Sunday, October 23, 2016

Dried Jacks

I'd love to try this, but I feel like I'd burn the house down leaving the oven on that long...
I should do this at my parents' house.  "You've come to visit!"  "Here, put these in the oven and I'll come back in 36 hours."

Click below:

8 More Days

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Killing Season

A new A&E docu-series from the director of Cropsey and Killer Legends.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Godzilla 2

This is really REALLY cool news:

Sources tell Variety that Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields, who wrote “Krampus” for Legendary, are on board to pen the script for the next installment in the “Godzilla” franchise.

Praying this isn't a rumor, but it seems he just might direct the film...

Click below for the story...

The Old Cemetery

Man, stuff like this beats ANY Christmas decoration...

Image by dlagz_art.

Now Playing: Blade Runner Remix

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


More amazing photos from october_dreaming...

His instagram here.

Now Playing: Night Of The Living Dead

A neat project.  An original motion picture score by OGRE & Dallas Campbell for Romero's classic film.
Thanks, Chad!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Now Playing: Late Night Horror Show

By Flesh Creeps, from Halloween at High Noon's Decayed.

Witch Forest Of The Watchungs

Images by Vocal.


I have a feeling it's going to pour this year...

Public Enemy Number One: Clowns

I heard some people talking yesterday about clowns.  One of the people mentioned their husband wanted to hand out candy this year dressed as an evil clown and she said 'YOU BETTER NOT!' on account of those "Clown Stories" we've all been hearing.

Truthfully, I've done little research into the phenomena and I have no idea how much of it is true.  I'm presuming some pranks happened and it got blown way out of proportion.  So my ignorance is the reason I'm going to say that I love that this is happening.

Something has become scary again.  Truly scary.  We saw an urban legend born.  An Evil Clown Legend.  People literally afraid to dress as them.  People would certainly panic if I walked down the street at night dressed as one.  Fear is back.  And I love it.

Click below for a public service announcement from my favorite clown...Hopsy.
And here's some fact-checking from

Burned Over

Photo series by Amelia Bauer.

The artist's site here.

Pre-Halloween Deadwood Cemetery

You just can't beat the effect of porch corn...

More images here.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Skeleton Key

Some great new posts over at a favorite seasonal blog...

Haunting Yards

After spending a couple hours working on Halloween stuff in the basement last night, I went for a walk around the neighborhood.  Wanted to see how the area was shaping up by way of decorations.  Saw only a few homes with decorations so far.  And I recall that happens in my area.  They're latecomers and cut it really close.  Most houses are dark until the weekend of our High Holiday.

But then I saw something going on up the road on a darkened lawn and porch.  Some flickering lights, some orange and red lights, and a small strobe light making a few small tombstones flash with lightning around the base of the tree where no one was buried.  There were tiny foot-high ghosts staked into the ground, and some foam bones, and some hands reaching up from the cut grass.  I then noticed that the homeowners were out adjusting the decorations.  An older couple moving around in the dark.  The husband was fixing a hanging lantern that had a spooky face speaking spooky sounds.  All neatly arranged store-bought stuff.  And all of it really perfect.

The couple had this look of slight embarrassment as I walked by.  And I know that exact feeling.  There's something about setting up for Halloween when one of your peers walks by.  A weird, very brief feeling of yeah-I-know-it's-weird-but-it's-what-I-do feeling.  Like a miniscule apology almost.  Maybe it's just me.  Well, me and those folks.  I said "Looks GREAT!" and the wife quietly thanked me and nervously laughed as I passed.

I'm thinking I walked in on a prop test of sorts, as the house was completely dark when I walked by on the return home.  Here's hoping they feel it was a success, and that the premature compliment by some guy going past was a good omen of a successful Halloween night of Haunting to come.

October is flying by...

This isn't a photo of their Haunt...but that's how it felt...
Image source.

Crop Creature

Image by cuauhtemoc_ehecatl.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Digital Horror

Boughs of Horror is my fave...

Monday, October 10, 2016


The Garden Witch:  Hidden Evil

Photos by Bean.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Perfect Halloween Fog

You realize how odd (and awesome) this weird thing of Yard Haunting is when you gasp at the sight of a low-hanging Halloween fog.  Total fog envy.

Click each pic for a short video:

From the SpookaPalooza tumblr.

More From The Olde House

We love this tumblr...

Images from The Olde House on the Hill tumblr.