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Archive for the "Horror" Category

Do You Believe In Witches?

I wanted to share a piece of music of mine. This is the second year that I’ve been given the honor of creating some music for my friend Pumpkinrot’s Halloween video. He pieced together some footage of his 2009 display, a really stunning work that crosses over the line from home haunt well into art […]

Dark Dreams

Nightmares are something I can often enjoy, especially if the themes are supernatural and not something to do with being sans pants in public or unable to find a staple as the office fills with flying papers. I have a tendency to realize, on some level, that the situation is a dream and enjoy the […]

THE PUNKIN MAN!

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Halloween Theremin Video Contest

Musical instrument makers Moog invited theremin enthusiasts to create Halloween-themed videos featuring the instrument. There are some great ones up there, including this one: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty6ISCBWv3k&hl=en_US&fs=1&] You can find more here.

green light

Haunted Overload-9, originally uploaded by Burning Smile. A photo from the 2009 Haunted Overload display in Lee, NH. See the Flickr badge in the sidebar for more photos.

From an Old Journal Entry

I found this in a pile of my old journals: It was the days of long dark and deep cold just before the first snow. We walked among thin charcoal lines of trees against nearly-dead-ember clouds, with the year’s shed former self blowing in hissing plumes like flocks of paper sparrows. We wandered the knotted […]

shadow of the bat

shadow of the bat, originally uploaded by Burning Smile. I was lucky enough to notice this one night after returning from work. I hastily grabbed my camera and took a few shots before the sun moved. Moments like that are why life is worth living.

Plague Mask

plague doctor mask, originally uploaded by j_naturalia_2. The most amazing plague mask ever. A common belief at the time was that the plague was spread by birds. There may have been a belief that by dressing in a bird-like mask, the wearer could draw the plague away from the patient and onto the garment the […]

Horror Movies and Childhood Trauma

In my life I’ve probably seen thousands of Horror films. Some of them have been truly frightening though, sadly, those are getting harder to find. As I’ve grown older it’s become more difficult to suspend disbelief and truly become absorbed in a story. Even the most well-crafted and ingenious Horror film is hindered by that […]

Die Musik des Erich Zann

I have been a fan of H.P. Lovecraft since I was a teenager, and one of my favorite of his short stories is The Music of Erich Zann. I recently came across a truly brilliant adaptation of this story done with stop motion animation. This version is very condensed and Herr Zann’s  instrument of choice […]