Merry Christmas!

Wishing all of my fellow haunters, haunted house freaks, Halloween enthusiasts and fans of the macabre a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Highbury Cemetery!

(And yes, I continue to post this clip every Christmas, but it remains one of my favorites!)

"But be warned. Santy Claus only brings presents to them thats been good all year. What about you, boy? You been good all year?"

The Dickies - "Silent Night"

I went into dangerous territory with yesterday's "cute Halloween" post, I know. Time to bring it back down to the usual lowbrow level.

Enjoy this Christmas classic. PUNK ROCK STYLE!!

"Halloween Angel" Feltie

I would be remiss if I did not give a proper shout out for this one. Shortly after Halloween, I received an unexpected package from my old haunt friends Bonnie and Tom from the Ghouls of Gaithersburg home haunt. And in the package was this!!

A hand-sewn "Halloween Angel" feltie!! I usually don't do Halloween "cute," but I absolutely love this one with her streaked hair, big red lips and little orange bat wings! Thank you, Bonnie!!

This is going into my collection, right next to her "Baron Samedi" feltie that she gifted me a few years back.

The new Halloween couple, the Angel & the Baron:

Cyclic Law - "Winter Solstice 2020 Dark Ambient Mix"

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with this cold, solitary dark ambient mix from Cyclic Law. An entire collection of the genre's biggest names, it's the perfect soundtrack to lead us into winter darkness...

John Carpenter - "The Dead Walk"

I'm patiently waiting for this one to release on February 5 on Sacred Bones Records. Man, that seems far away... 

More wonderful work from the synth master himself!

Gruss vom Krampus!


Gruss vom Krampus!

Have you all been good girls and boys this year? If not, you'll be visited tonight by Krampus, the European cloven-hooved, goat-demon who punishes bad children during this holiday season. With a flick of his long tongue and a lash from his birch branched switch, you'll be placed into the basket upon his back and transported to Hell to receive reprimand for all of your misdeeds...

Photo courtesy of Sean Gallup/Getty Images.

Photo courtesy of Hexe Productions

Photo courtesy of Fest300/Krampusnacht 2013.

Government Notice - Virul Infection Information Flyer

So after all of the craziness that was Halloween, I began purging old stuff that I didn't need or use and was taking up too much space. Upon opening up one old storage tote, I discovered a hilarious old prop flyer that I once used to great effect...

Way back in 2010, I found this Zombie Infection flyer somewhere on the Internet. I ended up printing out a small stack and plastered them on every tree, light post, and street sign on my block for that year's haunt display. They were everywhere.

And as I was walking up and down the sidewalk in front of my house during trick-or-treat that night, I glanced over at a group of parents huddled together, reading the flyer that I had posted to a light post. I could not believe what I heard next...

One of the moms, with a worried/confused look on her face, looked over to her friend and said, "Is... is this real??"

YES. IT IS COMPLETELY REAL. Run for your life.

A posted zombie virus flyer (from England, no less) was mistaken for real. On Halloween night. In front of a cemetery yard haunt with people dressed up as zombies. It was one of the few times I have ever broken character, but I busted up laughing. Got 'ya!! Happy Halloween!!

After reminiscing on that night for a bit, I ran up to my computer wondering if I still had this old file. And after a quick search, sure enough I found it. So here it is!!

Grab the hi res .bmp image below and feel free to print some up for your haunt display. Or your next COVID-affected holiday gathering. Either way, this is sure to be an effective scare! Enjoy!