Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Library Addition: Michael Swanwick Signed Poem on Leaf

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Here’s an incredibly odd (and likely fragile) item:

Swanwick, Michael. Signed Poem on Leaf. Dragonstairs Press, 2016. First edition. Note: Signed poem on leaf is a description more than a title, since it’s literally a leaf with a poem written on one side, and signed, numbered (4/20) and dated “2016” by Swanwick on the other. This just showed up unexpectedly in the mail. In cardboard sleeve stating “For a friend of/Dragonstairs Press” and the shipping envelope.

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Fark Annual Scary Story Thread

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Tomorrow is Halloween, which means it’s time for the annual Fark Scary Story Thread!

Here are the links to threads from previous years:

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • While you’re here, feel free to check out some of my other freaky/creepy/scary/silly Halloween posts.

    Halloween Horror: Nicely Done GIF From a Hammer Film

    Friday, October 28th, 2016

    I’ve never seen it, but this is evidently from The Witches:

    Halloween Horrors: Mummified Clown

    Thursday, October 27th, 2016

    Which is scarier, a clown or a mummy?

    Well, how about a mummified clown?

    The California Institute of Abnormalarts, a bar and concert venue that also functions as a museum of oddities, is home to something that will make anyone with coulrophobia (an irrational fear of clowns) quake in their boots…and it’s every bit as creepy as you might imagine….

    Some time ago, Crew acquired what he claims to be the mummified corpse of a clown known as Achile Chatouilleu, a performer who died in 1912.

    Achile, whose name translates to “French tickler,” reportedly asked before his death to be embalmed in his favorite clown costume and makeup. The body – which is still in perfect condition today – is pretty creepy, to say the least.

    If anyone reading this is out in LA, feel free to drop by the CIA and let me know how well-embalmed the clown looks up close…

    Halloween Horrors: A Blog About Devices for Speaking to the Dead

    Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

    This seems like a good thing to mention in October: a blog dedicated to devices for speaking to the dead.

    There are planchettes and Ouija boards aplenty, but also tipping tables and rapping hands.

    Or how about a neanderthal spirit that supposedly killed 15 people at a French sanitarium?

    Halloween Horrors: 20 Scary Urban Exploration Videos

    Monday, October 17th, 2016

    Here’s some nice creepy viewing: 20 scary urban exploration videos:

    I’m not the sort of person to poke around abandoned buildings any time, much less at night, but here are some creepy, scary, and unexplained things that urban explorers have chanced across doing just that.

    Holy Fark: They’re Making a TV Series of Candle Cove

    Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

    That was my reaction upon reading this.

    In fact, making is probably the wrong word, since it evidently premiered on SyFy tonight. (I’ve been busy.)

    If you hadn’t heard of it before, it’s a Creepy Pasta about a obscure kid’s TV marionette show, except most kid’s shows don’t have characters like “The Skintaker.” And naturally, kid’s remember how creepy it was, but parents only remember them watching static.

    Here’s a trailer:

    And here’s someone’s interpretation of the imaginary show’s imaginary theme music:

    Halloween: Betty Boop’s Snow White

    Monday, October 3rd, 2016

    It’s October already, so time to start putting up some Halloween posts, so here’s Betty Boop’s version of Snow White. Really digging those crazy background images during the Cab Calloway song…

    Would You Believe a Folk Rock Album Called Ray Bradbury’s Dark Carnival?

    Saturday, October 31st, 2015

    Some musical works are justly forgotten. Sadly, I feel that Bob Jacobs’s concept album Ray Bradbury’s Dark Carnival falls into that category, being of a overly theatrical folk rock style that was probably never in fashion, even when it was released.

    Here are a couple of the more tolerable examples:

    I don’t think a revival is in the offing. It’s probably not even as interesting as that weird free jazz album accompanying Edward Gorey’s words…

    Fark Annual Scary Story Thread

    Friday, October 30th, 2015

    Tomorrow is Halloween, which means it’s time for the annual Fark Scary Story Thread!

    Here are the links to threads from previous years:

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • Feel free to check out some of my other freaky/creepy/scary/silly Halloween posts.