Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Haunted Eve 2009

Methods of destroying suspected vampires varied, with staking the most commonly cited method, particularly in southern Slavic cultures. Ash was the preferred wood in Russia and the Baltic states, or hawthorn in Serbia, with a record of oak in Silesia. Potential vampires were most often staked through the heart, though the mouth was targeted in Russia and northern Germany and the stomach in north-eastern Serbia. Piercing the skin of the chest was a way of "deflating" the bloated vampire; this is similar to the act of burying sharp objects, such as sickles, in with the corpse, so that they may penetrate the skin if the body bloats sufficiently while transforming into a revenant.

Always stunning. The Haunted Eve haunt.

I LOVE this display.


jay's shadow said...

The ancient nosferatu is really cool. He always gave me the creeps.

Johnny Love said...

They always do such an amazing display!