Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Michael Dougherty Writing And Directing Godzilla Sequel

Here's hoping it's called GODZILLA II:  SCARECROW ISLAND.
I kid.
I kid.

This is the coolest news.  Click below for more info...


Saturday, January 21, 2017

High Noon Faves

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Thursday, January 19, 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."



Some not-safe-for-work language going on in the trailer below....
Man, does this look GREAT.


Dried Marigolds And Old Chocolate

Feels like the Mexican Day of the Dead...Ray Bradbury-style.

Image by Halloween.queen.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

"Super-Deformed Style"

Straight from the cult status film Trick 'r Treat comes Sam, the enforcer of the rules of Halloween. Part pumpkin, part supernatural being, Sam shows no mercy to those who disrespect his holiday.

This Sam is presented in our signature super-deformed style. He may look child-like and dressed for trick-or-treating, but Sam is the personification of Halloween itself. He stands nearly 6" tall and features 5 points of articulation. He comes complete with his ever-present trick-or -treat sack, and his half-eaten translucent pumpkin lollipop.

Sam is packaged in a specially die-cut window box suitable for display. Just remember, he can watch you from inside the box, so don't blow out your pumpkin until midnight.


Seeds Tattoo


By Mason Preece.

Now Playing Dreamrider By Lazerhawk

Released today...


Monday, January 16, 2017

Mirage Men

One of the best documentaries I've seen on the subject of UFO's.  The trailer makes it look like the same old stuff, but it's a fascinating look at disinformation and how lives have been absolutely ruined by it.  You'll feel like Fox Mulder by the end.

Now available on Amazon Prime.

Click below for the trailer:

Haunted Orchard House 2016

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Highbury Instagram

More images here.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Ridley Scott: As they enter the derelict, I wanted them to come up over the edge of something and into this vast chamber that's dominated by a huge chair. In preparing  this frame of the storyboard, I went through Giger's Necronomicon and took this character, whom we call the "space jockey", because I wanted a fossil, almost, one which you'd have a hard time deciding where he leaves off and the chair,  on which he died, begins. So here they are with this dead space jockey frozen in death to the weapon he was firing when he died. And he's kind of gargoyle-like and spooky. Sometimes we got very close to the films visuals in the storyboard.

HR Giger: From the script I knew he was huge and had a hole in his chest, but that was all. Ridley suggested another of my Necronom creatures as a guide. They don’t look much alike now, but it was a starting point; and the space jockey kind of grew up from there in bits and pieces. The creature we finally ended up building is biomechanical to the extent that he has physically grown into, or maybe even out of, his seat – he’s integrated totally into the function he performs.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Desiderii Marginis: Songs Over Ruins Reissue

The Casket

Here's to the folks who use real caskets in their displays.
The visual is always so unsettling to me.  Most likely due to the fact that I've only really seen these at real funerals.  And as a kid that was just way off the charts by way of comprehension.  And you only really see those wooden toe-pincher coffins in old vampire movies so they evoke a totally different feeling when you see them in a Yard Haunt.

Image by halloweenscreamqueen.