Tomorrow is October 1st, the beginning of the shadow season where the veils between the worlds grows thin and those from the Other Side may walk among us, hidden in plain sight. I have many exciting things planned for the month of October, starting this weekend with my journey to Phoenix, AZ, to meet face to face at long last my friend Sharon Day, of Ghost Hunting Theories, and Julie of Above the Norm. During my time in the Southwest, we will be visiting a corn maze, marathoning horror movies, carving pumpkins, conducting a seance to attempt to contact the late great John Wolfe, and on Saturday we will be attending Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare in Scottsdale, AZ. I will also, as I have previously mentioned, be attending the Sacred Ink Halloween Extravaganza on November 1st, in Indiana, PA. It is at that event I will attempting body suspension for the first time. I have few other things I want to try to do this October, but I will not be stating them here as there is a chance they won't happen. I do, of course have a lot of things
planned for the blog during the Dark Month, with a special post kicking things off tomorrow. Halloween is coming, Specters. Be ready for it.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Some teaser pics of Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare, a Halloween/haunted house festival in Scottsdale, AZ, which I will be attending on October 4th with Sharon Day of Ghosting Hunting Theories. So stoked about this trip!
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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Friday, September 19, 2014
There will also be other performances of body suspension by Ascension Body Mod, who will be offering private suspensions to the public; contact Steve Truitt at Ascension for rates if your interested in suspending.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
"The dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region, is the apparition of a figure on horseback without a head. It is said by some to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper, whose head was carried away by a cannon-ball, during some nameless battle of the Revolutionary War, who is ever and anon seen by the country folk hurrying along in the gloom of night, as if on the wings of the wind. His haunts are not confined to the valley, but extend at times to the adjacent roads, and especially to the vicinity of a church at no great distance. Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of the regions, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts about this specter, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head, and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes through the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak."
- Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Well Specters, the official trailer for The Houses October Built has been released, and I must say, while I'm not a fan of found footage (OK, if it vanished from cinema never to return I'd be happy indeed) but this looks like a lot of fun. I'm going to try and catch it. Are you?
Friday, September 12, 2014
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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Sunday, September 7, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Recently found out that the legendary House of Shock Horror Show in New Orleans, LA, will be hosting its final season this Halloween. Really bummed to see it go. House of Shock had an enormous influence on the haunt industry, and was truly an innovator. My only regret is that I never got to see it in person.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Yesterday I made the first trip of the season to the Spirit Halloween store to admire the wares and plan my purchases. Here's some pics and video I took while I was there. Hope you dig them. And if you drop by the store in Indiana, PA, tell them HalloweeNut sent you!
The video took of the projection FX they had for sale:
|Digging that they went for the look of ancient ruins.|
|Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Gonna Walk Around...|
|Always warms my blackened heart to see some Dia de los Muertos merch for sale.|
|"A clown can get away with murder..." - John Wayne Gacy|
|I think I will have to purchase a few of these to decorate my apartment with.|