Set It Off (band)
Set It Off is an American rock band that started in Tampa, Florida. The band gained a large following through vocalist Cody Carson's YouTube channel Set It Off was subsequently signed by Equal Vision Records after releasing a string of successful extended plays. In 2018 they signed to Fearless Records, in February 2019 the band released Midnight, their fourth studio album, through the label. Cody Carson met Dan Clermont in high school. Austin M. Kerr and Zach DeWall were in their own band together prior to the formation of Set It Off; the two bands brushed against each other while playing local shows at the same time. After high school, Carson left for Ohio to attend the Oberlin Conservatory of Music as a classical clarinet student. In his first year, after exchanging a series of YouTube videos with All Time Low's frontman Alex Gaskarth, Carson asked if he could sing "Coffee Shop Soundtrack" on stage at the group's upcoming concert at the Cleveland House of Blues via a YouTube video, to which Gaskarth agreed.
The performance helped Carson confirm his dream of starting a rock band, not long afterward, Carson dropped out of college and used his school money to come back and start up the band. DeWall and Kerr were amongst the first to join the band, Dan Clermont followed. James Arran was Set It Off's initial drummer, but financial struggles made gas purchases difficult for him, which resulted in Arran resigning on August 24, 2008. Blake Howell became Set It Off's next drummer but soon left the band due to difficulties his family was facing. Howell was replaced by Benjamin Panico on October 30, 2009. Howell was able to introduce the band to Maxx Danziger. Set It Off released its first EP, You Don't Tripajaharda, on October 31, 2008. Set It Off self-released its EP Calm Before the Storm on May 12, 2009. Set It Off self-released the single "Hush Hush" on September 6, 2010. A music video was made to accompany the song on October 4, 2010. Set It Off released the single "Together Forever" on November 16, 2010, which it officially phonographed in 2014.
Set It Off released the single "@Reply" on December 25, 2010. A music video was made to accompany the song. Set It Off self-released its EP Horrible Kids, with the single "@Reply" on it. On July 19, 2011, the band announced its signing to Equal Vision Records, it was announced that through Equal Vision Records, the band would issue a remastered version of its self-released EP Horrible Kids, with an addition of the song "Chase It!", on August 30, 2011. Carson stated, "Our main inspiration in writing this album was derived from personal experiences growing up. I loved being able to turn to songs that I could relate to. I want to provide that same kind of coping source for people. I want people to be able to turn on Horrible Kids and pick a song that pinpoints what they're going through and allows them to vent through it." After being released, the album debuted in the top 100 Alternative Albums on iTunes. Horrible Kids was recorded at Red Sparrow Studios in Wilson, NC, it was produced and mixed by Brandon Ham and John Harrell.
In July 2012, Set It Off announced the release of its debut full-length album Cinematics, released that year. The deluxe version was released on September 18, 2012; the band partnered with VH1 Save the Music Foundation and donated $1 of every album sold before September 23 to help support music programs in schools. The band added their own bonus to the donation, creating a total of $5,000 directly from the band. Cody Carson praised the organization's goals, stating, "We're honored to be working with VH1 Save The Music. If it wasn't for the music education program in my high school, Set It Off would not exist. I would not have met our guitarist, Dan Clermont, I wouldn't have been directed toward Oberlin Music Conservatory, I wouldn't end up with half of the musical knowledge I possess now. More people need to be able to experience the unity, leadership skills, work ethic taught by being involved in music education programs in schools. Set It Off endorses this organization for these, among many other, reasons.
We're so excited to raise money for them and help spread the word about the importance of music education."The album, produced and recorded by Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount at ZK Productions, debuted at the No. 174 position on the Billboard 200, No. 4 on the Top Heatseekers, No. 38 on the Independent Albums chart. On June 25, 2013, the expanded edition of the album was released with a new cover. In October 2013, Fearless Records released the album Punk Goes Christmas, which featured an original Set It Off song, "This Christmas". On January 2, 2014, Equal Vision Records released a video on its YouTube page announcing that Set It Off would be recording a new album with John Feldmann, which would be released October 14, 2014; the band recorded the album in Los Angeles with several producers, including Brandon Paddock, Tommy English and Matt Appleton. A music video for "Why Worry" was filmed at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery in Manhattan on August 21, 2014, using fans as extras; that August, it was announced that the band would be supporting Black Veil Brides on their headline Black Mass Tour through October and November, joining Falling in Reverse and Drama Club.
