Me as It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Bitch!
My name is Eddie Ray and I’m in love with Halloween. So I’m happy to live in a HALLOWEEN TOWN like ATLANTA, GEORGIA! People call me the “King of Halloween” and “The hardest working man on Halloween”, but really I’m just a Halloween Bitch, 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 ass 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 bitch! 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! Okay I just want to say that Halloween is about the spirit of the season and the fun of it all. To dress up, dance, sing and be scared for a couple of months. It’s all inclusive and for everyone. Black, white, male, female, old, young, gay, trans, or straight (Not Nazis though). 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. This page will be updated as new events come up or change.
Me as a gangster on left.
HERE IS SOME PROOF THAT I LOVE HALLOWEEN BITCH!
Me interviewed in Atlanta Retro: Click here for link!
Scout Mob ghost hunt with me: Click here for link!
Scout Mob Quija Board with me: Click here for link!
Bumps of me in my Halloween costumes on Adult Swim:
I was interviewed about Halloween:
You can see more Halloween videos that I film on here: Click here for videos!
Lets talk about Haunted Attractions/ Haunted Houses first:
I used to work in a haunted house called “Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse” for 5 years, but the place it was at is now closed, so now it’s nowhere. Haha Here is a look but you missed it bitch!
Also we made a film about it:
1. 13 Stories Haunted House- (Click here for link!): This haunted attraction has been open since 1984 in Newnan, GA. It is one my favorite haunted attractions to visit. I’m glad to say over the years I have become friends with a lot of them. This year Horror Hill and 13 Stories Haunted House have combined and moved into a new 54,000 square foot location in Newnan, GA! So get ready for an all new show. Watch me and my friends here to see. We went to the new location this year and you are blindfolded and licked and felt up! I was so happy.
Here is a video from my visit there.
2. Camp Blood – (Click here for link!): 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!
3. Uncle Shucks Corn Maze – (Click here for link!): 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.
4. Nightmare Gate Haunted House – (Click here for link!) I have been and it is a lot of fun. They even make you crawl. Panic Attack! So fun! Nightmare’s Gate Hospital is the medical epicenter of an infectious disease that has No Cure, No Hope, and No Mercy! Something is spreading and the Doctors and Nurses are falling victim to it’s horrific effects. Patients are overpowering Orderlies, and Priests are turned from the path of compassion to outright ridicule. Dr McGavock from the CDC is battling both the infection and the infected with the best of modern medicine and the most barbaric of treatments ever devised by man. Don’t let them touch you as you navigate the twist and turns of Nightmare’s Gate! Will you be a survivor… Or a statistic?
5. Fear The Woods- (Click here for link!) This haunt consist of three different features: The Haunted House, a place where all your psychological fears are revealed; the Haunted Trail, where you have to find your way back after being dropped off in the middle of the woods and corn with the skinner family; and Pandemic, our NEW 8,000 square foot interactive, competitive, combat field where your skills determine your fate. We have been to this one and Love it! Here is Me and Max talking about it and some footage too.
6. Paranoia Haunted House – (Click here for link!) Looking for a fun place to do your haunted “housing” this year? Paranoia Haunt is located close to Atlanta, GA and is a must experience this year. People of all walks of life love getting the life scared out of them. There are two different haunted houses here, Blood Factory and Infectious.
7.Talmadge Brothers Funeral Home Haunt– (Link Here) In Jasper GA.
9. Scream on the Trail – (Click here for link!)- Scream on the Trail is an outdoor trail that is full of startles and hardcore scares, Scream on the Trail full terror is not recommended for the easily scared…. Have kids or easily scared? Make sure to ask the gatekeeper for the kiddie scare version! This one was creepy cuz it was somebodies house and yard I thought they were going to really kill us.
10. Bloodwood Trail– (Click here for link!)- 196 Painter Rd. Rome Ga, 30165.
11. Containment Hiram Haunted House– (Click here for link!) 52 Railroad St Hiram, Georgia.
12. Folklore Haunted House– (Click here for link!)- 5389 N Main St, Acworth, Georgia.
13. Escape the Woods– (Click here for link!)- You and your team will have 1 hour to escape an abandoned cabin buried deep in the woods before the time runs out. This is not just any cabin… the owner of the cabin has been studying serial killers his whole miserable life and he wants to make you his first victims. To escape before he gets home you will need to explore his cabin, solve clues, and decipher his locks. This game is designed for adults only and is not for the faint of heart. Warning this will not be for the faint of heart.
