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Halloween Special – Sex and Horror
Written by Baron von Swankenstein in Readable

Halloween Special – Sex and Horror

I love Halloween. Ever since I was a kid, Halloween has meant an exploration of my most personal Jungian archetypes wrapped in a gloomy shroud of adventure. All the tropes of gothic horror and Halloween – haunted houses, gothic cemeteries, werewolves, ghosts, vampires – have tapped my subconscious in ways I’ll probably never fully understand. Of course, I didn’t know that when I was eight....

Halloween Special
Written by Jesse Kowalski in Film

Halloween Special

Being a big fan of horror films and organ music, I present my film suggestions for your Halloween viewing pleasure. Carnival of Souls (1962) Carnival of Souls features young Mary Henry as a wayward organist. Mary doesn’t fit in well with her congregation, so she drives aimlessly from her home in Kansas to the Western United States. On the way to nowhere, she has visions...

The Cocktail Nation Podcast

The Cocktail Nation

Haunting Halloween Mood Sounds with Doctor Druid

To kick off things for Halloween in a ghoulish way, this old piece of 1973 wax will most likely do the trick (…or treat). Doctor Druid’s Haunted Seance is sure to scare and entertain everyone in the family, especially if used with one speaker hidden in the ceiling for the proper “stereo spirit” effect. Heck, even I am a bit freaked out by this old...

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