The first single off the album was released on September 9, 2014. The album was included at number 5 on Rock Sound's "Top 50 Albums of the Year" list.2014 s
Haunting (video game)
Haunting Starring Polterguy is a 1993 comedy-horror video game released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis by Electronic Arts. Taking control of a ghost named'Polterguy', the player must bring various household items to life in order to frighten a family away from their home; the game is notable for an extensive array of short animation sequences. A port for the PlayStation Portable was released in 2006; the protagonist, Polterguy, is a rebellious punk teenager, killed in an accident involving defective skateboards manufactured by business mogul Vito Sardini. As a ghost, Polterguy seeks revenge by tormenting him and his family. During the game, Polterguy frightens the Sardini family out of four different homes, following which the family chihuahua transforms into a grotesque blob monster known as'Ecto Beast', which Polterguy must confront in battle. In the single-player game, the player controls a rebellious dead teenager, Polterguy, in a house occupied by a yuppie Italian family, the Sardinis, through an isometric, 3/4 perspective.
The player's task is to scare each family member out of the house by possessing various household objects through the use of colored indicators called "Fright'ems". These are shiny indicators on objects that allows the player to know what objects in the houses are available to haunt. To activate these, Polterguy must jump into the object that has a Fright'em glowing on it to "load" the object for a jump scare to one of the family members. There are three different types of Fright'ems to interact with, though they can be tied to any object in the game you see; the Fright'ems found in the game are as follows: Blue Fright'emsThese Fright'ems work automatically, meaning they will activate as soon as a family member gets close enough to one after Polterguy has decided to activate, or "load" it. Orange Fright'emsThese are manual, meaning that you have to press a button to activate the exact moment of haunting the object at the player's own will. Green Fright'emsThese allow the player to take control of certain objects.
With the use of green Fright'ems, the player can use the D-pad to float around ghostly heads, possessed toy airplanes, or severed hands, to name a few. You can move these objects around to frighten the Sardini family, you can press a button for an added effect, such as flying toy aircraft shooting projectiles for an added fear effect to the family members. Polterguy uses these Fright'ems to interact and possess objects in different rooms of the house until every family member's fear level reaches "Very Scared", at which point they'll run out of the house if you're in a room that leads to an exit door. Once every family member runs out of the house, a level is completed. During gameplay, Polterguy's "ecto" energy bar depletes over time, which can be recovered after frightening a family member out of a room, or using certain spells at Polterguy's disposal; when Polterguy's ecto tank is depleted, he is sent to the underworld stages of the game to recover the ecto he lost during the house stages.
There are four houses. Over the four houses Polterguy will encounter 400 objects which he can possess and interact with; when Polterguy is in a house his ecto decreases. His ecto "tank", as Polterguy affectionately refers to it as, can be further decreased by the barks of the family's dog, as well as by taking damage from the ecto beasts. In these stages, Polterguy must collect. Only one ecto drop appears at a time. If the ecto or exit is off-screen, an arrow will point to it. Once the exit is found Polterguy is returned to the house at the exact point; the dungeon is the place where Polterguy may find special spells. There are various hazards that can harm Polterguy in the Underworld, such as bats, bouncing skulls and arms from the walls and floor. Polterguy's health is represented by a portrait in the lower left corner; the portrait will shrink. When all health is depleted, the game is over. Health does not replenish between Underworld stages but rarely a star shaped ecto drop will appear and heal Polterguy when picked up.
There are twelve dungeon paths. In this mode, each player takes turns at scaring the family. Player one continues until his ecto is depleted, where player two takes over; when both players' turns are finished they play head-to-head in the underworld stage and try to grab as much ecto as they can before the other player. The player that hits the "finish" spot at the end gets first turn back in the house. If one player dies in the underworld, the other player continues single-player for the entire game. In the dungeon levels there are several hazards that may reduce Polterguy's life portrait: these include steam vents, disembodied hands and bouncing skulls; the Ecto Beasts are attracted to the Ecto that appears after Polterguy chases a family member out of a room. These green, ghostly creatures will pick up the Ecto dropped from the frightened family member, stopping Polterguy from replenishing his own Ecto-Tank, after which they will attack Polterguy and reduce his Ecto meter further. At levels in the game, these enemies appear more frequently.
