Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Children of the 70s: The Dark Decade That Made Us Quirky

The 1970s ushered in a whole new love for the paranormal for the first time since the early 20th century spiritualists' movement.  It also was a bleak decade showing that progress wasn't always pretty and sometimes downright evil. This inspired a decade of horror entertainment, serial killers, and the disillusionment of church, educational and governmental institutions.

If you were a "child of the 70s," who are you today was very much determined by the events of that decade and their influences. I hope to show you why and take you on a trip into the dark past....

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cannibal Jack O' Lanterns

I like to think of Jack O'Lanterns as the original ankle biters, so perhaps having a sidewalk lined with them chewing on pieces of someone's costume parts might make for a scary and graphic reminder to watch it around them! 

The Dark Secrets of Girls' Slumber Parties

It's all about tickling each other, pillow fights and teaching each other how to french, right? Guys, PJ parties for gals usually took a rather dark turn. Here's just some of the games you might have found at them (had you been allowed)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Obscure Horror Movies of the 70s and 80s

(Food of the Gods - 1976)

The 1970s and 1980s were horror movie lovers' heaven! There were movies about nature turning on man because of pollution, witches, devil worshippers, killers, insanity, revenge, demons, families moving into haunted houses, beasts attacking, and teens being slashed. 

You might have missed some of the more obscure ones in the offering - 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Creating A Dark Autumnal Atmosphere

Even before the days started getting shorter, the craving for cooler weather, chimney smoke, scary movies, and Halloween planning took hold for many of us who live for Autumn.

My Paranormal Investigation Team's Site

As our team honed its focus on experimentation and away from house calls, we para geeks are geared up to share our vast knowledge and our experiments, how they are laid out, as well as reviewing the results with the public to allow others to test these parameters too. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween Candy Tampering

October 31st is noted as All Hallow's Eve or Halloween. It's believed Christians took this festival concept right from pagan origins of the Celtic Samhain celebration. There is much debate on how this holiday began, but it has become a most popular time for children to get candy and adults to put on costumes and watch scary movies. The basics are the same; scary decorations, costumes, parties, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, Jack O'Lanterns, apple bobbing, trick or treating, and horror themes. America has done Halloween up more than any other country, celebrating it full force with horror movie marathons to Haunted Attractions and huge parties.

There is, however, a much darker side to Halloween - like the tainted candy fears.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Great Horror Short Films

It's that time of year where we replay all our favorite horror films, but what's out there in shorts to enjoy this season? Here's some good ones - 

Vintage: How To Age a Mannequin Head

I wanted to make a simple cheap mannequin head into something vintage that looked like it had been left outdoors in the elements and aged over time. In my mind, this was a 1950s style head that had seen decades of neglect.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Custom Coffins

It may seem like a waste to spend a lot of money on a custom coffin to be buried in, but some folks want to go into eternity with a symbol. For some, it might be nerdy or even a hobby, perhaps an obsession. Let's have a look at how it all began. 


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