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:

http://www.pumpkincult.com/2015/08/an-early-halloween-treat-from-gris-grimly-ray-bradbury/

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???

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Welcome October!



Well, thank God October is here at last! Now, if the Texas weather would start to actually behave like Autumn, all would be well! It's been a busy, rough, weird year...ready for some spookiness in my life.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Well...HELLO!

Ah...sooooo...the last time I blogged was in FRIGGIN' SEPTEMBER! Yeah, that was a LONG time ago! Well, it's not exactly my fault. You see, even in my most prolific blogging phases, 95% of those were done on my lunch break at work. Well, my job decided to block ALL blogs and personal sites, as well as programs like Dropbox where I could at least have written the blog and then sent it to myself. Oddly enough, Facebook and Twitter are NOT blocked...yeah...logical.

The biggest bummer for me is that this has effectively prevented me from READING some of my favorite blogs as well. Sigh...

Well, I'm taking a rare down moment to type this sucker up at home, just to let everyone know that I still exist. I feel just awful, as I truly had some cool plans for blogs (and I still hope to visit some of those topics). A while back I won some CD's in a Facebook contest for the band Shadow's Symphony. I promised the Symphony folks that I'd do a review...and then never did! Well, I DO still plan to run said review, but probably a bit closer to the High Holiday. I've also had some cool concert moments with members of The Misfits and Calabrese (not at the same time, mind you), that I'll hopefully get around to sharing in the not-so-distant future.

So yeah, this blog entry is little more than me checking in...after TEN FREAKIN' MONTHS!!!! I'll try to do better...(damned job. Ruining my blogging hobby!)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Seance

This is an incredibly cool short film by Nina Sharifi. Nina has a fantastic blog called "Vintage Seance", and this lil' flick PERFECTLY captures that concept! The music is by her brother, Bijan Sharifi (what an incredibly talented family!). Check out the film, and then head over to her spooky page for more ghoulish goodness!!