Terror Trax: Valentine Wolfe

Our Season 13 theme song band is…VALENTINE WOLFE!

You might be thinking… Valentine Wolfe? Wasn’t that the last theme song band? And yes, it was. But they have written a new song just for us called “This Place is Cursed” and it fit so prefect for our Season 13 CURSED theme we had to pick them again.

Besides being our theme song band, VW has a new CD available.

Dolorosa Lachymosa is here!

Sarah has been hard at work creating music inspired by video game soundtracks (specifically, the gothic horror game Bloodborne). The result is Dolorosa Lachyrmosa, 48 minutes of dark neo-classical vocal ambient music. Right now, we’re releasing this one as digital only. If you’d like to pick up a copy, head over to our bandcamp:

https://valentinewolfe.bandcamp.com/album/dolorosa-lachrymosa

Our supporters on Patreon should have this one already-if you’d like to join us over there, you can get the digital CD, some demo mixes, some notes, and other behind the scenes access for as little as $1 per month. Join us on Patreon here:

https://www.patreon.com/ValentineWolfe

Finally, if you like what you hear, please share it! We want to share our music with everyone who’s tastes might run a bit darker, and it is always exciting to see you sharing our music, too. Much gratitude in advance!

So light some candles, draw the curtains, and enjoy Sarah’s haunting Dolorosa Lachrymosa.

 We hope you love Valentine Wolfe as much as we do!
And we look forward to their music stylings in the future!

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Ghastly Games by Daphne Strasert: Betrayal at House on the Hill

 

Game Review: Betrayal at House on the Hill

Can you survive a night at the House on the Hill? Between secret passageways, dangerous relics, and supernatural entities that lurk in every shadow, you’ll have your work cut out for you. But the house is only the start. One of your own party will betray you before the night is through. Whether you’re attacked by a hoard of bloodsucking bats, chosen to marry the ghost of a restless bride, or searching for a companion who has been buried alive, you’ll have to drag yourself out by your fingernails by dawn.

Betrayal at House on the Hill is a strategy board game for 3-6 players. It takes about one hour to play.

Gameplay Overview

The best thing about playing Betrayal at House on the Hill is that the game is different every time you pull it out. There are fifty unique play scenarios (more if you get expansion packs) and each of those can be different depending on the layout of the house and the players present.

All players have a character with physical and mental stats that they track through gameplay. These affect everything from movement to dice rolls to attacks. Players work together to win, but someone in your party will turn against you.

The game is broken into two phases: exploring the house and The Haunt. In the beginning, players find new rooms and expand the layout of the house. Rooms can contain Items, Events, or Omens. Items and Events can help or harm you but find too many Omens and you’ll trigger The Haunt, the second half of the game where play becomes life or death.

When the Haunt is revealed, one player will be designated as the Traitor. From that moment on, they work against the other players, trying to raise the dead, become one with a supernatural being, kill everyone, etc. The goal is different every time. The rest of the players learn how to defeat their particular circumstances by finding specific rooms or objects, and by using character traits to discover information or attack a monster.

The game is finished when either the Traitor or the remaining players fulfill the win conditions of the specific haunt.

Game Experience

Betrayal at House on the Hill is a beautiful, atmospheric horror game. Horror Addicts will love the hundreds of traditional, spine-tingling horror references that are slipped in everywhere. The cards are well crafted with carefully chosen stories and details that make the hair stand up on your arms.

There are A LOT of pieces. Whether this is justified or not is up to personal interpretation. I don’t think they’re all needed, but some people like to have a piece for everything in gameplay. Keeping track of character stats can be difficult since the markers aren’t very good at staying in place.

However, despite a few minor annoyances, the game is pleasing overall and well made. The art is beautiful and the writing is exquisite. Each Haunt scenario is its own horror story. Cards contain details that are wonderful teasers to stories that are never told (and so fuel your own imagination as the game goes on). These make discovering the house as much of a delight as fighting for your life during The Haunt.

Final Thoughts

Betrayal at House on the Hill is complicated. If you can play your first game with a veteran, I suggest you do so. Otherwise, allocate an additional hour for gameplay to figure out how to play. If you’re looking for a quick, fun, family game (or something to play while heavily drunk), look somewhere else. But if you want an absorbing game that can be enjoyed differently each time played, this game is for you.

Press Release: Music: Urn Releases Official Music Video

 

Displaying “Garden Party Massacre” 1st OFFICIAL FULL TRAILER.

My Melancholy Life by Mimielle

 

Hey Addicts, Mimielle of the mimielle.net here and I’m so glad to be joining the cast for season 13 “Curse of the Deadline”, I’m calling it! I will have a lot to report on this season including fashion events my fashion picks and reports from the world of Normie fashion. Also, the renaissance of DIY fashion in the blog-o-sphere as I recommend some amazing fashion and DIY YouTubers. The Wickeds, HorrorAddict’s own Wicked Women Writers group has started meeting at a virtual world HQ for HorroAddicts.net in new Babbage, one of the premiere Steampunks estates. Here is the address if you would like to dive into the virtual world to join us!

I’ll additionally be reporting on a horror genre screenwriting workshop as sponsored by Horroraddicts.net and the Wickeds which began April 12.
In a cozy headquarters, you’ll find that the tea is on, the absinthe is louching, the bookshelves are filling up and we have room for fellow Horror authors and those in related genres to put out their books with excerpts, illustrations and a web link to share. When they say that the virtual worlds are a whole new and different place they mean it, and Second Life is a great place to discover creativity of yours and other people’s.

