Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fright Bites Review: Appygraph App

Hey Halloween fans! Want to send a cute free Halloween message to your friends and family on Halloween? Then check out Appygraph! This app just launched it's most spooky collection yet, just in time for Halloween. Here's more about the app below:

 
"Appygraph captures little moments of happiness and makes it easy to build connections with your loved ones through your smartphone. The cards carry emotions much better than plain text messages and provide an instant, simple and easy-to-use alternative to traditional cards. You can also easily upgrade to collections based on a theme or season to share with friends and family. It’s never been easier to tell someone you’re thinking about them at milestones in your life, or to send seasonal messages when holidays come around."
 
"The app provides a new way to send cards to friends when you’re on the go. Cards can be texted from phone to phone anywhere in the world, allowing your friend or loved one to immediately receive and enjoy your personalized greeting. Your beautifully customized cards can also be shared for free on Facebook, email, iMessage and other third-party services (such as WhatsApp) allowing friends and family to enjoy your own pictures and messages included in the card."
 
Appygraph was founded by a Swiss couple named Charles and Valérie Massin. Together they combine Valérie's beautiful artwork with Charles’ coding skills exploring all possible possibilities.
 
After testing the app out myself, I really love how this app is easy to use and how you can add your own photos on the E cards.This app also has a nice selection of cards to choose from as well as free cards. Who doesn't love free stuff? I love the seasonal selections of cards, especially the Halloween ones! Overall it's a very nice and simple app to have.This app is free to download on the iTunes store.
 
Here's examples of the Halloween cards you can choose from!
 
 
 
 
 


Very cute indeed!
 
 

Try it out and send a Halloween card or two. :) Spread the Halloween love! 

 
Happy Halloween!!!


-Brittany

Monday, October 1, 2012

Some Legends Never Die...Fright Nights at Winchester House Sneak Peak


Last week I received a wonderful opportunity to attend Fright Nights at Winchester Mystery House Media Day for Behind the Thrills. It was an amazing event, definitely a treat! And made me look forward to all the new excitement for Fright Nights even more. Head over to Behind the Thrills for behind the scenes photos, videos, and more on Fright Nights!



 Here's the link:




Fright Nights is now open with more scares, new maze, and all new flashlight tour! Check the official website for dates and more information on this frightful event!

Don't forget to follow Fright Nights on Twitter and Facebook!



-Brittany 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Exclusive Press Release: Lead Guitarist DJ Ashba of Gun N' Roses Sets The Tone For Eli Roth's Goretoruim with an Exclusive Soundtrack


Fright Bites just received this exclusive press release about the music that will set the tone for Eli Roth's Goretorium.  This soon to be horrifying attraction opens it's doors soon in Sin City with only 8 days away...are you afraid yet? Horror fans check out all the gory details down below!






LEAD GUITARIST DJ ASHBA OF GUNS N’ ROSES SETS THE TONE FOR
ELI ROTH’S GORETORIUM WITH AN EXCLUSIVE SOUNDTRACK
“Songs for the Demented Mind” gives a bone-chilling backdrop to the Vegas haunt

Las Vegas – Musician/entrepreneur Dj ASHBA releases “Songs for the Demented Mind,” an edgy soundtrack to accompany the grand opening of Sin City’s most terrifying horror experience – Eli Roth’s GORETORIUM – on Thursday, September 27

With ASHBA’s unprecedented style, his exclusive gore-themed tracks will echo throughout the year-round haunt experience providing an eerie backdrop to the haunt’s victims. Guests can relive the horrifying experience one track at a time by purchasing the album online at www.ashbagswag.com or www.goretorium.com and at the GORETORIUM retail store beginning September 27.

Dj ASHBA kicked off his Rock ‘n’ Roll career by moving to Los Angeles at eighteen, and since then has successfully climbed his way to becoming a multi-platinum artist and Grammy nominated songwriter. As lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, ASHBA has had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the strongest influencers in the entertainment industry including Mötley Crüe, Sixx: A.M., Run-D.M.C. and Neil Diamond.

Advanced ticket sales for Eli Roth’s GORETORIUM are available now. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.goretorium.com.


About Eli Roth’s GORETORIUM
The multi-level maze of frights immerses visitors into the tale of Sin City’s most deadly mythical hotel and casino, The Delmont.  The self-guided horror experience begins in the lobby of the Delmont and unveils gruesome and ghastly sights of past hotel guest victims and the serial-killing family behind the deeds at every turn. Employing high-tech Vegas showmanship with old-fashioned scares, the terrifying labyrinth of live actors, animatronic frights and stunning special effects is contained in a vintage hotel setting that rivals Hollywood’s best movie sets.


Eli Roth’s GORETORIUM also includes a freaky, 60’s inspired lounge called “Baby Dolls.”  Featuring a magnificent view of CityCenter, the bar will entertain with caged zombie dancers and live “feedings.”  GORETORIUM also features a one-of-a-kind horror retail shop with a to-go bar called “Bloody Mary’s,” specializing in gruesomely themed cocktails.



Keep updated with all the latest news on the Goretorium, you don't want to miss out on all the gory details!
 
