My name is Eddie Ray, and yes, I am addicted to Halloween. So I am happy to live in a HALLOWEEN TOWN like ATLANTA FUCKING GEORGIA! People call me the “King of Halloween” and “The hardest working man on Halloween”, but really I’m just a Halloween Kid, and while some of you just “like” the season of Halloween I literally believe in it. There is a big difference. I work for its success and break my neck to see that it’s a hit in Atlanta each year. I start celebrating September 1st and then it ends for me November 1st. True Halloween Kids always start Halloween on Sept. 1st. Two whole months you bitches! When all of you are sitting around by the pool drinking Long Island Ice Teas in the summer, my ass is waiting for the autumn wind to blow to let me know Halloween is near! OK I just want to say that Halloween is not about about the money, it’s about the spirit of the season and the fun of it all. To dress up, dance, sing and be scared for a month. It’s all inclusive and for everyone. Black, white, male, female, old, young, gay or straight. Halloween is a happy time and should be shared by all. Nobody owns it, and nobody should. True Halloween Kids will always help each other out during Halloween, posers can stay home. Ok that being said here are some fun things to do, some fun movies to watch, and some fun things to listen to on a spooky ass Halloween night in Atlanta. Also pick the Ghoulie Guide at local shops in Atlanta to find out more of what to do from other local horror kids like Shane Morton and Luke Godfrey. This page will be updated as new events come up or change.
You can see more Halloween videos that I film on www.youtube.com/user/EbolaEnt
Lets talk about Haunted attractions first:
1. Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse – (www.atlantazombie.com): I work in this one, and I play a cop who helps you fight off zombies in an EVIL DEAD style horror movie, with clues, the occult and pretty ladies!!!! You are literally running for your life and it’s exciting and scary as hell. Turns out I am really good at this shit. I have done it for 2 years in a row and this is my third year. Yes, we are the zombie capital of the world now. It’s a zombie hell in Atlanta, G.A. Baby!
2. Chambers of Horror – (www.chambersofhorroratl.com): This was the first haunted attraction I worked in and it’s adult themed, scary, FUCKED UP, and amazing. Check this Rated X haunt out for a good time and maybe a turn on.
3. Horror Hill – (www.horrorhill.com): This haunted trail has been open since 1984 in Newnan, GA. It is one my favorite haunted attractions to visit because it’s in the woods and the cast is so amazing and know how to sell a show. I’m glad to say over the years I have become friends with a lot of them. They also do a horror camp out where you stay all night and they scare the shit out of you all night. It’s amazing. Watch me and my friends here to see. www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hZyC9Ri3KE
4. Camp Blood – (www.campblood.com): I love the Friday the 13th films, creepy woods,and blood. So if you love those things as much as me then this is the haunted trail for you. You even go in out of houses and cabins there. City folks beware of hillbillies and rednecks there!
5. Uncle Shucks Corn Maze – (www.uncleshucks.com): I go here to get lost in a gigantic spooky corn maze at night. It is huge and you can even buy a pumpkin here. Remember to take friends who will have fun with you here. Kid like personalities are a must, pretentious hipsters should probably stay home they will just irritate you.
6. Nightmare Gate Haunted House – (http://nightmaresgate.com/) This one I have not been to but I am excited to check out!
7. Frightmore Haunted Attraction– (https://www.facebook.com/Frightmore) This one I have not been to but I am excited to check out!
8. 13 Stories Haunted House- (www.13storieshauntedhouse.com) No it is not 13 Floors, that haunted is an urban legend and is not real, but this one is still cool though.
Now lets talk about fun activities and events:
1. Atlanta Zombie Walk– (Sunday Oct. 14th at 3pm) – (www.facebook.com/groups/ZombieWalkAtlanta): Over 800 people get together and dress up as zombies and roam the streets of Atlanta and scare the hell out of people for the day! This event is a fuckin BLAST. I have had the honor of leading it 3 years in a row. Watch this video to see all the fun www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu14pmWbMVU
2. Little 5 Points Halloween Parade -(Sat. Oct. 20th)- (www.l5phalloween.com)- I have been in the Halloween parade for about 4 years now and it’s so much fun to dress up and walk down the streets of Little 5 Points in a creepy costume. Not to be missed, and if you can be in it then get in it! Watch here www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPnIaOSYERA
3. Buried Alive Film Festival – (buriedalivefilmfest.com) Are you a local horror film maker? Well I am and I am always a part of the Buried Alive Film Festival. You should be too! It’s a blast to see all the horror that Atlanta has to offer.
4. DRAGULA– (Thursday Oct. 18th) (marysatlanta.com) Get there at 8PM to watch your favorite cult movie “The Craft!”
Also, come dressed up in your Halloween garb! We are encouraging you guys to come out with your best make up on cause we are having a painted faces contest! Winner will get a $20 bar tab!!!!
5. Marys Hallo-Weenie Party (Friday Oct. 26th, 27th and 31st)- (marysatlanta.com) For a good time on Halloween call “Marys” it’s a cool place to go. They make Halloween a big deal and have the most outlandish costumes at any club or bar I have ever seen. I always take my ass by there in October.
6. Splatter Cinema– (oct. 13th at 9:30pm “Maximum Overdrive”) (https://www.facebook.com/events/446695905369829/) – Are you into 70’s and 80’s horror movies? These guys know what I want to see and they give it to me. I love these guys and they have become like horror brothers to me. Check out their site and they always do something extra special during October.
7. Twin Peaks Party (Sun. Oct. 28st ) – (http://saucedatlanta.com/) -People will be encouraged to come dressed as characters from Twin Peaks or other David Lynch movies as well as prom attire. Come out to enjoy a swanky dinner, snacks and cocktails from the always stellar menu at Sauced plus DJs will be spinning classic haunting music from the 50s & 60s to transport you to a different era.