Polterguy is armed with two different kick attacks to defeat these enemies. One being a fast kick that does little damage, another being a charge kick that will defeat the Ecto Beasts with one hit; the family dog, a Chinese crested whose name is unknown, is the only living
The Haunting (TV series)
The Haunting is an American supernatural horror anthology web television series created and directed by Mike Flanagan for Netflix, produced by Amblin Television and Paramount Television. The series is a re-imagining of classic horror literature, including The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and The Turn of the Screw by Henry James; the first season, titled The Haunting of Hill House, featured an ensemble cast consisting of Michiel Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, Victoria Pedretti as the adult counterparts of the Crain siblings. Carla Gugino and Henry Thomas portray parents Olivia and Hugh Crain, with Timothy Hutton appearing as an older version of Hugh; the first season was released on October 2018, on Netflix. It received positive reviews, with many calling it an "effective ghost story" and praising the acting and directing. In February 2019, Netflix renewed the series for a second season; the second season, titled The Haunting of Bly Manor, is based on James' novel, is set to be released in 2020.
In the summer of 1992, Hugh and Olivia Crain and their children – Steven, Theodora and Nell – move into Hill House to renovate the mansion in order to sell it and build their own house, designed by Olivia. However, due to unexpected repairs, they have to stay longer, they begin to experience increasing paranormal phenomena that results in a tragic loss and the family fleeing from the house. Twenty-six years the Crain siblings and their estranged father reunite after tragedy strikes again, they are forced to confront how their time in Hill House had affected each of them. Michiel Huisman and Paxton Singleton as Steven Crain, the eldest son of the family; as a grown man he's an author, famous for writing about his family's experience at Hill House. Carla Gugino as Olivia Crain, the matriarch of the family, who designs houses. She, along with her daughter Nell, is among the most affected by the paranormal activity in the house. Henry Thomas and Timothy Hutton as Hugh Crain, the father of the family, who flips houses.
Elizabeth Reaser and Lulu Wilson as Shirley Crain Harris, the eldest daughter of the family. She has a son and daughter. Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Julian Hilliard as Luke Crain, older twin of Nell and one of the two youngest members of the family, he struggles with addiction as an adult to push out his memories of Hill House. Kate Siegel and Mckenna Grace as Theodora "Theo" Crain, the middle child of the five, a child psychologist. A "sensitive" like her mother, she wears gloves to prevent touching another person and experiencing psychic knowledge about them. Victoria Pedretti and Violet McGraw as Eleanor "Nell" Crain Vance, Luke's younger twin and one of the two youngest members of the family, she has never recovered from the haunting she experienced while living in Hill House. Annabeth Gish as Clara Dudley, she and her husband are the caretakers of the house and help the Crains in their efforts to revamp the mansion. Anthony Ruivivar as Kevin Harris, Shirley's husband. Samantha Sloyan as Leigh Crain, Steven's wife.
Robert Longstreet as Horace Dudley Levy Tran as Trish Park, Theo's girlfriend. James Lafferty as Ryan Quale, an apparition from Shirley's memory. James Flanagan as Funeral Director Jordane Christie as Arthur Vance, Nell's sleep technologist and husband. Elizabeth Becka as Aunt Janet, sister of Olivia Crain. Logan Medina as Jayden Harris, son of Shirley and Kevin. May Badr as Allie Harris, daughter of Shirley and Kevin. Anna Enger as Joey, a recovering addict that Luke tries to help. Fedor Steer as William Hill, former owner of Hill House who went insane and bricked himself behind a wall. Olive Elise Abercrombie as Abigail, young Luke's "imaginary" friend from the woods. Catherine Parker as Poppy Hill, one of the ghosts inhabiting Hill House, wife of William Hill and considered insane when alive. On April 10, 2017, Netflix announced that it had ordered a 10-episode adaptation of the classic horror novel The Haunting of Hill House, with Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy as executive producers, Amblin Television and Paramount Television as co-production companies.
It would be the first scripted series to be made for Netflix by Amblin. Production on the series began in October 2017 in Atlanta, with location filming in the city and its environs. Bisham Manor, former name of the property located in LaGrange, served as the exterior of "Hill House". Interior settings were filmed at EUE/Screen Gem Studios in Atlanta. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Flanagan said, "I don't want to speculate too much about season two until Netflix and Paramount and Amblin let us know if they want one. What I will say, though, is that as far as I've been concerned with this, the story of the Crain family is told. It's done." In February 2019, Netflix renewed the series for a second season. The second season is titled The Haunting of Bly Manor and is based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James; the season is set to be released in 2020. On Rotten Tomatoes, The Haunting of Hill House has an approval rating of 92% based on 90 reviews, with an average rating of 8.47/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "The Haunting of Hill House is an effective ghost story whose mounting anticipation is just as satisfying as its chilling payoff."
