Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

An animated version from 1973.
So beautifully Old School. 
The kind of thing that would give smaller children nightmares.

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Image by Joolsptown.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013



THERE is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was. 

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.  

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.  

Walter de la Mare

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House Of Frightenstein


Mother And Child

From the Urban Farmhouse blog.

Trick Or Treat Studios

Some more gems from this great company:

More masks here.


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An Old Tribute To October

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Castle Halloween Museum

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Begging For Candy

Behind Every Good Man...

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Giant Spider

...from that episode of Gilligan's Island.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

James Horner's Futile Escape

A track from the ALIENS soundtrack, performed live.

Absolutely loved this.

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And here's a total re-repost of another favorite Horner cue.

If What You Say Is True, Then You Should Consult A Priest.

When the sound became audible again, it was no longer in the upstairs bedroom but had moved downstairs to the boy’s bedroom. It was heard as the sound of squeaking shoes along the bed and was heard only at night when the boy went to bed. The squeaking sound continued for six nights, on the sixth night scratching again was audible.

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Spider Prey

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Warm Bodies (2013)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Richard Matheson (1926-2013)

"Hell House is the scariest haunted house novel ever written. It looms over the rest the way the mountains loom over the foothills."
-- Stephen King

Rest in peace, sir.

Man-Eating Greens

Love this movie...


A Field In England

A new trailer:

Here's the first one.

Mountain Monsters

A new series on Destination America.  Seemed packed with planted evidence, but it was a fun ride.  A bunch of mountain men from Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings were hunting the Kentucky Wolf Man.

They didn't find him.

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Resin Skulls

By Brownister Hen.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Ghostly Treats

From A Beautiful Mess.

Black Eyed Children

Click below for the Coast to Coast program (starts at 9:00):

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Garden Scarecrow

Built this guy this morning to stand in our pumpkins and gourds.  Hopefully we have some success this year. 

He's about three feet tall.

Positively Do Not Open

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Lorraine Warren would have been the coolest mom.  "Son, where did you get that doll?"

"From some box on the wall.  Why?"

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ephemeral Folk Figures: Scarecrows, Harvest Figures, and Snowmen

Bought a used copy of this amazing book.  It's packed with so many wonderful photographs of incredible scarecrows.

It's currently my favorite thing.

I'll be scanning some images in the days ahead, but here are some quick photos to give you a taste of what lies within: