Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mini Roots

My wonderful friend Robin made me a 12 inch replica of my Roots scarecrow.

Pretty darn cooool.

Pumpkin Face Origami

Reusch Sketchbooks

Finding myself in awe of this guy's work again. Mister Reusch's world of sketchbooks - loaded with boston terriers, sexy burlesque girls, and Halloween:

Riverton Cemetery Haunted House


A Haunted Village, street performers, a parade, orange lights, carved pumpkins, and a massive fountain filled with orange water.

Flickr photos.

Halloween Lights

Halloween atmosphere created with lights and webs.

More pics here.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cornwall Halloween House

More old school Halloween goodness.

Photos from this blog.

Chinese Halloween

I had no idea China celebrated Halloween.

And how creative that a pitchfork and pointed red hat are accessories for the pumpkin-headed kid in the center.
That pumpkin mask is wonderful. I'd grab it off his head and make a break for it. I need that mask.

Tiny Media Empire

The art of Daniel Danger.

A Snowy Halloween

I've never known snow on Halloween, so seeing these neat photos from the Muirhead Cemetery yard haunt made me wonder what it'd be like to see my witches coated in the white stuff.

More great pics of this creepy haunt:
Muirhead Cemetery

Monday, April 28, 2008

Rot of Pumpkin

Photo by Matt S.

Orange Black White

unknown artist

Ghosts in the Yard

I've seen this decoration quite a few times and it always makes me smile. This is one of the better ones I've come across. Someone should make one of these with vile human-shaped ghosts with normal-sized heads. Maybe even some black nasty ooze from the eyes and mouths.

Dan McCarthy

LOVE this guy's work.

Candy Corn [Cookies]

These cookies probably wouldn't make it past the dough stage if I tried to make them.

From this site.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Carson City, Nevada

The town of Carson takes Halloween mighty seriously.

More pics here

and here.

Zombie Massacre

Friday, April 25, 2008


A great haunt with an excellent tutorial on constructing a stirring witch prop.

PhoenixFeather [Halloween] Photos

So much Halloween spirit captured in these elegant photos.

2005 Photos
2006 Photos

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Real Halloween Tree

(really a persimmon tree)

Night of the Lurker

An 11 foot tall creature, a skull-headed scarecrow, traditionally-carved pumpkins, strings of colored lights, and some tasteful arrangement make this guy's haunt one of my favorites. (His excellent photography doesn't hurt either).

Rusted Iron

A lawn covered with these crosses, or if they were set back against a wall like in this painting, would be mighty cool on Halloween night. I managed to find a rusted cross two years ago at a yard sale and I loved how it photographed.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Table Owls

unknown photographer

Scarecrow Painting

by Markus Willeke

Apple Jack O'Lanterns

How on EARTH did I ever miss this cereal back in 2003???

Three Evil Ghosts

by Ami Howard

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Field of Scarecrows: Part XIII

A beautiful version of the scarecrow from SLEEPY HOLLOW.

flickr source

The Pumpkin Witch

flickr source

Dry Ice

I used dry ice one Halloween night back in the 90's. Multiple containers of water were hidden in the bushes and a friend of mine would tend to them, making sure the water was warm while plopping in chunks of the ice throughout the night. It looked amazing and so much better than chilled fog, but it wouldn't last very long and required a lot of attention.

These photos were taken from a video of that night.

Found this site for the Dry Ice & Gases Company in Toronto and thought it was cool that they recognized the Halloween use for solid carbon dioxide.

Dry Ice & Gases Company

Monday, April 21, 2008

Spider Baby

Saw a terrific old movie this weekend - SPIDER BABY.
The title song was sung by Lon Chaney, who also starred in the film. Click the image to hear it.

Halloween by Harry Behn

Illustrated by Greg Couch.

Nothing quite like illustrations that get it right.

Just ordered this book from Amazon.

Senseless 200th Post

An extremely rare photo (circa 1965) of Jim Henson's next door neighbor(s) Ernie and Bert Shwartz, the supposed inspiration for Sesame Street Muppet characters Ernie and Bert (inset). (photo courtesy of Jane Henson)

from this site.