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Followed From the Mansion: scary Haunted-Mansion-inspired short

Ricky sez, "In a follow-up to last year's 'Missing in the Mansion' short shot at Disneyland, the Daws brothers have just released 'Followed from the Mansion' - another Haunted Mansion-inspired short, this time answering the question of what happens when a ghost follows you home."

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Feed the Beast: London's extreme horror-cake shop opens with an edible devil-horse


Miss Cakehead writes, "Feed The Beast, the world's most extreme cake sho,p is open. Guests coming along will be able to see, and feast on the 'flesh' of, this showstopper cake by The Tattooed Bakers - a Devil Horse cake dripping in rum, literally. The beast has Kraken Rum pouring from its nose into a skull-surrounded font. It was cut open by the mighty Kraken Hunter and guests at the opening party who wanted a top up could simply place their glass under the stream for an instant supply of The Kraken Rum. It took The Tattooed Bakers over 200 hours to complete, shown in the stunning attention to detail, and anatomically correct detailing. The cake flesh was of course made from red velvet."

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Gorgeous skullface makeup: Join Me in Death


IgnacioEspejo's "Join Me In Death" is a makeup/costume piece on DeviantArt, photographed by lamuchan; it's spectacular design, and beautifully shot. He says it took 2h30m to sit through the makeup, but clearly, it was worth every minute.

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Hauntbox: open-source hardware box for controlling your automated, electronic haunted house

The Hauntbox is an open-source hardware controller for all the sensors and controllers necessary to build sophisticated, automated electronic haunting projects. It requires no soldering or prior knowledge to use, and is fully hackable and accepts Arduino shields. The Kickstarter was successful, and they've gone into full production: you can pre-order them for next Hallowe'en now.

Hauntbox.net (via Make)

Kickstarting a "Sugar skull spoon"

The Sugar Skull Spoon finally provides a good reason to dip your wet spoon into the sugar-bowl (yuck). Their kickstarter is fully funded, but there's still time to get one for £8. It comes from London's Hundred Million, who have a good track record for successfully shipping, so there's probably a good chance you'll get what you pay for here.

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Cthulhu visits a Waterstones

The WaterstonesOxfordSt Twitter account is staffed by someone pretty darned funny, as evidenced by The Call of Cthulhu, a series of tweets describing what happened when a patron read aloud from the Necronomicon and unleashed an Elder God.

The Call of Cthulhu (via Seanan)

Rational horror movie: HELL NO!

The joke about a rational horror movie where the characters behave intelligently is an old one, but Joe Nicolosi's "HELL NO" is a very well-made example of the species.

HELL NO: The Sensible Horror Film

Mad Monster Party: the comic book


Zack sez, "Is there another holiday movie more underrated than the Harvey Kurtzman-scripted 1967 Rankin-Bass stop-motion classic MAD MONSTER PARTY? If you haven't experienced it yet, sample this adaptation by Dell (no artist credits are given, though it was adapted from Kurtzman's screenplay). Nothing can compare to the film, but it still retains some of the original's charm. The adaptation is in two parts (Part 2 is here)

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Mickey Mouse in Ghoul Friend

On Metafilter, Filthy Light Thief provides excellent context for Mickey Mouse in Ghoul Friend , a delightful horror-themed seasonal Mickey cartoon that's one of 19 new toons.

It's one of 19 new shorts that are part of the new Mickey Mouse series of shorts that are inspired by the 1930s era Disney shorts. If you'd like to see more, 11 of the shorts are currently available to view on YouTube (in a playlist with two bonus behind the scenes clips), from the DisneyShorts YouTube acccount.

Mickey Mouse in Ghoul Friend

Transforming black-light Bride of Frankenstein makeup

KatieAlves has posted her amazing, UV-transforming Bride of Frankenstein makeup job to DeviantArt, along with a video tutorial for recreating the effect on your own.

The Bride of Frankenstein - Black Light Makeup (via Neatorama)

Spooky fan-video for TMBG's 'Darlings of Lumberland' made with public domain assets

Craig sez, "This is an unofficial music video for 'The Darlings of Lumberland' by They Might Be Giants, from their 16th album 'Nanobots' (2013). It was created using both famous and obscure silent horror films found on Archive.org, and photos from the vintage photo site Retronaut. TMBG is giving away a free MP3 of 'Darlings.'

TMBG - The Darlings of Lumberland (a Halloween music video) - from Nanobots (2013) (Thanks, Craig!)

Interview with Jim Mickle, director of "We Are What We Are," a horror film in the guise of a serious drama

Jim Mickle carves out a niche as an art-house horror upstart.

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Pop art zombie makeup


Sssamanthaa created this wonderful "Pop Art Zombie" makeup job.

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Misney pays tribute to New Weird and the early Haunted Mansion with new comic


The original concept for Disneyland's Haunted Mansion was a walk-through "Museum of the Weird" featuring spooky exhibits (as always, the best place to read about this is Long Forgotten, far and away the top site for Haunted Mansion history, theory and context). This has been revived for a Marvel/Disney series of comics that pick up on the "New Weird" genre motifs and also kicks off a new series of comics based on Disney attractions and their storied histories.

This is pretty danged awesome. Spooky wunderkammers, surreal horror, and theme-parks? Please add me to your mailing list.

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Gorgeous, ghoulish Penguin horror hardcovers, curated by Guillermo del Toro


The new Penguin Horror editions, selected by Guillermo del Toro, feature some of the best art-direction (by Paul Buckley) I've seen in a cover in quite some time. Perfect for Hallowe'en -- and what an Xmas gift they'd make! Hi-rezes of the covers here.

(via That Book Smell)