convey just what you mean to each other. Each aspect of a … Continue reading

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Video: Scary Japanese Tire Commercial… with warning!

A good reason, which you may not have considered, for buying the very best tires!

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IndieHorror.TV First Anniversary Party

Remember back in junior high, inviting a couple friends over to eat pizza and watch horror movies in your parent’s basement on a Saturday night? Those were good times, great times and that’s exactly the vibe I got from IndieHorror.TV … Continue reading

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21st Annual Marshall City Rec Haunted Trail

Of all the holiday seasons, the Doktor and I enjoy Halloween best of all. We have our traditions — Nosferatu at the Michigan Theater, decorations and frightening foods, the masques and costumes, the surprises and treats — and we’ve made … 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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Dead Residents of New Orleans

Elsa and I could squeeze in only a bit of sight-seeing given the tight programming schedule of World Horror Convention / Bram Stoker Award Weekend. The sight we saw? New Orleans Cemetery #1, of course. We weren’t the only horror … Continue reading

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Amber Benson’s Ghosts

When attending a convention, one expects to have encounters with other participants and the location, and then to come away with fresh knowledge and clearer understandings. One doesn’t expect to expand one’s impression of a television star as being insightful, … Continue reading

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Screamshaw.com — Etched Bone Bling

Bones are great. They keep vertebrates erect, provide a handle when consuming meat but most importantly, perhaps is that bones just look cool. They’re like tiny sculptures hidden away in flesh. Humans have used bones as jewelry probably for as … Continue reading

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Revisit the deep-seated fears and anxieties of the 1970′s in Scarfolk

Do you dream of traveling beyond everyday life to exotic locations?  Would your ideal vacation include a time-travel option as well?  If you are looking for a quirky and unusual destination, consider a visit to Scarfolk. With the click of … Continue reading

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Best Date Ever–Face Casting at StudioFX101

– by Elsa L. What makes for a memorable date experience? For me, the best dates are unique, perhaps extravagant and indulgent outings, where I get to experience new sensations while bathed in the attentions of my loved one and … Continue reading

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Skull Studded Wedding Cake

Lot’s of marriage vows use the phrase “Til Death Us Do Part” but that usually gets underplayed at the reception… not with this cake, festooned as it is with skulls. I’ve linked to this wonderful shock-food site previously and it’s … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff: SpeedCult Detroit Metal Goods

Eyegor, Elsa and I strolled the ever-amusing Rustbelt Artists Market in fashionable Ferndale yesterday and I stumbled upon SpeedCult Detroit. Where have they been all my life? I remarked to the statuesque Betty Page behind the counter that it’s like … Continue reading

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Confusion 2013 – Immortal Fun

Elsa and I hit Immortal Confusion 2013 last weekend and had a blast. A high point for the DailyNightmare horror-snobs was probably the 7 foot tall statue of Lord Cthulu that graced the Great Room. It’s likeness also adorned the … Continue reading

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Flint Horror Convention – October 20th

If you read this blog and you’re near mid-Michigan next weekend, stop in to the Second Annual Flint Horror Convention, right down town at the creepy Masonic Temple kitty corner from the original Halo Burger. Vendors, Movies, Panels and all … Continue reading

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Theatre Bizarre – October 20th

Guess what arrived in the mail? Yes, oh yes, passes for this year’s version of Theatre Bizarre, titled “The Summoning.” The lurid festivities will be held at the Detroit Masonic Temple and please note, costumes are MANDATORY. I am taking … Continue reading

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“Darkness and Dawn” – a vintage “Hell House”

It’s October and officially the time for Haunted House attractions and their evangelical knock-offs known as Hell Houses. A Hell House takes the thrills and chills of a traditional haunted house but dresses them up with a heavily moralistic and … Continue reading

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