Sunday, February 24, 2008

Field of Scarecrows: Part V

LOVE this piece of work by

Saturday, February 23, 2008


"Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me."
Such a perfect idea for a blog. Glad this guy posted some comments to my Brewing page.

Cotton Popcorn

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Halloween Coffee Mugs

Coffee tastes better in a mug like this. Pumpkin spice coffee BELONGS in a mug like this.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Halloween Chronology

Here's a really neat look into the life of a haunter. Photos spanning from 1996 - 2007 detailing how this one particular haunt grew over the years.

Beautiful photography.

Katzper's Haunt.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Jamie Wyeth, and Pumpkins

Some wonderful paintings by Jamie Wyeth of my favorite subject matter:

And the artist's self-portrait:

Monday, February 18, 2008

Primitive Garden Ceramics by Chris Farr

The Sunshine Shed offers some of the most unique Halloween items I've ever seen. Currently waiting for two pieces to arrive, so I'll slap up some pics when they get here. Each item is distressed and worn in appearance, yet kiln-fired at high temps and can withstand the elements outdoors (I'll be keeping mine indoors).

The Sunshine Shed

Modern Alchemists and Purveyors of Curious Goods

D.L. & Co. has some pretty nifty items for sale.....Dark Items.
Skull oddities by way of porcelain plates, stationery, swizzle sticks, serving trays, place card holders....and chocolate (Mori Ex Cacao) - chocolate skulls made with a blend of chilies and spices, or scorched caramel, or bitter white chocolate with brandied cherries.

D.L. & Co.

Candles are available through their Modern Alchemy line of products, with scents like Salem, Dia De Los Muertos, and Speak Easy - capturing the "inebriating vapors of gin, pipe tobacco, and wood."

Modern Alchemy

Pumpkins III

Going through some old photos I took last year:

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Her Eclectic Mind

The Art of Heather Gleason.

Dead Pumpkins

Some creepy Halloween images on this photographer's site:
Robin Davis Photography

Skull and Bone 2007

Skull and Bone recently updated their 2007 image gallery. Stunning as always. LOOK at the detail in this photograph. Fantastic!

More pics can be viewed here:

Halloween Oldies

I bought this collection a few years ago and it's since gone out of print. Hopefully one day soon it'll be reissued. The twenty selections span 1928 through 1947. Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, and Bing Crosby are some of the artists featured. Pure Halloween gold.

Track samples can be heard at this link:
The Haunted House: 20 Tracks to Make You Jump in the Night


Tis the night—the night
Of the graves' delight,
And the warlock are at their play!
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they—it is they!

: Hallowe'en.

Field of Scarecrows: Part IV

Beautiful scarecrows abound.
More pics of this wonderful display can be found here.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916)

"But the soul must be made monstrous... Imagine a man implanting and cultivating warts on his face."

Halloween Haven

An attractive site selling some really neat Halloween props. Halloween Haven


Wish List: Part I

For the pumpkin lover that has everything.

A "robust" pumpkin ottoman from Montgomery Ward.
Here's the link.

Friday, February 15, 2008

About to Dine

Anoka or Bust

I'm moving to Anoka, Minnesota.

Orange tie ball, a night parade, pumpkin carving contests, pancake breakfasts, and a Grande Day Parade?!

Tickled Primitive

I'm not about to buy sewing patterns and make these little guys, but I found the curly stem growing out of the pumpkin to be a pretty interesting concept - for mache, that is.

Hills Rotten

Love the style in this haunt. Check out Rotting Hills by expert sculptor and haunter Shea. Brilliant prop work and layout. I even love the porchlight pumpkins - what a great touch to an awesome yard haunt.

Rotting Hills: Shea Halloween

Prop Rentals and Fabrication

Found this prop rental site located in Los Angeles and they have a pretty impressive resume. So many ideas for prop design. You have to love a site that offers a "Poseable Burnt Corpse" and a section called "Torture."

BJ Winslow: Prop Rentals and Fabrication

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mother Superior

Halloween Horrors

Listened to this album about a billion times growing up. Thanks to the Branded in the 80s blog for bringing it all back.

Here's the ghost story on side one of the album. Side two was loaded with sound effects.

Cold Meat Industry

A Dark Ambient soundscape plays during Halloween night at my haunt to add a distant and lonely atmosphere to the display. A great source for that genre of music is Cold Meat Industry.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Legend of the Scarecrow

Scarecrow Art

By Howard Eberle

"Eyes of Autumn"

Uncle Binley's Dungeon

This display has an incredible amount of detail. So many layers of wonderful props. So much texture.

Uncle Binley's Dungeon