Friday, October 1, 2010

October, Halloween and The Ghoullog

I work for a small niche network of television stations serving resort areas throughout the U.S.  There are thirty five stations so far.  Of all my broadcast sales jobs, this is, by far, the best.  It's in a lovely area, Mt. Washington Valley, filled with national forest, ski mountains, great fly fishing, lakes galore, all manner of summer and winter sports and glorious Fall foliage.

October is a fun month because the area gears up for leaf peepers and Halloween.  The most talked-about attraction around is The Ghoullog, put on by Cranmore Mountain Resort.  It is a haunting experience taking the visitor through some extremely unexpected, frightening, fun and laugh out loud scenarios.  It lasts about 45 minutes and includes a trip from the haunted set up at the base of the mountain, up a chair lift to the mountain top haunt.  It is the brain child of a Boston man, Lance Davis, and everyone loves it.  We love Lance. 

This is the 2010 video my station produced for Lance this year. 

Squeamer/Screamer alert:  not for the faint of heart!  We even have a disclaimer on our YouTube page.

Do we have fun or what?  

Can anyone guess whose voice is on the recording?



Brian Miller said...

that was gruesome and good...had me hooked...nice textures...

Pat Tillett said...

looks creepy to me, I'm on board!

ratatouille's archives said...

Do we have fun or what?
C.G., after watching the video that you, have posted here I would have to agree with you, by the way, your job sounds very interesting too.

Can anyone guess whose voice is on the recording?
That by chance isn't singer Al Jolson? No?
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

California Girl said...

Dee Dee wins the prize. It is indeed Al Jolson. We were going to use a version of "Twilight Time" which we thought was out of copyright. It was an eerie justaposition with the visuals. Then our producer found the Al Jolson song which, with the Victrola and all, probably suits the overall mise' en scene, dontcha think?

The Ghoullog experience is worth the price of admission which is $25. If you lived here Dee Dee, I'd get you a ticket as your prize.

ArtSparker said...

That was lovely, very classy promo.

Mike said...

HAHA! why does the old saying "Quit while you're a head" come to mind?

California Girl said...

Susan, thank you. Pretty darn good for a tiny market station crew.

Otin, what a great comeback!

Deborah said...

CG, that was pretty slick!! Lots of creativity behind that - they must have had some fun making it. said...

Wow, you work in a great place with fantastically creative people. Where are you, Cal Girl? I was assuming you were in California, but I think that Ghoullog experience is in Boston (Did I hear that right?).

California Girl said...

Deborah: They did. There is a closed attraction up here, Heritage New Hampshire, which is like a Disneyland style walk through history of the state from its founding. It closed a few years ago but most of the sets and props are intact and they shot it inside one of the old sets. The editing makes a huge difference of course.

Robyn: I'm a native Californian, born & raised in L.A. We now live in NH.

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