Monday, March 27, 2017

Ye Goblins Karnival, 1921

Turns out my great great grandfather was a Yard Haunter.  Found a bunch of photos in my parents' attic over the weekend.  It seems we had a lot in common.

So this Halloween, rather than doing my own Haunt, I've decided to simply feature his Haunt.

I feel he would have wanted that.

Here's one of the photographs we found.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Halloween 2017's Haunt Theme

Be sure to swing by the blog on Monday morning...
Going to reveal this year's Haunt Theme.

I'm pretty excited about it.

Now Playing: Escape From Earth

By Thomas Barrandon.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Nordic Akvavit

Aquavit is a spirit traditionally enjoyed in Scandinavia. Nordic Akvavit is flavored with caraway, dill, and fennel. Aquavit is traditionally taken straight, however, it does make a tasty Bloody Mary and can be used in many of the same cocktails that normally call for gin.

Click below for Rowhouse Spirits.

Blurry Snowman


By Sam Heimer.

Dark And Stormy

Begging For Candy

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Highbury Blog

Always fun stuff over at the Highbury Cemetery blog...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Whisper Creek Cemetery

Click below for a video...

Ghost In The Graveyard

Images by C.D.W.

New Mystery Science Theater 3000 Series

I had no idea this was coming...
Disappointed that Mike Nelson isn't a part of this, but I'll certainly give it a shot.

Click below:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Now Playing: The Curse Of The Scarecrow

One of the finest Dark Ambient projects around - Megaptera.
Specifically the album below...  one of the reasons I started listening to Dark Ambient.

And with tracks with names like "Kingdom of Death," "The Curse of the Scarecrow," and "Hear My Bowels," how can it be bad?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Reed Family Abduction

In 1966, the same year the family moved to the farm, the young brothers purportedly had their first extraterrestrial experience. For Thom, though only 6 years old at the time, the images are still vivid. Their bedroom was on the second floor of a big old farmhouse, and one night, after they’d gone to bed, they had a strange feeling, he says. Scared, they wandered into the hall and saw two figures appear at the top of the stairs—“ghosts,” the boys called them.

Click the image for a fantastic interview with Thom Reed.


Image by hazzii_br.

Now Playing: Arecibo

By Carbon Based Lifeforms.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 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."


Desolate Hill Haunt

More images here.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Red Hill: Labyrinth Creations Halloween 2016

No idea how I missed this incredible (as usual) Haunt by the extremely talented Pam Morris.

More images here.

Attack Of The Helping Hand!