Check out these polymer clay renditions of classic horror movie posters by Clay Disarray.
What movie poster would you like to see get the clay disarray makeover?
There are even more on the official Instagram account than the website!
I just added this perfect piece of October reading to my wish list. It looks fantastic!
Chris Woodyard, author of the The Ghosts of the Past series, digs through long-buried newspapers and journals, for this fascinating look at the 19th-century obsession with the culture of death. The Victorian Book of the Dead unearths extraordinary tales of Victorian funeral fads and fancies, ghost stories, bizarre deaths, mourning novelties, gallows humor, premature burial, post-mortem photographs, death omens, and funeral disasters. Resurrected from original sources, these accounts reveal the oddities and eccentricities of Victorian mourning. Packed with macabre anecdotes, this diverting, yet gruesome collection presents tales ranging from the paranormal and shocking to the heartbreaking.
Is this something you could see yourself reading?
Due to hand pain, I’m going to quote my source article to describe this awesome opportunity.
For its Halloween contest, Airbnb offers you to sleep with Dracula by opening the doors of a castle in Transylvania.
Guests will enjoy a deep sleep, lying comfortably in their coffin, installed in a wet and dark crypt.
Located in the misty forests of the Carpathian Mountains in Romania, this unusual hotel room will be available the night of October 31 only, and you have until October 26, 2016 to participate.
I always like to do an Oriental Trading Co. roundup this time of year. Here are my favorite offerings from the 2016 catalogue.
I love all their Day of the Dead offerings. This is the basic design.
Day of the Dead Skull Wall Decoration
I handmade a version of these years ago. Not your grandma’s die-cuts.
Bloody Weapon Cutouts
And if you’re looking for something kid friendly, there are adorable Halloween Owl Favor Boxes
While not an exclusively spooky shop, these sleep masks by Appendage Accessories are perfect for the Halloween season.
I can’t really use sleep masks because I get uncomfortable with anything pressing against my face when I try to sleep (other than a pillow). But if I could, these would definitely be my choice!
Thank you, Colleen, for sharing this quintessential horror soundtrack instrument with me!
The Waterphone, invented by Richard Waters, has been used in countless horror movie soundtracks.
Waterphones are stainless steel and bronze monolithic, one-of-a-kind, acoustic, tonal-friction instruments that utilize water in the interior of their resonators to bend tones and create water echos. In the world family of musical instruments, the Waterphone is between a Tibetian Water Drum, an African Kalimba (thumb piano) and a 16th century Peg or Nail Violin. Each Waterphone is custom made using a hot metal process developed over the past 40 years. The tonal rods are tuned to a combination of micro-tonal and diatonic relationships presented in two distinct but intergrated scales having both even and uneven increments.
Take a listen!
Apparently, there are many imitation Waterphones being produced and sold all over the world, but the creator states that they are a rather “sad” rendition, and lack the depth and nuance of the real thing.