Saturday, October 21, 2017

Random Things

We went to a favorite Mexican restaurant and walked into a haunted house.  You have to love when a severed head is dangling from the ceiling in an eatery.  The entire ceiling was covered in three layers of spider webs.  There were giant spiders everywhere.  On the way out I looked back to make sure we didn't leave anything (paranoid) and as I turned back around my face clipped a large spider's leg and its big furry butt.  A proud moment in a crowded restaurant.

This wasn't the guy I got to know...





































Drove around the neighborhood one night this week trying to find Halloween decorations.  Not too many as yet, but found this fun house...

And we saw this creepy scarecrow in the front of a school that normally does a scarecrow event, and this year had more scary ones than previous years...so there's hope.

A Haunted Place



Images by galunlatidreaming.

Invasion On Chestnut Ridge

Again I'm giving my highest recommendation to a Small Town Monsters documentary - Invasion on Chestnut Ridge.  Amazing production value and some truly chilling tales.  And another incredible film score by Brandon Dalo.


Click below for the trailer:


Friday, October 20, 2017

A Haunting On Dice Road: The Hell House

We bought Small Town Monsters' Invasion on Chestnut Ridge this morning to watch tonight, and while on amazon I spotted this gem available for streaming with Amazon Prime.  Dear God does it look great...going to watch this as well.

Click below for the trailer...


Our New Michael's Scarecrow




Begging For Candy


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Porch Decor

The pre-Halloween "normal" decorations...
Put up the ol' scarecrow from the 2014 display and added some more lights to the garden.








Haunt Photography

Click below for some truly amazing shots by Steve Fretz:


The Skeleton Key: Halloween Playlist

I do believe this is The Skeleton Key blog's finest year...

Click below for a wonderful playlist by K.O. (loved the cover of the Stranger Things theme):




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October 20th

A great day for releases....John Carpenter's Anthology album and Small Town Monsters' Invasion on Chestnut Ridge.


Click below to stream some tracks from the album (with a great cover/revisit of HALLOWEEN which will surely please Sara)...

Scarecrow's Revenge

The Haunt of Vocal.
I always look so forward to this one...







More images here.

The Skeleton Key

Some more great posts over at a favorite blog...

Click the Witch:


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Speaking Of Weather...

I realize that anything in the Not Raining spectrum is what we Haunters/Lovers of Halloween want, but if you could hand-pick your weather for Halloween day/night, what would it be?

Me... during the day, in the 50's, completely overcast and semi-gloomy.
At night?  Some clearing, but with large dark clouds floating across a pale watching moon...probably in the high 50's...light wind.

This would work just fine...

Monday, October 16, 2017

Now Playing: Stacy's Spark After Dark

Really dig this track from the latest Halloween at High Noon release...

Click below:

Photo by Todd Hido.

Weather Worries

WHY do they even put out a "Month" weather calendar?
Makes absolutely no sense.  NONE.
Though I was still relieved to find that it's going to be amazing weather on Halloween (though I was hoping for more clouds)...


The Great Pumpkin Project

Still planning on where to place our pumpkin this year, but there's a ton of activity on the Warts and All... blog.




Click here for more (and start planning your locations!)...

Sunday, October 15, 2017

New Bill Basso Show: Last Rites Gallery

"Conglomerate"  In New York City...until October 21st.


More information here.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Final Push: Anise & Clove

For one of my favorite things (I lied when I said the last push was the final push for the season)...

Click below (she should call these "HALLOWEEN")...




Friday, October 13, 2017

Happy Friday The 13th


The Wreath Witch Curse

I work in a very large department...  not that many people, but a giant work area with a lot of unused space.  The entire building is getting refurbished one department at a time, and our old outdated vile wing was asked to consolidate itself onto one side of the wing while visiting departments can inhabit the empty side while their department wings were being stripped down and refurbished.  So it's been a couple years of new neighbors showing up every few months.  It's like getting to know and being annoyed at horrible neighbors/tenants moving in next to your home many times a year.  And knowing they're moving on to nicer homes/apartments and you're still stuck in your old one til God-knows-when.

Early this week, one of the women on the new side, without getting permission or taking a poll, hung something like this wreath (this is actually way nicer so I suspect she might have made hers).



















She hung it on the two giant automated doors at the entrance of our department (important to note she hung it on the door on OUR side of the wing).  There was great hooting and hollering on the day she brought it in and I heard her say many times "I LOVE HALLOWEEN!" (I think I might have hissed like a vampire seeing a cross).

Well, four people asked me this week:  "You put that wreath up?"

THAT wreath....the one with the striped witch legs and tiny glittery witch hat and clumps of shiny silver tulle.


Begging For Candy


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross: Halloween Theme

Coming tomorrow, Friday the 13th...

Click below for details:

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/10/trent-reznor-to-release-cover-of-john-carpenter-halloween-for-friday-the-13th/
Thanks, Joe!  I had no idea.

Jeepers Creepers 3: Airing On Syfy October 28/29

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/255789/confirmed-jeepers-creepers-3-will-air-syfy-october/


Wednesday, October 11, 2017