On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 79 out of 100 based on 18 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Corrine Corrodus of The Telegraph gave the series a 5/5 rating, calling it "the most complex and complete horror series of its time". Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com gave unanimous praise to the Netflix adaptation, calling it "essential viewing" and stating that " contains some of the most unforge
The Haunting (Nixon novel)
The Haunting is a mystery novel for young adults by Joan Lowery Nixon, first published in 1998. As the story opens, Lia, 15, is at her great-grandmother Sarah's bedside. Delirious, the old woman begins to speak of Graymoss Plantation, the Louisiana family estate left unoccupied for decades because of a "terrible, fearful evil." After the woman's death, Lia discovers that the house has been willed to her mother, who plans to move the family in and adopt a group of hard-to-place children. Lia is against this idea and vows to prove to her mother that the house is haunted, she learns that the ghostly occurrences are well documented and that several locals oppose the family taking up residence at Graymoss. Could one of these people be staging the hauntings? Lia has a change of heart, after she meets the children her parents want to care for and resolves to take on the ghosts herself. Aided by a collection of Edgar Allan Poe's stories, she succeeds in driving the spirits away; the ghosts are reminiscent of those in Shirley Jackson's classic The Haunting of Hill House, whispering through the walls and sending books flying through the air.
Some of the characters in this book are: Lia Starling Derek and Anne Starling Augusta Langley Moore Jolie Jonathan Charlotte Blevins Placide Blevins Morgan Slade Charles Boudreau Raymond Merle Hannah Lord Homer Tavey Ava Phillips Sheriff The Haunting at Fantastic Fiction
The Haunting (Mahy novel)
The Haunting is a low fantasy novel for children written by Margaret Mahy of New Zealand and published in 1982, including a U. K. edition by J. M. Dent. Atheneum published the first U. S. edition in 1983. Mahy won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject; the Haunting of Barney Palmer, a New Zealand movie based on the book, was released in 1987. Barney Palmer, a shy eight-year-old boy, discovers that one person in each generation of his family has had supernatural gifts – and this generation it seems to be him, he believes he is haunted by the ghost of an uncle he never met, is oppressed by his fate. However, his sister Tabitha is determined to help him. Symposium papers including: "Some Operations of Truth: A personal response to Margaret Mahy's The Haunting" by John McKenzie, a paper presented at a Margaret Mahy Symposium in Christchurch in 2006. "Feminism and the Fairytale: Reading Margaret Mahy's The Haunting" by C.
Marquis, Landfall, No. 162, 1987 pp. 186–205. The Haunting in libraries —immediately, first US edition Margaret Mahy at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
The Haunting in Connecticut
The Haunting in Connecticut is a 2009 American psychological horror film produced by Gold Circle Films and directed by Peter Cornwell. The film is alleged to be about Carmen Snedeker and her family, though Ray Garton, author of In a Dark Place: The Story of a True Haunting, has publicly distanced himself from the accuracy of the events he depicted in the book; the film's story follows the fictional Campbells as they move into a house to mitigate the strains of travel on their cancer-stricken son, Matthew. The family soon becomes haunted by violent and traumatic events from supernatural forces occupying the house. Although the film was moderately successful at the box office, grossing $77,527,732, it received "generally unfavorable reviews" according to Metacritic. In 2010 Gold Circle Films announced the production of two more entries in the franchise, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia and The Amityville Murders: A Haunting on Long Island, they noted, that neither film would be a direct sequel to The Haunting in Connecticut and would instead be self-contained films with unique characters.
In 1987, Sara Campbell is driving her son Matthew home from the hospital where he has been undergoing cancer treatments. Sara and her husband Peter, a recovering alcoholic, discuss finding a rental house closer to the hospital. On another hospital visit, Sara finds a man putting up a “For Rent” sign in front of a large house; the man offers her the first month free if she will rent it immediately. The following day, Peter arrives with Matt's brother Billy and cousins Wendy and Mary, they choose rooms. Matt chooses the basement. After moving in, Matt suffers a series of visions involving an old, bearded man and corpses with symbols carved into their skin; the next day, Peter learns that the house was a funeral home. Matt tells Reverend Nicholas Popescu, about the visions. Nicholas advises him to find out. Matt finds a burned figure in his room who begins to move toward him; when the family comes home, they find a shirtless Matt with his fingers blood-covered from scratching at the wall. The family begins to crack under the stress of Matt's illness and bizarre behavior.
