Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Dark Skies

Finally watched this film.
A film made for people who hate the cover of Whitley Strieber's Communion.

It was a solid film.  Very non-Hollywood. And VERY scary.

The soundtrack is absolute unnerving terror.

Click below for a listen:



A really beautiful piece from Jeff at the Harrison Hollow blog.
Click below for a bunch of great pics:

Loving the detail. And the face is wonderful.

The Art Of Jeff Stahl

 Gallery here.

Ignis Fatuus

Image by Annie Wood.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

She Called It Shining

Click below for a really fascinating interview with Wendy Carlos, co-composer for The Shining.

Williams-Sonoma Halloween 2013

Click the expensive pumpkins:

Close Encounters Of The Sixth Kind


The Imperial Crypt

The Next In Line

"I don't mind skulls and bones," said Marie. "There's nothing even vaguely human to them.  I'm not scared of skulls and bones. They're like something insectile.  If a child was raised and didn't know he had a skeleton in him, he wouldn't think anything of bones, would he? That's how it is with me. Everything human has been scraped off these.  There's nothing familiar left to be horrible.  In order for a thing to be horrible it has to suffer a change you can recognize.  This isn't changed. They're still skeletons, like they always were.  The part that changed is gone, and so there's nothing to show for it. Isn't that interesting?"
Joseph nodded.
She was quite brave now.
"Well," she said, "let's see the mummies."
"Here, senora," said the caretaker.
He took them far down the hall away from the stack of bones and when Joseph paid him a peso he unlocked the forbidden crystal doors and opened them wide and they looked into an even longer, dimly lighted hall in which stood the people.

Ray Bradbury

Monday, July 29, 2013

Show Me


I'm a fan of Larry Fessenden's films so I'm looking very forward to this tale of a giant hungry lake fish.  And I hear it uses practical effects for the fish.  Excellent.

Click below for the trailer:

Dark Tales

At once, the rain stopped, snuffing her lantern. Maura’s eyes grew dead white and a scream was lost to her. Her mouth hung open as she shook uncontrollably in her chair. Her radio slammed on at full volume. All of the logs and the newspaper on the table ran off to the floor in a mess unseen in the darkness. In a quick, horrible succession behind her, the doors of her house flung open violently in the pitch black, their sound blacked out by the radio and made hellish. She was grabbed up with a horrible, invisible quickness, pulled in half like a doll through the window by the sink, and was never seen again.

Now Playing: The Very Last Night

By Peter Andersson.

More images by Keith Dotson here.

Skip That House

Creepy Image by r.darkjoy.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Abandoned Prairie Church

For more than a hundred years
it has clenched the candle of its spire
in a hard white fist,
waiting for thunder to light the short wick
of its cross. But the clouds pass by,
leaving no more than a flash
on the cracked and dusty panes.
The fist’s weight is firm on the lid
of this rough old box of Nebraska
in which all the relics are kept,
the skulls, the sermons, the prayers,
and a scatter of buffalo nickels
from the last collection.

Ted Kooser

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All Souls

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Some Halloween At AC Moore

Found a few fun things in the aisles of AC Moore.

Music To Be Murdered By (By Which To Be Murdered)

This would be great mixed in with a Halloween Party playlist [theoretically]:

On Tonight

A new paranormal show, totally hamming it up in this trailer.

Click below:

Friday, July 26, 2013

Paolo Ceric

House Of Frog

We drove by a house today with two brick columns leading up to the front porch.  On the top of each column sat a large cement-gray frog.  It was a small modest house, and the frogs seemed like they should be guarding a vast old mansion with overgrown bushes and ancient trees with tired limbs.

Didn't get a photo of it, but this guy is pretty close.  Imagine two of them, Sentinel Frogs. 

I swear, if we ever win the lottery, our house will be out of control with things like this.  I dare say bat-shit crazy.

Image source.

One Last Dive

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Re-Feature: Dead Man's Bones

I heard this song was featured in The Conjuring.
Very cool.  We seem to play this album every year when the air gets cooler.

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Pumpkin Patch Update

Hopefully the cooler weather we're having will give these vines a chance to grow some fruit.

A gourd vine growing up through the Scarecrow.

The only pumpkin at the moment.
The first gourd (not sure when to harvest it).

It's Easy

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Found on the awesome

Now Playing: Empire

By Terrorfakt.

Click to listen:

Begging For Candy

Thursday, July 25, 2013


I covet this for MY matches.

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Scary Stories

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The Hunter

Made a "joke" today that a coworker should be Jonathan Kincaid'd.  An obscure Gilligan's Island reference that required some explaining, which made me seem like a sadistic madman.  Mr. Kincaid came to the island looking for exotic game, and somehow decided to hunt Gilligan (which I'm sure the rest of the crew was secretly supporting).  This episode always terrified me as a kid.  Pure horror. 

I had to add to the end of my rant "I mean all this in a humorous fun manner."

Hilarious to find a blog featuring this episode..and similar sentiments.

Click below:

Prince Of Darkness Collector's Edition

Can't WAIT.

  • Audio Commentary with John Carpenter
  • Sympathy For The Devil – An all-new Interview with Writer/Director John Carpenter
  • Alice at the Apocalypse - An all-new interview with Actor & Rock Legend Alice Cooper
  • The Messenger – All-new interview with Actor & Special Visual Effects Supervisor Robert Grasmere
  • Hell On Earth –A look at the film’s score with Co-Composer Alan Howarth
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds with host Sean Clark
  • Alternate Opening from TV Version
  • Original Theatrical Trailer 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013



Now Playing: The Conjuring

Haven't seen the film, but the score is horror-heaven.
Thanks, girl6, for the heads up!

Click that harmless doll below.

99 Days

..until the High Holiday.

Now Playing: Aphex Twin

Re-post of an old favorite.

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Shadow Lair: Here Lies 666