When I first started to write today’s title I accidentally typed “Goats” instead of “Ghosts”. I am sorry to inform you that, if you are here for goats, there are none in today’s review. I’m sorry to disappoint all goat lovers around the world.
It’s October. Woo And Stuff!
October is one of my favorite months of the year. It’s Fall flavored beer season, leaves turn pretty colors, and Halloween is on my top five favorite holidays list. All throughout the month I shall share the good (and the flat-out terrible) haunted places, costumes, decor, events, and so much more that goes on all month.
Let’s start out with a little place called Hell’s Corner (M) It is sponsored by DarkClaw Land Design and has its own tag line.
“Where the devil visited and demon’s play…what befell this land?”
I’m not one to knock haunted places sponsored by groups/stores/etc. It takes a lot of time and effort (as well as money) to put places together so more power to those that get a sponsor. I do have to say, at no fault of the creator of Hell’s Corner but when will we get some new haunted house builds as well as new decor (Zombies/Spooks/Etc.)? I know this is going to be a recurring theme throughout the month. I yell at decor and get frustrated walking through the same house (that happens to be the same house I’ve walked through last year. And the year before.) I’ll leave the screaming till at least a week into October and carry on with my review.
Breaths. Takes a sip of a martini. Pat’s Hell’s Corner on the head and tells it that it’s not its fault no one is designing new/good Halloween stuff.
This isn’t a bad visit if you’re looking to ease your way into the Halloween horror season. It’s got your scary house full of scary things. A church that makes you feel wonderfully wicked, as well as wandering around in the dark waiting to see if something tries to off you like some bad b movie. Maybe check out a carnival.
OK. So it looks a tad bit evil and you could get eaten by a clown. What could possibly go wrong there?
I do recommend giving Hell’s Corner (M) a peek. Take some gross pictures of yourself doing horrible things. Maybe pray to the devil that someone will design something new and outstanding for Halloween so an honest theme builder can change the face of horror in Second Life.
Happy Start Of The Horror Season!
“Tipsy” (The Terror) Cerulean
I hate clowns with a passion. From their stupid clown noses to their stupid clown feet. I cannot stand them.
Makes sense to me.
Someone said to me “I know you hate clowns but why don’t you write about them anyways?”
I don’t wanna!
OK. Fine! I will! Mean People!
When I first stopped in at this abandoned amusement park I decided to get my fortune told. According to the machine “You have the respect from those around you. Romance is favorable at this time. The color blue is strongly advised for you right now.”
I was disappointed as I really thought this was going to be some freakish horror carnival full of scary shit. Actually it’s mostly shopping. I did, however, see a dismembered noob avatar and some really nice girls selling seashells in a little stand.
I was actually hoping for a kick ass experience when it used the words “carnivorous” & “Doom”
I landed, of course, smack dab in the middle of carnival tents full of shopping.
I ended up lucking out because the funhouse was directly in front of me when I rezzed in. I “lag walked” my way into the building where I was welcomed by a clown how told me to watch the stairs & the fact that “We all float.”
I was treated to swirling lights, freakish clowns, bouncing balls, blood, & great nightmare fuel clown faces. Mazes that were black so I bumped into walls a few times. If you can actually make it through the various mazes the funhouse has to offer then you get some sort of “You survived” gift.
Also, if you don’t mind being surrounded by shopping, there are a couple of rides scattered about.
After this trek through two different clown filled areas I gave up. I’m hoping to find a truly awesome horror abandoned carnival feel in the future on Second Life. A nice “Wow” factor would be nice. At the moment I just don’t want to stare at virtual clowns anymore.
I need a drink!
The Falmouth Hotel reminds me of the various haunted hotels that pop up in movies & on television. Steven King wrote a book set in a hotel that was made into a movie. Doctor Who found himself in a hotel that was actually a prison. Lucio Fulci made a horror movie called “The Beyond” (also known as “The Seven Doors Of Death”) that was set in an old hotel that was NOT a place you wanted to walk into.
Like I said before, I am not going to discuss the song “Hotel California”. I really hate that song. Stupid Eagles.
Finding really well designed scary Second Life places has been a passion of mine for years. Which is kinda funny since I HATE scary places in real life. You won’t get me into a real life haunted house even if you bribed me with beer. I can buy my own beer thank you very much.
The Falmouth Hotel is not only scary in the movie haunted hotel sense but it was the perfect place to test out the free photo editing sites I mentioned last week. I wanted to take photos that screamed “I am a scary hotel based movie. Watch me damn it!”. I am not the greatest at this since I barely do anything to photos except crop them it was still fun to go, look at the brilliantly scary hotel, & take funky photos.
When visiting the hotel be sure to check out every single room (Not all doors open. Just click to see if it does.) Each room is slightly unique so you will have no problem either virtually freaking yourself out or finding a place to take spooky SL photos. I don’t want to ruin too much of it for everyone because not knowing is important. I do, however, want to tell you to make sure you try both elevators. If you don’t then you’ll miss out on some stuff.
Since this hotel is so well designed, from the items in it as well as the layout, it is no surprise that it is actually owned by a Linden. Yes….it actually is! There are a lot of extremely talented Lindens out there that are both friendly AND extremely creative. It is owned by Michael Linden who happens to be a tiny little mole in world. “Head Mole” to be exact. He also owns “Mole Mart” in-world as well. (There are a lot of freebies at the Mole Mart for those that are freebie chasers or new to Second Life.)
I highly recommend spending a few minutes in the hotel bar for a drink or two. The company is most excellent. Also, for those who enjoy free stuff, I did end up with two free items (That are not crap mind you.) while wandering around.
Good Luck With Your Stay At The Falmouth Hotel.