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CHANNEL ZERO: NO-END HOUSE Is Disturbingly Great

I really, really enjoyed the first season of SyFy's Channel Zero series, Candle Cove. While it had its rough spots, the premise of a super creepy kids' show coupled with some great imagery carried the season. Season two of the Creepypasta-inspired series is not short on frightening imagery either, but it's so much deeper and consistently disturbing that it surpasses the first season in almost every way. https://youtu.be/LW7zWck0VAQ Titled "No-End House," this season's story begins with the legend of a haunted house that appears in a random location once per[...]


Happy Birthday Jenna!!! We love you!

There is darkness and there is light, and one of my favorite carriers of both is Midnight Society member, Jenna. You see, it's Jenna's birthday and today we're celebrating! Happy Birthday Jenna! For your birthday I give you the link to the Black Tapes podcast so that you can listen to Dr. Strand talk for 40 hours nonstop and be happy (and also send me the next chapters for that book you've got me hooked on!). I also send you the recipe for Halloween Sugar Cookie cake that looks BOMB. Here's the recipe. Oh, and this message from Stranger Things personalized[...]


The Stranger Things Soundtrack is Out! Get it now!

It’s no secret that I love Stranger Things. In fact, I’m so bold as to say that I think it’s one of the best shows I’ve seen in my life. Yep. Seriously.   One of the things I love most about this show is the thing that my writing partner Brian LeTendre and I talk about a lot…music. Soundtrack is such a huge part of any successful horror movie or show. I’m a huge fan of John Carpenter for this reason. You know, the legendary director and composer behind some of the best horror soundtracks ever? (My favorite is the synth driven Halloween, Hallow[...]


Stranger Things

If you have been anywhere on social media lately, I'm sure you've heard about the Netflix show, Stranger Things. Winona Ryder stars in this horror series, one that is very reminiscent of 80s movies. I mean, back then there was little technology so directors used music to create tension. Without that famous score, how else did you know that Jason was about to come out and grab a new victim? From posters celebrating hits from the 80s, to the dangling phone receiver, to the creepy white van that drives down the street--Stranger Things brings back real fear using the[...]


Like the STRANGER THINGS Score? Check Out S U R V I V E

Like everyone else on the planet who is remotely interested in horror, I recently devoured the eight episode masterpiece that was Stranger Things. As someone who grew up in the '80s, this series has earned a very special place in my heart. And I could write for days about the loving homages to King, Carpenter, Koontz, Barker and many other horror masters that the Duffer Brothers wove into the show. But that's not what I'm here to write about today. See, there are few things that I love even more than horror, but one of them is music. There are places where my lov[...]