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Halloween Countdown, Day 18


Happy birthday to witchcat07, and best wishes for many happy returns of the day!

* Thanks to everyone who took part in my poll about the greatest star of classic horror cinema. At the time of this posting, the results are as follows:
First Place:Vincent Price
Second Place: Christopher Lee
Third Place: Boris Karloff

* Check out ExtremePumpkins.com for pumpkin carving at its wildest! Make sure to check out the galleries of past contest winners. They are amazing.


Spooky Text of the Day: Today's eerie text is the poem "Athulf’s Death Song" by Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803–1849).

A cypress-bough, and a rose-wreath sweet
A wedding-robe, and a winding-sheet,
A bridal-bed and a bier.
Thine be the kisses, maid,
And smiling Love's alarms;
And thou, pale youth, be laid
In the grave's cold arms.
Each in his own charms,
Death and Hymen both are here;
So up with scythe and torch,
And to the old church porch,
While all the bells ring clear:
And rosy, rosy the bed shall bloom,
And earthy, earthy heap up the tomb.

Now tremble dimples on your cheek,
Sweet be your lips to taste and speak,
For he who kisses is near:
By her the bridegod fair,
In youthful power and force;
By him the grizard bare,
Pale knight on a pale horse,
To woo him to a corpse.
Death and Hymen both are here;
So up with scythe and torch,
And to the old church porch,
While all the bells ring clear:
And rosy, rosy the bed shall bloom,
And earthy, earthy heap up the tomb.

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nakeisha
Oct. 18th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
Wow, they really are amazing pumpkins. I love the one you have above.

And the poem is indeed very spooky and atmospheric. Thank you for sharing.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome. I'm so glad you liked both the pictures and the poem! :)
euclase
Oct. 18th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
LMAO OH MY GOD WHAT HAPPENED.



That site is so awesome. I want to make all of these pumpkins now. XD
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
That one is a hoot! The expression on its face...

I know what you mean: I want to carve these now, too! The baby-eating pumpkin cracked me up, as well, with the little footied PJs protruding from its mouth.
gbsteve
Oct. 18th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
Not a pumpkin, but this seems up your street.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
Oh wow - that's fantastic! And it says that Lovecraft is coming soon. What's not to love? Thanks so much for the link!
gbsteve
Oct. 20th, 2009 08:44 am (UTC)
In fact, they've already done an HPL and I ordered me a copy yesterday.
witchcat07
Oct. 19th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
Bela Lugosi would be so disappointed. ;~p
witchcat07
Oct. 19th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
And thank'ee for the Bday wishes, as well as the little giftie. :~)
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! *hugs*
sittingduck1313
Oct. 19th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
You mean because he got outvoted by (to quote him from Ed Wood) "that ****ing ********er"?
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
ROFLOL! I loved Bela's disgust about Karloff's success in Ed Wood. ("Sidekick? Karloff does not deserve to smell my...!")
vyrdolak
Oct. 20th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
Cloris Leachman has a pottymouth too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUtZz0Gidjo
witchcat07
Oct. 20th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
Precisely. ;~)
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