Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Long Limb Man Scarecrow On Bloody Disgusting

http://bloody-disgusting.com/editorials/3442556/5-overlooked-indie-horror-films-worth-checking/

Pumpkinhead

By invisiblesuitcase.



Now Playing: No Pressures, No Diamonds

Music & Sounds by Jon Glassett.

https://youtu.be/ag0OMVyCCJ0

The Witch

When I was a child
there was an old woman in our neighborhood whom we called
The Witch.
All day she peered from her second story
window
from behind the wrinkled curtains
and sometimes she would open the window
and yell: Get out of my life!
She had hair like kelp
and a voice like a boulder.

I think of her sometimes now
and wonder if I am becoming her.
My shoes turn up like a jester's.
Clumps of my hair, as I write this,
curl up individually like toes.
I am shoveling the children out,
scoop after scoop.
Only my books anoint me,
and a few friends,
those who reach into my veins.
Maybe I am becoming a hermit,
opening the door for only
a few special animals?
Maybe my skull is too crowded
and it has no opening through which
to feed it soup?
Maybe I have plugged up my sockets
to keep the gods in?
Maybe, although my heart
is a kitten of butter,
I am blowing it up like a zeppelin.
Yes. It is the witch's life,
climbing the primordial climb,
a dream within a dream,
then sitting here
holding a basket of fire.



Anne Sexton

Image from The Olde House On The Hill tumblr.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Halloween III Designs

At The Horrors of Halloween blog...


Click below:

http://thehorrorsofhalloween.blogspot.com/2015/10/halloween-iii-season-of-witch-1982-newspaper-ads-vhs-dvd-and-blu-ray-covers.html

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ben Revisited

Sara, click below:


Now Playing: Collected Obscurities

By the wonderful Dark Ambient project Svartsinn.

https://cycliclaw.bandcamp.com/album/collected-obscurities

Now Playing: The Old Dark House

Old School Halloween fun...from Halloween at High Noon's Dead End Ranch:

https://halloweenathighnoon.bandcamp.com/track/the-old-dark-house-2

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Researching The Little People

Click below:


Dougherty's Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Starts Filming

I'm really excited about this film, especially since Mike Dougherty is at the helm.


Click below for some details...

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/235586/filming-kicks-off-godzilla-king-monsters-georgia/

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Star Trek II: Modern Trailer

This was really well done.


Remembering Ben Tramer (1961-1978)


From THETASTEBASKET.COM:

The overwhelming smell of rubber attacked his nostrils and between that and the beer, Ben was ready to puke.  As he continued his slow prowl toward the end of the sidewalk, he took notice of something ahead of him.  As he squinted and blinked hard to clear up his focus, he could make out a belligerent old man running in his direction.  It was alarming at first, but what truly triggered Ben’s immediate flight response was when he saw that the crazed old man was wielding a gun, cocked and aimed right at him.

Feeling extra queasy now, Ben slowly maneuvered his entire body the other way.  He had to get out of the crosshairs.  He had a phone call to make and a girl to spend his future with.  Ben made his way to the street and kept looking back at the old man, who seemed to still be clutching the gun.  Ben kept his eyes locked on the old man, trying to make out what was happening, and by the time he turned back around and looked ahead of him, it was too late.  Haddonfield’s real boogeyman.

The last thing Ben could see was the flashing blue and red lights on top of a police car. With a deafening screech, the car hit Ben, plunging him forward.  Folded over the hood, Ben thought of Laurie.  The police car still didn’t stop.  In fact it didn’t seem to slow down at all.  Within seconds, it was all over for Ben.  The police car crashed directly into a parked white van, pinning him between both vehicles, and immediately sparked a giant explosion, engulfing Ben in flames.

It’s a fact: The most brutal death in any of the nine Michael Myers Halloween films is not caused by Michael Myers.

Begging For Candy


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dying Fire


Now Playing: The Mothman Of Point Pleasant

An exceptional soundtrack by Brandon Dalo.

We were driving around last night listening to this score.  Crazy good.  An entirely different animal played outside of the documentary.  Highly listenable on its own.  And truly creepy.

As two old school soundtrack collectors, I was just telling my brother that I haven't been this excited about a soundtrack release in a very long time.

Re-posting the soundtrack samples below:

Image source.

Now Playing: Catharsis

By Die Verbannten Kinder Evas.



Friday, June 16, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Midwest Haunters Convention: Highbury Cemetery-Style

Been looking forward to this post, as it always has the best photos out there.

Click below to see Highbury Cemetery's event photos from the latest Midwest Haunters Convention:

http://highburycemetery.blogspot.com/2017/06/midwest-haunters-convention-2017.html

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Now Playing: The Abolition Of Death

By Markus Reuter.


Mr. Jones On CthulhuWiki

Never knew there was a Lovecraftian Wiki.
Very happy to see someone added MR. JONES to it...

The CthulhuWiki is an information resource relating to Jazz Age Horror and Weird Fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft and works inspired by his writings, including the Cthulhu Mythosand Lovecraftian games and media.

Click below:


I Declare June Mothman Month

Or not...


Another great post over at the Vintage Séance blog on a favorite topic - The Mothman (by way of a cool podcast):

http://vintageseance.blogspot.com/2017/06/astonishing-legends.html

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Laugh At Me Will They?

Some NSFW language in this trailer...

Monday, June 12, 2017

Now Ordering: The Mothman Of Point Pleasant Soundtrack

Was hoping this would be released.


Click below for some samples from the score by Brandon Dalo.

https://youtu.be/pUl0XIq8NqE
And click here to order.



Now Playing: Conceived

By Sabled Sun.

https://youtu.be/p0vZ7y-OHPA

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Story Of The Intruders Continues

Very neat video below of Debbie Kauble, whose story was the basis for the alien abduction mini-series in the early nineties - INTRUDERS.  


Adam, you have to watch this...

Friday, June 9, 2017

That Old Integrity Discussion Again

Been seeing this guy's pictures popping up more and more in my searches for Halloween images for the blog.  After checking out his website, instagram, and facebook accounts and seeing absolutely no mention of my site anywhere as the source material, well, I wanted to call him out on it.

I simply do not get how someone can feel that they are truly creating if the entire premise of their works, the very end product of their hard work, exists solely because they saw it elsewhere.  And I'm not even going to get into the issues I have when that person starts selling these works.  Is it legal?  Sure it is.  Is it honest?  Absolutely not.

Here's a photo of his "Guardians of the Gate" (Sentinels):

And here's some text from his website:
The scarecrows and corpses you see on this website were designed for this event and I have continued to produce them in varying forms and sizes. They are a culmination of my study of the natural effects of time and the elements on various materials and surfaces, while at the same time designed to have a classic, bygone era appearance that in a curious way simultaneously invites and repels. Using photos I have taken of these creatures, I have designed Halloween greeting cards featuring composites of them on the property and combined with sunset photos I have taken to create a style that is uniquely my own.

"Uniquely"... This guy has some chops.

Anyway, below is the source material for this guy's existence.  My Pumpkin Sentinels.  I love these guys, and am very proud of them.
Here's the guy's site...

Slight update on this issue:  The builder of these Guardians of the Gate, Kerry Lawton, claims that any resemblance to my Pumpkin Sentinels is, and I quote, "purely coincidental."

Unreal.


Candy Corn Vine

Seen at a garden center today.  Had no idea such a thing existed.
Bean snapped a quick photo...