Saturday, October 1, 2016

Skull Cemetery





















Image source.

Garden Witch Graveyard

Putting up some more decorations today...























Photo by Bean.

Now Playing: Devil In The Details

By Penumbra Clutch.


Primitives By Kathy: October Sale

Happy to report the annual mega sale on seasonal items has arrived at Primitives by Kathy.

Click below for our Pumpkins and Witch Head (witch is currently sold out, but it looks like her price was reduced too).


Friday, September 30, 2016

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Garden Witch

We decided to make an old school witch to spook sensitive children.  It's an old lady mask from Walmart.  I ripped the bonnet off and painted her up like a witch.


Bean's photo:  This is how small children's brains process the Witch.
God, I love my wife.

Now Playing: The Candy Butcher

By The Divine Sham, from Decayed.

We drove around today in the gloom and rain listening to this amazing album, the music loud, and making the day feel like Halloween was near.


Antique Skull Mask

From Trick or Treat Studios...


Now Playing: Cellar Door

Wonderful track from Decayed, by Man with the Spinning Face...

Image by Bean.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Now Playing: Zone 805

By Phantom 309.


Another Plug For Vice's ABANDONED

This show is our new favorite thing...

http://www.vice.com/read/abandoned-salton-sea-california-desert-lake

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Now Playing: Psychotic Break

By The Bloody Marys, from Decayed.



Nanna

Nannie Doss was known as “The Giggling Granny” for laughing about the poisoning method she used to kill. She murdered 11 people from the 1920s to 1954 — four husbands, two children, her two sisters, her mother, a grandson, and a nephew.

Star Wars: Unmolested

Perfect word for what George Lucas has done...molested.
We had a Star Wars marathon that was playing on the tv on in the background last weekend and those horrid additional/injected/enhanced/terrible-looking/insulting/stupid scenes stood out in such a painful manner.  Especially that Jabba's Lair dance number.  Christ.

Well, it brought back all the pain (I'll be complaining about this until I die).  And then I saw the below article...  and I pray it's true.  And I pray this somehow leads to a release of the original as-I-saw-it-in-the-theater STAR WARS. 

And after watching episode IV, V, and VI again, I feel I can conclude definitively and finally that Chewbacca is a living entity.  A REAL animal humanoid.  And not some guy in a costume.

Click below for the story...

http://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/star-wars-fans-restore-original-35mm-star-wars-print/?utm_source=k1&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=cpc_test&kwp_0=134322&kwp_4=817194&kwp_1=407446

Now Playing: Nail In The Coffin

By The Flatlines, from Decayed.

https://halloweenathighnoon.bandcamp.com/track/nail-in-the-coffin

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

iTunes: Decayed

The new Halloween at High Noon release is now up on iTunes...

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/halloween-at-high-noon-decayed/id1159350413

Now Playing: Decayed

The new Halloween at High Noon album is here.
Halloween 2016 has officially begun...


Monday, September 26, 2016

Anoka: Halloween Capital Of The World

Back in 2008, I blogged that I was going to be moving to Anoka, Minnesota after finding out it was considered the Halloween Capital of the World.  It seems our High Holiday is worshiped by those folks, and it's been that way since the 1920's.

But now, according to the Orlando Sentinel...
Orlando has been dubbed the world's Halloween capital in a new marketing campaign to lure more tourists and scare up some extra business.

Visit Orlando is promoting events on social media, arranging press trips and hosting a Halloween landing page on its web site.

The convention and visitors bureau has never branded the region this way before, Chief Executive Officer George Aguel said.

"We needed to pull this together in one big overarching way," he said. "We don't see any place that could even come close to the magnitude of how we celebrate the Halloween period like we do in Orlando."


Here's hoping big money doesn't win out over spirit.

Click below for Anoka's official website...



Utopian Facade

By John Carpenter


Pumpkin Thurible

More images by Sam Heimer here.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

First Decorations Of The Season

Got our cornstalks and strung up some orange lights on the porch...


Unholy Orchard

There really is no excuse as to why every hayride doesn't have stuff like this in their fields...





unholyorchard.com

Saturday, September 24, 2016

...And We LIKED It.

I was talking about music with a friend of mine at work and we thought about how things were when we were young.  We're around the same age and we recalled a world without the Internet and how difficult it was to have a hobby.  Not really difficult, but you had to work for it.  Really, really hard.  Actually, it WAS difficult.

Like in my case I loved film composer James Horner, but had no easy resources to find out information about him or to know what he was scoring next.  We checked out the movie posters in the lobbies of theaters, we went to the library to look up any articles that might exist about him or perhaps even an interview, we flipped through records, tapes, and cd's in record stores for hours looking for something we missed.  You'd find "newsletter" advertisements in horror mags or in the back of Starlog magazine and write to them asking to be on their mailing list.  Thank the gods for the fanatical people who ran those things.  Pre-Internet, they WERE the Internet.

I remember calling a soundtrack store in Leeds, England early in the morning, asking what Horner soundtracks they had...  and finding out there were foreign releases not available in the U.S., it was like finding treasure.  I think my mother made us pay for those calls.

Anyways, we talked about this stuff and pondered the good and the bad of it all.  Like is it a good thing that someone now who discovers they love something suddenly has immediate access to literally everything there is to know about their new-found hobby?  Does it feel as good getting it all so quickly?

Mind you, I'm grateful for what the Internet has provided me by way of my strange interests.  I'm certain I would have missed out on a lot of the obscure music I love had it not been heard on Pandora or suggested by Amazon.com.

But maybe I savor it more remembering the way it used to be?

Maybe I'm just old.



Lurking Clown Arrested In Kentucky Woods Near Apartments

Clown justice...
How can this be real?  It's like when they arrested Michael Myers in Halloween V and let him keep his mask on...

Click below for the story:

Thanks, Rowan!

Friday, September 23, 2016