All posts tagged: October 2015

The Scene Weekend: ‘The Hand’ by Guy de Maupassant

October 31, 2015 Hey there again…..found a short story to share with you guys on this day. I hope you like it….. The Hand by Guy de Maupassant All were crowding around M. Bermutier, the judge, who was giving his opinion about the Saint-Cloud mystery. For a month this in explicable crime had been the talk of Paris. Nobody could make head or tail of it. M. Bermutier, standing with his back to the fireplace, was talking, citing the evidence, discussing the various theories, but arriving at no conclusion. Some women had risen, in order to get nearer to him, and were standing with their eyes fastened on the clean-shaven face of the judge, who was saying such weighty things. They, were shaking and trembling, moved by fear and curiosity, and by the eager and insatiable desire for the horrible, which haunts the soul of every woman. One of them, paler than the others, said during a pause: “It’s terrible. It verges on the supernatural. The truth will never be known.” The judge turned to …

The Greatest Horror Movies of All Time……

October 26, 2015 Hello again! Everybody had a great weekend? I hope so, because I did. Over the weekend, I came across an online article from Indiewire where HitFix asked horror filmmakers such as Clive Barker, Guillermo del Toro and others to pick the greatest horror films of all time. Here is the top ten……   The Exorcist The Shinning The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Rosemary’s Baby Alien The Thing (1982) Halloween Psycho Night of the Living Dead Jaws   To see the rest, go to this list. This was a spur of the moment post, just perfect for Halloween right? Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed, and come back Wednesday for some creative stuff! Horror Filmmakers Pick Greatest Horror Movies of All Time by Sam Adams (Criticwire)         featured image courtesy of the170.com

The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

October 23, 2015 Morning my creative peeps…..Friday is here and here is something for all to enjoy….a tale of the plague published in 1850 by the one and only, Edgar Allan Poe. Enjoy!   The Masque of the Red Death   by Edgar Allan Poe THE “Red Death” had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avator and its seal — the redness and the horror of blood. There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim, were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men. And the whole seizure, progress and termination of the disease, were the incidents of half an hour. But the Prince Prospero was happy and dauntless and sagacious. When his dominions were half depopulated, he summoned to his presence a thousand hale and light-hearted friends from among the knights and …

No Entrees for Crimson Peak Fan Contest

October 20, 2015 Hello again everyone. It saddens me to say this, but there were no entries to this contest. None. Of course if there were money involved, then it would’ve been successful. Money does make the world go round….. There are a few good reasons for this. First, I should’ve planned this around this time last year. I could’ve had a few sponsors to help with this contest, but did I think about that? No. Secondly, trying to keep this contest afloat wasn’t easy. I really needed to campaign a whole lot harder and that was another downfall. Lastly, I knew I couldn’t do this by myself, but I wanted to at least try! Running this blog is no easy feat. With a second shift job (4:30pm – 1:00am), working on this blog, and my artwork and writing, it gets hard, but the bright side: you may fail, but that you can always try again. You live and you learn, right? So yeah the contest was a big fail, but so the hell what!

The Scene Wednesday: MoMA & Art San Diego 2015

October 14, 2015 Hey creative peeps! The Scene Wednesday has a few things in store today. First off, let’s see what’s happening at MoMA….. MoMA: Create Ability October 2015 (from the website) Create Ability Sunday, October 18, 2015 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (ages five–17) 2:00–4:00 p.m. (ages 18 and up) Join us for Create Ability, our free program for individuals with learning or developmental disabilities and their families. Each month we focus on a different theme, exploring various artworks in the galleries and creating artworks in the classroom. October’s theme is Art in 3-D: Sculpture Space is limited and preregistration is required—register online today!     ART SAN DIEGO 2015 (from the website) A juried contemporary art show featuring publishers, galleries, and studios representing talented established artists. Art San Diego exhibitors include top galleries, art publishers, and established studio artists. Since its inception in 2009, Art San Diego has enriched the city’s arts scene beyond measure. As the only contemporary fine art show in San Diego, ASD has become one of the leading cultural events in …

Spotlight Artists for October 2015 are……..

October 13, 2015 Hello all! It seems likes it’s been a while. Instead of focusing on one artist, I’ve decided to get four, yep, four artists who specialize in the horror, the grotesque, the disturbing, and the downright creepy…..   Chris Kuchta http://www.horrorartist.com Featured image also by Chris Kuchta       Michael Whelan http://www.michaelwhelan.com       Wayne Barlowe waynebarlowe.wordpress.com       Joshua Hoffine   http://www.joshuahoffine.com   I hope these works of art don’t keep you up tonight…..enjoy your Tuesday! Be blessed always!       featured and other images courtesy of http://www.horrorartist.com, unobtainium13.com, driveinhorrorshow.com, http://www.dana-mad.ru, dailydragon.dragoncon.org, infinispace.net, http://www.pastemagazine.com, http://www.abc.net.au, and http://www.chicagonow.com

The Scene Wednesday: Horror Film Festivals 2015 & Art in the Park @ Auburn

October 7/15 Morning horror fans! I’m giving you die-hard horror fans a heads up about a few horror film festivals coming your way. Also for those living in Auburn, Alabama or Columbus, Georgia area, they have something fun for everyone this weekend…..Art in the Park.   Freak Show Horror Film Festival 2015 / October 9 – 11, 2015 / freakshowfilmfest.com Celebrate and Support the Art of Independent Film! This international horror genre film festival is the brainchild of FEAR FILM Studios Owner Robert J. Massetti. As a veteran independent horror filmmaker, Robert wanted to make a film festival that celebrates the independent horror filmmaker by giving the artist a forum to show his or her work. The festival is a showcase of some of the most talented, up and coming horror filmmakers in the world and tries hard to help filmmakers reach their goals with their films.  This is a festival not to be missed for fun and exposure…….   Eerie Horror Film Festival & Expo / October 16 – 18, 2015 / eeriehorrorfilmfestival.com The Eerie Horror …