Monday, April 30, 2012

Have you read the news? It's coming tomorrow!

May Monster Madness is almost upon us. Come back may 1st-7th to take part in the monstrously good time.

 I will be doing some Monstrous news, Monster Mashups, an interview with a local horror/monster author,  some Monster related "Shockingly Sinister Shorts" and lots more. I hope you all will check out all the blogs that have lined up to bring you a week of Monsters.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The mystery of the vanishing water.

   We set the garden fountain out about a month ago and I have not been able to keep water in it. I have taken it apart twice. Sealed the basins. Checked all the tubing and connections. I have even stuffed pieces of toilet paper in suspected leak spots to see if it was leaking/pumping out. I just could not solve the mystery of where the water was going so fast. 
    This evening, the mystery was solved. It was not ghost, nor goblin, or even haint. It was just your friendly neighborhood Pumpkin cat.

Apparently the water tastes best right from the spout.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Happy Arbor Day! Now get out there and plant some creepy trees for Halloween!

   Today is national Arbor day. Many Home Stores and nurseries offer free trees today, so make sure you check your area for any good deals. Most importantly, get out and plant some kind of tree that can be truly appreciated during Autumn/Halloween! Here are a few good examples to get your started.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Shockingly Sinister Shorts #13

*A gardener from a local landscaping agency is working in a large flower bed in a client’s back yard when he unearths a human skull. Thinking it may be a joke, he clears off more dirt until he is sure he has found the remains of a human. He runs back to find his boss in the front yard.*

Frightened gardener: Boss! Come quick! I just found a human body in the flower bed behind this house.

Boss: Now calm down. What do you mean?

Frightened gardener: I just told you! It's in the flower bed in the very back yard! I was putting in a drip line and I dug up a body! Somebody killed another person and buried them back there. What are we going to do?

Boss: Well just be calm for a second. How big is the flower bed?

Frightened gardener: What do you mean how big is it? What does that matter?.... Oh crap! You mean there could be others buried there too? Damn! It is absolutely big enough for at least one more body Boss.

Boss: That’s good cause now that you know about all this, you are going to be that other body!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shockingly Sinister Shorts #12

*It is 2am in the morning. A compact car has slid on some ice and flipped over a wooded embankment. The car comes to a rest, upside down, at the bottom of a gorge after flipping many times. The driver awakens, shaken and battered, but alive. His legs feel unbroken, but trapped in the crushed dashboard. He hears the rustling of underbrush and a voice calls out to him.*

Rescuer: Hey are you OK buddy?

Trapped man: Yes, I’m trapped and can’t move.

Rescuer: Well the car is not on fire and it is not leaking gas.

Trapped man: Yeah I guess that is something to be thankful for.

Rescuer: I am glad I was walking through the woods nearby. Nobody would have seen you for days… even weeks.

Trapped man: My good luck just keeps coming.

Rescuer: Can you free yourself? Is there any way you can get out on your own?

Trapped man: No I am completely stuck. The dash has my legs trapped. I don’t think they are broken. If you can just wedge the dash off me, I may be able to walk away from this.

Rescuer: I don’t think that will work. I am afraid you will be dead in a few minutes.

Trapped man: What the hell are you talking about? I can most likely walk away from this if you will free both my legs.

Rescuer: You don’t understand. I just escaped from prison. I got put there for killing and eating my neighbor 11 years ago and I got a real hankering for some fresh meat.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Shockingly Sinister Shorts #11

*A young couple are awakened from a peaceful sleep by the sound of their front door being opened and a large object slamming into the floor.* 

Startled Wife: Honey!?! Did you hear that noise downstairs? It sounded like somebody opened the front door.

Calm Husband: Calm down dear. That's just my brother.

Startled Wife: Your brother? It’s 3am in the morning. Why would he be coming in our front door at this time?

Calm Husband: I called him before we went to bed. He is bringing in the trash bags, shovels, and Duct Tape like I asked him to.

Startled Wife: Why would you ask him to do that?

Calm Husband: Now that is a silly question! How else are we going to chop up and dispose of your body?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Old man winter thrusts us back into fall.

This is my Japanese Bloodmoon Maple last week.

Here it is today after we had some snow flurries.

Looks like fall of the year for one of my prized specimens. 

Hopefully the warm weather will return and with it, bring fresh foliage. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Have a wicKED Earthday all!

To all those that dwell upon the surface of the earth, be mindful of those that dwell beneath it. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bucky's Boneyard at the will rock your haunt.

   If you haven't already been to Bucky's Boneyard on, head on over. They have tons of wholesale skeletons, bones, skulls, and props for sale. They even offer a Home Haunter discount with successful application and link to your website containing your haunt photos.

   They have the 5'6 medical grade skeletons normally $156 but with Haunter discount, it's only $111

   Set of 2 skeletal hands and arms for $7.75. With Haunter discount only $5.43. These will be great for ground breakers or shaking coffins!

   They not only have Skeletal props, they have other things like Bartholomew the standing Graveyard Caretaker.  

   Normally $57.75, but with Haunter discount only $40.42. You could really add on and dress this up to make a killer prop (which is exactly what I plan on doing).

   They sell lots of unique gifts for that Halloween head in your life. If money is no object, you can buy one of these fantastic, hand made chandeliers. 

 There is a lot of cool props on here for really good prices. If you are like me, your haunt is on a budget more than ever, hopefully this site can help you save some bucks while not making you miss out on the buckies.