8. Dracula: The Rock Opera– (Sept. 13th- Oct. 14th) – (https://www.facebook.com/events/100986146721387/) – Atlanta’s L5P Rock Star Orchestra takes you back to Transylvania. DRACULA: THE ROCK OPERA brings Bram Stokers’ chilling novel to life with sex, blood, and rock & roll. Experience a theatrical concert event like no other. This wild musical journey features stunning visual effects, sultry choreography, and a live band rockin’ out to a new vision of this classic tale.
9. Halloween Party at The Goat Farm II – (Sat. Oct. 27th 8:00pm) – (https://www.facebook.com/TheGoatFarmArtsCenter) – It’s back from the dead, and more blood-curdling than ever. Join us for an evening of debauchery, spectacles, and spooky surprises at every corner. It’ll be a night that’ll haunt your memories. You’ve been warned. Scout Mob Link https://secure.scoutmob.com/atlanta/hand-picked/halloween-1?referrer=email_hp&utm_source=ATL%3A+Scoutfinds&utm_campaign=0b78f092ec-2012-10-02%2Batl%2Bhp%2Bhalloween&utm_medium=email&mc_cid=0b78f092ec&mc_eid=05509569f9
10. Silver Scream Spookshow– (www.silverscreamspookshow.com) Are you into older Horror cuts? Well the Silver Scream Spookshow will show you films from “Frankenstein” to “The Creature from the Black Lagoon”. For a good time ask for Professor Morte. They put on a show before the movie that will have you laughing your Halloween ass off.
“The Mummy”– Oct. 5, 6, 7.
“The Invisible Man“– Oct. 12, 13, 14.
“The Phantom of the Opera“ – Oct. 19, 20, 21.
“Bride of Frankenstein“– Oct. 27- 1PM and 10PM
11. Rocky Horror Halloween Special Show- (www.facebook.com/events/246664098702192) ummmm It’s Rocky Horror but Halloween style! Get real and get to the Plaza Theatre for this amazing night.
Where to get makeup and costumes!
1. Norcostco Atlanta Costume – (https://www.facebook.com/norcostco.costume)
2. Costumes Etc. – (http://www.costumes-etc.com)
3. Eddie’s Trick Shop- (http://www.eddiestrickshop.com/)
What’s coming soon to a theater near you!
What’s coming out on Blu Ray.
–Night of the Living Dead (1990 Version)
Now lets talk about what’s fun to watch in October.
1. Halloween (1978) – The best horror film of all time because John Carpenter is gold. I thanked him once for the joy he brought to my life.
2. The Fog (1980)- A John Carpenter classic, everything about this film is brilliant to me even the score. Scary, moody, spooky and tense.
3. Trick ‘r Treat– This film is incredible and should be a staple film to watch on Halloween. You will learn a lot about the Halloween season in this film. Do yourself a favor buy this film today. Do not rent it, buy it!
4. Halloween II (1981) – A sequel that made me scared BLEEPless of hospitals and was just as fun to watch as the first.
5. The House of the Devil– This throw back to the 80′s is gold and it’s quiet, moody, scary and satanic. Watch it and you will be spooked. The Director Ti West knows what he is doing.
6. The Return of the Living Dead– The best zombie movie ever made, and some of my favorite dialogue in film period. Amazing soundtrack too.
7. Hellraiser– Humans are the bad guys in this amazing horror love story. Watch it for the love or the gore.
8. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood-My favorite of the Jason Voorhees/ Friday films. The teens ruled, and the telekinetic concept is amazing to me. It’s Carrie vs Jason.
9. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master– My favorite of the Freddy/ Nightmare films. The teens are BLEEPIN incredible in this film, and you will wish you could hang with Freddy when it’s over.
10. The Descent– This film made me jump twice. I don’t ever jump in movies. The plot is simple and brilliant and gave me a panic attack. Watch this film with all the lights off.
Here’s a list of kids Halloween movies:
1. The Halloween Tree – Learn about the season of Halloween in this kids adventure written by Ray Bradbury.
2. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown– Ummm its Charlie Brown.
3. The Fat Albert Halloween Special– I LOVE FAT ALBERT!
4. ParaNorman– A fun and relevant movie about being different, zombies, ghosts, and witches. It’s incredible.
5.. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad– This film feels like Halloween.
6. Monster House– Kid creepy and fun.
7. Mad Monster Party?– Party with monsters that have the voices of Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller.
Now let’s talk about some Halloween Jams to listen and dance to:
1. The Munsters theme song: If you can’t dance to this song then shut up and get out of my life.
2. Monster Mash- Bobby “Boris” Pickett: This should be on every Halloween mix.
3. Grim Grinning Ghosts- Disney Ride Haunted Mansion: What an amazing fun song, that never gets old. Play this at my funeral!
4. Halloween Spooks- Lambert, Hendricks & Roth: One of the best Halloween jams ever written. It’s easy to find.
5. Monster Rap- Elvira: ELVIRA CAN DO NO WRONG!
How about some spooky scores to scare the neighbors with or to chill with:
1. “The Fog” music by John Carpenter– This music will scare any trick or treater.
2. “Poltergeist” music by Jerry Goldsmith– Carol Anne’s theme is the ultimate spooky jam. One of Jerry’s best scores.
3. “Amityville Horror” music by Lalo Schifrin– Horror music based on a true story. Count me in.
4. “Halloween” music by John Carpenter– You can never go wrong with Carpenter cuts.
5. “A Nightmare on Elm Street” music by Charles Bernstein– When I was kid this score was playing in a line at Six Flags and scared the hell out of me. Shut up it was dark!
6. “The Grudge” music by Christopher Young– This is moody, creepy and eery.