Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I Am A Ghost

Been hearing a lot of great things about this film.

Click below for the trailer:

And click here for an alternate old-school trailer.

Now Playing: The Shadow Of The Soul

By Raison D'Etre.

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Old Tree

By Joyce Koskenmaki.


Looking Forward To The Autumn Brews

Spooks Ale has been developed as an autumnal brew which is very different to our other seasonal beers. It is a dark ruby colour with a biscuity palate. The nose is a mix of the malty flavours derived from the mix of ale, brown and crystal malts and the citrus fruity hop aroma you would expect from a beer brewed in the heart of the Kentish hop growing region. As with all of our ales it has been brewed in our oak mash tuns and fermented out using our own yeast to produce a wonderfully flavoursome beer at 4.7% abv.



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Some cool stuff ahead in August.

Grandin Road will be revealing their new products tomorrow.
HomeGoods will be stocked for Halloween in two weeks.
Yankee Candle will be unveiling their new scents and merchandise in a week's time.
Paranormal Witness returns on SyFy.

August. Some goooood stuff.

Currently looking through Oriental Trading Company's Halloween selections.
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Face In The Dark

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Rotten Wicks

So we tried our hand at making our own votive candles.
Saw a kit at AC Moore for $25.00 and figured now was the time to make that candle scent I was always lamenting about. The one that I can't find anywhere. The one that smells like Halloween.

I bought scent oils from MysticWays.

I was arrogant thinking that this would be an easy process. Now I fully understand why candles aren't as cheap as I want them to be. Like a lot of things, it takes a lot of practice to get right. I found that I wasn't the only one googling "Why don't my candles smell when I burn them?" It's all about timing and temperature, apparently. And I stink at it.

But anyways, the first batch didn't cast the scent all that much. But it sure was cool:
1 pound of soy wax
1 tablespoon Clove oil
1/3 Woodsmoke oil
1/3 Dirt oil
1/3 Peppercorn oil

The second attempt turned out better, and the "throw" of the scent was stronger (someone online suggested letting the wax cool off a bit and adding the oil right before you pour).

For the second try (below), we used:
1 pound of soy wax
1 tablespoon Clove oil
1 tablespoon Anise oil

The clove and anise were meant for each other. I'll definitely be making more of them. And hopefully they'll be even stronger.

Advice: If you're a male and you attempt to make your own candles, don't tell your coworkers. I learned that the hard way.

After this experiment, I respect Helena of DarkCandles.com even more.

Memento Mori

Images from the Primavera Gallery blog.

The Horrid Decor Lantern

By Bindlegrim.

More images here.

Some information here.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Haunted Tombstones

Some really fantastic projection work here.

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Tealight Witches

From artist Pat Benedict.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Welcoming Committee

Image by rp5mp.

Bucks County Halloween 2012

We hit up some of the usual shops in Lahaska, PA today and were surprised to find Halloween merchandise already on the shelves.

Foggy 2011

Some leftover photos from last year's Haunt...

Yard Alien

Saw this guy in the yard. The size of a fingertip.
I killed it. Then the police showed up.

As kids, we'd always tell the tale how it was totally illegal to kill praying mantises. I have no idea where that came from.

And he's still alive, of course.

Witch Decoration Prototype

Here's the mache prototype I sent to Primitives by Kathy.
Really looking forward to putting this lady in the window.

The Falls

The corpse had been sucked beneath the surface of the river, and had been invisible from shore. Spinning, spinning, spinning for seven days and seven nights inside the Whirlpool.

Joyce Carol Oates

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Image by el_capitan_jason.