Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween

It's Halloween Day...time to let all the ghosts, goblins, spooks, specters, devils, and witches loose.

Over time I've collected thousands of pictures from various places on the Internet or scanned out of books. Here are some of the things that I file under "Halloween" in my computer files.

Are you afraid of clowns? Me too.

Are you afraid of ventriloquist's dummies? Me too.



Need I ask? I'm also scared of the headless man in the woods.


And while we're on the subject of headless, here's a photo I took off my television screen last year of a startling scene from CSI.


William Gaines, who later went on to fame and wealth by publishing Mad magazine, was once a publisher of horror comic books. In front of a Senate Investigating Committee he commented his horror comics were within the realm of good taste. A senator held up this comic and asked if Gaines considered it to be in good taste. He said yes, because he could have shown the blood dripping from the neck.


In the 1990s the artist of that notorious 1954 cover, Johnny Craig, drew himself drawing it.


Pursued by spirits!



The ghost's secret...


The smiling ghost I bring out this time of year for decoration, holding his Jack O'Lantern.


More Jack O'Lanterns...







The dead.

Legends Of Terror was published in 1826.

A scene of death from Life magazine...


The macabre...








The costumed...




The French surrealist painter, who disguised herself...

Eye see you!

The self-mutilators, for whom every day is Halloween...



The gross...cartoonist S. Gross, that is!


That devil woman who sizzles...


...that ol' devil face that fizzles!


Those bewitching witches, like the Booby Witch...


...witches on brooms or with their black cats...



...witches who dance in the moonlight...



...or witches with the evil eye...



Happy Halloween to all of you.



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1 comment:

Karswell said...

Nifty gallery of spook classics!