31 Nights Of Terror: Contest: Win Terrifying Music From Midnight Syndicate

Posted in: Contests by Gino Sassani on October 2nd, 2010

Gino Sassani

Gino Sassani is a member of the Southeastern Film Critic's Association (SEFCA) and The Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF). He is a film and television critic based in Tampa, Florida. He's also the Senior Editor here at Upcomingdiscs. Gino started reviewing films in the early 1990's as a segment of his local television show Focus. He's an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records. Gino is currently working on his 8th album Merchants & Mercenaries. Gino took over Upcomingdiscs Dec 1, 2008. He works out of a home theater he calls The Reel World. Favorite films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Body Snatcher (Val Lewton film with Karloff and Lugosi, not the pod people film), Unforgiven, Gladiator, The Lion King, Jaws, Son Of Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Monsters, Inc.


  1. Agnes Marshall
    10/03/2010 @ 11:58 am

    The coolest Halloween decoration I ever saw was set up on the front lawn on a bench close to where trick-or-treaters were walking. Two scarecrow people were sitting/leaning against each other. These props were real people who came to life and, depending on the age of the kids, came to life gently or jumped up waving their arms and shouting. Very effective!

  2. Lori Watson
    10/03/2010 @ 12:26 pm

    An animated with flying down a zip line in a large yard. They had bubbling cauldrons and people all dress up. It was a huge haunted lawn

  3. Lori Watson
    10/03/2010 @ 12:26 pm

    that should say witch 🙂

  4. Tonya
    10/03/2010 @ 2:55 pm

    a house completely decorated for halloween – scary monsters, webs, ghosts and ghost sounds – it was so creepy looking at the house!

  5. Laura DeLuca
    10/03/2010 @ 8:00 pm

    A dancing bride & groom skeleton

  6. Jim Morton
    10/03/2010 @ 8:49 pm

    a coffin with a real person that pops out and scares people

  7. Angie Andrews
    10/03/2010 @ 10:50 pm

    The coolest halloween decoration I have ever seen was when I was a kid trick or treating and one of the neighbourhood men had disguised himself with a pumpkin on his head. We had no idea and when we came up the driveway he popped up and yelled boo and scared us half to death.

  8. Heather
    10/03/2010 @ 10:59 pm

    A yard with coffins, tombstones and fog. Was very scary.

  9. Connie Lewis
    10/03/2010 @ 11:18 pm

    A person with a chainsaw standing dead still and then starts chasing people when they go up to the house.

  10. Kanina Clorey
    10/03/2010 @ 11:44 pm

    I must admit Hallowe’en has ALWAYS been my favorite; even moe than Christmas!
    My favorite Hallowe’en decoration was a coffin we made out of an antique hope chest. We placed it on the deck beside the door we used to dish out the treats. Ofcourse the fog machine and black lights provided a wonderful backdrop. Once the children had recieved their treats and where thanking us as they left a friend of ours dresed as a vampire threw the lid open and sat up groaning from the coffin. Well … the children all screamed and scattered; but always came back to check things out and tell us what a blast they had 🙂

  11. Peter
    10/04/2010 @ 4:47 pm

    In my neighborhood when I was growing up some guy had a bunch of mannequins that he covered in fake blood. They were cool.

  12. Carol Trathen
    10/04/2010 @ 10:11 pm

    The coolest Halloween decoration I ever saw was quite a few years ago. It consisted of a marker saying rest in peace placed near a hole in the lawm with a mechanized ghost type figure covered with a type of indoor/outdoor carpeting. As bigger kids came by the owner somehow triggered the mechanism and the ghost popped out to some very scary sounds.It was really interesting sitting and watching the responses it generated.

  13. Denise Glazier
    10/05/2010 @ 5:57 am

    That would have to be a giant inflated pumpkin on someones front lawn. Man was it big!

  14. Joyce Mcgregor
    10/06/2010 @ 11:49 am

    The coolest Halooween was actually my son’s he has a coffin and what he did was put the smoke machine under it with a repeated recording with someone banging trying to get out; he scared a few small kids but the adults felt the yard was the coolest

  15. jason
    10/08/2010 @ 11:41 am

    My neighbors actually had a scarecrow and had a wicked jack o lantern as the head. It was wicked,

  16. Daniel M
    10/08/2010 @ 8:51 pm

    a ghost that wandered around the yard (on a line)

  17. Patty B
    10/09/2010 @ 9:15 am

    the creepy halloween parade at Universal Studios in Orlando

  18. Robert Wise
    10/09/2010 @ 1:34 pm

    Jason with a hockey mask sitting in a chair outside the front door of a house on Halloween night.

  19. Joanne Stilwell
    10/10/2010 @ 9:03 pm

    neighbour dressed as a hobo sat so still on his porch not sure if it was real or fake…i watched his house forever til i finally saw him move

  20. Nina bergeron
    10/13/2010 @ 7:04 pm

    some with a pumpkin on thier head pretending to be fake.

  21. johnna
    10/26/2010 @ 1:32 am

    the coolest halloween decoration i ever saw was concocted by my mom! when i was a kid we had an enclosed front porch which she decorated every halloween. one year she had the porch bathed in red lights and rocking chairs lined up with various “dummies” (scarecrows, witches, etc.) to greet trick or treaters. on one chair sat a creepy old man with tattered clothes and a freaky mask…who turned out to be very much “alive” (my mom), who would jump out of the rocker to scare neighborhood kids (and the occasional accompanying parent)!

  22. Kelly
    10/30/2010 @ 6:39 am

    I love the ghouls that hang and make noise

  23. Ron Miller
    10/30/2010 @ 6:35 pm

    a porch full of dozens carefully carved pumpkins, would have taken 1/2 an hour to see each one

  24. Katherine Williams
    10/31/2010 @ 7:08 am

    I saw a house of horrors once that was decorated better than for Christmas! There were webs, spiders, skeletons, pumpkins, lights, bloody scythes etc. everywhere, and they even had a sound system with horrific screams hooked up outside! Just awesome! It caused traffic jams on that street!

  25. Lori S
    10/31/2010 @ 11:03 am

    My neighbours decorate their front lawn as a cemetary with assorted gouls.