What is the Cthulhu look?

A whole horror genre of Art Deco and tentacles began in February 1928 when the pulp magazine Weird Tales published “The Call of Cthulhu,” a short story by American writer H. P. Lovecraft. The story begins with discovery of notes and a small sculpture of a scaly creature which yields “simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature.” As the investigation […]

Zahara’s Tangled Web at the Cincinnati Halloween Masquerade

Strange forces were at work that night at the Masquerade. As the revelers enjoyed the party, mysterious shadow sirens weaved their way through the crowd, spinning and shimmying an invisible web of magic from the corners of the room, a trap that would ensnare this Halloween party in Zahara’s Tangled Web!   Zahara’s Tangled Web performs Dark […]

The Kentucky Vampires at the Cincinnati Halloween Masquerade

The clock was drawing closer to midnight and the shadows grew darker as something wicked emerged from the portal, but with the drinks flowing and the mirth floating, few people saw what lay beneath the masks of The Kentucky Vampires! The Kentucky Vampires are a deathrock, goth rock band ascending from the crypts and shadows of […]

Curse of Cassandra at the Cincinnati Halloween Masquerade

Midway through the night, something had shifted, a clock had chimed, and the gateway to another world had begun to open. Behind the loud music it was hard to hear the cultist chanting in the shadows, but there was no doubt when the hauntingly ethereal siren took the stage with the Curse of Cassandra . . . […]

Marmalade Brigade at the Cincinnati Halloween Masquerade

It had once been a church, but in times of prohibition could it have been a Speakeasy as well? While gangsters bootlegged moonshine through Newport outside, the party was hopping inside, but little did those cool cats know about the horror that was being summoned beneath the building as they danced to The Marmalade Brigade . […]

Midsummer Masquerade 2017 – Survey

Thank you to all the wonderful, beautiful people who came to the Midsummer Masquerade. The evening went smoothly despite the weather and traffic. As always, we’d like to know what you thought, and give us ideas for future shows! Loading…

Midsummer Masquerade 2017 – FAQ

  Hopefully everyone is ready for this year’s Midsummer Masquerade! We’re finalizing entertainment, getting prizes lined up for the costume contests, and squaring away final details with the venue and vendors for this year’s big Masquerade. Some questions have popped up, so I’ve decided to consolidate them all in one spot.   Q: When does […]

Midsummer Masquerade 2017 – Schedule for the Evening’s Festivities

The 2017 Midsummer Masquerade will be here before you know it! Saturday, July 22nd, we will be opening the gates to Coney Island’s Moonlite Gardens at 7:00 PM. Then starting at 7:15, the entertainment begins! Vendors will also be open all evening. Including Blue Flame Leather, Gandersnitch the Goblin, Pretty Poppet Studios, the Faun and […]

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