Well another Halloween season is upon us and that 'ole pre-pandemic nostalgia is wafting about. It's almost back to pre-pandemic levels with 3 months of preps in advance of the event. Did you know this year marks the Mortuary's sesquicentennial [ses-kwi-sen-ten-ee-uhl] anniversary? A hundred and fifty years is reason enough to roll out the red coffins...err carpet. Voice TranslationThe House that Fear Built...even though it may sound like an HBO episodic.
This season, The Mortuary's ticket-buying arm co-opted with Sprite for 'Wherever they're Sold' QR code tie ins in hopes of scaring up some shocking results.
As the story goes, albeit with a dash of MST 3K, in 1872 a man-turned-monster named Ravencroft, a mortician by trade, began to tinker with the primal forces of the universe with vampiric blood, seeding the terror of the victims of his unearthly experiments in his search for eternal life into the very walls of the basement to the house he called his own. (Don't call us...) Insane acolytes hearing whispers from the dark continued with Ravencroft’s experiments, and where Ravencroft’s seed blossomed, the seeds of the dark society of mass murderers known as The Collector’s ~ bloomed (Dum Dum Dum)! Within the bloody, beating heart of New Orleans, on the edge of the City of the Dead, fear was cultivated and allowed to fester...(we're Bringing-it-Home) building a place for itself… a house…a home…where, if you're not screaming...you're already D-e-a-D. NOooo! Cue Creepy-Guy-Voice.
CBS' NCIS (Nola) series for their Halloween episode in 2017. As if going national wasn't enough, they're also listed amongst the top ghost hunting shows by the Discovery Channel’s Ghost Lab. And the Mortuary is prominently featured by SyFi Channel’s Ghost Hunters & Ghost Hunter’s International and The Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures as one of America’s Scariest Attractions! It’s the perfect setting for a one-of-a-kind adrenaline pumping, nail-biting haunted house experience...and by the spooks of it, they ain't kiddin.
social buzz with creepy teaser sound effect only spots leading up to all important opening dates.
We did a number of spots featuring the Creepy-Guy voice so we've combined the best creeps from the bunch and put 'em on the video below. Oddly enough, this year also marks our 15 year anniversary representing the Mortuary (Circa 2007). We began our journey thanks to a mutual acquaintance at Elswarro Productions. The Creepy-Guy voice became such an identifiable presence with The Mortuary, that they started using us directly and it became the beginning of a beautiful friendship ever since. More on that in next month's BLOG. Click the play button to hear a quick 15 second tag for the 'The House that Fear Built' 150 year Anniversary campaign.