Something has been totally lost in our Halloween traditions. Yes, we carve and light our Jack O’ Lanterns. We trip the light trick or treat. We get dressed up and wander the streets trying to steal candy from little kids… strike that from the record. You know what we very well don’t do? Tell scary tales around candle light or fire light or campfire. We don’t try to scare each other. Now I realize that the campfire tale is for summer camp (just ask anyone at Camp Rolling Hills) but there’s no better time than to raise the dead by invoking their memory with a heartfelt tale of terror.
Enter Henrique Couto who is an accomplished musician, master of the great Uke and storyteller that can make fill your mind with the creepy, the crawlies, the tales of madness (less than ordinary). Henrique is a filmmaker and writer… He does it all. Now if you’re looking for the opportunity to let a groovie ghoul like this fiendish fellow terrify you with candid tales for this Halloween season then you have met your monster.
Couto’s style is not for the hardcore gore addict, the Anne Rice super erotic vamp porn freaks or the the Serbian film swilling shock till you crotch crowd. His tales are innocent which is not to say they lack the bite. They’re scary stories, and that’s a simple and almost forgotten artform. Think of our dear friend Alvin Schwartz who wrote Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. This audio presentation would be a fine addition to that tradition. See below for release notes. Available on the internet, screaming… I mean streaming (yurp!).
Support independent spooksters like Henrique during Independence Week with a download and a shutter. Every good scare deserves favor.
Writer/Director/Musician Henrique Couto has gotten into the Halloween spirit with an album full of scary stories and spooky music!
In the tradition of Scary Story LPs for the 60s and 70s, he’s come up with four original stories with music and sound effects for added SCARES!