Official website: www.Goretorium.com



Are you brave enough to face the Goretorium, only one way to find out! 

-Brittany

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fright Nights Returns For A Second Year At The Winchester Mystery House


Fright Nights at Winchester Mystery House was hands down my favorite Haunt Attraction from 2011. It had everything I wanted in maze and more. I was amazed from all the work they put on for their first year. To the sets, the scares, the music, etc. I was completely in love with this Haunt. Fright Nights returns to the Winchester Mystery House for a second year with the "Curse Of Sarah Winchester Resurrection" maze and an all new flashlight tour. They just released an official trailer on September 5 for this year's event, watch if you dare...




"For a lifetime, Sarah Winchester built and built and rebuilt her house to avoid this treacherous curse and escape her husband’s legacy of damnation. But this Halloween, a portal, a gateway between Heaven and Hell, has been irretrievably opened. Those who perished long ago are seeking revenge, now ready to sacrifice souls before midnight strikes. 


Guests find themselves trapped inside a mansion empowered by the undead, traveling through the Corn Fields of Winchester Mystery House, into the haunted ruins of the family Graveyard and ultimately, a showdown with Sarah herself in the middle of one of her infamous séances.

Survive it all, LIVE, only at Winchester Mystery House."


The maze length will 40 minutes of heart pounding terror! I'm excited to see what new additions they bring to the table as well as new unexpected scares! Check out my review from last year! http://frightbites.blogspot.com/2011/10/fright-nights-at-winchester-mystery.html


On Fright Nights official twitter page they had announced all new Flashlight Tour for this year's event. The Flashlight Tour was a great addition to add along side of the maze last year. Hearing the chilling supernatural stories while venturing through this mysterious house was a great addition to the Halloween season. Check out the description below for information on this all new tour.


"Tour the mansion as you never have before…on your own. Since her death, millions of people have visited Sarah’s home and many have reported sighting ghosts. Do the phantoms she communed with in life, or perhaps Sarah herself, still lurk nightly in the maze-like corridors of the Winchester Mystery House? You'll tour the rambling, mysterious mansion with only the moonlight, a souvenir flashlight, and your imagination to provide illumination through the bewildering labyrinth of rooms and stairways.


Guests experience bone-chilling creatures and blood-curdling moments as they find themselves trapped inside the mansion empowered by the undead."


"On your own" This creeps me out and excites me at the same time. I wonder how different it will be, only one way to find out!


Heres a photo of the special Fright Nights Flashlight that was given out on the Flashlight Tours along with Fright Nights lanyard I purchased at the Winchester Mystery House giftshop last year. I love the pins!




This year one of Fright Nights sponsors, Psycho Donuts will create a Fright Nights donut for this year's event. In August, Psycho Donuts asked If you were a Fright Nights Donut what would you be on their Facebook page. Responses included spiderwebs designs, the number 13, to donuts shaped like winchester rifles. Can't wait to see what donut made the cut!

Check out all the frightfully donut good ideas here: https://www.facebook.com/psychodonuts/posts/330570197036777



Fright Nights Information and Fright Bites tips!



-Tickets are available now! Buy them before they disappear...

-Visit Fright Nights early in the season! The closer to Halloween the more crowed. The more crowed and you get a conga line...

-Go through the maze more than once. With each visit through the maze you always spot something new along with more unexpected scares. Get the VIP pass, trust me you want to go through this maze again and again. It's worth it!


-Northern California residents! Costco is selling a ticket 2-pack for $54.99. Awesome deal!


Fright Nights Official Site: http://winchestermysteryhouse.com/frightnights.cfm


Stay updated follow Fright Nights on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WMHFrightNights


Fright Nights Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WMHFrightNights



Fright Nights begins on September 28th! Some Legends Never Die!


-Brittany

Monday, September 3, 2012

San Jose's Annual Zombie-O-Rama IV Overview



 The zombies are coming...


On August 31st the undead invaded downtown San Jose in California for the fourth annual event called Zombie-O-Rama. This was my first year going to a Zombie event and it did not disappoint. It was definitely smaller than I expected but it was alot of fun. This event included several booths of different horror attractions, vendors, food trucks, live music, zombie fashion shows, costume contests, zombie crawls, and an outside showing of the classic film "Shaun of the Dead".




This is also family friendly event. Kids that dress up as zombies and can even take part in a zombie kid parade. Who knew zombie kids could be cute?



California's Great America Halloween Haunt hearse was in on the action too with their prize wheel. This prize wheel gave lucky zombies a chance to win Haunt tickets and very cool posters. I was lucky enough to win a poster. To add there was even Halloween Haunt zombies and ghouls scaring and entertaining guests during the event, it was a very nice touch.



Additionally here is a picture of the Halloween Haunt poster I won from the prize wheel. They were also handing out Resident Evil Retribution posters at the event. Very fitting!



