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Halloween Countdown: Vintage Ghost Illustrations

October 30, 2016

Here are just a few of the rare ghost illustrations I’ve collected over the years. We’ll start with a favorite specter! I love seeing the way different illustrators represent the dearly (and not-so-dearly) departed. Hat tip to Frank Zumbach for posting a number of these!

Halloween Countdown: Los Meurtos Animal Mug Set

October 28, 2016

Oooh…I love this Los Meurtos Animal Mug Set! Definitely adding that one to the wish list!

Halloween Countdown: Harrison Greeting Cards

October 26, 2016

I won’t be typing much in the near future, due to a bad nerve pain flare in my hands, but will still try to post if possible. Harrison Greeting Cards has released re-prints of vintage Halloween cards, most of which range from the 1920’s-1960’s (at reasonable prices)! Harrison Greeting Cards

Halloween Countdown: Clay Disarray

October 24, 2016

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! Clay Disarray

Halloween Countdown: The Victorian Book of the Dead

October 23, 2016

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 […]

Halloween Countdown: Spend the Night in Dracula’s Castle

October 22, 2016

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 […]

Halloween Countdown: Oriental Trading Co.

October 20, 2016

I always like to do an Oriental Trading Co. roundup this time of year. Here are my favorite offerings from the 2016 catalogue. Zombie Garden Gnome Set Big Top Terror Cardboard Stand-Up I love all their Day of the Dead offerings. This is the basic design. Day of the Dead Skull Wall Decoration I handmade […]

Halloween Countdown: Appendage Accessories

October 18, 2016

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! Appendage Accessories

Halloween Countdown: Creepy Co. Pins N’ Patches

October 17, 2016

Creepy Co. has released a series of enamel Beistle pins for Halloween this year, and they are awesome! Bonus pin: cemetery winged skull! Creepy Co.

Halloween Countdown: The Spooky Music of the Waterphone

October 16, 2016

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 […]