Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Day 3347 - Jack O' Lantern Wind-Ups - 10.28.20

Had some more fun with our wind-up toys taking photos this morning.  This afternoon we spent a few minutes setting up little wind-up battles pitting two toys against each other to see who stay standing.  Oh the things you'll do in a pandemic.  This is something I saw today.
 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Day 3446 - Happy Vampire Wind-up Toy and Friends - 10.27.20

We ordered two sets of Halloween wind-up toys off Amazon and they came this week.  My wife and I took some photos today.  I really like this happy vampire.  This is something I saw today.
 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Day 3445 - Witch's Hat - 10.26.20

This is a witch's hat we have out for Halloween.  This is something I saw today.
 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Day 3444 - Jack O' Lantern Candy Bucket - 10.25.20

This is one of several Jack O' Lantern candy buckets we have around the house.  This is something I saw today.
 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Day 3443 - Wind Up Ghost Toy - 10.24.20

This is again one more wind up toy.  We delivered four of our Halloween give baskets this afternoon.  We have two more to give out tomorrow.  This is something I saw today.
 

Friday, October 23, 2020

Day 3442 - Three Wind Up Toys - 10.23.20

Here are three more Halloween wind up toys from the collection we bought.  This is something I saw today.
 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Day 3441 - Wind Up Frankenstein's Monster Toy - 10.22.20

My wife ordered a box or twelve Halloween wind up toys to put in some Halloween gift baskets that we are going to give to some kids in the neighborhood and at church.  This Frankenstein's monster is one of them.  This is something I saw today.
 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Day 3440 - Jack O' Lantern Yard Ornament - 10.21.20

I pass this decoration on my morning walk.  This morning I snapped a photo with my phone.  This is something I saw today.
 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Day 3439 - Metal Jack O' Lantern - 10.20.20

This little metal jack o' lantern candle holder we have on a shelf in our front bathroom.  This is something I saw today.
 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Day 3438 - Little Vampires - 10.19.20

I almost forgot to take a photo today.  I remembered this evening and set up this little shot of our Little Vampires book on my record player.  This is something I saw today.
 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Day 3437 - Magic Potion Bottle - 10.18.20

These are a couple decorations we have out for the holiday.  This is something I saw today.
 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Day 3436 - Svengoolie On My Phone - 10.17.20

This is my phone with my Svengoolie lock screen.  This is something I saw today.
 

Friday, October 16, 2020

Day 3435 - "Burn, Witch, Burn" Blu-ray - 10.16.20

"Burn, Witch, Burn" is a film I fist saw last year and it was an utter revelation.  The opening narration over a black screen is one of the greatest film openings ever.  I finally ordered the Blu-ray which came this week.  I watched the film with an audio commentary track by Richard Matheson. I must say he was not very good.  He didn't have much to say about the film and there were long stretches of silence on the track.  It's okay, the movie is a masterpiece.  This is something I saw today.
 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Day 3434 - "The Blackcoat's Daughter" - 10.15.20

I've watched this movie a couple times and I finally ordered the Blu-ray.  I think it is a bit of a masterpiece.  This is something I saw today.
 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Day 3432 - Skull - 10.13.20

This is a skull we have on out dining room table.  This is something I saw today.
 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Day 3431 - "Love At First Bite" Soundtrack LP - 10.12.20

I haven't seen this movie in many, many years.  I pulled the soundtrack out weeks ago when I put a handful of records out to play during the Halloween season.  To be honest most of the music isn't very Halloweeny, and is more disco, but that is okay.  I listened to it one afternoon a few weeks back and it was fun.  This is something I saw today.
 

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Day 3430 - Scary Pumpkin Head - 10.11.20

This morning I went on a walk over to the new Aldi that is under construction in Burbank.  The progress is coming along.  On the way home I took a bunch of photos with my phone playing around with the settings.  I just got the phone a few weeks ago and I hadn't really experimented with the camera yet.  So this scary pumpkin head decoration was in someone's front yard.  This was something I saw today.
 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Friday, October 9, 2020

Day 3428 - "The House Of Mystery" Issue #263 - 10.09.20

This photo features issue #263 of "The House Of Mystery" along with a stack of comic books and a decorative skull.  This is something I saw today.
 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Day 3427 - "The House Of Mystery" Issue # 262 - 10.08.20

Here is another issue of "The House Of Mystery."  This time issue #262 is something I saw today.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Day 3426 - Framed Jack-O-Lanterns - 10.07.20

These are a couple of Jack-O-Lantern pictures from my kids that they made when they were little.  We put them up in these picture frames every year.  This is something I saw today.
 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Day 3425 - "Ring Of Darkness" Soundtrack - 10.06.20

I listened to this album a couple times the last couple days.  This is something I saw today.
 

Monday, October 5, 2020

Day 3424 - ParaNorman - 10.05.20

Dug into the DVDs for today's photo.  This was a great movie.  I need to watch it again.  This is something I saw today.
 

