Friday, January 21, 2022

Now Playing: Frozen Clouds

By Ascendant.  This entire album is primo.

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Proving I was always pretty Dark (and apparently hip and cool), despite my horrid faux smile (I have a feeling my mother said something like 'show yer teeth or I'll break 'em.' [it's the only explanation for such a terrible smile]).

Please note the Christmas decorations in the background.  Monsters are all-season, yo.

The girl is a neighborhood friend, probably starting to get scared standing between these two weirdos.

Glowing Halloween

Love seeing so many strands of lights used in Halloween displays.

I remember you when, Jason.


Image by Robert Couse-Baker.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Now Playing: Table For Two

By Abel Korzeniowski.

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And Close Beside It A Shattered Pumpkin

The last of the family photos.

These are from a Halloween Party where I think I was Mr. Uptight (but dressed as Ichabod Crane) and insisted on a series of Traditional "events," such as bobbing for apples and watching the Charlie Brown Halloween Special (seen below on that ugly awful black and white tv in an era of color television [if you zoom in, you can actually see Lucy and some other gal]).

Ichabod Crane, my brother the Skeleton, and Vincent Von Vampire

Me faking contentment.  I probably insisted that my mother capture this moment on film for posterity.

Trailer: Saturn 3

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The Devil's Tree

Man, I love displays like this.

A little bit of everything, with just a touch of Crazy.


We call on thee, 
Oh, tormented souls!

To punish he
Who gave us 
Tootsie rolls!

- Ancient Conjuration Spell

Now Playing: Light Curve Wave

By Phelios.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Mad Monster Party

The first photo from the final few.  In my memory, these guys did not coordinate their costumes.  Though that feels highly improbable looking at this photograph.  

I'm not in this one, but I'm definitely in the next one I'll be posting tomorrow.

The Monsters Of Scaresdale Manor

This prop is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.

More images here.

Scooby-Doo Witch

As a dude, I have no shame saying I'd wear this for Halloween (mabye a little).  If anyone complimented it or asked me a question, I would just do a faux female voice from under the mask (like the old Dunkin Donuts guy from those old commercials).

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Now Playing: Murmuration II

By Avifaunal.

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Casa Fear Yard Haunt 2021

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

This Has Nothing To Do With Halloween, But Who Cares?

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Halloween Party Of The Century

Getting to the last of the photographs from the past.  Here's one of the final few from a party we had back then.  

Thankfully, I'm not in it.
That kid has brass knuckles in the back!

Now Playing: Shadow Of The Ferry

By Phonothek, featuring Atrium Carceri.

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Definitely one of the coolest dudes on this planet.

More Pumpkin Patch Pete

This guy gets it.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Scarecrows, Monsters, And Spirits


My grandfather was the first one to arrive at the second crash site. He said he saw their bodies. Called them 'little people.' He knelt next to the smallest one, only three feet long, and scooped it up and wrapped it in a blanket or a towel. He placed it in the jeep. The driver just stared at the crash debris. And the bodies.

He said he kept it in his footlocker, wrapped up. Never looked at it again.

After he died. My grandmother told me the story. Said that he wanted her to tell me after he passed. I asked if they still had the trunk. She said "Oh yes. It's in the cellar."

And she handed me the key.

With A Thousand Faces...

SO many more homemade costumes since the last time I checked...  absolutely love it.