Sunday, October 22, 2017

Halloween Music by KevOz


I was delighted that KevOz reached out to me to share his hour-long song that he created for the most spookiest time of the year. It's the perfect ambience to play outside for trick-or-treaters on October 31st, frightfully fun festivities, haunted house attractions or to put you in the halloween spirit. 

For those who are unfamiliar, KevOz is a instrumental music artist from new age to electronic. His music has been featured at Tokyo Disneyland during a Space Mountain projected light show at Christmas time. How cool is that! Also appeared in Keyboard Magazine (renamed to Electronic Musician) and featured in iTunes Essentials: Yoga. 

KevOz's idea for this song is that the listeners are venturing inside a decrepit and deserted mansion both inside and out. Encountering a variety of bone chilling sound effects and eerie electronic upbeats with catchy hook that will get stuck in your head. Check out the song below!




I provided the youtube link above but you can also listen to it on Spotify and iTunes! While the song lasts for an hour, there are 20 individual sections. You can see each section along with their time slot below:

0:00 - Mansion Grounds
1:24 - Enter if You Dare
4:29 - Haunted Study
6:44 - Skeleton Dance
10:46 - 666 Souls
17:34 - Tick Tock
19:54 - Chamber Ghosts
23:47 - Another Dimension
26:08 - The Stalking
29:41 - Werewolf Pack
32:57 - Haunted Music Room
35:13 - Lunatic in the Rain
36:55 - Demon Incantation
38:29 - Into Hell/Chainsaw Suite
42:38 - Meet the Headless Horseman
44:47 - Cat's Meow
45:27 - Devil's March
50:03 - Into the Fog
55:09 - Witches' Cauldron/Witches' Flight
58:27 - Time to Go

To find out more information about KevOz and his music, check out his website: http://www.kevoz.com/halloween



-Brittany 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween 2017 Finds at HomeGoods Part 2



Can we get a reboot on October? I swear the Halloween season when by faster then normal. I'm not ready for the season to be over! I already see Halloween goodness disappearing from stores.

There's less then two weeks left before the most wonderful time comes to an end. Now is the time to buy any items you've had your eyes on. Don't forget to stock up on Halloween food also! I made my usual rounds to HomeGoods these last couple of weeks to see if there was any hidden gems I missed during this season. I spotted a few new items and made a few purchases, though it's all food related. Halloween themed food is my weakness!


Here's some more Halloween HomeGoods finds! Check out Part 1 here.




 With a hip, hip and a clippety clop,
He's out looking for a head to swap.



This festive witch is life size!




That black cat on the right has a cheshire cat like smile. 



How cool is this mini skeleton table? 




I'm getting a twisted Cinderella vide from this decor. 



Trick or treats!



The cutest trick or treater, well behind Sam of course. 



I love how HomeGoods has a variety of different Halloween pasta to try out.



Lollipops for vampires. 



Spooky additions to add to your hot chocolate. 



You had me at frightfettti. 



This platter is perfect for a fancy Halloween party. 



This one too!



Kitty kat kitchenware. 



These haunted house glasses are pretty neat.



These ceramic skull decorations would look spooky at night with some large candles placed inside. Especially since the light from the candle will shine through the eye sockets. 



Vintage inspired Halloween goodness!



Spooky, scary skeletons
Speak with such a screech
You'll shake and shudder in surprise
When you hear these zombies shriek



Who you gonna call?



Spotted this festive bag on my way out of the store, so cute!




I like how this Edgar Allan Poe bust is sitting on a stack of books.




More vintage inspired Halloween goodness!





This skeleton looks excited that Halloween is less than 11 days away but it also looks like it's panicking on the inside, which I can relate too.




Dearly departed.





Season's Creepings!



My haul! I didn't buy too much from HomeGoods this year, just the food items. I did see a lot of neat decorations just don't have the space at the moment. I can't wait to dig into that Halloween pasta and I'm saving that popcorn for scary movie nights!


Did you purchase any Halloween offerings at HomeGoods this year? 

Check out my Halloween HomeGoods finds from last year! -> Part 1 & Part 2

Find a HomeGoods store near you: http://www.homegoods.com/tjx/locator.aspx



-Brittany 


Friday, September 29, 2017

Halloween 2017 Finds at Home Depot




So Home Depot instantly became my new favorite store to shop at for Halloween decorations. I must admit I usually don't go to Home Depot for spooky decor but after my recent visit that needs to change. Their latest offerings for the best time of the year included something I love just as much as Halloween, which is dinosaurs. I don't think I have ever seen dinosaurs as part of any Halloween decorations before, can this become a thing please? 

Besides prehistoric monsters that I instantly feel in love with, Home Depot also had witches casting spells, projectors that display ghostly images, skeletons for days, haunted toasters and much more. They had a lot of neat items that I haven't seen anywhere else. Home Depot definitely spared no expense on their Halloween decor this year. 


