31 Nightmares 2017: The 28th

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


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31 Nightmares 2017: The 10th

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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31 Nightmares 2017: The 2nd

Zombies have been such a massive force in our pop culture over the last thirty years or so, we see them everywhere. Everything from our favorite video games and television shows, to movies, merchandise, and more, has been given the zombie treatment.

There is a man that can largely be credited with setting up this genre and creating a new lane for it. That man is none other than Mr. George A. Romero, and sadly we lost him earlier this July. Although that loss has surely been felt, Mr. Romero’s impact on the horror genre is undeniable, and isn’t going anywhere.

My “Farmhouse” piece was inspired by George A. Romero’s, Night of the Living Dead

With hit shows like The Walking Dead now running mainstream entertainment that has been made loud and clear. There are countless games, most notably, Resident Evil,  along with more current like Minecraft, and Killing Floor, that have all touched on the now vastly popular sub-genre.

I don’t see this genre fading despite seeing some complaints over the years that it’s been overdone. Not when there are still new creations that keep pumping on out and continue to do well.

Some of the screenshots used in this installment of 31Nightmares feature zombies in the game Minecraft. This game is still going strong well into 2017.

This week we’ll be touching on many other Master’s of Horror and their influences.

~Dedicated to George A. Romero~

You will be greatly missed.

We will make you proud.


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31 Nightmares: The 21st

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On the 19th, we spoke about being trapped in a place during a nightmare. Today we’ll be discussing those places. The settings in our most frightening of dreams often say more about the nightmares themselves. Over the years, many of the places in my own nightmares have made it into my artistic visions. Later on, they were made into some form of art.

I’m not sure why it is that these places fascinate me, but I know I’m not alone. This has been a popular topic here since we started, and I’m certainly not surprised.

The settings in which the terror takes place often gets the mind into problem solving mode. Setting afire the desire to take flight, get the heck out of there. It’s no wonder these places make it into art, or film, or television. They are a mere glimpse into who we are as people, and what gets to us in terms of fear.

What has been your most frightening dream setting?

Happy Haunts!

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