Local food eateries got in the zombie spirit too! For example my favorite donut place of all time, Psycho Donuts! Psycho Donuts always puts a smile on my face with the creativity that goes into their donuts. For Zombie-O-Rama they had their special zombie inspired donuts to fuel up fellow zombies. The two zombie donuts were Zombie Crawler and Zombie Ballz. Zombie Crawler was a undead honey wheat glazed cake donut with oreo dust on top. As for the Zombie Ballz they were described as "These Ballz have risen from the dead! Covered with green tea glaze, oreo dust, and that yummy zombie blood" I tried both zombie donuts and they were delicious!

Zombie Crawler

Zombie Ballz

Also at the event was this cute hot dog stand called Dead Dogs. Their set up was awesome, I give them props! Look at this awesomeness here!



More photos:







 






Overall, this was a fun filled zombie event. I really enjoyed seeing the creative zombie costumes. Like zombie unicorns and even zombie clowns with chainsaws. It made me wish I dressed up for the event. Next time it shall be done! I did not get a chance to witness the zombie crawl but I'm sure it was a site to see! If you like to know more about Zombie-O-Rama, check out the links down below.


Zombie-O-Rama info:

Official Website: http://www.zombieorama.com/






-Brittany

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fright Bites List Of Halloween Movies 2012


Is it October yet? Not quite. Want to plan ahead? Here is my helpful list of frightful films that are getting released into theaters in the next few months. Hopefully these films can hold you over until October is upon us. I provided links under the films, so you can learn all you need to know. 
Enjoy!



August 2012:

-Paranorman (8/17)

http://www.paranorman.com/

The Apparition (8/24)

http://theapparition.warnerbros.com/

The Possession (8/31)

http://thepossessionmovie.com/#/home



September 2012:

- Resident Evil: Retribution (9/14)

http://www.residentevil-movie.com/

-TCM Event Series Presents: Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (9/19)

http://www.fathomevents.com/classics/event/tcmbirds.aspx

-House At The End Of The Street (9/21)

http://www.youtube.com/HouseAtTheend

-Hotel Transylvania (9/28)

http://www.welcometohotelt.com/



October 2012:

-Frankenweenie (10/5)

http://disney.go.com/frankenweenie/

-Sinister (10/5)

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/sinister-2/

-Paranormal Activity 4 (10/19)

http://www.paranormalmovie.com/

-TCM Event Series Presents: Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein Double Feature (10/24)

http://www.fathomevents.com/classics/event/tcmfrankensteins.aspx

-Silent Hill: Revelation 3D 10/26)

https://www.facebook.com/SilentHillRevelation



What movie are you planning to see? Is there a film I should put on the list? 
Leave a comment below.

-Brittany

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Las Vegas Will Never Be The Same With Eli Roth's Goretorium



Today Fright Bites received an exclusive insight for Eli Roth's Goretorium. Located across the street from City Center and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, this new year around twisted attraction is about to turn Sin City a hell of a lot more sinful. Check out the Press release insight scoop, down below!  


ELI ROTH’S GORETORIUM GIVES A TERRIFYING GLIMPSE INTO THE FIRST HORROR ‘HOTEL’ IN VEGAS

Las Vegas – Director Eli Roth gives fans a first-look into Sin City’s most terrifying horror experience, Eli Roth’s GORETORIUM, with a gruesome video trailer debuting on Friday, August 10. The 30-second video gives a glimpse of what guests will be exposed to should they dare to take a tour through Las Vegas first year-round haunt, opening this September.  



Check out the new horrific graphic promo...if you dare. You've been warned. 



The trailer, which premiered on popular horror site Bloody-Disgusting.com, can now be seen in its full gory glory at Goretorium.com. Get a brief glimpse into Roth’s twisted plans for the world’s first GORETORIUM where his unfiltered approach to horror will be brought from the screen to reality when the mythical Hotel Delmont comes to terrifying life on the Las Vegas Strip.
   

The self-guided horror experience begins in the lobby of the eerie hotel and unveils gruesome sights of past hotel guest victims, and the serial-killing family behind the deeds at every turn. Employing high-tech Vegas showmanship with old-fashioned scares, the terrifying labyrinth of live actors, animatronic frights and stunning special effects is contained in a vintage hotel setting that rivals Hollywood’s best movie sets. Fans can expect both the trailer and GORETORIUM to have all the gory, classic scares amplified with the edgy spin that has made Roth the new mastermind of horror genre.  


Eli Roth’s GORETORIUM is the brainchild of Roth, best known as the creator of the “Hostel” and “Cabin Fever” franchises, and for his role in front of the camera as Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino's “Inglourious Basterds” for which he won SAG Best Ensemble and BFCA Critic's Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble. His film label “Eli Roth Presents” produced the enormously successful horror hit “The Last Exorcism,” and he currently is shooting the horror series “Hemlock Grove” for Netflix.
Advanced ticket sales for GORETORIUM are available now. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.goretorium.com.



This is one intense attraction you don't want to miss, what are waiting for?!? 


Important info:  

Goretorium opens September 27, 2012 on the Las Vegas Strip.

->Also, Goretorium is holding an open call for Performers on Tuesday, August 14th from 1:00-4:00 pm. Check out Goretorium's Facebook account for details! <-


Keep updated with all the latest news on the Goretorium:
 
Official website: www.Goretorium.com




Vegas will never be the same...