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Weekend links: the Halloween edition

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Goddem with Attendants (1924) by Harry Clarke.

• Some of Harry Clarke’s extraordinary illustrations from Goethe’s Faust can be seen at A Journey Round My Skull. And a reminder for anyone who missed them, Clarke’s Poe illustrations at Golden Age Comic Book Stories.

HP Lovecraft – Audio Books, Radio Plays, & Audio Documentaries. Out-of-print recordings and (no doubt) pirate copies of more recent things. I found this page by accident so it was a surprise to see my 1999 Lovecraft portrait used there. I used to own the David McCallum Dunwich Horror, an album with a singularly appalling sleeve illustration.

• Better album sleeves can be found here: Prospective 21e Siècle, a collection of foil designs from 1967. Some of the very challenging music within can be downloaded at the Avant Garde Project archive. Related: Have an electroacoustic Halloween with Ilhan Mimaroglu’s Le Tombeau d’Edgar Poe (1964) and Wings of the Delirious Demon (1969).

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Star Trails and the Captain’s Ghost, a photo by Chris Kotsiopoulos at Astronomy Picture of the Day.

• “The horror industry is totally male dominated from its directors to its slashers, and even its bloggers…and I think that needs to change.” Day of the Woman, a blog for the feminine side of fear.

6 of the Scariest Queer Horror Books Ever. I think I’d agree with the commenter in picking The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

• Designer Jonathan Barnbrook (pictured in a graveyard by the looks of things) is interviewed at MyFonts.

A Weird and Scratching Beauty: The Art of John Coulthart and Call of Cthulhu.

Is the Royal Masonic School for Boys the scariest building in Britain?

50-million-year-old insect trove found in Indian amber.

The Café Kaput Samhain 2010 mixtape.

The Groovy Age of Horror.

Monster Mash (1962) by Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers.

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by Gabriel McCann

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    What about the Bonzos version of Monster Mash

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nygrAVM20zc

    from Do Not Adjust Your Set

  2. #2 posted by Gabriel McCann

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    Re: The scariest building in Britain:
    What about the house used in the original version of
    The Haunting

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Haunting_(1963_film)

  3. #3 posted by John

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    Thanks, I’d not seen the Bonzos version. I have a CD collection with the Bobby Pickett original and a lot of the copycat releases which followed.

    I expect the Haunting house is rather sedate outside the film, and I’m not sure how much of the interior was studio sets; probably most of it. That school building seems more of a set in itself. Didn’t we discuss the Haunting gates once? I still don’t know if they were created for the film or not.

  4. #4 posted by Gabriel McCann

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    Neil Gaiman is trying to start a new tradition of giving away a scary book to someone on Halloween.

    http://www.allhallowsread.com/

 


 

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