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Martha Stewart Living: Spooky Scary Sounds for Halloween
     

Martha Stewart Living: Spooky Scary Sounds for Halloween

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Lifestyle queen Martha Stewart advises millions on life's pesky little details, from how to organize dresser drawers to how to make a bid on Ebay to what color to paint the house. Now the first lady of homemaking tackles an oft-overlooked holiday, Halloween. You've made the lollipops, sewn your costume, and decorated your house and yard with seasonal flair. But you've

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Lifestyle queen Martha Stewart advises millions on life's pesky little details, from how to organize dresser drawers to how to make a bid on Ebay to what color to paint the house. Now the first lady of homemaking tackles an oft-overlooked holiday, Halloween. You've made the lollipops, sewn your costume, and decorated your house and yard with seasonal flair. But you've forgotten one thing: the music. A haunted house has to have sound effects. Some might suspect that Stewart was channeling her inner witch when she developed Martha Stewart Living: Spooky Scary Sounds for Halloween, a collection that was apparently culled from a tape of sound effects Martha has been playing at her house for years. The disc starts out with a pulsing heartbeat, calling to mind the stories of Edgar Allen Poe. The heartbeat gives way to eerie Halloween noises: doors creaking, chains rattling, witches cackling, women screaming, crickets chirping, owls hooting, dogs growling, and thunder rumbling. Off in the distance someone moans, then laughs menacingly. Suddenly the clock strikes the bewitching hour. While this compilation doesn't evoke the creepy ambiance of one particular place, it is an effective amalgam of terrifying sounds that's sure to haunt most any house. Plus, Stewart includes a booklet with her suggestions for spookifying your home, carving pumpkins, and, of course, making your own Halloween treats.

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
With Martha Stewart Living: Spooky Scary Sounds for Halloween, the lifestyle guru uses her legendary good taste and attention to detail to create a sound effects collection designed to scare the costumes off trick or treaters and Halloween partygoers. And while Stewart isn't usually a name you'd associate with the scariest of holidays, this album of telltale heartbeats, mad cackling, growling dogs, rattling chains, chiming clocks, and eerie atmospheres is surprisingly good at creating just the right creepy mood. The only drawback is that it's one long track of sound effects -- you can't really cue up a specific spooky sound quickly. Perhaps a second volume of Spooky Scary Sounds for Halloween could provide more varied sounds in a more accessible format. This disc is all about ambience, however, which it definitely provides. Another nice -- and quintessentially Martha Stewart -- touch is the CD booklet, which includes helpful decoration tips and a recipe for caramel apples. Though sound effects geeks won't find anything new on Martha Stewart: Spooky Scary Sounds for Halloween, it's a well-crafted album that delivers an effective atmosphere for the big night.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/05/2000
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227997526
catalogNumber:
79975

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Martha Stewart Living: Spooky Scary Sounds for Halloween 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have tried many halloween sounds tracks or the years, this is by far the best!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now Martha Stewart takes a stab at a Halloween CD. First the good points: it is fully original, offers good editing and stereo separation, and has some good and new sounds such as a witch cackling, and screams. The bad points are that while the CD is a single track just over 40 minutes, it is comprised of a 5 minute loop of the same thing, over and over and over again. For the price you'd expect much more. Another point you should know before buying this is that a lot of the CD is a thump-thump, thump-thump of a heartbeat that gets progressively louder. You *must* play this on a stereo with big woofers to be effective. If you play this on a small boombox out your window it will sound terrible.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Say when Halloween comes around, Mom never fools around about being scary. And Martha is like my mom, i was scared listened to this album. I stayed inside my house for a couple of weeks, and I'm a firefighter i couldnt go on any calls