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Day 3423 - "The House Of Mystery" Issue #264 - 10.04.20

Here is a special Halloween issue of "The House Of Mystery".  This is issue 264 from 1978.  It is sort of interesting, but not really novel that this Halloween issue is for the month of January 1979.  That is because comics come out months before the dates on their cover.  So even though this says January, it must have come out in October.  This is something I saw today.
 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Day 3422 - The Wolfman: The Legacy Collection - 10.03.20

I have all the various Universal Monster Legacy collections, but all but the Wolfman box are packed away in my garage.  I hope to at some point to take out those boxes so that I can put them on a shelf in my house.  I just need to get a shelf for those and other DVDs and Blu-rays.  My plan is to convert my son's room into a media room and it is in that room that we'll get some shelves.  My son recently moved out and so I am one step closer to realizing that goal.  However I don't foresee any shelves until 2021 at the earliest.  For now I'll just enjoy having the Wolfman collection on a shelf in my record room.  This is something I saw today.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Day 3421 - Jack-O-Lantern - 10.02.20

This is a sparkly Jack-O-Lantern head that is at the top of a metal skeleton decoration we have.  Here I over exposed it and put it in black and white to make is a little more graphic.  This is something I saw today.
 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Day 3420 - "The Tomb Of Dracula" Issue #12 - 10.01.20

As I have mentioned before I love the old "Tomb Of Dracula" comics.  The stories are good and most of them have pretty great covers.  This is a pretty dynamic one.  This is something I saw today.
 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Day 3418 - 4 Films Vampire Collector's Set - 09.29.20

Last week I was rewatching "Dracula's Daughter" and one of the early scenes in that film is where Dracula's Daughter goes to the morgue to retrieve Dracula's body.  That scene reminded me very much of the film Nadja which I had not watched in a very long time.  I went online to see if I cold buy the film "Nadja."  At first I was bummed out because my initial search found out of print DVDs going for a lot of money.  They were all going for more than I wanted to pay.  But then I found the film as part of this 4 movie set and I found it used for 5 bucks on E-bay.  I didn't know the other three films, but that didn't matter.  Essentially I could get "Nadja" for five bucks.  I ordered it and it came in the mail last night. So today I popped the movie in and rewatched it.  I absolutely love this movie.  And what was great was seeing the scene I was thinking of in the morgue where Nadja comes to get Dracula's body. The scene was very much like the scene in "Dracula's Daughter" and I had forgotten that David Lynch had a cameo in that scene.  That was a pleasant surprise.  Now I look forward to watching the other 3 films.  I think they may be cheeseball movies, but that is okay.  "Nadja" is great.  This is something I saw today.
 

Monday, September 28, 2020

Day 3417 - "The House Of Mystery" Issue #248 - 09.28.20

I realized I had a stash of comic books on a shelf in our hallway and that part of that stash was some horror comics.  I had some House of Mystery and some Tomb of Dracula comics in there.  I took them off the shelf for photos and to reread in the coming days and weeks.  I read this issue of "The House Of Mystery" before starting work this morning.  This is something I saw today.
 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Day 3416 - Paper Ghosts - 09.27.20

This is a piece of art work from one of my kids that we hang up every Halloween.  This is something I saw today.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Day 3415 - "Elvira Mistress Of The Dark" Issue #3 - 09.26.20

I have one issue of "Elvira Mistress Of The Dark" and it is this one, #3.  This is something I saw today.
 

Friday, September 25, 2020

Day 3414 - Gore Shriek #3 - 09.25.20

I have a few issues of this horror comic.  They all have great covers, which is probably why I bought them.  This is something I saw today.
 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Day 3413 - "Famous Ghost Stories!" LP - 09.24.20

My wife and I listened to this record a couple weeks ago one afternoon.  It has some good stories.  It was a great way to get into the Halloween mood.  This is something I saw today.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Day 3412 - The Many Varied Adventures Of Pumpkinhead - 09.23.20

When I took a photograph of this book this morning I was certain that I had taken a photo of this last year.  However if I did, I didn't post it.  This is a little comic I picked up at Wonder-Con I believe last year.  This is something I saw today.
 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Day 3411 - "Phantasm II" DVD - 09.22.20

This is a DVD for "Phantasm II" that I picked up from a friend at work.  I haven't watched it yet because I watched through all of the Phantasm movies within the last year or two.  So I haven't felt the need to return to the movie yet.  This is something I saw today.
 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Day 3410 - Wind Up Witch - 09.21.20

This is a wind up toy with we have out for Halloween.  This is something I saw today.
 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Day 3408 - "Forbidden Tales Of Dark Mansion" No. 6 - 09.19.20

I went digging in my closet for some horror comics.  I went looking for "Dead World", "Monster Of Frankenstein" and "Tomb of Dracula."  I found some issues of "Dead World" and Monster  Of Frankenstein", but the "Tomb Of Dracula" comics were buried under too many boxes and I gave up.  I didn't want to pull all of the comic boxes out of my closet.  While looking, I cam across this "Forbidden Tales Of Dark Mansion" which I thought had a great cover.  This is something I saw today.