It’s sad but true… The Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse,(AZA) a landmark in Atlanta’s horror entertainment, will officially close it’s doors Nov.1st for good. Apparently the Shell corporation has bought most of their parking lot for it’s own employees. Is this a good thing? I asked the founder of AZA Shane Morton and he was optimistic adding “Things worked out for the best”. Here’s what Shane posted on Facebook earlier today.
“Tonight I will close a huge chapter in my life. When Jonny,Fred and I began this project,we were determined to do something that had never been done before,and to do it with the highest quality. Well, to say we kicked ass is an understatement! I want to thank all the hundreds who helped build this crazy beast, and the tens of thousands who have traveled from all over the world to experience it! I gained a new family and I love you all…Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse will close tonight but it will never die! Hail!!!”
My personal experiences at the AZA haunt were fantastic. Below we’ve posted a couple of photos from years past. If you get a chance Atlanta horror fans, stop by their FB page and share your thoughts. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlanta-Zombie-Apocalypse
So where can you see Shane Morton aka Professor Morte and his crew? He’ll still be around for horror themed events and you can definitely see him at The 25th anniversary of the World Horror Convention next May. he’ll be hosting the costume party. http://www.whc2015.org/25th-anniversary-whc-ball/
It’s been awhile since I’ve seen Elvira do her thing. And by that, I mean host a video. But here you go! Just in time for Halloween.
This is it! It’s the final 2 nights of the Halloween season. Have you been out to the House On Horror Hill? http://www.gahouseonhorrorhill.com/
If you answered no, grab some friends and go!Located in Alpharetta, Ga. and run by the North Fulton Jaycees, they’re ready to give you a good scare! Admission is just $12. They’re open until midnight on Halloween and Nov.1st. Click on the links for the videos.
Halloween is the second most popular holiday in the United States accounting for billions of dollars of sales in the candy, costume and decoration industries. In fact, the National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that Americans will spend more than $7 billion this Halloween! Amidst all of the costumes and trick-or-treating, the Halloween Industry Association (HIA) is offering safety tips to parents and caregivers to make sure families have as much fun as possible on this popular holiday!Preparations for Halloween include carving pumpkins, choosing costumes and selecting candy to hand out to the superheroes, witches and vampires that come knocking. While planning for Halloween festivities, the HIA suggests these important tips for costumer safety:• Choose a costume that is unique, bright and reflective and is short enough to prevent tripping• Select a flame-resistant costume• Only apply non-toxic make-up. If wearing a mask, ensure that it has holes big enough to see through• Make sure hats and headpieces fit properly and don’t cover a child’s eyes• Props should be small and have flexible, soft points• Make sure the costume is bathroom friendly to avoid accidents• Place emergency contact information somewhere on your child’s costumeOnce a safe costume has been finalized, it’s time for trick-or-treating! In order to stay safe while walking the streets at night, the HIA offers the following guidelines for a successful night of haunting:• A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children in their trick-or-treating. If your children are going alone, confirm that they are traveling in a large group and have a route planned as well as a cell phone for emergencies.• Try to make your rounds in the late afternoon or early evening so there is still some sunlight.• Stay on the sidewalk as much as possible. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the road facing traffic.• Only go to homes with a lit porch light, and warn your children never to enter a car or a home for a treat.• Make sure your flashlight has working batteries.When your children arrive back to their haunted house, enjoy the time you get together while sorting through their stock of treats. Examine their items carefully to make sure there are no opened wrappers, off-color odors or pinholes in their goodies. Once you’ve taken these precautions, feel free to indulge in the frightfully delicious reward of walking the whole neighborhood! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
The Wolf Among Us has finally been released for Android through the Google Play Store after spending four months on the Amazon Appstore. The Wolf Amoung Us is a five-part (Episodes 2-5 can be purchased in-app) from the creators of The Walking Dead, winner of over 90 Game of the Year awards. Fairytale characters are being murdered in this hard-boiled, violent and mature thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic book series (DC Comics/Vertigo) by Bill Willingham. As Bigby Wolf – THE big bad wolf – you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences.• Based on the Eisner Award-winning Fables comic book series• Now, it’s not only WHAT you choose to do that will affect your story, but WHEN you choose to do it• A mature and gritty take on characters from fairytales, legends and folklore who have escaped into our world• A perfect place to begin your Fables journey, even if you’ve not read the comics; this game is set before the events seen in the first issue.
Dying Light is an action survival horror game presented in first-person perspective. The game is set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, you roam an urban environment devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help you defeat the hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, hunter becomes prey as the infected grow in strength and aggression – but even more lethal are the nocturnal, inhuman predators that leave their hives to feed. You will need to make use of all your skills and any available means to survive till dawn. Dying Light is the first game based on the Chrome Engine 6 – the latest revolutionary incarnation of Techland’s proprietary technology. Built from the ground up with next-generation consoles and advanced DirectX 11 graphics in mind, it delivers a new level of visual quality, special effects, and dynamic weather conditions, maintaining unparalleled efficiency at the same time.Dying Light will only arrive on the following platforms – the PC, Sony PS4 and Xbox One.
TVLine has confirmed exclusively that Harris and his real-life husband, David Burtka, are set to guest-star on FX’s anthology smash.
Harris will appear in Freak Show‘s 11th and 12th episodes as a chameleon salesman, while Burtka will turn up in the season finale (Episode 13) in what I’m told is a sexy storyline with Jessica Lange’s batty chanteuse.
Earlier this month, Horror Story puppetmaster Ryan Murphy — who invited AHSsuper-fan (and good friend) NPH on the show via Twitter back in August — told TVLine of Harris’ forthcoming Freak Show stint: “He had very specific ideas for what he wanted to do, and I had very specific ideas, so we’re working on melding those.”
Ebola, Ebola, Ebola. Enough already! There are far worse current medical threats out there. But I digress. When you look at Syfy’s upcoming series 12 Monkeys though, the word Ebloa definitely creeps into your mind. Is this show about Ebola? No. But take a look at the trailer for 12 Monkeys.
There’s good news for the following Syfy tv shows Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Witness. They’ll be returning for their 10th and fourth seasons in 2015. The news comes on the heels of the network’s renewal of freshman zombie drama Z Nation.
“We couldn’t be more excited about entering a brand-new decade of paranormal investigations with Jason Hawes, a refreshed TAPS [The Atlantic Paranormal Society] team and Ghost Hunters,” said Heather Olander, the network’s senior vp alternative series development and production.
Ghost Hunters last season averaged 1.7 million total viewers, and the 200th reunion episode that aired Oct. 22 was ranked the No. 1 unscripted show of the night with 1.3 million total viewers. As a part of Syfy’s annual 31 Days of Halloween programming, the season finale of Ghost Hunters will feature a special Halloween investigation into the reported hauntings at the Cincinnati Music Hall in Ohio.
Paranormal Witness was the network’s No. 3 most watched unscripted series this past year, delivering 1.47 million viewers. Olander adds: “We also eagerly anticipate the return of a revitalized and scarier than ever Paranormal Witness: True Terror, which features shocking firsthand accounts of truly frightening and skin-crawling supernatural experiences — including the real-life story of the hit movie The Conjuring.”