14. Zombie Farms– (Click here for link!)- Zombie Farms is a 1/2 mile walk through dark and spooky woods filled with zombies and other characters who will scare you, entertain you, and sometimes even make you laugh. This year they are offering a “Behind the Masque” tour for those who want that little something extra! For an extra fee, a personal tour guide takes you through the back side of the event, so you can watch some scares and even participate in one! You can ask questions about how it all works and get to see Actor Camp where actors get ready for each performance and take breaks.
15. Dread Hollow in Lookout Valley– (Click here for link!) – The nightmare knows no boundaries for the 14th year as Ruby Falls joins Fear Connection for the annual Haunted Cavern, this year at Dread Hollow – a brand new location bringing 20,000 feet of intense scare factors, less wait times, new characters, sliders and two separate haunts! Haunted Cavern is one of the area’s best haunted attractions listed #4 on Buzzfeed’s national haunt list and a 2016 top haunt by the Haunted Attraction Association.
16. Sinister Suites– (Click here for link!)- Built in 1910 in Downtown Griffin GA, the Sinister Suites Hotel of Horror is a gruesome dark production. A terrifying 5 story 60,000 square foot walk through of the most unfathomable horrors. It’s an experience we DO NOT recommend, especially for those with a faint constitution. This is a mind altering and traumatic event.
17. Terror Mills– (Click here for link!)
Now lets talk about fun activities and events:
1. Anime Weekend Atlanta -(Sept. 28th – Oct.1st) – (Click here for link!)- is a four-day Japanese Animation and comics convention held annually in Atlanta, Georgia. Go get your costumes there!
3. Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival– (Sept. 29th – Oct 29th- Friday through Sunday only) – Click here for link!) “ONLY OPEN WEEKENDS. Make family memories this fall season at Stone Mountain Park’s 11th annual Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy fun-filled games and family shows such as “Pumpkinpalooza,” scavenger hunts and the Pumpkin Mash at the Mayor’s Rockin Costume Party.”
5. Walker Stalker Con– Oct. 27th- Oct. 29th (Click here for link!) ZOMBIE, HORROR & SCI-FI FAN CONVENTION.
6. Capturing The Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tour– (Link Here)(Oct. 20th- 22nd, Oct 26- 28th). Take a look at a video.
7. Little 5 Points Halloween Parade – (Sat. Oct. 21st)- (www.l5phalloween.com)- I have been in the Halloween parade for about 5 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:
8. Fernbank BOO-seum (TBD)- (http://www.fernbankmuseum.org/visit/calendar-of-events/fernbank-boo-seum-trick-or-treat/) Follow the screams of excitment to Fernbank BOO-seum for a day of frightening-ly fun Halloween-themed activities including treats for kids in costume, games, music and more.
9. Marys Hallo-Weenie Party- (Friday Oct. 29th)- (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.
10. Boo at the Zoo –(Weekends in Oct.)- (Click here for link!) Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns
11. Monsterama – (Sept 29-Oct. 1st) (http://monsteramacon.com)-is an Atlanta convention that celebrates the fantastic in film, literature, and art.
12. Six Flags Horror Nights– (Sept. 24th – Oct. 31st) – () Go ride some rides while getting attacked by monsters!!!! Click here for link!
Shane Morton is doing a haunt out there this year. Check it out. Link Here
13. Midtown Halloween- (Oct. 27th 7:00pm) – (Click here for link!) Dress up for a night of fantasy and mischief on at the Midtown Halloween block party. Atlanta’s Largest Halloween Party with 2000+ over the last 5 years takes over all of Midtown until 3am! Make sure you get your picture taken for the $1000 Costume Contest at the photo booth.
14. Halloween Night in the Highlands– (Oct. 28th 6:00pm)- (Link Here) Halloween night when freaks, ghouls, zombies and goblins wear very little and scare you at parties.
Prepare yourself for a crazy Halloween in the Virginia Highlands!
15. Horror Movie Screenings
Times here: http://plazaatlanta.com
Sept. 9th – Suspiria
Oct. 1-5th – Halloween
Oct. 6th-12th – The Thing and Vampires
Oct. 12th – Demons
Oct. 19th – Suspiria
Oct. 20th-26th – Christine and In the Mouth of Madness
Oct. 26th – Night of the Living Dead
16. Landmark Theatres:
Oct. 18th- 22nd – Tokyo Ghoul- Live Action – 7:00pm
Oct. 24th – Psycho- 7:00pm
Oct. 31st – Phantasm- 7:00pm
Atlantic Station/Regal Cinemas:
Oct. 3rd- Fright Night
Oct. 9th- Double feature- The Dead Zone/ Pet Sematary
Oct. 10th – The Monster Squad
Oct. 16th – Double feature- King Kong 1933/Them 1954
Oct. 17th- Nightmare on Elm Street
Oct. 23rd- Double feature- Cat People/ Video Drome
Oct. 24th- Jaws
Oct. 30th/31st- The Shining
REGAL HOLLWOOD 24:
Oct. 29th/ 31st- Little Shop of Horrors
17. Goth Night at Marys– (Thursday Oct. 26th) – It’s time to be grimly fiendish. Bring on the dancing headless horses, dress to depress, and join us in ringing in our favorite time of the year.
18. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Plaza Theatre) (TBD) (Link Here)
19. Women in Horror Film Fest– (Sept. 21-24) (http://www.wihff.com) A unique festival, dedicated to showcasing independent female writers and filmmakers who have dedicated their craft to this genre. The fest will be held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Peachtree City, GA, nestled between legendary Pinewood Studios Atlanta and Raleigh Studios (home of AMC’s The Walking Dead).
20. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra- The Nightmare Before Christmas- (Oct. 27th)– They will score the movie live. Link for tickets.
21. Wussy Shalloween Dance Party with Milk of Rupaul’s Drag Race (Sat. Oct 28th 10pm) – WUSSY returns for the 3rd annual SHALLOWEEN Dance Party featuring MILK from RuPaul’s Drag Race! Come bump uglies with Atlanta’s undead weirdos! We wanna see your freakiest Drag, Spooky Sadboys, Trash Queens + Swamp Kings, and Dairy Queen inspired couture.
22. Day of the Dead Halloween Party- Ponce City Roof (Oct. 28th 8pm- 12am) – Link here Join The Roof at Ponce City Market for a special “Day of the Dead” celebration for the ages. On Saturday, October 28, guests will be transported up Ponce City Market’s historic freight elevator to the Roof where they will be greeted by festive Day of the Dead décor, complete with traditional decorated altars. Skyline Park and Rooftop Terrace will transform from 8 p.m. to midnight and feature access to unparalleled moonlight views of Atlanta’s skyline, in addition to special food, drink and live entertainment inspired by the iconic celebration.
23. The Sleepy Hollow Experience- (Sept. 28th – Nov. 5th) – Link Here
25. Coffin Classics: Halloween Goth Music Video Party– (Oct 28th 10pm) – (Click here for link!) – COFFIN CLASSICS HALLOWEEN! Hosted by VJ Anthony Events Atlanta’s only Goth. Industrial . Dark 80s music video dance party! Dance and watch music videos on multiple screens throughout the club.
25. Fireoween- (Oct. 28th) – (Click here for Link!) – FireOween Atlanta Sat October 28th at SafetyWolf Indoor / Outdoor Arena. Join us and Help Celebrate Halloween in a Truly One of a Kind Location under the stars – With Fire, Art and Djs in 3 areas .
26. Grant Park Halloween Lantern Parade– Oct 20th- 6pm- 10pm – Click here
Where to get makeup and costumes!
1. Norcostco Atlanta Costume – (Click here for link!)
2. Costumes Etc. – (Click here for link!)
3. Eddie’s Trick Shop- (Click here for link!)
4. Sprit Halloween- (Click here for link!)
Here is me and Max at Spirit!
5. Halloween Headquarters- (Click here for link!)
6. Halloween Express- (Click here for link!)
What’s coming soon to a theater near you!
Sept. 8th- It!
Sept. 15th- Mother!
Sept. 29th- Flatliners, Don’t Sleep
Sept. 13th- Happy Death Day
Sept. 26th- Jeepers Creepers 3
Oct.27th – Jigsaw
Here is a list of Classic movies on TCM! Commercial free TOO! Click here for link!
What’s coming out on Blu Ray.
Sept. 12th- It Comes at Night
Sept. 19th – Close Encounters of the Third Kind 4K
Oct. 3rd -American Horror Story- Roanoke, Cult of Chucky, Children of the Corn
Oct. 10th- The Poughkeepsie Tapes
Oct. 17th– Fire Walk With Me
Now lets talk about what’s fun to watch in October.
Here is my top 31 list: Click here for list!
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. The Conjuring– This haunted house movie is spooky as fuck. Check it out on a dark Halloween night.
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.
Domo Arigato 70’s Roboto!
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. “It Follows” music by Rich Vreeland– This is electronic gold, and it’s an amazing throw back to Carpenter and Bernstein.
7. “The Conjuring” music by Joseph Bishara– This shit is scary as fuck.