Horror Boom Wishes You A Happy Haunted Mansion Halloween …With This Video!

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If you’re not quite feeling the Halloween spirit, this will do it for you… especially if you watched Disney‘s “Night On Bald Mountain” (from Fantasia), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (also the Disney version), or “The Skeleton Dance” (very old-school Disney cartoon) growing up. Oh, and if you could get in that Doom Buggy 100 times in a row and still be in heaven every time, you’ll dig this even more.

There’s lots of Disney’s Haunted Mansion compilation tributes up on You Tube with various clips, but this one is by far the best… plus you get a little peek at the Grand Ballroom, and this awesome room which is my sentimental favorite (even though there’s no projections, just animatronics. Every part of the ride is breath-taking, but this part? I’m strangely sentimental about “the Conservatory”:

Lemme outta here!

Lemme outta here!

Even had the “Sounds of the Haunted Mansion” LP on VINYL, which I greatly regret losing my original copy of (probably in the third grade or so).  Next time we go to Disneyland, I’m picking up that cool-ass “Haunted Mansion” poster (the original one advertising it, with the Hitch-Hiking Ghosts). Check out the Related Articles section at the bottom, it’s PACKED with awesome Haunted Mansion-related goodies to read!

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Halloween came and went so damn fast this year. Oh well, there’s always” room for one more”…

Hurry baaaaaack... Hurry baaaaack...

Hurry baaaaaack… Hurry baaaaack…

 Happy Halloween
…From Your Fiends At Horror Boom!

Horror Boom Halloween Treat – Grim Grinning Ghosts (From Disney’s House of Mouse Episode “House Ghosts”)

As the moon climbs high o’er the dead oak tree,
Spooks arrive for the midnight spree.
Creepy creeps with eerie eyes,
Start to shriek and harmonize.
Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize!

I can’t believe this FIRST aired in 2003 (according to this great Disney Wikia);  it looks so old-school –AND SO COOL! “House Ghosts” was the 50th episode of House of Mouse, originally aired on Toon Disney‘s New For You! Show on October 10, 2003. Plot: It’s Halloween, and Pete unleashes some grim grinning ghosts onto the club to try to scare everyone away. This is definitely the highlight of the episode! OK, I haven’t seen the entire epiode, just this, but I find it hard to believe anything could top this show-stopper. Oh, and I forgot all about the Disney character “Pete” until I saw this. Among others, look for an appearance from Constance, AKA the Ghost Bride, who resides in the attic section of the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. She had a fun back story; a “black widow” who had chopped off, I think, her last six husband’s heads!

“I do!” CHOP

I don’t know who did the vocals used on this re-recording of the “Grim Grinning Ghosts” song (© Original music by Buddy Baker and lyrics by F. Xavier Atencio), but it’s one swinging wake. Expect more special Halloween treats to pop up here soon.I’ve got five of them, and will post the final one on Halloween. I’ll toss in as many extras as I can along the treat countdown, too; we horror fans know that Halloween is the real  “most wonderful time of the year”  Enjoy!

-Mrs. Horror Boom

Maybe this is a tribute to the rare “Hatbox Ghost” from the attic. The mid-60s-looking Herman’s Hermits/Brian Jones shag hairstyle threw me off.

Yep, I think that’s him. Either way, both these guys are beyond cool-looking!

OK, I actually stumbled on the whole 8-minute “House Ghosts” episode, and it had so many great references, including appearances by James Woods   Hades (and his demo reel), the Devil in Night on Bald Mountain, and …more than I can count. Worth watching just to see the cameo by Mr. T alone! Nope, I am not making that up. Check it out  below!