Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Some great stuff at the link below...all things Halloween.

Thanks, Sara!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017



By Scott Daniel Ellison.

Darkrose Manor: Inferno

... he had three faces: one in front bloodred;
and then another two that, just above
the midpoint of each shoulder, joined the first;
and at the crown, all three were reattached;
the right looked somewhat yellow, somewhat white;
the left in its appearance was like those
who come from where the Nile, descending, flows.

Dante Alighieri

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Mr. Plinkett's Review

Of a dreadful film...

Halloween Night Pumpkin Hunting

Garden Ghost

Over the water an old ghost strode
To a churchyard on the shore,
And over him the waters had flowed
A thousand years or more,
And pale and wan and weary
Looked never a sprite as he;
For it's lonely and it's dreary
The ghost of a body to be
That has mouldered away in the sea.

Over the billows the old ghost stepped,
And the winds in mockery sung;
For the bodiless ghost would fain have wept
Over the maiden that lay so young
'Mong the thistles and toadstools so hoary;
And he begged of the waves a tear,
But they shook upwards their moonlight glory,
And the shark looked on with a sneer
At his yearning desire and agony.

Thomas Lovell Beddoes

The Southwalk Cemetery

Click the link below the photos to see years and years of some really wonderful Haunt photos.

Click here for more images by Claudio.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Anise & Clove

The best Halloween scent out there is now available at the SoyNSuds Etsy shop.
I'd be miserable if these weren't stuffed into every jack o'lantern on our porch each year...  miserable I say.

Click the pumpkins below....(and there's more than just candles):


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017


Click below...

Pumpkins And Witch Heads

Back in stock at Primitives by Kathy...keep in mind they all go on a half-off sale come October, but they tend to sell out before then... so it's risky business.

Now Playing: Aokigahara

By Flowers for Bodysnatchers.


Friday, August 4, 2017

Me Of The Future

This keeps getting taken down, so here's another posting of my personal favorite Halloween film or TV show...Tales from the Darkside's TRICK OR TREAT.

Click below...

Begging For Candy

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

That Old Integrity Discussion Again

Been seeing this guy's pictures popping up more and more in my searches for Halloween images for the blog.  After checking out his website, instagram, and facebook accounts and seeing absolutely no mention of my site anywhere as the source material, well, I wanted to call him out on it.

I simply do not get how someone can feel that they are truly creating if the entire premise of their works, the very end product of their hard work, exists solely because they saw it elsewhere.  And I'm not even going to get into the issues I have when that person starts selling these works.  Is it legal?  Sure it is.  Is it honest?  Absolutely not.

Here's a photo of his "Guardians of the Gate" (Sentinels):

And here's some text from his website:
The scarecrows and corpses you see on this website were designed for this event and I have continued to produce them in varying forms and sizes. They are a culmination of my study of the natural effects of time and the elements on various materials and surfaces, while at the same time designed to have a classic, bygone era appearance that in a curious way simultaneously invites and repels. Using photos I have taken of these creatures, I have designed Halloween greeting cards featuring composites of them on the property and combined with sunset photos I have taken to create a style that is uniquely my own.

"Uniquely"... This guy has some chops.

Anyway, below is the source material for this guy's existence.  My Pumpkin Sentinels.  I love these guys, and am very proud of them.
Here's the guy's site...

Slight update on this issue:  The builder of these Guardians of the Gate, Kerry Lawton, claims that any resemblance to my Pumpkin Sentinels is, and I quote, "purely coincidental."



Not sure what this technique is called, but I've always loved it on primitive folk art.

The Etsy Shoppe here.