Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Hallowe'en

Hey e'rybody, Happy Hallowe'en.

Miraculously, after a week of torrential rain, the sky is clear, and the dieing rays of the sun are gently bathe the autumn landscape. My home is haunted, my friends are happy. My heart is heavy.

I'm goin' trick 'r' treating. See you,

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Make With the Treats!

Oh! It's almost Hallowe'en. Time for a treat.

Aside from the greatest, this is my favorite spooky Halloween sounds album. It actually manages to have a story! Plus the effects are music are just darn atmospheric.

I'd really love to get this on vinyl someday. Anyhow, enjoy!

Side 1.  Lookit that choice album artwork!

Happy Hallowe'en everyone.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gusty Wind Witch

We had a freak wind blow through the other day. It only lasted a few seconds, but I grabbed my camera and caught some footage of the wind witch in action.

Sorry about the low quality, all I had on hand was my digital camera.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Horrible Horror!

Rainy day today. Nothing much to do but stay indoors, pop some popcorn, and watch something Halloween-y.

In this case, the classic Zacherle's "Horrible Horror" VHS tape. I used to watch this when I was a kid, through the summer. Famed TV horror host Zacherle plays back some of his favorite classic horror and sci-fi movie clips, with amusing commentary and sketches in-between.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

There's a Man in the Woods...

A little schoolyard horror. Short and sweet.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Road of the Headless Horseman

Via the Halloween Nut's blog: this videographer retraces Ichabod Crane's hoofsteps as told in Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

Man I would love to visit Sleepy Hollow sometime. It would be great to take a trip across the US visiting haunted places.

And for afters:

Kay Starr's Song of the Headless Horseman.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Gallery of Lost Haunts

I was making a digital inventory of my external hard drive yesterday, and found these old Halloween paintings I made. It's strange looking back on older art work.

I like painting jack 'o' lanterns, obviously

I also seem to enjoy painting low-light situations.

I hope you are not offended by nekkid witches. Don't worry, it's all perfectly aboveboard, I've taken the life drawing classes. I am a certified artiste, and it's alright for us to draw naked people. In fact, it's kind of a requirement of the gig.

If you need any paintings of naked people, I'm available for commissions, ha ha.

The software that I painted these in is called "ArtRage", and it's actually really cool. Having rediscovered it, perhaps I'll do some new Halloween paintings!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October in the ground, on the wind

Couple-a storebought tombestones for the yard.
I like these dollar store skulls, I need to think of a more customized prop to make with them.

A few more tombstones. Sadie cat is under the bush.

 The witch I made last year has been converted into a wind-witch this year.
It's been warm, and the tree in the front yard hasn't dropped it's leaves, so she's slightly hidden right now.

A wind ghost. As grandiose as my aspirations for Halloween displays are, circumstances compel a cheap and cheerful approach. Plus, I think that there is a certain kind of special Halloween magic caused by making monsters out of the stuff at hand.

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Happy October everybody... I made this for you all.