I have started checking the humidity reports as spring and my ball jointed dolls are calling for some painting and the sealants are finicky. Try explaining that to an impatient doll waiting for her face to be painted so her story can be told!

On the real-life side of my social milieu, I will be attending Paradiso a Woodland Arcadia as a VIP in May as well as securing our season tickets to the Kansas City Ballet. We will see Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Lady of the Camellias and more. Hopefully trips to Kansas City will also include some Lolita fashion meets and Goth nights with the Kansas City Goths and the Absinthe and Poetry Society, The Wormwood Collective. I have some plans to read there this summer. At home, I’m in charge of planning the twice-yearly International Lolita Day outings in June and December. So I will be scouting out local tea, brunch and sweets places so we can venture forth in our frills and I will report to you on everything.

It’s going to be a full and fun season, Addicts. So I hope you’ll come along and watch your step! The Curse of Season 13 is upon us!

Book Review: Mudcat by John Quick

Mudcat by John Quick

Review by Ariel DaWintre

Mudcat by John Quick is pretty fast paced, has lots of action, and it’s a pretty quick read. I liked the good guys and bad guys. It really kept my attention.

The book starts off introducing you to the main protagonist. I don’t know if you can say there is a bad guy in this story, but a lot of bad things happen. I didn’t know what a Mudcat was before, but I am definitely freaked out now. A Mudcat is a catfish with long barbs on the side of its face and they wiggle in the mud. Also, they can apparently stand on their tails. Now, imagine a Mudcat merging with a human. People think sharks are scary but this Mudcat puts them to shame.

The story focuses on a small town where most of the homes are next to the lake and they are having a bad storm that is causing the lake to overflow. As if rushing water overflowing isn’t scary enough, what lurks in the dark water is even worse. I like all the characters and their interaction and like small towns they all know each other.

The main character of the story the Rob Pinkston is the acting Chief of Police while the main boss is on holiday.

He happens to take over during the worst possible time when a huge storm is coming. No better way to learn than the hard way, right? I like this character and it’s interesting watching him as he is having the worst day ever on what is supposed to be the best day ever.

I enjoyed the story. There are a lot of characters in the story, but the writer brings them all to life and you can imagine them all. I thought Mudcat was going to have the typical happy ending, but the writer put in an extra twist.

It Came From the Vault: Ghost Hunting with Rhonda Carpenter – The Crescent Hotel

 

Eureka Springs, Arkansas is an idyllic get-away from the hassle bustle of the city. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Ozark mountains, revel in the myriad of shops and artist galleries as well as a huge selection of spas that will relax you from head to toe. Or just meander the streets ooo-ing and ahh-ing over the Victorian gingerbread houses that line the narrow streets of the historic loop district.

I was excited to visit the acclaimed hunted Crescent Hotel built in 1886. This was “the” place to go and be healed by the mineral-rich waters of the natural hot springs in the area. Apparently, some visitors liked it so much they never left. The Crescent Hotel is perched on the top of a hill overlooking the lush greenery of the mountains and valleys that surround it.

When I entered the hotel’s grand entrance I was drawn at once to the art deco pipe organ with its stained glass and hand carves ladies. While it is no longer in use I could just hear the sound of it playing in days of old.

The grand entrance also has one of the most intriguing fireplaces I have ever seen.

But the grand entrance didn’t hold my attention for long as I was literally pulled, camera in hand, to the staircase leading up to the rooms.

You won’t have to look closely but I invite you to do just that as you look through the pictures I took that are filled with orbs of light or what some people call ghosts.

The activity in this hotel seriously vibrates through you as you walk the halls.

On the second floor, I stopped dead in my tracks at room 216. As you can see this room is active with spirits. They are even coming out of the walls.

The staircase is so active I can’t even count all the orbs. Can you?

I purposely didn’t read anything about the ghosts at the Crescent as I wanted a clean experience. But I understand they have a ghost tour you can take if you don’t just want to roam the halls with your camera. They are even down by the pool. Eureka Springs was well worth the trip and the Crescent was a lovely step back in time. I understand why the resident ghosts don’t want to leave.

For more photos from Rhonda’s trip just the link below!

http://www.lifefirst.com/gotinsight/2012/09/22/ghost-hunt-at-the-crescent-hotel/

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare Giveaway! Play and win!

 

We’re not playing the game, it’s playing us!

A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone–or something–begins to punish those who tell a lie–or refuse the dare.

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, starring Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) opens in theaters Friday the 13th!

To celebrate the release of this terrifying new film we have a Truth or Dare Challenge Blog App and a giveaway.

 

Play the game… If you dare! Grab a friend and take the Truth or Dare challenge to see who survives. Test your skills on the Truth or Dare Challenge Blog App!

What you win: 

1 – Limited Edition Truth or Dare Card Game: This limited edition Truth or Dare Game is only available via this promotion and has a run of 200 pieces worldwide. It has a card deck featuring dares and the creepy crawly items you need to satisfy the dares in the deck. Test your resolve… The truth will set you free!

1 – Truth or Dare Official Promo Tank – Show off the goods with this Truth or Dare Official Tank. Once you play the card game, the winner will get this tank to show off to all their friends!

How to win:

  1. Check out the Truth or Dare APP
  2. While playing, tag us on Twitter or Facebook  by posting one of your your game answers with hashtags #horroraddicts #TruthorDare #Blumhouse

Twitter: @horroraddicts13

Facebook: horroraddicts.net or emzbox

Contest ends  April 18th, 2018

 

Giveaway winners must be in the U.S. and Canada