“Haunted Houses” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Did you know that Longfellow ruminated on the deceased?He did. Join the Haunt on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. Also, like the program on Facebook. Find more at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Read along with me or bring it along and recite it at a party at HWLongfellow.org.

Music:

Nocturne by Ekho

“Relent” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Golden Age Radio Horror

Just like today, the Golden Age of radio took place at a scary time in the world. Radio was there to help cathartically. Matthew suggested this topic on Facebook. We are on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. Find more at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Learn more about “Lights Out,” “The Witch’s Tale,” and “Suspense” from Wikipedia. Website The Art of Manliness, OTR Cat, The Nitrate Diva and The AV Club/Aux have some of their favorite spooky shows. And OTR Cat has more on classic horror drama. Did I mention “The Horror” podcast? Yes, I did.

Music:

“The Horrors” and “Mischief Night” by Sam Haynes from “Something Wicked 2 – Royalty Free Halloween and Horror Soundtrack Music Youtube Podsafe Copyright Free”

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“The Creature from the Black Lagoon”

Who’s up for a swim? Just make sure there’s a net near you at all times. Thank you, Bruno on Facebook, for the suggestion. You’ll find lots of Halloween on our Twitter feed @HalloweenHaunt, on Facebook, and Google+. Tell us what you think and find more at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Old standby Wikipedia has a lot of information on the Creature. And IMDb has interesting trivia and credit information.

We haven’t discussed as many of the Universal monsters as I’d expected, but if you go to Universal.TheHalloweenHaunt.com you’ll find more.

Music:

“Exciting Trailer” and “Hitman” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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“John Mortonson’s Funeral” by Ambrose Bierce

We return to the lovely, twisted mind of Ambrose Bierce for a little vignette. If you have a story to tell, join me on our Google+ page, our Facebook page and on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. You can also tell your story and find many more at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

You’ll find a Google Book of The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce,Volume III: Can Such Things Be? where you can read along with me and find many other worthy tales.

Some of the music:

“Wounded” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Night Break” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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“Child’s Play”

What child doesn’t love getting a toy doll? That used to be true, until 1988 when Chucky came on the scene. Thank you for the suggestion, Theo.  The Halloween Haunt is very social:  Google+,  on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and Facebook. And of course at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

As usual, I just scratched the surface. Wikipedia has articles on both “Child’s Play” and the “Child’s Play/Chucky” series. IMDb.com is another great resource for “Child’s Play.”

If, for some reason, the Child’s Play charity or the Child’s Play publishing program, well, click the links.

Music:

“Darkest Child var A” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Pop Goes the Weasel” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Sneaky Snitch” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

Tenebrous Brothers Carnival – Act One” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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“The Wolf Man”

We explore another of the famous Universal monsters, as portrayed by Lon Chaney, Jr. Much more is at  HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. Come to our other online haunts on Facebook, Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and even our Google+ page.

Learn more about the werewolf legend from…me.

Learn more about “The Wolf Man” from Wikipedia and IMDb.

Music:

“Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

“Duel with the Battlegod” by Grifion (from MacJams.com)

“65. Piano Darkation” by tschai (from Soundclick.com)

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Vincent Price

By all accounts, horror actor Vincent Price was a lovely man who, while somewhat eccentric, seemed to have lived a fairly pleasant life. We will discuss him anyway, because he is such an important figure in horror history, and because Skyler suggested it at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. But don’t expect to be creeped out by this episode. Who is your favorite? Let us know on our Facebook page, Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, or HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

You can learn more about Vincent on Wikipedia, of course, and even more of course on IMDb. There is a virtual exhibit about Mr. Price, too. One of these days, I think I’ll make it a point to visit the Vincent Price Art Museum in Monterey Park, CA, even though it looks bright and cheery (which is what I find scary, to tell you the truth). Oh–here’s the ad for Milton Bradley’s Shrunken Head Apple Sculpture kit. You’ll find it in very old comic books, as well. Our friends at Relic Radio often feature Vincent’s radio show, The Price of Fear, on their podcast called “The Horror.”

Some of the background:

“Scissors” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Villainous Treachery”  by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Zona de Truenos” by Hollywood Haunts from “Halloween – El DÃ�a Del Muerto!” (INTROSOUND)
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