Category Archives: Party

Best Halloween Playlist: 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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How to Haunt Your Home, Part VI: Senses and Assessments

By Michael Cieslak Considering everything we have covered so far, I can hear you ask “Zed, what else can we possibly have to cover?” Well, voices in my head, allow me to first thank you for the lead-in. While sight … Continue reading

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How To Haunt Your Home, Part V: Professional FX on a Budget

By Michael Cieslak A trip to the local Halloween store can be a little daunting. Generally speaking, I visit the Halloween stores in the area a number of times during the eight to ten weeks that they are in business … Continue reading

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2015 Theatre Bizarre

My only disappointment from the 2015 Theatre Bizarre was that at this fete exhorting us to “Ride the Goat,” there was no appearance by the Baphomet statue so recently flaunted by the local Satanists. It’s probably for the best. I … Continue reading

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Photos from 2015 Theatre Bizarre Gala

The Theatre Bizarre Gala for 2015 is but a pleasant memory. Elsa and I know to arrive early to prolong the night. As usual, clowns, mimes and other shenanigans entertained us while we waited in line.

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Horrific Snacks: Skull Pies!

Can a pastry truly capture the spirit of Halloween? Skull Pies from Why Not Pie certainly try very hard! The pastry takes on a pleasing bone-like appearance when cast in the form of a skull, and the fruit filling inside … Continue reading

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“I Owe You” – Impy Award Handoff

We got a SURPISE in Columbus… When Elsa and I traveled to Columbus to award Jason Tostevin this year’s Impy, we weren’t prepared for our reception. The Impy recognizes cinematic achievement in short horror films produced in Midwest, but the … Continue reading

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A Last Minute Guide to Krampus

If you are a reader of the Dailynightmare.com, you certainly are aware of our fascination with Krampus. We hold such admiration for Holiday Troll that we have named him #2 on the list of scariest Christmas monsters. We’ve watched 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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Frightful Food: Entrails made of Bananas and Brown Sugar

As a fan of horror and food, I was beside myself to discover Kitchen Overlord’s section on “The Noshing Dead.” Delicious recipes with simply GHASTLY presentation. I’m linking here to a dish that resembles entrails made from bananas and brown … Continue reading

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Party like Poe (& Corman) at “Masquerade of the Red Death”

We at the DailyNightmare go ga-ga for Roger Corman‘s lush 60’s adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe‘s stories, and “Masque of the Red Death (1964)” is one of the more lurid and fantastic in the series. So imagine our DELIGHT to … 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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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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