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  1. Small Beginnings

    Fans of Manga may be familiar with the name Junji Ito. He has authored several horror works, including Uzumaki, which has also been made into a movie.

    I bring this up because of the premise of Uzumaki. A town is under a curse involving spirals. As a result, the people of the town are obsessed with and paranoid of spirals. There's a whole plot with a character's hair starting to spiral and draining life energy and so on. The concept I'd like to extract here is how this escalates, ...
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  2. AZ Haunter Awards Tombstone Trophies

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    Sometime in 2018 the decision was made to have a contest among AZ Haunters to recognize their dedication to the art of haunting. The details and results can be read HERE and HERE.

    To have a contest, we needed a prize. But, what kind of trophy would be suitable? Some kind of skeleton to put on the mantle, perhaps? A Jack o' Lantern? Maybe a certificate? I decided to make tombstones as prizes/trophies so the winners could display them with pride. ...
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  3. It's 渋み, Charlie Brown!

    Can I just take a moment to say what a genius idea the costumes in this pic are?


    The characters are trick or treating n basically a sheet and mask. It was probably an invention to simplify the animation. Yet, it really is a great idea! Nothing I have seen in photographs or movies leads me to believe this was a common practice. I've seen photos of people ...
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  4. Of Light and Shadow - Part 2

    Remember that moment when (SPOILER ALERT!) we see Norman Bates' mother in the cellar, all corpsified? Remember how the swinging light added to the surreal nature of the scene?


    I was reminded of that when I saw Parade is an interactive art installation conceived by ceramacist Laurent Craste and digital agency Dpt. for the Chromatic festival in Montreal.

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  5. Of Light and Shadow - Part 1

    Much thought is given by most serious haunters about light. What color should I use? Can I see the prop or scene? Would this work better if It was dim here? What thought is given to the shadow? What of that place left unlit because something stands between it and the light source? Is it just a "shadow"? Can it be something more?

    Artist Kumi Yamashita thinks so, and she's not the only one. Ms. Yamashita sculpts shadows. Sometimes she arranges what look like random ...

    Updated 11-19-2017 at 08:24 AM by JustJimAZ

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