Saturday, March 30, 2024

The Art Of Zdzisław Beksiński: Living Nightmares

If you've never seen Beksinski's artwork, this short video is a perfect introduction.  Somewhere on this blog I talked about my pie-in-the-sky Haunt build would be the below image, brought to life in that massive scale.  If I ever win the lottery, that is.  And if I ever go completely mad.  Fingers crossed.

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Friday, March 29, 2024

Now Playing: Cracks

By Bendik Giske.

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Thursday, March 28, 2024


I remember the night I ripped off the horrid pumpkin head that was glued to my face with knox gelatin.  It was euphoric.  My neck was no longer in a vulture position and the air was cool and crisp on my soaking-wet head.  Thankfully I didn't punt the pumpkin out into the street or stomp it into my parents' carpet.  We actually repurposed it into our Pumpkin King prop (you can still kinda see the dent from where the head hole was [and where my miserable face was]).  

Looks much better on him.

Now Playing: These Ancient Halls

By Vidna Obmana and Sam Rosenthal.

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Old School Halloween

Courtesy of Horror Tourers.

The Disturbing Calls Of Gary Sudbrink

You're being impersonated by the other voice.

A fun youtube documentary of sorts about a series of eerie calls which were fortunately recorded.  Hoaxes or not, it's a nice creepy listen, especially at night.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Witches Of York

"Black still and clover: in a one
A coffin; now third deal, and done.
Hearts six, and dabbled o'er with red:
Within that space thy wooer dead;
Spades seven: to thee are left seven years to run."

- George Houghton

 Image by Chris.

Poem here.

Monday, March 25, 2024

Sci-Phi Film Festival

A local theater had its second annual Sci-Phi Film Fest this past weekend and we made an amazing weekend out of it.  Never EVER thought I'd see CLOSE ENCOUNTERS or ROBOCOP on the big screen ever again.  The festival started out on Friday night with a 35mm print of MARS ATTACKS!, and it's funny how dated that one has become.  Though seeing it with a packed house was a blast.  KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE was the second feature.  Saturday night was bananas with ROBOCOP and SCANNERS.  Based on the crowd reaction, I think ROBOCOP was the highlight of the weekend.  It definitely was for us.  That final scene in the boardroom as justice is served to Dick Jones was incredible -the audience roared and cheered and clapped, and then again when Robocop was asked his name and replied "Murphy."  The event ended on Sunday afternoon with CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.  Holy moly to see that larger than life was quite an experience.  Seeing it in this setting reconfirmed my often-posted-on-this-blog sentiment that this film is a science fiction horror movie.  The abduction of the little boy Barry, being seen in a dark movie theater, was really powerful (and horrifying).  And the rumble of the massive alien craft rising over Devil's Tower was breathtaking.  

When you see old classics on a big screen, it's easy to remember why going to the movies was such an amazing thing in the past (and why it really isn't these days).  You can feel how so much in these films was specifically designed to be on a massive screen in a darkened theater.  And you can sense how the studios strived to give us something original, something none of us had ever seen before.  

Below are some photos we snapped of this neat weekend.  

Now Playing: Pumpkinrot - Tin Man

A 9-year oldie from Ghostality Records... inspired by my Tin Man scarecrow.

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Friday, March 22, 2024


Jenny and Alfred grew up and fell in love. One day they got married. After their wedding, Alfred said, "Now that we are married, you must tell me about the green ribbon." "You still must wait," said Jenny. "I will tell you when the right time comes." Years passed. Alfred and Jenny grew old. One day Jenny became very sick. The doctor told her she was dying. Jenny called Alfred to her side. "Alfred," she said, "now I can tell you about the green ribbon. Untie it, and you will see why I could not tell you before."

Slowly and carefully, Alfred untied the ribbon, AND JENNY'S HEAD FELL OFF!

Now Playing: An Inner Wilderness

By Desiderii Marginis.

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