This Sunday, I have my monthly meeting with the local haunters group. It’s supposed to be the last meeting before the haunt season begins, but I think we’re already there. My social media is starting to flood with prop-building posts. The Halloween boards are already full of “when do you start decorating?”
My Halloween will be small-scale this year. We will likely be in the middle of moving house, so I’m hardly going to build for a yard I’ve never seen. I do plan on making things for a Month of Spookdays. I’ve been doing a lot of portraits lately for a sekrit project. Perhaps for October I will paint something monstrous.
I kinda want to try this. Via Art of Darkness.
Scorpion Pie from Eat the Dead. Possibly also via Art of Darkness? Don’t remember, and didn’t put it in the right folder.
Hallmark Keepsake ornaments for 2018
Magma Mandrake Specimen Box from Burned Raven Tales. They also have curio boxes, which is a wonderful concept. I may have to make one.
Miss Havisham’s Curiosities carries all sorts of unusual teacups. I encourage a browse.
It is a fine, cool morning here in Maryland, and promises to be a fine, hot day later. I am not a Halloweeniac who eschews summer. Summer is a time of anticipation. If we had Halloween year round, it would become ordinary. For me, Halloween prep starts in August. Just a few short days away!
I don’t normally go for playing cards, but I couldn’t resist pitching in on this Kickstarter:
The Halloween Deck
A couple of coins popped up this week. I wish the bat coin weren’t $100!
$20 bat coin for just under $100 US. Wait, wat?
Lovecraftian R’lyeh Coin. Via Propnomicon
Why didn’t I know about this? The first book by a favorite author. *grabby paws*
Happy Friday the 13th! My mother was seriously wigged out about the number 13. She had her reasons. Of course, being a horrible child, that gave me more reason to embrace it. Like I needed one.
Today’s first link is via my friend Myra, who frequently drags in the carcasses of interesting things and leaves them at my feet as gifts. Good kitty.
Hidden mothers in Victorian photography. I’m feeling an antiquing trip coming on.
Ravelry: Bats in the Night Sky Beanie
Mary Doodles paints a raven in a night sky. I could watch these all day. If you don’t have facebook, look her up on Youtube.
Small Town Monsters is a production company dedicated to local legends
Sugar Spooks showcases the scariest sugar, chocolate, and cake work
It’s a lovely morning. The lizards are excited because one of them will get to go outside. The studio is full of tiny, resin-dipped skulls, and life is good. I hope these links make your day better.
How did I not know about this? I follow the guy for his cartoons. Also, it’s gonna be a movie.
The Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum. Sometimes I wish I lived in SoCal. Photo credit: Horror Explorers.
New Addams Family animated movie coming
I’ve probably linked Chad Savage’s ShopSinister before. Well, here are some pins. Because.
Happy belated birthday to my sister, Ivy. Her birthday is either on the 21st or the 24th. She had the temerity to birth her first son within 3 days of her own birthday, so now I can never remember which day is which, no matter how many times she tells me. There’s a package on the way. No, really.
The Creeping Museum (with a physical, if small, location in Portland, Oregon
Jenna Barton’s Mysterious Critters
London Necropolis Railway
The Seashell Graves of Comfort Cemetery
Skull Drawer Knobs from Catacomb Culture
How To Make Friends With A Ghost. Favorite treats are kinda gross.
Special prize* for anyone who gets the reference in the title.
Guillermo del Toro bringing horror anthology to Netflix.
20 Horror Cakes. Via Art of Darkness
Well, how else would you sell embalming fluid?
Honey Cat Jewelry. Not really dark, but I bought an awesome piece at Spoutwood.
Bat decor by Toscano
Beethoven’s birthday should be a holiday. I’m baking a cake. I encourage you to eat cake, as well, as you enjoy this week’s links:
Insainment uploads old horror mags, like this issue of World of Horror from 1972. You may need a free account. Issuu is cool.
Pushin’ Daisies Mortuary Novelty Shop. You can get a hearse stick pin, too.
Some very nice cinematic horror music from Christ Haigh
An “all things spooky” site that looks like a Web Wraith, but is actually current.
Short n Scary Stories
The folks from the movie Haunters find off-season spooky things for you to do.