MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE LIVE! RETURNING TO CEDAR POINT’S HALLOWEEKENDS THIS FALL

We are thrilled to announce that Midnight Syndicate Live! will be returning to Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends this fall! We’ve got a new show in a new theater that we can’t wait to share with you. Stay tuned for show updates, production photos, as well as a few more surprises we have in the works for you this year!

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RHODE ISLAND TERROR CON – Greatness In The Making!

Terror Con made it to Rhode Island in February of 2017 and to be honest, I had no idea what to expect. I have been to many horror conventions before and it was certainly nice seeing one finally come to the Ocean State. Thankfully my nephew heard about it before I did and asked if I would bring him and since I like to encourage the interests of my nephews, especially if they mirror my own, I immediately said yes.

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It’s Rondo Award Time…And The Daves are nominated!!!

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For the 8th year in a row, the Terror Daves have been nominated for a Rondo Award. This year you can find us on the ballot via #17 “Best Horror Blog or Website 2016.” It was such an honor to win in 2011 and a thrill to be nominated again! We are up against some great competition and hope our readers will support and vote for us! While you’re at it, show some support for Scary Monsters Magazine! Starting this summer the Daves will have a regular column in this phenomenal magazine entitled “The Terror Daves WEIRD USA!

Entering is easy! Just go to the Rondo Award website HERE and cut and paste the ballot into an e-mail, fill out your pics and e-mail them to the address provided on the website. Make sure to include your name! We’re going to need all the help we can get as they combined the Best Blog  and Best Website categories into one! It’s that simple and the Daves thank you!

AND THE WINNER IS…

ASHLEY JOHNSON!!! The Daves would like to thank every one that entered our contest for the amazing book, “When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies With Killer Animals!” Even if you were not our winner, we still cannot recommend this book enough and it is highly recommended by both Daves for your horror library!

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Stomping Into THE DINOSAUR PLACE

Recently, while on vacation, the Daves visited many dinosaur places and had a blast doing it. Being on vacation though you sometimes take for granted what may be in your own back yard. It may be ok to travel thousands of miles on vacation to a particular place but oftentimes you neglect driving just an hour to a similar place in your very own or neighboring state. This was the case with THE DINOSAUR PLACE in Montville, CT.

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MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE TO CREATE SOUNDTRACK FOR ZOMBIES!!! BOARD GAME

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CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 11, 2016 – Almost 13 years after releasing the first official roleplaying soundtrack to the iconic Dungeons & Dragons® game, award-winning composers and dark music pioneers Midnight Syndicate have teamed up with premier horror game designer Twilight Creations to produce a soundtrack album for the zombie apocalypse-themed Zombies!!! board game.  The dark instrumental album, which will feature new and previously recorded material blended with movie-style sound design, is designed to heighten the game play experience. The musical theme will center around the Zombies!!! board game and its 15 expansion sets that pay homage to classic zombie films, especially those of directors George Romero and Sam Raimi.

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Cli-Fi: Mother Nature vs. the Energy Crisis, Pollution, and Climate Change by Brandon Engel

The Daves would again like to welcome guest writer Brandon Engel with yet another of his insightful blogs!

Zombie movies are plenty scary, and horror films featuring psychos on a rampage are horrific, but there’s one thing that’s even worse: when mother nature gets fed up and doles out some hellish comeuppance. Such movies are increasingly referred to as climate fiction, which combines the horror and sci-fi genres. The scariness lies in the fact that the scenarios presented in these films aren’t far off from becoming reality – ENMAX estimates that in the US alone, only about 20% of our energy needs are met by renewables or cleaner fossil fuels like natural gas; mostly we’re still using energy sources that have been linked to climate change. Here are some cli-fi movies that imagine the consequences of nature truly going wild.

The Thing

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Much like some of the climate phenomena that the world is witnessing today, the villain in the 1982 movie The Thing is hard to describe. This sci-fi thriller starring Kurt Russell was a hit because it maintained its mystery right through to its conclusion. What, exactly, is this thing? Where did it come from? How does it keep turning random guys and dogs into terrifying monsters? No one could answer those questions, but what the survivors did know at the movie’s end is that The Thing would eventually be how they met their end.

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