Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

The Annual Fark Scary Story Thread: 2017 Edition

Monday, October 30th, 2017

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

Here are the links to threads from previous years:

  • 2016
  • 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 Horrors: “Remains of the Day”

    Saturday, October 28th, 2017

    I always thought this musical number from Corpse Bride was pretty cool, and I still do. It also has more than enough dancing skeletons for Halloween:

    Halloween Horrors: Gateways to Hell

    Friday, October 27th, 2017

    In lieu of some real Halloween links, here’s a quickie: Places on earth that are supposedly gateways to Hell.

    And here’s another video on the same subject:

    Another Year, Another Halloween Prop Show

    Thursday, October 26th, 2017

    A new job and a new dog have been eating up a lot of my time, so I’ve fallen down on my regular Halloween posts.

    But here’s a nice video of the latest Halloween scare props. All these seem to be from the same company. Sadly, I doubt I can afford any of them…

    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.

    swanwick-leaf-poem

    swanwick-leaf-sig

    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.