Dr. Shrinkers Weekend of Horror
It has now been announced that Rotting Flesh Radio "The Haunt Industry's Podcast" is now partnering with Doctor Shrinker to be the Official Podcast of the Doctor Shrinker Weekend of Horror.HERE IS MORE ABOUT THE EVENT:
This is Milwaukees First Annual Horror Convention, and will be held the weekend of September 21-23, 2007 at the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center.
Meet your faviourite horror actors and actresses from films like Childs Play, Friday the 13th, and more.
Participate in our costume contest, with the winning costume voted by the audience.
Meet and see regional/national model builders compete for various prizes.
See new upcoming films and independent films in our Screaming Room.
Purchase vintage and new toys, posters, tshirts, etc.. from the many vendors that will be here from all over the country.
Tickets will be available March 1, 2007 in various packages. From 3-day weekend pass to the Platinum VIP pass. Single Day tickets will only be available at the door. Each ticket holder will be given a FREE complimentary cd entitled "Dr. Shrinkers Sounds From The Underground" featuring music from rock, metal, rockabilly, goth, bands from all over the world.
And this is just the start of the announcements...to be kept up to date tune in to ROTTING FLESH RADIO
every week and also check out the Event website below.
Sit, Back, Relax and Rot Away....
Do you all love Vintage Halloween? I DO
I love the golden days of Halloween and how fun it was to celebrate it and how accepted it was in society. The decorations were a blast, who could forget your parents paper skeletons hanging, or plastic pumpkin head scarecrow light? I certainly don't. Well, if you want to check out more about these classic items that reflect where we all got started..this is the site for you, and a few others tossed in too.VINTAGE HALLOWEEN COLLECTIONS
And a Few Others For You To EnjoyVINTAGE HALLOWEENSPOOKSHOW
WIN a Changinging Portrait from Haunted Ventures FX NOW!!!
The Annual Halloween Art Exhibit
The Annual Halloween Art Exhibit™
is the national showcase of original, collectible Halloween art by today's top & upcoming talents! Come celebrate & explore the theme of Halloween in all forms of creative media. Collectors of one-of-a-kind Halloween artworks are invited to browse the ghastly gallery online.ATTENTION ARTISTS:
We are always in search of fresh and veteran talent. You need not live in the Chicago area to participate, display and promote your work with/through the HAE. Artisans everywhere are encouraged to see the Call for Artists page to join now!COLLECTOR'S:
Owning an original, collectable work of art could never be easier! See the Gallery
page to examine the latest creative offerings...all in the Halloween Vein!
MEMBERS: Receive year round news, reviews, PLUS special discounts on original art, prints, merchandise and More... 8th Annual Halloween Art Exhibit Call for Artists 2006
Deadline for entries September 15, 2006
We invite artists everywhere and beyond to submit art for the Eighth Annual Halloween Art Exhibit! We are currently accepting applications for the 2006 show to be held in Chicago this October. See the Call for Artists
page to download the application and all the neccessary details! ... There is limited space in this exhibit so submit your materials today!
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September 11 and Haunters
Well, I could have posted my usual Haunt and Horror News, but since it is a day to pay respects, remember and more, I tried to keep it respectful as it should be.
Now, this isn't really about September 11, but it is a way to bring both all of us Haunters and Amercia together....HALLOWEEN FOR AMERICA
is completely free to participate in. No money or registration is ever required. This is truly a cause we believe in, and not a gimmick. Originally created as a response to the horror of 9-11, this movement is just getting started. Over the years the haunt industry has at times gained an unfair reputation as being a bad influence on young people, contributing to escalating violence, and being in poor taste. Some local governments have even attempted to ban haunted attractions. And since 9-11, many areas have been reporting fewer trick-or-treaters. What if we could improve the image of Halloween and Make a Difference This Halloween ™?