The children find a box of photographs, which show Jonah, a young man from Matt's visions, at a séance, emitting ectoplasm. Wendy and Matt find out. Aickman conducted psychic research and would host séances with Jonah as the medium. At one séance, all those attending, including Aickman, were found dead and Jonah disappeared. Nicholas theorizes that Aickman was practicing necromancy in an attempt to control the dead and bind them to the house; that night, Nicholas removes them. Matt awakens to find Aickman’s symbols carved into his flesh, he is taken to the hospital. Nicholas and Matt begin to have simultaneous visions. Everyone in the séance is burnt, after a flash of bright light; the alive Aickman told Jonah to get out of the house, concerned that the demonic presence will get him next. Jonah uses a dumbwaiter to escape. Entering an unknown chamber, Jonah realizes; the spirit traps Jonah in the crematory, cremates him alive. Peter and Sara learn, they discover that Matt has escaped the hospital. Back at the house, Nicholas leaves a message telling the family to get out of the house – Jonah's spirit was protecting them from the spirits.
Matt breaks through the walls in the front room with an axe, revealing the dusty corpses Aickman hid in the walls. He forces Wendy and the children to get out, barricading himself inside and tearing down the other walls, as corpses begin to tumble into the room; the view switches from Matt to Jonah. Matt lights the bodies and the room on fire. On investigators arrive to the house to only find it engulfed in flames; as the fire department arrives and Peter frantically try to get in to save Matt. The spirits freed, disappear. Outside, everyone watches tearfully; as Matt slips away, he has a vision of himself standing in the graveyard where he sees Jonah, no longer appearing burnt. He seems about to follow Jonah, he returns to his body and Jonah's spirit leaves him. Matt's cancer disappears, the house was rebuilt and resold with no further reported incidents of haunting. Virginia Madsen as Sara Campbell Kyle Gallner as Matthew Campbell Elias Koteas as Reverend Nicholas Popescu Amanda Crew as Wendy Martin Donovan as Peter Campbell Ty Wood as Billy Campbell Sophi Knight as Mary D.
W. Brown as Dr. Brooks Erik Berg as Jonah Promotional material for the film claimed that it was "based on true events" experienced by the Snedeker family of Southington, Connecticut in 1986. Ed and Lorraine Warren claimed that the Snedeker house was a former funeral home where morticians practiced necromancy, that there were "powerful" supernatural "forces at work" that were cured by an exorcism. Carmen Snedeker's claims of haunting by an "evil entity" and subsequent exorcism were dramatized in episodes of the television series A Haunting, Paranormal Witness and Mysteries at the Museum. However, according to skeptical investigator Benjamin Radford, there is "little or no proof that anything supernatural occurred at the house". Radford wrote that author Ray Garton was employed by the Warrens t
The Damnation Game (album)
The Damnation Game is the second studio album by progressive metal band Symphony X, released in 1995 through Zero Corporation and Inside Out Music. The album is the band's first to feature current singer Russell Allen, who replaced Rod Tyler after the release of their 1994 self-titled debut album; the middle section of "Dressed to Kill", after the guitar solo, cites Johann Sebastian Bach's "Prelude in C minor" from The Well-Tempered Clavier. Robert Taylor at AllMusic gave The Damnation Game two stars out of five, calling it an improvement over the band's debut album while criticizing the many influences taken from guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen's work: "Guitarist Michael Romeo's licks and solos are lifted right off of Malmsteen's Rising Force and Marching Out". Allen's vocals were likened to that of Mark Boals and Jeff Scott Soto from Malmsteen's earlier bands. All tracks written by Symphony X. Russell Allen – lead vocals, background vocals Michael Romeo – guitar, background vocals, production Michael Pinnella – keyboard, background vocals Jason Rullo – drums, background vocals Thomas Miller – bass, background vocals Suha Gur – mastering Steve Evetts – production Eric Rachel – production The Damnation Game at symphonyx.com Symphony X "The Damnation Game" at Guitar Nine Records