Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Scarecrow

Once I said to a scarecrow, “You must be tired of standing in this
lonely field.”

And he said, “The joy of scaring is a deep and lasting one, and I
never tire of it.”

Said I, after a minute of thought, “It is true; for I too have
known that joy.”

Said he, “Only those who are stuffed with straw can know it.”

Then I left him, not knowing whether he had complimented or belittled
me.

A year passed, during which the scarecrow turned philosopher.

And when I passed by him again I saw two crows building a nest
under his hat.


Kahlil Gibran


Hat Man

Click below for a great video...


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Trailer: The Head Hunter

This looks really neat...


Trailer: Wormwood


Now Playing: Nothingness

Great Dark Ambient compilation by This Is Darkness.

https://thisisdarkness.bandcamp.com/album/vol-2-nothingness

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Now Watching: American Scary


Now Playing: It's Only Castles Burning

By Marsen Jules.


Come Inside

As a kid, I hated those rare houses on Halloween night where the homeowner made the kids come into the house for candy. I don't think I dreaded being murdered or poisoned, so it was more about feeling awkward and not wanting to interact with a stranger and answer questions about my costume or whatever they would inevitably ask. Halloween isn't about interpersonal communication. It's about observing and experiencing and being paid a candy tribute for your costume. "Trick or Treat!" is the only requirement on our end.

Anyway, the neighbor across the street from me is one of those "come inside" guys. And he made me re-evaluate my old memories. He loves Halloween. As much as I do. He decorates the long winding walkway to his front door (which goes through thick tall bushes) with lights and ghosts and usually some older stuff I have stuffed in my garage from past displays. But the kids have to go inside. And he's in there with loads of decorations, spooky music and sound effects, and a tableful of candy...tons of great candy (king size bars too).

This skeleton was hanging in there and it was delightfully Old School. And any kid that goes inside is getting a different kind of Halloween. And a very neat memory. And a scary one, as it's dark and shadowy and strange in there. And I get that now.

So here's to my neighbor. One of the Keepers of Halloween Spirit.


Wonderful photo by Theo.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Burke & Hare Co Candles




More items here.

The Wild Garden

Really great short documentary-style video on gardening, which, oddly, feels very related to Haunting, and creating in general.

Click below for a favorite in the series:

https://youtu.be/k8JjyHfOMJ8

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Taking A Short Break From The Blog

Figured I'd put together a post with a photo from each year of the Haunt going back a bit...