Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

I Would Totally Buy This Halloween Prop…

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

…if it weren’t $5,100.

Also, this is nicely creepy:

Fark Annual Scary Story Thread

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

It’s Halloween, which means its time for the annual Fark Scary Story Thread.

Here are the links to threads from previous years:

  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • Giant Pentagram in Kazakhstan

    Monday, October 28th, 2013

    Well, here’s something you don’t see every day. A giant pentagram in the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan.

    Looks to be about 1,300 feet across.

    I’m sure it’s in no way a summoning grid for unspeakable eldritch horrors…

    Halloween Horrors: Flying Death

    Friday, October 25th, 2013

    Heh.

    Creepy Online GIFs and Their Origins: Ballface

    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

    Here’s a GIF that’s a wee bit unnerving:

    It’s vaguely reminiscent of the creepy moon in Georges Méliès’s The Astronomer’s Dream.

    Turns out it’s from a “tracking & compositing experiment” video:

    I know that I always use subjects that are super-creepy for my tracking and compositing experiments…

    Creepy Online GIFs and Their Origins: The Thing In the Bed

    Friday, October 18th, 2013

    Another post for the Halloween season.

    I’ve always thought this was one of your creepier online GIFs:

    And actually, it’s from a very short horror film called “Bedfellows,” available online:

    The guy’s evidently done a whole series of them.

    Sweet dreams…

    Maybe You Shouldn’t Read This Post If You’re Depressed

    Monday, October 7th, 2013

    Ever now and then you come across something interesting, but you wonder “What the hell do I say about this?”

    I was looking for some scary gifs when I came across this. There are a few in the, but it seems to be mostly depressing black and white gifs for suicidal teenage girls.

    Like this:

    Or this:

    Interestingly enough, more than half seem to be of stunningly beautiful actresses from popular culture. And, naturally, there’s a lot of Nine Inch Nails references.

    And this is pretty striking:

    Anyway, if you find yourself making or posting these gifs, maybe you should read this.

    Consider this more an act of reportage than commentary…

    Guillermo Del Toro Simpsons‘ Couch Gag is Awesome

    Saturday, October 5th, 2013

    This came out two days ago, and already has over 6 million hits, but I still thought Guillermo Del Toro opening couch gag for The Simpsons forthcoming “Treehouse of Horror” episode was too awesome (and too full of SF/F/H references) not to share.

    Hat tip: Hank Wagner’s Facebook feed.

    Halloween Scares: Uninvited Guests

    Friday, October 4th, 2013

    Hey, remember the spider-man of Denver?

    In 2008 in Japan, a man found that a homeless woman had been living in his home for almost a year.

    Given she was Japanese, I assume she was a very polite, quiet creepy visitor living in his home.

    Hey, how much crawlspace do you think there is in your home?

    And now, a completely unrelated image:

    Eerie, Lonely Photographs

    Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

    The Halloween season is upon us, so let’s start out with the eerie, lonely photographs of Michel Rajkovic.

    His specialty seems to be long exposure black and white photographs of man-made structures over water, producing images of eerie beauty.

    Here’s an example: