“Your beloved Daydreams isn’t here right now. She appears to be…all tied up. I just may get cozy here. Yes, yes…I could get used to this.”
“When I came to my head was throbbing. Didn’t quite know what to make of it all. I was frightened—and cold. She was no longer here. Maybe that protection spell I cast on the gates finally took. I’m sure it won’t ward her off for long, though.”
Well my horror-loving lovelies,
Another #31Nightmares has come to a close.
We were not so sure about doing this whole thing again this year. There is a whole fresh hell of a lot going on behind the scenes. These circumstances have made it difficult on this trip. I apologize for not keeping up our tradition of ending this thing with a video. Some personal matters kept that footage from ever being shot & uploaded.
Despite those somber notes, we hope you had fun through each of the 31 days and nights. Will we do this again next year? Well, you’ve managed to talk me into it each year again since we started back in 2015. We shall just have to wait and see.
On behalf of Snapping Turtle Arts, I would like to thank Dean Kealy, Michael Patrick, and Bill Friday for joining us and lending their magnificent talents.
To the horror lovers here and overseas
We are so appreciative of all of you. Thank you for stopping in on each day! None of this would have gone down this year without your loving support and encouragement!
To my mentors
I saw you here lurking about. 😉 It means the world to me and my little family that some of you still care. We’ll try to put on a bigger show if we go at this thing again next year.
To our friends and family
Thank you for holding our hands when times get rough.
We love you ALL!
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~In Loving Memory of~
Wes Craven, Grayson Queen, and Scott Wilson
-and so many more
Since we started this thing back in 2015, horror movie soundtracks has been a favorite topic amongst our assortment of all things creepy.
Today, we’re highlighting one of my personal favorites in the genre, Master of Horror, Mr. John Carpenter. John is quite the composer and has done some of the most iconic themes for your favorite horror films.
You can find a sizable list for John Carpenter with some of his best titles on Spotify below
I highly recommend just letting them all shuffle play this time of year. 🙂
This has been
It’s been three years now since we first began this series. Now, becoming a sort of tradition backed by horror-loving demand,
When we first started this madness in 2015, we did so in tribute to man whose life has touched so many in their respective fields. That man is Mr. Wes Craven, and you can read about how this series got its start here. Since then, it has grown into much more—a gathering of us horror heads, if you will.
For now, my Snapping Turtle family would simply like to welcome you here. Don’t forget! CardCastles Terms apply here during this event as well as across all social media accounts. We’ve got some guests coming up while we waltz through each day and night. Please be kind. We don’t want to have to feed you to our guards.
If you are into the world of special effects like we are here at home, there is someone I highly recommend following that we haven’t mentioned before.
His name is Kevin Yagher
and his Instagram account can be found below.
I had already been familiar with Kevin’s work from hearing his name floated around horror circles. What I didn’t know was the sheer number of things Mr. Yagher has worked on. If you do a little digging, you’ll find out this man’s trail of past work is seriously impressive.
One of the highlights worth mentioning is recently Kevin started selling some of his work as well:
How cool is that?
This has been Day 1
If you follow CardCastles and/or Snapping Turtle Arts on social media then you know we are yet again resurrecting the October tradition here of #31Nightmares.
Since we are already planning for October’s events now in August, it’s only right we picked today to launch the guest slot openings and guest submission forms.
If you are interested in being one of our guests during this year’s 31Nightmares,
Send in your submission form below.
31 Nightmares Tips & Guidelines
- Anything horror-related
- Presentations can be in written, photo, art, video, or music/audio format
- *Extra points if it’s inspired by a nightmare!
- CardCastles Terms in effect and apply during this event
- Send in any & all links you would like to be featured like your personal website, blog, or social media accounts.
- 31Nightmares posts automatically get shared out to CardCastles social accounts so your submission may get increased traffic, meaning free promotion for you!
- Tributes to horror legends and horror creators also very welcome.
- Most importantly, have fun with it.
- There are a limited number of slots & they fill up quickly so try to get these in soon!
We look forward to this event later this October with you all and much more this 2018.
Well, horror lovers,
We’ve reached another end to our nightmares. Will they be back again? We’ll just have to wait and see. We’ve had some hurdles but it’s all been worth it.
Enjoy this short video message as a token of my appreciation.
First and foremost we would like to thank our very supportive family members that helped make some of this possible. To our friends, thank you for rooting for this event even when our hearts weren’t in it at certain points this year.
To the horror lovers:
None of this would be possible without you!! You clammered for this event’s return until we gave in.
To our Twitter Family and #TWDFamily members – we appreciate your overwhelming kindness & interaction with us. You’ve helped drive some horror fans our way and we are forever grateful to all of you for that!!
To our guests Michael Patrick and Bill Friday – We thank you for your courage to share and your wonderful contributions to the event this year.
To our mentors, your advice has been priceless at times when we desperately needed it.
& Last but most certainly not least, thank all of you reading that have shared these on social media, cheered us on, and just generally made this event more fun for us to host.
We love all of you.
Snapping Turtle Arts
This has been Day 31
~In Loving Memory of~
Wes Craven, Grayson Queen, John Bernecker, George Romero, and Tobe Hooper.
-And all the rest that helped pave the way.
We’ve talked a lot about the importance of sound & music in horror when it comes to television, movies, and video games. The topic is sprinkled about throughout these years of doing #31Nightmares.
Along with soundtracks and sound effects, recently I came across a wonderfully haunting theme that belongs to a show.
We are nearing the end of our nightmarish journey. Still more to come. We hope you’ve enjoyed this October with us here at cardcastlesinthesky.com
This has been Day 28
Good evening, darlings.
There’s not even much commentary I have to add to this one.
Simply admire the awesomeness that is this collaboration:
They don’t call him a “Master of Horror” for nothing. How cool is it to get NIN to revise one of your most iconic works?
This has been Day 23
Since this week we’re touching on all things behind the scenes in horror, we’ve constructed a playlist of great uses of horror in sound and just generally wonderful soundtracks in the genre. Enjoy!
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If there was ever an old classic horror movie with a soundtrack to match, it’s Psycho.
This is my favorite song from the movie:
This has been Day 25 of