Killer K

Killer K

Have you ever had to play some alphabet game where you had to come with words that start with a certain letter?

If so, you probably know that some letters are really challenging. Of course, there are the usual suspects. I’m looking at you, X, Z and Q.

Then there are those letters that you don’t fear because you just know that there are plenty of words that start with them, like S, T and R.

Then there’s K.

Haunted paintings, creepy dolls, and the uncanny valley

Haunted paintings, creepy dolls, and the uncanny valley

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that the appearance of a doll in a music video prompted me to dig deeper into the subject. I’ve often found dolls creepy. I’m not talking about Barbies, “normal” dolls, or GI Joe. I’m talking about those old-school, porcelain dolls I’ve seen in movies, or like the one in the music video that got me started down this road. (The doll appears around 1:40 in the video, and sporadically throughout.)

Ear of the beholder: Haunting music

Have you ever listened to music that is spooky or haunting? Perhaps it made you feel uneasy. Maybe it evoked an eerie feeling.

Just shy of one year ago, I posted a list of songs I found haunting, so it seems fitting that I should have at least one such post during this Halloween season. Instead of including a slew of videos, though, I want to focus on one band in particular that has consistently produced songs that I feel fit in the genre of haunting music.

Before a Haunted House

Before a Haunted House

I was haunted, standing there, surrounded by drops of water falling onto rotting leaves like footsteps of creatures invisible in the darkness. The house in front of me shimmered as if surrounded by a field of energy that embraced it like a possessive mother clinging with ghostly fingers.

Thirteen Days of Halloween

Thirteen Days of Halloween

In honor of Halloween, I thought it would be fun to play a little game. For the 13 days leading up to it, I intend to post something that contains at least a whiff of the strange, bizarre, weird, haunting or macabre. Or at least the curious.

A few weeks ago, I visited the Eastwood Cemetery and took more photos.