Happy Halloween!

Presented for your viewing displeasure… An irreverent round-up of growling goblin gooneries …

How to create a fiendish fiery pumpkin head. Pray do not confuse this activity with the exploding-turkey-fryer. That, gentle reader, is a topic for another holiday.

Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart is always good for a scare on a dark and dreary night…skull with candle

Presently I heard a slight groan, and I knew it was the groan of mortal terror. It was not a groan of pain or of grief — oh, no! — it was the low stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul when overcharged with awe. I knew the sound well. Many a night, just at midnight, when all the world slept, it has welled up from my own bosom, deepening, with its dreadful echo, the terrors that distracted me. I say I knew it well….

Or are vampires more to your liking?

She lives beyond the grace of God, a wanderer in the outer darkness. She is “vampyr”, “nosferatu”. These creatures do not die like the bee after the first sting, but instead grow strong and become immortal once infected by another nosferatu. So, my friends we fight not one beast but legions that go on age after age after age, feeding on the blood of the living. (Van Helsing/ Bram Stoker’s Dracula)

Oh, and Spike… Spike. Spike. Spike. SPIKE. We mustn’t forget dishy and deee-lishy Spike.

A little Freeze-Off-That-Wart medicine should do nicely, my little pretty.

Thank you, Thank you very much.

He’s aliiiiiiiive!!! (Channel Gene Wilder as Dr. Frankenstein as you shout this from the top of your castle’s tower, backlit with lightening)

Watch out for the neighbors

And finally, last but by no means least, Johnny Depp at his most luminous ….

Boo!

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