Haunted houses, Halloween events, and stores with Halloween merchandies are great fun, but other than their owners, who really benefits? Halloween for America is a site devoted to spreading the idea that we, the Halloween industry can make a real difference in the world simply by simply supporting a charity. Pick any charity that you believe in. Then donate directly to them: a portion of your sales, canned food you collect, unused building materials, whatever you can. Does this sound like an easy way to help those in need? We invite you to add your website or Halloween event to the ever growing list of people who believe we can have fun, put on a great show, and Make a Difference This Halloween. ™
Why not show your customers that you care about donating to charity? And how about spreading the message to let other haunters know they can Make a Difference This Halloween ™? In exchange for donating to the charity of your choice, you may display a Halloween For America poster or banner. This lets your customers and employees/volunteers know that you care, and by setting an example you can inspire them to help those in need too!
If you think you could help and haunt this year, please go ahead and download a poster or banner and get started. Just select the appropriate category: Halloween Webmasters Get Banners
& Haunters/Store Keepers Get Posters Here
Buy Your Alcohol and Save a Child this Halloween
WRITTEN BY: NECROMAGIKAL (Rotting Writer for Rotting Flesh Radio)
Halloween is a time of celebration. Whether that revelry involves slicing open small animals over a stone altar, begging strangers for candy, or scaring the crap out of someone, it all boils down to one aspect. Halloween is a party. I am sure most of us enjoy dressing up outside of the bedroom, getting drunk, and fantasizing about making out with someone other than who is behind the mask and makeup.
Indulging in some spirits that are not the kind that are transparent and go “boo” is a Halloween tradition. Drinking and Halloween go together as well as a drunk and a scantily clad costumed chick. Partaking in some alcoholic elixir on Halloween is part of ancient tradition dating back to times before they even called it “Halloween”. So with this tradition settled into the human psyche, you can all use Halloween as another excuse to be rude, idiotic, and coordinated through the influence of the spirits.
This 2006 season, as you contribute to the slurring speech quota of the month, you can drink and help others. This October 2006 Coors Brewing Company, in coordination with retailers that care, will be working with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to fight childhood cancer. As you purchase your booze of choice you can add an extra dollar, write your name on a paper pumpkin, and contribute to something other than DUI. Those dollars will be donated, allegedly, to the St. Jude Children’s Research hospital to help the battle with childhood cancer.
Coors created the St. Jude Halloween Program in 1992 and has raised over $30 million for the hospital. So this Halloween, ignore the hobo on the corner, drink one less mocha latte, and help the kids. Just think, when you slur how much you love the person standing next to you at that party, you can also tell them how much you love the sick kids in a non Michael Jackson kind of way. That ought to earn you some brownie points with the opposite sex!
For more information check out the website at St. Jude Halloween
Spookyworld is Back this Haunt Season!!!
WRITTEN BY NECROMAGIKAL (Rotting Writer of R.F.R.)
How we remember with sentiment those early days in Berlin. That’s Berlin Massachusetts, not Nazi Germany. Well it could be Germany if you had blonde hair, blue eyes, are very tall, and laughed to yourself when you burned bagels in the toaster but I digress way off topic.
Berlin Massachusetts was the origin of that New England haunted house Spookyworld. It was a time where it had yet to fully cave to ridiculous commercialism, overpriced parking, and hocked dusty crap from Berlin. They saved that for the move to Foxboro and booked cheerleaders, Dawson’s Creek stars, and pro wrestlers. And they weren’t even dead!
My distaste for the Foxboro version aside, we all sighed somewhat when Spookyworld closed it doors. We all sighed and laughed (I laughed at least) also at the way overpriced faded peeling crap at their infamous joke of an auction as well. As David Bertalino laughs his way to the bank, Spookyworld has news owners. As you may have heard on the industry message boards, the folks over at Boneyard Productions have acquired the name and world we know as “Spookyworld”. They are establishing the event in the Boston area and are boasting “A New England Tradition is back!” Well that’s cool. You can never have too many haunts in our world. Let’s hope that a “New England tradition” does not mean lame scares, guests having nothing to do with the horror genre, and over priced second rate garbage.
