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RavenBlackCat

A Connoisseur's Compendium of Haunted House Reviews, Victorian Horror, and All Things Dark and Macabre.

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Hello October

It’s officially October and there are so many exciting things right around the corner. Stay tuned for lots of updates, reviews, and giveaways.

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01 Oct 2014
in Etsy Treasuries, Spooky Victorian Decor

OBSESSED WITH ETSY: All Hallow’s Eve

There are so many reasons to love Etsy. Here are 16 more… A Black & White Vintage Inspired Halloween Decor Collection. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. All Hallow's Eve A Black & White Vintage Inspired Halloween Decor Collection. Halloween Subway Art, Halloween Decor, Halloween Printable, Halloween Mantel, Halloween Word Art Kindertype $4.00 Black Halloween Decor Pedestal Bowl Classic Black Paris Chic Decor SweetCarolineatHome $22.00 Halloween Burlap Boo Banner Halloween Decoration...

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30 Sep 2014
REVIEW: Fright Dome
in 2012 Haunted House Reviews, Tourism

REVIEW: Fright Dome

Fright DomeCircus CircusLas Vegas, NV We visited Fright Dome during their 10 Years of Terror celebration in 2012. Creator Jason Egan pulled out all the stops for the massive celebration housed in the Adventuredome at Circus Circus.  Fright Dome is an epic Halloween party. Five haunted houses, twenty-five amusement park rides, a stocked bar,  celebrity appearances, live music, and four scare zones all capped off...

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26 Sep 2014
2014 Vintage Inspired Halloween Decor
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2014 Vintage Inspired Halloween Decor

It’s that time of year again and stores are full of gorgeous Gothic, Victorian, and Literary inspired Halloween decor. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites below. Oh, if only we had unlimited ducats and storage space.

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25 Sep 2014
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in 2014 Haunted House Review, Haunts That Touch You

REVIEW: Blood Manor

Blood Manor163 Varick StreetNew York, NY Blood Manor is celebrating its 10th year of terror this October, with the usual dose of ghouls, gore, and good times, along with some new twists!  Conveniently located on Varick Street, Blood Manor opens this Friday, October 3rd.  We were lucky enough to get an early look at the haunt at their Media Preview event. Is It Scary? According to...

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25 Sep 2014
REVIEW: Gateway Playhouse
in 2013 Haunted House Review

REVIEW: Gateway Playhouse

Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse215 South Country RoadBellport, NY Long Island’s Gateway Playhouse produces one of the best haunted houses in the country. With a new theme every year, it is always fresh, exciting and innovative.  For the 2013 season, they combined dark fairy tales and creepy circus themes to create “The Grimling Family Travelling Circus.” The unusual combination was their finest and most detailed haunt yet....

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25 Sep 2014
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in 2012 Haunted House Reviews, 2013 Haunted House Review, Haunts That Touch You

REVIEW: Nyctophobia

NyctophobiaAnywhereLong Island, NY What is Nyctophobia?  Nyctophobia began as a haunted house and has grown into its own unique brand of immersive promenade theater. Every year it is completely different. We had the pleasure of visiting Nyctophobia in 2011 for its brick and mortar haunted house beginnings. (Read our review of Nyctophobia 2011.) NYCTOPHOBIA 2012 When we returned in 2012 for their invite-only event, we...

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25 Sep 2014
Top 5 Horror TV Shows of 2014
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Top 5 Horror TV Shows of 2014

Our friend, ‘D’ counts down the best horror tv shows currently on the air. Disagree? Let us know what tops your list of favorites! ________________________ Looking for great horror on television can be tough.  There are shows where the characters are “monsters” but the genre is most definitely not horror.  Take True Blood for example – there are vampires and werewolves, but the show is...

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13 Sep 2014
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Hillier’s Victorian Horror

I’m currently swooning over Dan Hillier’s gorgeous artwork. Injecting elements of the macabre into Victorian elegance is such a compelling combination. Visit his Official Website to see more of his incredible work.

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13 Sep 2014
The Super Creepy Art of Francisco Goya
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The Super Creepy Art of Francisco Goya

At the age of 75, Spanish romantic painter Francisco Goya (1746-1828) completed a series of 14 Black Paintings. This artwork was much darker and included references to war and witchcraft. They are very dark and creepy. Enjoy. More information About Goya’s Black Paintings.

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28 Aug 2014
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