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I love Halloween but always wait until the last minute to figure out my costume. In the past few years I’ve been a piecemeal Walker Texas Ranger, an abridged version of The Dance Commander (twice), a shadowy representation your mom, and–when my locks flowed like the mighty Mississippi–a shoddy Andrew W.K.

This year the problem remains the same–what to be, what to be.

Maybe a Steve Jobs zombie? But then the decision becomes which Steve Jobs to reanimate.

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Uncle Steve Zombie?

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or is it….

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Evil Steve Zombie?

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or maybe even….

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Prep Hipster Steve Zombie, complete with Apple belt buckle-wearing Zombie Woz?

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I just can’t decide!

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>>Also check out Disney’s take on Halloween Sound Effects here

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Tracklist

A A Night In A Haunted House 15:02
B1 Witch Laugh 0:27
B2 Count Dracula And His Victim 0:26
B3 Screams 0:24
B4 Screams & Groans 0:31
B5 Moans & Groans 0:45
B6 Cats 0:46
B7 Dogs 0:39
B8 Banging Shutter 0:59
B9 Phantom Piano 2:03
B10 Creaky Door 0:18
B11 Breaking Windows 0:01
B12 Thunder 1:53
B13 Wind 2:47
B14 Frankenstein’s Monster Breaks Loose 1:11
B15 Hooting Owl 0:21

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Phantasmagoria has curiously been out of print in North America for some years now. However, I was fortunate enough to pick up this copy from an area radio station that liquidated their vinyl cellar. Suckers. I didn’t know what it was at the time but the name sounded slick enough, so, I added it to my stack. Thank my Capricorn stars for my dumb luck because this album is devilishly delicious.

Some musicados recognize Phantasmagoria as the ruling High Court in the Confederate States of Goth. Others tattoo it with a regretful London Classic Punk tramp stamp. Then there are a few who will whisper rumors of it being a dark wave bastard child.

I couldn’t give a raven’s ass what musiclique it falls into.

I just know that this album’s spent countless hours spinning at 33 1/3 rpm in close proximity to my person. The effects of such ghastly activities were disturbing. Prolonged rotation caused the disc to emit an unknown form of radiation, which greyed my locks in similar fashion to lead singer David Vanian’s.

At first I thought it looked crack dandy. Hot Topic gift cards started arriving in the mail from a secret admirer, which only sweetened the honey pot. But my cat kept hissing relentlessly and scratching my eyelids while I slept so the funky folicles had to go. Luckily, Blanks Pharmacy sells knockoff hair dye called “Just For Tuff Dudes” on the cheap.

Don’t miss out in this one, you ghouls.

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When I was a little kid my parents loved scaring the crap out of me during Halloween. The act would evoke the most devilish, unquenchable laughter together as man and wife. It was as if a monstrous, invisible feather furiously caressed their funny bones in unison. All while I was huddled in a corner crying like a little bitch, frozen in mortal terror.

One particular Halloween branded this album into my psyche. I think I was probably five because my brother was just old enough to carry his fro-topped bobblehead upright around the house. Anyway, we were playing with Hot Wheels in our primary color-slathered bedroom, atop a bitchin’ Pac-Man rug, when suddenly bone-numbing shrieks wafted down the hallway. We opened our bedroom door to find the house completely dark and empty…except for a sea of terrible wailing. We worked our way out through the darkness into the split-level entryway and I cried out, “MOM, DAD…WHERE ARE YOU?!?”  I stood locked in fear.

Terrible thoughts ran through my mind:  They’d been kidnapped. I was all alone. Who would make my pancakes in the morning?

“BOO!!!!!!”

My parents snuck up on me and boxed my ears with the classic Halloween battle cry. I contemplated shitting my pants but instead started bawling–boy did I ever cry. And my parents just laaaughed and laaaughed with a knee slaps interjected for comedic effect.

Why would they do that? To the both of us? Well, my brother probably doesn’t remember, I’m pretty sure he was on autopilot until the age of 12, but I sure as hell do. It was Chilling, Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House that really chiseled it into my memory. Maybe my parents didn’t read the disclaimer on the back of the record sleeve….

The Disneyland catalogue of children’s records is one of the finest in the world. The primary audience for Children’s records is the age group from three to eight years. Most of the records in the Disneyland catalogue are made specifically for that group although there are some whose appeal reaches into the early teens. This particular Disneyland record, CHILLING, THRILLING, SOUNDS OF THE HAUNTED HOUSE is not intended for young, impressionable children from three to eight. It is intended for older children, teenagers and adults.

Those bold and capitalized sections in that excerpt were printed just so on the album sleeve. Those words jump right out at you, basically gouge your eyes. So, they probably knew exactly what they were doing when they dropped the needle on this devilish disc. They knew I’d carry this baggage well into my twenties. They knew.

What a couple of assholes.

Just kidding, I love you mom!

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And click here to check out “Sounds To Make You Shiver”, another Halloween record on Rebuilt Tranny Records

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Tracklist

Side 1

1. The Haunted House

2. The Very Long Fuse

3. The Dogs

4. Timber

5. Your Pet Cat

6. Shipwreck

7. The Unsafe Bridge

8. Chinese Water Torture

9. The Birds

10. The Martian Monsters

Side 2

1. Screams and Groans

2. Thunder and Lightning and Rain

3. Cat Fight

4. Dogs

5. A Collection of Creaks

6. Fuses and Explosions

7. A Collection of Crashes

8. Birds

9. Drips and Splashes

10. Things in Space