In a world where hopes and dreams are often crushed by the weight of reality, I have faith in Boneyard Productions. I have faith that they will not make the same errors that the original owners did and produce a place where the only horror is the haunt itself.
No opening date as of yet and the timeline ever shortens as we approach the 2006 season. The official website www.spookyworld.com
is under construction but offers consolation of “check back soon”.
Haunts, Win this from Boneyard Effects!!!
Monsters, Freaks and Deadites oh my...
WRITTEN BY NECROMAGIKAL (Ghost Blogger for RFR)
We all here at Rotting Flesh Radio love monsters, freaks, and depending on how much we have had to drink, very ugly hominoids. Why do we love to love such horrific and monstrous people, places, and things? Perhaps it is our attraction as a species to forbidden and “wrong” things such as fast food, infidelity, and good taste. Maybe it’s some subconscious need to experience the synapses of fear where pleasure is derived from circumstances manifesting the wetting of ones pants or finally appreciating your otherwise worthless life when faced with its ending. I am no psychologist, sociologist, or any other “let me tell you what I think because I got a degree” ologist, so what do I know.
What remains to be seen is that we love all things grotesque and freakish. That is the foundation of our perpetuation of the horror genre in total. We love the beast as much as beauty. Some of us cannot even differentiate between the two as illustrated by those pictures in the Sunday newspapers showing just who got married. Some old dead guy once said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. This is true. One mans trash is another mans treasure. One only has to look at the entertainment industry as a whole for evidence of that encouraging fact. Insert any modern television sitcom, best selling chain store novel, or Britney Spears for example. No wait, is that last one trash or treasure? I guess that depends on what you wish to do with her. I digress.
The horror genre and our love of the monstrous in the existential are about the fear it inspires in us within our tripartite natures of mind, body, and spirit. Admit it or not most of us get off when we get scared or disgusted. We love monsters. Who wants to see a horror film where the “monster” is naught but some scantly clad fleshly long haired curvy model who…hey wait a minute! Well maybe we love deformities only some of the time. What am I getting at you may ask? Well I am getting at the fact that you know you want more freaks and monsters then can be provided by simply watching them on DVD, hanging out at the local mall, or taking the time and pain to develop them via drug induced pregnancies and inbreeding. Well fear not. There is no need to waste any more energy worrying about how or where to get “real” looking monsters. I shall pave the way without good intentions for you.
We have all seen the latex and foam monsters and atrocities that are available either online or during the Halloween season. It is through with these purchases that we attempt to satiate our need to surround ourselves with foul frightening creatures that are not our in-laws, ex’s, or current partners. The purchasing of props is one way we can safely experience the aesthetics of the grotesque and still be safe. The downside to this is that they often are not authentic looking enough. We can tell they are latex and foam. Well there is a company that may be able to assist you in manifesting an authentic disgusting factor for your life.
Welcome to the world of Fiendish Curiosities. Fiendish Curiosities was founded in 2003 Professor Burnaby Q. Orbax otherwise known as “The Great Orbax”. Based in the land of easy border crossing and some kind of ham, Fiendish Curiosities creates all kinds of freakish and monstrous creatures to adorn your lonely dwellings that will only get lonelier when any chick see them on the shelf. Fiendish Curiosities create very authentic looking side show monsters and abnormalities for the professional and collector alike. Most of the creations are based on real world abnormalities in the fields of biology, zoology, and teratology. At Fiendish Curiosities you can finally find that cyclopean kitten fetus you have written Santa about so much in your childhood. You can finally acquire that alligator boy you keep searching for during your visits to the state of the big talking rat. And finally you can rest knowing that someone at last offers that “skull deformity package” you dream about. Know, my little horror lovers that you can feel confident that any purchase from Fiendish Curiosities will do what it is meant to do. It will alienate you from co-workers and neighbors and is guarantied to disgust any chances of dating long term. So check out www.fiendishcuriosities.com.www.fiendishcuriosities.com