Friday, October 27, 2017

Zombie Frappuccinos Have Invaded Starbucks!




Braaaiiinnnsss! 

Just in time for Halloween, Starbucks has released a chilling concoction called the Zombie Frappuccino that comes complete with whipped cream brains! This ghastly brew consists of a cream frappuccino base amidst green caramel apple flavors and a mocha drizzle with pink whipped cream on top. After the Unicorn Frappuccino, I was curious what Starbucks would come up with next. It's a frightfully fun addition along with the Vampire Frappuccino.




As a fan of all things Halloween, I had to try it. I was immediately sold at the whipped cream brains! If you love the taste of caramel apples, this drink is a win for you. It tastes exactly like the caramel apple lollipops I used to get while trick-or-treating. It is deadly sweet but delicious. The pink whipped cream didn't have any flavor that I noticed, it was just a fun decoration. The drink will look gruesome over time as the mocha "blood" drips down the cup.

Will you be trying the Zombie Frappuccino before it vanishes? This limited offering is only available Oct. 26th through Oct. 31st while supplies last!

Find a Starbucks near you: https://www.starbucks.com/


-Brittany 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

ICYMI: The First Trailer for the Winchester House Movie Has Materialized!




I've been looking forward to the upcoming Winchester movie that's based on one of the most legendary haunted attractions in America ever since it's been announced. A movie has been long overdue, this labyrinth of a mansion was screaming for a film to be made. The first trailer gives us a glimpse of Sarah Winchester played by Academy Award Winner, Helen Mirren, who dedicated her life and sanity to building a never-ending mansion to confuse the spirits of those killed by Winchester weapons. Check out the teaser trailer below! 






The trailer delivers an unsettling atmosphere with doors that lead to nowhere and revengeful spirits around every corner. Seeing Helen Mirren as the dearly departed Sarah Winchester cloaked in black lace capes makes me so excited! I just hope they dive deep into her fascinating story and not focus primarily on jump-scares, they have so much to work with. If you're not familiar with the story and would like to know more about the history of the Winchester Mystery House visit the official website.


Synopsis

"Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the brilliant Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters…"


The poster for this film was also released this week from CBS Films! You can view it here: http://www.cbsfilms.com/winchester/

Also you can get a sneak peak at some of the costumes for the film right now at the Winchester Mystery House during the Halloween Candlelight Tour.





Mark your calendars, Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built will haunt theaters on February 2, 2018.

Be sure to "Like" the Winchester movie on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to receive all the latest updates!


-Brittany 

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