Thursday, January 25, 2018

Gone Fishing

Taking a short vacation from blogging...
If anything hugely important in the Halloween world occurs whilst I'm away, I will, of course, blog about it.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Now Watching: The Game

Loved the intro to this film (currently watching and shocked I had never heard of it before, as it's pretty neat so far)...

Click below:

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Wanna Hear Something Really Scary?

Been carrying this around with me since I was a small child...  something overheard while my parents were visiting an old friend.  They'd drag us kids along on these weekend visits, and it was always strange.  Being quiet kids, we would just sit on the couch listening to what was going on around us.  "You kids want a drink or something?" and we'd just quietly say 'no'...even if we wanted something.  Quiet kids.

Well, at this one house, I remember the TV was on and they had an episode of REAL PEOPLE playing.  Now this was a creepy variety show of sorts, where they'd feature strange stories about remarkable (weird) people and places.  And often times they'd do segments on the paranormal or unexplained.  So on this one night on this one episode, we were watching a segment on ghosts appearing in photographs.  Seems so tired and worn out now, but back then, the prospect of a photograph revealing the ugly pained face of a ghost in the background was brand new and purely horrifying.  I recall an image of tombstones in a cemetery with faces in the stones.  Awful faces.  Man, I was scared.

Anyways, the guy my parents were visiting starts reminiscing, and I don't know if it was the TV show giving this guy some terrible thoughts, but he started to recall a memory of when he was a boy.  He asked my dad if he remembered Mr. and Mrs. So-And-So.  My dad did.  And they both started talking about that couple's weird son.  "Do you remember that kid, sitting in the yard all the time?  Well, they bought him a pet turtle...and it died.  So they bought him another one, ....and IT died.  By the fourth small turtle, they watched the kid from a window in the back of the house.  And wouldn't you KNOW!  They see this kid with the turtle...and he's sitting there with it....and just as the turtle starts to put its head out of its shell, the kid is sitting there with a pair of metal scissors....AND CUTS ITS HEAD OFF!"

My GOD, that story horrified and terrified me then.  And it still does today.  God, it's horrible.  And so sad.  And so disturbing on a million levels.

I have no idea who they were talking about.  And ten minutes ago I called my dad asking him if he remembered that story.  He's up there in age and couldn't remember, and accused me of making it up.  When I described the details of the house, as I recall there being a lot of hanging photos and dark wood paneling, he DID recall that house and who owned it.  I said "Call the guy up!  See if he remembers!" and my dad replied "He's dead.  Died YEARS ago."  He then proceeded to tell me that all my mom does is dye her hair.  "You see, all that dye seeps into the catches up to you!"  We both laughed.

He told me that he'll start asking around as that man's brother is still alive and he sees him semi-regularly.  I'll, of course, do a follow-up blog post if the mystery is solved.

Though I have a feeling I should just scan old crime files in the region for psychopaths or sociopaths (no idea what the difference is).

The Haunted Orchard House 2017: SpydersRealm

Click each image below for some fantastic photo sets...

Chapter One:  Illustrated Tales

Chapter Two:  Timeless Visions

Chapter Three:  Theatre of the Macabre

Now Playing: A Quiet Light

By Meg Bowles.

Image by Corinne Botz (make a point to check out this site).

Himmelstass Heimbach Toys

This is REALLY neat.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Now Playing: To The Furnace Room

By Elvis Perkins.

Re-watched this tonight and, man, is this an amazing film.  It's currently "free" for streaming with Amazon Prime.

Click below...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Poster Art: Demon House

Classic Old School design here...

Click here for more information on this Zak Bagan's film.

New Series: Truth Seekers

Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something,” Pegg says. “It’ll start as a very parochial idea, a very small business venture for these people, but it will expand as the series goes on to be something far more global. It’s a language everyone understands, the mystery of the unknown. Shaun of the Dead was a very parochial story set in North London, and somehow it managed to get this global reach because everyone understands the language of zombie movies.

Click below for more information...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018

This Seems Perfectly Functional To Me

Revisiting The Medieval Light Company

These are amazing...

More items at the shop.

Now Playing: The Fifth State Of Grief

One of the earliest Dark Ambient projects I discovered...  Letum.
Had no idea he released an album in 2014.

The Apprehension Engine Live In A Cemetery

First heard about this instrument on K.O.'s The Skeleton Key blog, and here it is being played live...  in a very fitting location.

Click below... 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Office Of Parapsychology

Always figured it was bogus and fun movie magic when a paranormal investigative team from a local university was seen in a movie, but it turns out that it was totally real.

Click here to read about 13 university-sanctioned research projects.

Production Begins On The New Halloween Film

Mixed feelings on the next HALLOWEEN film, but I thought this design was REALLY cool.

Green Thumb

Image from Samhain Dreams.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Coming Soon: Raison D'Etre "Alchymeia"

Looking very forward to this release from the Dark Ambient project that started it all for me...Raison D'Etre.

Click below for samples...

Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Entity Files: The Story Of Doris Bither

Yesterday, we watched this bonus feature on our dvd of the wonderful film The Entity.  Man, I forgot how creepy it was.  Fascinating and weird.  And AWFUL.

Found it on youtube...  Click below for some chills.

Friday, January 5, 2018