Friday, June 21, 2019


It was a quiet morning, the town covered over with darkness and at ease in bed. Summer gathered in the weather, the wind had the proper touch, the breathing of the world was long and warm and slow. You had only to rise, lean from your window, and know that this indeed was the first real time of freedom and living, this was the first morning of summer.

Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

Photo by Bean.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Halloween At High Noon

Never tire of revisiting these incredible albums...

Click each image below:

Monday, June 17, 2019

Haunted Overload

Simply the most amazing Haunted Attraction out there...

So many more images here.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Now Reading: Witches' Night Before Halloween

Finally purchased this wonderful book by my friend (and leading authority on Halloween) Lesley Pratt Bannatyne.  Wonderful artwork too, by Adrian Tans.

Click here for her website with a terrific list of Summer reading...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Now Watching: Swamp Foetus

Was listening to this wonderful piece of music by Jon Glassett today.  I haven't watched this in a while and I was still mighty proud of our hard work back then.  Still difficult to imagine me, Bean, and Jon pulling this thing off.

Click below...

The Art Of Mister Reusch

Re-featuring one of my personal favorite artists...

More works here.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Anise & Clove Candles

It's never too early to stock up on my personal favorite Halloween scent - Anise & Clove from the Soy-N-Suds Etsy shop.

Click below:

Now Playing: Traces

By Visions, from the Cyclic Law label.

Hugely appreciative of online sources of Dark Ambient music.  Back in the early 90's, when I first discovered this odd and wonderful genre of music in a world void of the Internet, I never could have imagined multiple record labels offering loads of incredible "projects" (that's what we call Dark Ambient groups).

Here are some of the best:

Cyclic Law

Cryo Chamber

Malignant Records

Click below for Traces...

Monday, June 10, 2019

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

Saw this film over the weekend and absolutely loved it  I felt like a child again seeing massive beautiful monsters.  And what I wasn't expecting was that they were scary.  Rodan and Ghidorah were menacing and you felt it.  And you wanted to see them defeated. 

I thought the below video showing the scoring sessions felt a lot like the way the film felt.

Click below:

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Now Playing: Terror In The Skies

We bought this latest documentary by Small Town Monsters last night and absolutely loved it.  The production value was off the charts...the cinematography and animations were stellar.  Even the 3D still photography was super impressive.  And so many beautiful shots of abandoned structures and farmland desolation.

Brandon Dalo's score was exceptional.  Such a huge fan of his work.

Click below for a favorite cue from the film:

I highly recommend this documentary.  It'll leave you wanting more.

Check out all the releases by Small Town Monsters here.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Now Watching: The Haunted Mansion (Sode 1)

This is extremely soothing and extremely awesome...

Click below:

Tuesday, June 4, 2019


A piece from MANY years ago with memories of Guanajuato. I once stumbled across a carnival at night that went on for a few city blocks while traveling in Guanajuato, Mexico. There were lots of white lights and white rides and white game stands and pure happiness. It was enchanting. When I went to seek it out the next morning, it was completely gone with no trace- no flyers, no confetti on the ground- no signs of any kind of event; like it never existed. I wandered around the general area thinking I was lost for not locating it. When I asked a man at a corner store if there had been a carnival around here, he said with a twinkle in his eye, “Ahhh, lo que usted tuvo fue una iluminaciĆ³n.” - What you experienced was an illumination.

-Rhode Montijo

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