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32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Day 15: The Story (Album) of The Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion exterior

True enough…we’ve posted this next bit before…but it wasn’t embedded and it was eight years ago. And not even for Halloween. So I would say it’s fair game again. I’m talking about the Edward Haber and Citizen Kafka bit entitled “Abbott and Costello Meet the Antichrist.” Which fills me with joy, so it should for you as well.


For our main event, however, that kicks off Day 15 of this year’s marathon mayhem, we go to the Haunted Mansion, something we can’t stay away from because it’s…well, awesome. In 1969, when the attraction finally opened in Disneyland, there was a commemorative album released as well: narrated by Thurl Ravenscroft (he sang “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”), it stars Ron Howard as one of the teenagers who has the adventure within the Mansion that plays out in true old school storyteller album format. The whole shebang was finally re-released on CD back in 2009.

And one of these damn days I’m going to make it to Disneyland for the Haunted Mansion/Nightmare Before Christmas mashup.