Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Farewell to the House of Haunted Gill

Well, the time is almost upon us. This weekend will be the one where we relocate to a new home, bidding farewell to our previous haunt. I've honestly loved this house, and it is with a heavy heart that I must leave it. In the end, the house is only a physical object, and I know we'll have fun cooking up new ideas to add ghoulish touches to our new home.

Here are a few pics from Halloweens past (some of which have been published before):

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Krampus - Official Trailer

As anyone who has read this blog for any length of time knows, I'm a big fan of the Krampus legend. When word hit that Mike Dougherty of Trick 'r Treat fame would next be making a film of my favorite Christmas monster, I was thrilled! Now, the trailer for the film has hit...and I find myself actually looking forward to the Yule season for a change!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Rest in Peace, Wes Craven

I was very sad to hear the news of Wes Craven's passing last night. A true master of the genre has been lost

Thank you for the nightmares, Mr. Craven. You will be truly missed

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

ScareHouse - The Ultimate Haunted House [HD]

Here's another haunt I must add to my Halloween bucket list! These folks have teamed with Legendary Pictures to really make a fantastic attraction. Love the fact that Sam from Trick 'r Treat is included!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Ghost - Cirice (Official Music Video)

While I eventually plan to feature Swedish rock band Ghost in my long-delayed "Sounds of the Season" series, I figured I should at least spotlight their newest video. I love the tongue-in-cheek approach they take, and this video is possibly the finest example of it. The combination of Satanic imagery, 70's b-movie trappings, and...well...I won't say any more...just check out this great video!

New Halloween Tree!

I'm a huge fan of Ray Bradbury, most especially his incredible tale The Halloween Tree. It should come as no surprise that I'm extremely thrilled to hear news of a new edition of said tale...with new illustrations by the amazing Gris Grimly!

Here's a link to read all about it, over at one of my fave websites, The Cult of the Great Pumpkin:


Friday, August 7, 2015

Bad Years

Well...it's been an interesting couple of years. By "interesting", I actually mean "fairly shitty", but I don't want to seem overly negative. But yeah, for the most part 2014 & 2015 sucked monkey balls. The most recent in the long, ongoing cavalcade of crap was me losing my job due to a huge corporate layoff. This led to five months of unemployment, with me only recently finding a decent job. It's been rough, with the loss in income leading to us putting our house on the market. Even having a new job, there is no way to escape the inexorable pull of the financial black hole. In order to escape this event horizon, we had to jettison some weight...which means our house.

Now, I know this is all coming across as me being a giant downer, griping about his ill fortune. I really don't mean to at all. We'll survive, and there are certainly folks who have it far worse than we do. We'll move into a smaller home, whereas many people will NEVER have a house at all. Compared to what many people go through everyday in this world of ours, the problems my family has faced are minor by far. In fact, I see many of these misfortunes to be blessings in disguise. It occurs to me that a new house, even if it's smaller, is a new opportunity to haunt! Just in time for the Halloween season, we should be moving in the very near future. Time to load up the hearse and find a new place to creep out! Here's hoping we don't have uptight neighbors with strong religious objections or something!

Still trying to convince the wife we need a place like this:

Anyway, I know I go months and months now without a blog entry, and I always say I'm going to try to get back in the swing of it. Well, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, I DO plan on getting back to blogging soon! No, really! I mean it this time!! Why are you laughing???