Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Our Friends


Smell Like A Noisy Ghost

I HAVE INTENSELY FRAGRANT MEMORIES FROM MY TIME IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. THE AIR HEAVY WITH THE SMOKE OF BLAZING BURN PILES FILLED WITH SCORCHED LEAVES AND TIMBER. LONG WALKS THROUGH THE WOODS PERMEATED BY THE UNMISTAKABLE PERFUME OF MOSS, MUSHROOMS, PINE NEEDLES AND LEAVES EMANATING FROM THE FOREST FLOOR. I LONGED FOR A FRAGRANCE THAT MARRIED THESE TWO DISTINCT OLFACTORY EXPERIENCES: GREEN AND SMOKE. UNABLE TO FIND WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR, I CREATED POLTERGEIST AND NAMED IT AFTER MY FAVORITE ELUSIVE SPIRIT — A SUPERNATURAL BEING THAT MAKES ITS PRESENCE KNOWN THROUGH PHYSICAL DISTURBANCES OR LOUD NOISES. INSPIRED BY THAT FEARLESS ENERGY, THIS “NOISY” FRAGRANCE FEATURES INTENSE GREEN SCENTS PAIRED WITH A DEEP, HAUNTING SMOKINESS THAT LINGERS ON THE SKIN.

TOP: WORMWOOD, PINE, GERANIUM
MIDDLE: NEROLI
BASE: MYRRH, BIRCH TAR, OAKMOSS























(Sorry about the CAPS)

Link Here.

Location Location Location

Thanks, Griffin!

Image source.

Camp Crystal Lake Sleepover

Another Friday the 13th is coming up in April, which means fans of slasher movie icon Jason Voorhees have another chance to see the New Jersey campground where his first "Friday the 13th" flick was filmed.

Because it is an active Boy Scout camp, the site is normally closed off to visitors. The popularity and limited space of the tours have made it difficult to obtain tickets, which have sold out in minutes for previous events.

This time, the camp is changing its system and extending events to a second day — and setting up overnight VIP tours with a special guest.


Click below for details:
http://www.nj.com/warren/index.ssf/2018/02/how_you_can_stay_overnight_at_camp_crystal_lake_on.html#incart_most-read_e


Thanks, Mike!


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Dead Vampires

Or, rather, staked vampires...as they're already dead I suppose.

Was looking at these old (somewhat chill-inducing/cheesy) photos and realized that you don't really see many dead vampires in yard haunts.  It'd be fun to see a line of upright coffins with a staked, skeletal vampire in each. 

A VERY long time ago, I had sketched and planned to do a "Vampire at Dawn" prop photo shoot where a vampire like the one kneeling below (but with loads more flesh on it) was on a hill at sunrise, surrounded by a circle of crosses and crucifixes.  And chained to the ground like a dog wearing a heavy chained collar.  His hand was raised blocking his face from the morning sun.  Futile, of course.  As his entire body would be emitting loads of smoke (from loads of hidden smoke bombs dropped into body cavities that were built for that purpose). 

The photo shoot that never was. 




Friday, February 16, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Dark Parade

The Haunt of Steve Pennington.






More images here.

Skeleton Man

By Heidi Berton.

Now Playing: Frigia

By Steve Moore.


Update: Mummy Mouse

Time flies...it was 2009 the first time I reported on the Mummy Mouse at my place of work...
I noticed he was still there this week as I passed by the electrical panel where he rests.

Click below for the original entry...

And click here to play a track while reading the original entry.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Now Playing: Porz Goret

By Yann Tiersen.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Now Playing: From Out Of Nowhere

From The Caretaker.

Imagine this weird song playing on Halloween night as kids came up for candy... 

Click below:

https://thecaretaker.bandcamp.com/track/from-out-of-nowhere

Begging For Candy


Thursday, February 8, 2018