Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Gareth Edward's Monsters is currently available On-Demand. Sure it's ten bucks, but trust me - it's TOTALLY worth every penny. The film is beautiful, a tense drama which just happens to have some massive and impressive creatures in it.
And the score by Jon Hopkins is absolutely perfect.
"The very moment I entered this particular house with my husband I felt the hairs on my arms rise! On top of that there were weird tingling sensations along my spine. Suddenly I was terrified. Those two things were mentioned in your book! I knew then something was not quite right with that house. I held on tight to my husband, so tight he asked me if I was alright. I told him why after we left. He gave me a puzzled look but we passed on it. Better to be safe than sorry...especially when a lot of money is involved! The strange part was that my husband didn't feel a thing."
"The very evening after I checked out a house with my agent, I found blue/black marks on various parts my arms while taking a shower. I had not injured myself at all that day, so why were there numerous thumb-sized marks all over my arms? Then I wondered - you had advised people to look out for just something like this! Just the thought of where those marks could have originated from gives me the creeps!"
"My life became a living hell, I thought people were talking to me, following me, coming into my home and anything else you can think of. I have seen images of people running through my house, have smelled very strange odors, sometime these ordors will smell like different types of flowers, with a sweet smell. One night I could have sworn someone was using my perfume and spraying it all through the house. I have heard clickings, knocking, banging, and other sounds in my home. I have heard different types of animal sounds and can never find them. I hear people talking to me and can't find this either. One night I heard a sound in the attic, as I began to listen closer it sounded as though someone was walking on the rafters, I thought no way there can't be anyone up there."
The Art and Science of Spotting Haunted Houses.
My grandfather was the first one to arrive at the second crash site. He said he saw their bodies. Called them 'little people.' He knelt next to the smallest one, only three feet long, and scooped it up and wrapped it in a blanket or a towel. He placed it in the jeep. The driver just stared at the crash debris. And the bodies.
He said he kept it in his footlocker, wrapped up. Never looked at it again.
After he died. My grandmother told me the story. Said that he wanted her to tell me after he passed. I asked if they still had the trunk. She said "Oh yes. It's in the cellar."
And she handed me the key.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
A great (and classy) idea for carved pumpkins flanking a walkway on Halloween night.
Check out The Haunted Gallery blog - "a repository of spooky artwork, music, writings, and miscellanea."
Never knew they sold bulbs shaped like skulls.
Though I'm not a big fan of blacklights - they make my eyes hurt.
I love the idea of them and the strange light cast from them is wonderful, but when I look directly at them, I get a weird pain in the center of my eyeballs.
I probably have glaucoma or something.
Have you heard of this one? There is this rumor all over college campuses about a mass murder that is predicted to take place on Halloween. This prediction was supposedly made on the Oprah show a couple of weeks ago by the same lady that predicted the OK bombing. Have you heard anything about this? Everyone here is talking about it. It's in the paper, it's on the radio, and students everywhere are scared. Please let me know whether you know if this is an urban legend or if I should get out of town that weekend. This is extremely important!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Halloween offerings from The Soapbox Company.
Holy Terror: There are utterly somber and fearsome spirits which are known to haunt certain long-deserted chapels, monasteries, and abbeys. An unsettling, austere blend of burning frankincense, sandalwood, deep myrrh, and dusty beeswax candles.
Eric Pigors shot me this amazing link to a video of Knott's Farm's Haunted Mine ride as it looked in the 70s and 80s.
It's packed with Old School Halloween atmosphere and fun.
Check out Eric's artwork at ToxicToons.com
and, of course,
check out his Halloween Haunt right here on this blog by clicking
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Sunday, September 26, 2010
Some teaser shots from Noah Fentz, of his 2010 Creepy Basement.
Thanks, Jeff! These are wonderful.
Click below for his 2009 photos: