31 Days of Horror – Day 19: Goosebumps: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

31-Days-of-Horror-2015-19Scarecrows are always eerie. Even in more “tame” offerings like this, scarecrows still manage to ratchet up the creepiness.

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31 Days of Horror – Day 16: Manhunt (Playstation 2)

31-Days-of-Horror-2015-16Controversy abounds with this nasty little gem from Rockstar. In Manhunt you play as James Earl Cash, a death row inmate who on the night of his execution is kidnapped and forced to participate in a series of live “snuff” films. At it’s heart, Manhunt is a stealth game as you sneak through a series of decaying urban settings avoiding detection and ultimately death. Being outnumbered and out armed, Cash must hide in the shadows only emerging to kill an enemy until none remain. Patience and restraint is paid off with some of the most realistically depicted video game violence as Cash dispatches his enemies. The kills pushed the envelope when it came to on screen violence and the game was banned in several countries. Dark, gritty, and violent the game is scored with a superb, ominous synth soundtrack reminiscent of John Carpenter’s early work. The whole Manhunt experience comes across as a super violent interactive movie (especially when you kill someone and the screen goes all VHS and has tracking lines and “REC” in the upper corner).

31 Days of Horror – Day 15: The Zombie Survival Guide

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31 Days of Horror – Day 15: The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks.

You can never be too prepared for when the undead rise.

This book will be your greatest ally.

1. Organize before they rise!
2. They feel no fear, why should you?
3. Use your head: cut off theirs.
4. Blades don’t need reloading.
5. Ideal protection = tight clothes, short hair.
6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it.
7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike.
8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert!
9. No place is safe, only safer.
10. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on.

Dead Charlotte – Bootleg Resin Action Figure (Candy Corn Edition) 10.24.2015

DeadCharlotteCandyCornFinal3This release is a Halloween themed variant on our Vintage Line Dead Charlotte figure.
DeadCharlotteCandyCornFinal1The set features three (3) separate figures (yellow, orange and white) each of which have a slightly different head pose.
DeadCharlotteCandyCornFinal2Packaged in a resealable poly bag attached to a custom header card this Dead Charlotte Candy Corn Edition set is limited to ten (10) hand cast sets.DeadCharlotteCandyCornFinal4Dead Charlotte – Candy Corn Edition will be available in our STORE on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST for only $10.

31 Days of Horror – Day 12: The Nightmare

31-Days-of-Horror-2015-12Streaming on Netflix now. Pretty creepy documentary that focuses on the phenomenon of sleep paralysis. Detailing the stories of 8 individuals that had or do suffer from sleep paralysis, The Nightmare draws parallels between the sufferer’s experiences and the common observance of the “shadow man”. Told through a series of well done and quite scary re-enactments, the documentary focuses on the sufferer’s stories and attempts to explain their sleep paralysis and just briefly touches on more physiological and or spiritual/supernatural explanations.

31 Days of Horror – Day 9: The Junction Valley Railroad Halloween Spook Train

31-Days-of-Horror-2015-9Located just outside of Birch Run, the Junction Valley Railroad Halloween Spook Train has been chugging along now for 32 years.  The ride takes you on a “spooktacular” 2 mile, 22 minute jaunt though a plethora of Halloween scenes ranging from rather creepy to laugh out loud funny.  You’ll pass through cemeteries, over bridges, trestles and pass through an eerie 100 foot pitch black tunnel.  The “live” spooks range from demented dentists, leering clowns and chainsaw wielding madmen.

Afterwards there are donuts, hot chocolate and cider and popcorn as well as “I Survived The Junction Valley Railroad Halloween Spook Train” t-shirts.

The Halloween Spook Train has become a yearly tradition around Jack’s Attic and each year it seems to be getting better and better.  It is well worth the $9.75 admission fee and up to 40 minute wait to board the train.  Just make sure to bring cash and some warm clothes.

31 Days of Horror – Day 8: Angry Video Game Nerd – Halloween Episodes

31-Days-of-Horror-2015-831 Days of Horror – Day 8: Angry Video Game Nerd – Halloween Episodes. I watched a bunch of AVGN Halloween episodes (Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dracula, Frankenstein, Castlevania, Halloween, A Texas Chainsaw Massacre) tonight as I toiled away in the workshop.

Dead Charlotte – Bootleg Resin Mini-Figure 8.21.15

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Dead Charlotte is the latest bootleg resin mini-figure release from Jack’s Attic.

Drawing inspiration from an 1843 cautionary poem, Dead Charlotte is the first in what will be an ongoing series of antiquated releases dubbed, “the vintage line”.

DeadCharlotteFinal5Cast in bone white resin, Dead Charlotte will come packaged in a natural, kraft chipboard box with a vintage style outer sleeve.

DeadCharlotteFinal6Each individually numbered figure will be wrapped in a worn piece of flannel secured with a length of natural jute cord and come nestled in a bed of aged Spanish moss.

DeadCharlotteFinal9Standing just under two (2) inches tall, Dead Charlotte has been carefully hand distressed to give her an aged look.  Coupled with the vintage packaging the overall experience invokes a dated feeling.  Of finding a forgotten treasure tucked away in a dark corner of your grandparent’s attic.  Something from an earlier time.  Something strange and a bit dark.

DeadCharlotteFinal11      Dead Charlotte will be available in a limited edition of 50 hand cast, painted and packaged figures.  Stop by Jack’s STORE on Friday, August 21, 2015, at 12:30 PM EST, to pick one up for only $8. DeadCharlotteFinal14Also available on the 21st will be a deluxe two (2) figure set limited to 10 pieces.DeadCharlotteFinal12Packaged in a hinged, metal tin this set will feature a standard “bone” Dead Charlotte figure and a ghostly glow-in-the-dark version as well.DeadCharlotteFinal13This two (2) piece deluxe edition will be available for $13.