Martha Stewart Living: Spooky Scary Sounds for Halloween
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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I have tried many halloween sounds tracks or the years, this is by far the best!
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.
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