Monday, October 27, 2014

Gathering of The Vultures

Caught this cool spectacle of vultures gathering on a power line in early spring.
They circled and landed all in about 5 minutes,,
Made one sound and they definitely got spooked and regathered over a few minutes...

I haven't seen them gather here since..

Horror Rises From Grave in Franklin!

Chance find on south Caruthers in Franklin. I really need to get out and bookmark these spots where horror-love trumps traditional Franklin religious freakout.
Nighttime shot needed a tripod, which I didn't have with me.. Hopefully I get a chance to re-visit.
Looking to cruise downtown Franklin this year on the the 30th in hopes they will be set up..
I'll report with pics!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ned's Dead, Baby

During preparations for the big yard haunt I set up a new "temp" named Ned (naming courtesy of the wife). He's collecting tips against a spooky blue hue...
I've caught a few neighbors driving by pretty slowly.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Davis Graveyard 2014 - Drone-shot

Mind boggling. These guys are the professionals.
Click the image for a drone-shot video of their 2014 haunt!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Many Faces of Bray Studios

I'm fascinated by trying to place bits and pieces from the various Hammer Horror films shot at Bray.
It is easiest to ID the town square with the large pass-thru used in various films (most noticeably Brides of Dracula, Curse of The Werewolf etc.). Other times, though familiar it is hard to place the shot. I would love to visit Bray and Black Park one day - though I suspect the bulldozers will arrive before I will.
This page is a good as any I've found at comparing the evolution of the Hammer Bray sets.

Bray back lot from Brides of Frankenstein

..and from Curse of The Werewolf. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Horror Hoot Prizes 2014 by Evil Pumpkins

As we do every year at Evil Pumpkins, we have a custom set of best-costume prizes for top winners.
This year is the first to feature the new character "Uncle Cruddy". Hand-made sculpt, resin-cast and airbrushed.. Good luck to the contestants!

First "Funkin" of 2014

We typically add a few new Funkins (commercially available foam carving pumpkins) to the Halloween haunt arsenal every October. This fellow is the first of (hopefully) many!