Saturday, June 22, 2024

Monster House

"Jump higher, children! Higher!" 





Thursday, June 20, 2024

The Shadow At The Bottom Of The World

For the skeleton of the thing should have been merely two crosswise planks.  We verified this common fact with its maker, and he swore that no other materials had been used.  Yet the shape that stood before us was of a wholly different nature.  It was something black and twisted into the form of a man, something that seemed to have come up from the earth and grown over the wooden planks like a dark fungus, consuming the structure.

- Thomas Ligotti



Revisiting The Autopsy Of Jane Doe (2016)

Here's a film you don't often see on people's top ten lists.  We watched it recently and it still holds up.  It's suspenseful and genuinely scary, with a really interesting story.

Click below for the trailer (though it gives a lot away)...



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By Ben Lovett.


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Monday, June 17, 2024

Gallows Hill Spirits

We traveled to Allentown, PA to a distillery with an interesting story.  Bob Piano, the owner of Gallows Hill Spirits, traced his lineage back ten generations and learned that his 8-times great-grandfather Samuel Wardwell was tried and executed during the Salem witch trials in 1692.  His distillery embraces this fact the same way the town of Salem, Massachusetts does - with a desire to educate the public while having some fun with the iconography.  The tasting room is part museum and part tavern.  The back wall behind the counter is a replica of the facade of Salem's "Witch House."  On the walls there are tributes to the 20 people executed during the trials.  Bats and witch hats abound.


The best part is that a full catalog tasting revealed that every one of their spirits were high-end products with extremely unique flavors.  We were really impressed, and the staff and owner made us feel incredibly welcome.  Would love to revisit closer to Halloween.  

Below are some photos and our take-home bounty (a limoncello and an amazing cinnamon liqueur that will go perfectly in spiced cider)...













Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Monday, June 10, 2024

The Nightmare Before Christmas

...at the New York City Village Halloween Parade.

Amazing costumes designed and built by artist Brandon Hardy.









Saturday, June 8, 2024

Gasket Goons Spring Showdown

We went to a classic car show today and saw so many beauties, and a wonderful amount of spooky detailing.  Weather was perfect too.