Friday, September 30, 2016

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Now Playing: The Candy Butcher

By The Divine Sham, from Decayed.

We drove around today in the gloom and rain listening to this amazing album, the music loud, and making the day feel like Halloween was near.

Antique Skull Mask

From Trick or Treat Studios...

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Now Playing: Zone 805

By Phantom 309.

Another Plug For Vice's ABANDONED

This show is our new favorite thing...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Now Playing: Psychotic Break

By The Bloody Marys, from Decayed.


Nannie Doss was known as “The Giggling Granny” for laughing about the poisoning method she used to kill. She murdered 11 people from the 1920s to 1954 — four husbands, two children, her two sisters, her mother, a grandson, and a nephew.

Star Wars: Unmolested

Perfect word for what George Lucas has done...molested.
We had a Star Wars marathon that was playing on the tv on in the background last weekend and those horrid additional/injected/enhanced/terrible-looking/insulting/stupid scenes stood out in such a painful manner.  Especially that Jabba's Lair dance number.  Christ.

Well, it brought back all the pain (I'll be complaining about this until I die).  And then I saw the below article...  and I pray it's true.  And I pray this somehow leads to a release of the original as-I-saw-it-in-the-theater STAR WARS. 

And after watching episode IV, V, and VI again, I feel I can conclude definitively and finally that Chewbacca is a living entity.  A REAL animal humanoid.  And not some guy in a costume.

Click below for the story...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

iTunes: Decayed

The new Halloween at High Noon release is now up on iTunes...

Now Playing: Decayed

The new Halloween at High Noon album is here.
Halloween 2016 has officially begun...

Monday, September 26, 2016

Anoka: Halloween Capital Of The World

Back in 2008, I blogged that I was going to be moving to Anoka, Minnesota after finding out it was considered the Halloween Capital of the World.  It seems our High Holiday is worshiped by those folks, and it's been that way since the 1920's.

But now, according to the Orlando Sentinel...
Orlando has been dubbed the world's Halloween capital in a new marketing campaign to lure more tourists and scare up some extra business.

Visit Orlando is promoting events on social media, arranging press trips and hosting a Halloween landing page on its web site.

The convention and visitors bureau has never branded the region this way before, Chief Executive Officer George Aguel said.

"We needed to pull this together in one big overarching way," he said. "We don't see any place that could even come close to the magnitude of how we celebrate the Halloween period like we do in Orlando."

Here's hoping big money doesn't win out over spirit.

Click below for Anoka's official website...

Utopian Facade

By John Carpenter

Pumpkin Thurible

More images by Sam Heimer here.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

First Decorations Of The Season

Got our cornstalks and strung up some orange lights on the porch...

Unholy Orchard

There really is no excuse as to why every hayride doesn't have stuff like this in their fields...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

...And We LIKED It.

I was talking about music with a friend of mine at work and we thought about how things were when we were young.  We're around the same age and we recalled a world without the Internet and how difficult it was to have a hobby.  Not really difficult, but you had to work for it.  Really, really hard.  Actually, it WAS difficult.

Like in my case I loved film composer James Horner, but had no easy resources to find out information about him or to know what he was scoring next.  We checked out the movie posters in the lobbies of theaters, we went to the library to look up any articles that might exist about him or perhaps even an interview, we flipped through records, tapes, and cd's in record stores for hours looking for something we missed.  You'd find "newsletter" advertisements in horror mags or in the back of Starlog magazine and write to them asking to be on their mailing list.  Thank the gods for the fanatical people who ran those things.  Pre-Internet, they WERE the Internet.

I remember calling a soundtrack store in Leeds, England early in the morning, asking what Horner soundtracks they had...  and finding out there were foreign releases not available in the U.S., it was like finding treasure.  I think my mother made us pay for those calls.

Anyways, we talked about this stuff and pondered the good and the bad of it all.  Like is it a good thing that someone now who discovers they love something suddenly has immediate access to literally everything there is to know about their new-found hobby?  Does it feel as good getting it all so quickly?

Mind you, I'm grateful for what the Internet has provided me by way of my strange interests.  I'm certain I would have missed out on a lot of the obscure music I love had it not been heard on Pandora or suggested by

But maybe I savor it more remembering the way it used to be?

Maybe I'm just old.

Lurking Clown Arrested In Kentucky Woods Near Apartments

Clown justice...
How can this be real?  It's like when they arrested Michael Myers in Halloween V and let him keep his mask on...

Click below for the story:

Thanks, Rowan!

Friday, September 23, 2016

More October Dreaming...

Images by october_dreaming.

Diner Ghost Story

The Halloween Countdown Continues

Click below for days and days of the ultimate Halloween playlist...

Now Playing: Bergson

By Billow Observatory.

More From The Olde House

So many great images on this tumblr...

More from The Olde House on the Hill here.

Creepy Clown Sightings Continue Throughout The United States

I pray, PRAY, that I see one soon...
Laugh at me, will they?

Turnips And A Lump Of Coal

Image source.

Now Playing: Collage

Horner's score for Titanic is one of the best-selling orchestral soundtracks of all time. He won an Oscar for that score and another for the film's theme song, Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On." But his career began much more modestly: He started out scoring pulpy B-movies, including Humanoids from the Deep for Roger Corman. His wife, Sara Horner, remembers meeting James when they were both students at UCLA.

"He took all of the money he made on Humanoids from the Deep, and then dumped it into the next score — he didn't take any money out," she says. "He used it to make the music as good as he could and lived off the money he made as a TA at UCLA."

She adds, laughing, "We just lived on nothing, just nothing."

Click below for samples from his Collage release:

Click here for the article.

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Store props done right...

Image by matt fic.

Some Fun Links

Over at The Skeleton Key blog...

Creatures Watching Over The Dead

The new album by Charred Walls of the Damned now streaming over at

Click below (album release date: 9/23/16):

Now Playing: Ecliptic Prophecy

By Jon of the Shred.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Phantasm: Remastered

Pumpkin Farm Spook House

Perhaps the coolest entrance ever...

Image by bedlamsupplyco.

Vac-Tastic Plastic

So many cool things here...

Click below:
Thanks, Rene!