Friday, January 20, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Straight from the cult status film Trick 'r Treat comes Sam, the enforcer of the rules of Halloween. Part pumpkin, part supernatural being, Sam shows no mercy to those who disrespect his holiday.
This Sam is presented in our signature super-deformed style. He may look child-like and dressed for trick-or-treating, but Sam is the personification of Halloween itself. He stands nearly 6" tall and features 5 points of articulation. He comes complete with his ever-present trick-or -treat sack, and his half-eaten translucent pumpkin lollipop.
Sam is packaged in a specially die-cut window box suitable for display. Just remember, he can watch you from inside the box, so don't blow out your pumpkin until midnight.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
One of the best documentaries I've seen on the subject of UFO's. The trailer makes it look like the same old stuff, but it's a fascinating look at disinformation and how lives have been absolutely ruined by it. You'll feel like Fox Mulder by the end.
Now available on Amazon Prime.
Click below for the trailer:
Friday, January 13, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Been seeing this guy's pictures popping up more and more in my searches for Halloween images for the blog. After checking out his website, instagram, and facebook accounts and seeing absolutely no mention of my site anywhere as the source material, well, I wanted to call him out on it.
I simply do not get how someone can feel that they are truly creating if the entire premise of their works, the very end product of their hard work, exists solely because they saw it elsewhere. And I'm not even going to get into the issues I have when that person starts selling these works. Is it legal? Sure it is. Is it honest? Absolutely not.
Here's a photo of his "Guardians of the Gate" (Sentinels):
The scarecrows and corpses you see on this website were designed for this event and I have continued to produce them in varying forms and sizes. They are a culmination of my study of the natural effects of time and the elements on various materials and surfaces, while at the same time designed to have a classic, bygone era appearance that in a curious way simultaneously invites and repels. Using photos I have taken of these creatures, I have designed Halloween greeting cards featuring composites of them on the property and combined with sunset photos I have taken to create a style that is uniquely my own.
Slight update on this issue: The builder of these Guardians of the Gate, Kerry Lawton, claims that any resemblance to my Pumpkin Sentinels is, and I quote, "purely coincidental."
HR Giger: From the script I knew he was huge and had a hole in his chest, but that was all. Ridley suggested another of my Necronom creatures as a guide. They don’t look much alike now, but it was a starting point; and the space jockey kind of grew up from there in bits and pieces. The creature we finally ended up building is biomechanical to the extent that he has physically grown into, or maybe even out of, his seat – he’s integrated totally into the function he performs.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Here's to the folks who use real caskets in their displays.
The visual is always so unsettling to me. Most likely due to the fact that I've only really seen these at real funerals. And as a kid that was just way off the charts by way of comprehension. And you only really see those wooden toe-pincher coffins in old vampire movies so they evoke a totally different feeling when you see them in a Yard Haunt.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Friday, January 6, 2017
Got a really nice Christmas gift from Charred Walls of the Damned's founder Richard Christy.... finally got around to snapping a photo of it.
Love the design of it all. Comes with a folded wall poster of the album cover too. Gonna stick that on the wall in the basement workshop...