So hold on to your butts and check out all my finds down below!



Can we talk about this massive t-rex for a second? I was losing my mind when I first saw it. This t-rex is 9 feet tall, has flashing red eyes and makes dinosaur noises. I can't even express how awesome this dino is. This is hands down the best Halloween decoration I will see all season, nothing else will convince me otherwise. 



They even have a hatching baby t-rex to go with the enormous t-rex! I have a mighty need! Just like the t-rex the baby dino's eyes glow red and makes dinosaur noises. I'm in love. 



I wish Home Depot had a gigantic triceratops to go with the t-rex skeleton. That skeleton spider was giving me the creeps. 



It's just a bunch of hocus pocus. 



Spooky, scary skeletons
Send shivers down your spine



It's not too often you see a haunted toaster. 



Home Depot had plenty of larger than life Halloween decorations to fit into any theme.



I've seen this pumpkin reaper before, he is pretty rad. 



This towering spirit has lights that flicker inside. I bet it will look eerie at night.



No bones about it, these skeleton horses are awesome too! I believe they had these last year.



Perfect for a mad scientist laboratory. 



Always love a classic jack-o-lantern face!



This motorcycle riding reaper reminds me of Ghost Rider. 



This ghoul slowly rises 6 inches into the air, it was pretty creepy in person.



These are some heavy duty tombstones. 



This gargoyle has some great detail. 



A variety of hanging ghouls and witches to choose from. 



Werewolves, mummies, and skeletons to haunt your porch on Halloween night. 




I wish this could of come home with me. You don't understand how much I wanted to buy this as well as the other dinosaur skeletons! I just wanted to fill a cart with nothing but skeleton dinosaurs and have no regrets. I'll definitely be back at Home Depot before the Halloween season ends just so I can admire these prehistoric beasts some more.


Have you purchased any Halloween decorations at your local Home Depot this year? What prop would you love to add to your yard?

This is only part of Home Depot's Halloween decorations, there is way more to see! To see the rest of Home Depot's Halloween offerings, visit their website

Find a Home Depot store near you: http://www.homedepot.com/l/




-Brittany 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Freeform's 13 Nights of Halloween 2017 Schedule Is Here


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How are there less than 50 days until Halloween already? This month is really flying by! I may not be ready for Halloween yet but Freeform is! Freeform (formerly know as ABC Family) has released their 13 Nights of Halloween 2017 line-up filled with enough frightfully fun films to get you ready for the best day of the year.  

This year's lineup includes Halloween classics we know and love like Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family, The Nightmare before Christmas and other delightfully ghoulish films. Tim Burton is getting a lot of love in this year's schedule with an all day marathon dedicated to him on October 23rd. And if you can't get enough Hocus Pocus, don't worry there's a non stop marathon on Halloween day. So get ready by hunting down pumpkin spice popcorn (yep that's a real thing) and check out the 13 Nights of Halloween line-up down below. The annual spooky celebration will begin on Thursday, October 19th and end on Tuesday, October 31st. 





The full schedule for Freeform's 13 Nights of Halloween can be viewed here.


What Halloween movies are you looking forward to watching?



-Brittany 

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Making of Harry Potter Dark Arts Special Feature at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London



Calling all Harry Potter fans! How would you like to be surrounded by 100 floating pumpkins in the actual Great Hall set just like in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone film? The only catch is you got to be in London this Halloween season. Starting Sunday October 1st - Sunday November 2nd, witches and wizards are invited to discover and explore the darker side of the Harry Potter films with enchanted floating pumpkins, death eaters and more at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London. 

At this special feature, you'll be able to walk through a fully decorated Great Hall set complete with a Halloween feast and levitating pumpkins. Wand lessons will be available from Wand Choreographer, Paul Harris who will teach you how to defend yourself against the dark arts. You'll also be able to use those newly learned wand techniques against Death Eaters in a live duel experience. Death Eater costumes from the films will be on display as well to ganger at.

To learn more about this new seasonal addition at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and purchase tickets, visit their website: https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/Dark-Arts

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is also hosting a Hogwarts After Dark event for two nights only on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th in October! This event will feature a two-course dinner surrounded by costumes and props from the films, a journey through the Forbidden Forest with a dessert party afterwards with Buckbeak and Aragog, the chance to meet members of the prop making department, encounter roaming Death Eaters and so much more! 

This event is only open to witches and wizards that are over 18 only. Tickets are priced at £240pp and will go on sale at 10am BST on Tuesday September 12th. They will be available to purchase on the website provided below or by calling the Visitor Services Team on 0345-084-0900.



Both the Warner Bros. Studio Tour season addition and the event sound like a dream, I hope these special events will be available next year, will definitely be adding these to my Halloween bucket list!


-Brittany