Stuck in the Halloween Web today is my pal Morbius Kromwell, aka Martin. I like to think we're brothers from another pumpkin patch. He and I have never met face to face. We connected online over our mutual love of the holiday a few years back.
Spooks of a feather, haunt together I guess.
Tell the home audience a little about yourself and where they might know you from.
My name is Martin. I am from place called Terre Haute, Indiana. Steve Martin once called our town Nowhere USA but after our mayor invited him back and gave him a tour of our sewage plant and a free meal at a local diner, Steve changed his mind about us. He even showed his gratitude and killed off our entire town in Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid. Overall, it is your average Midwestern town, just the right place to live when you love Halloween.
I mostly live in obscurity but I used to make some sound effects and still do podcasting on the side. If anyone knows me at all it would be from those endeavors. I helped the now defunct Rotting Flesh Radio a few times, I toss together horror and Scifi musical themed podcasts at Gravecast.com and I do an offbeat little story based cast called Multiverse News.
People were screaming and yelling at the screen and the suspense and tension was thick as fog. I was so nervous that I actually laughed out loud, something I have never done before or after. The tension went on and on. It was such a relief when at long last, we get to the end of the movie; and the evil murderer was shot and killed. Oh man, what a ride. Now Micha…HOLY CRAP! When Loomis looked out and Myers was gone, chills ran up and down my spine. The chills continued as Carpenter’s theme music burned into my soul. Mixed with Michael’s breathing and the screen panning around looking for Myers, my brain was on overload. And then it was over. Over? What?! Are you telling me it WAS the boogeyman and he was still out there? But now… I had to walk home. All alone. At night. It was unforgettable. Fastest walk ever. When I all but ran into my house that night, tossed a hello at my Mom and ducked into my room, I felt I hadn’t just seen a movie, I had survived it.
Any favorite costumes from Halloweens past?
What was it like in your neighborhood as a kid?
What do you remember most about Halloween from childhood?
What do you do to celebrate Halloween today?
Do you have any yearly rituals?
What do you think it is about Halloween that keeps it in our hearts as we get older?
Inside the Spooksters' Studio
The worst thing to get while trick or treating was apples. We had several people who had apple trees and they would pick them and hand them out. Nasty brown spots and all. What a rip off.
My favorite thing to get was potato chips. An old lady who lived right across the street from my childhood home gave out small bags of chips for a couple of years. I think I have a salt tooth in place of my sweet tooth and that was like hitting the Halloween lottery. I now always give out small slim jims with our candy, for those other salt-o-holics out there. I also make sure the Dads and Moms get a slim jim as well.
Where can people find you online?
Before you head off to your next house, swing by Halloween Mixes.
They're posting a themed mix album every day of the month!
And of course, check out all the other folks participating in the Countdown to Halloween!