Monday, December 5, 2011

The Obscure Hollow

Just so you know, I seldom recommend blogs unless I really find myself taken with them. It's not that I think I'm the world's greatest expert on blogs. I'm far from it! But I figure you can find them on your own, for the most part, and don't need any guidance from an old podcast has-been like me.
However, if you want a fantastic resource for your haunt set decoration, you really have to head over to The Obscure Hollow.


I've been following this blog since '08, and am so impressed with the amount of spooky film screen shots available to us. For instance, one of the latest posts she did was on Dracula (1979), starring Frank Langella. Pop over there for just a minute and look at the set decoration on that thing! Holy goodnight! The leaves all over the steps. The bazillion candelabras and chandeliers in the dining hall. The costuming. The thousand small details that add up to some seriously creepy atmosphere!


My God, it's beautiful! I mean, this is where our images of angry mobs with torches and pitchforks come from. This is where that ominous, yet opulent castle touches that bone inside that chills us to our very souls. These were the movies that made us haunters, in the first place.


And the entire blog is filled with these amazing tidbits! It's like listening to Theater of the Mind, but with your eyes. It's an amazing journey into the history of spooky cinema, too. I know for certain, there are films listen that I have never seen or heard of, and that I need to put in my Netflix cue or on my Amazon wish list. Maybe, before next Halloween's planning meeting, they should go on yours, too.

3 comments:

  1. You threw in the "podcast has-been" just to get a reaction from HauntCast fans, didn't you? Well, I won't rise to the bait.

    I don't comment often, but thanks for this blog and thanks for pointing out The Obscure Hollow too.

    On the topic of creepy ambience, may I recommend Carl Theodore Dreyer's "Vampyr"? A very different movie from the 1979 Dracula, for sure.

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  2. I seriously need to sit down a go through this amazing blog! It is definitely a one-stop-shop for all things haunted. I clicked on the pocket dolls link and got so engrossed in that I forgot where I was...Excellent blog, very talented haunter!

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  3. AMAZING! Thanks for posting the link to this blog...so dang cool! It really is a buffett of awesomely spooky goodness!

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