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Yankee Candle Halloween 2015 (featuring the Boney Bunch)

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For those Yankee Candle fans out there, the Boney Bunch Love Facebook page posted some scans from this year's Halloween collection. It looks like the Halloween preview sale has been moved back almost a whole month from previous years. Save the date for The Witches Ball on Saturday, August 29th. Take a look and like the Boney Bunch Love page  for more news. I'm loving that Steampunk collection (which will be the first thing to sell out - wait and see)!

100 Days to Halloween

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Clive Barker's The Scarlet Gospels: Review

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As a fan of Clive Barker since the first Books of Blood,  his vision of the world, in its mystical, sexual, and baroque darkness is both unique and incredibly imaginative. He's veered into dark fantasy for a great portion of his work and his illustrative skills were revealed to be as gruesomely wicked as his writing. It's been almost 30 years since The Hellbound Heart novella was published and he's finally circled back to the story of the Cenobites and that dreaded puzzle box. It's highly anticipated for fans who grew up watching the (admittedly awful)  Hellraiser movies with it's icon of horror, Pinhead – a demon of suffering whose head is covered in rusty nails. The Scarlet Gospels is a road trip through hell, literally, with a misguided band of unlikeable characters trying to save their friend who is captured by the smug Hell Priest (as Barker prefers to call him instead of Pinhead) for reasons so arbitrary and vacuous they are outright laughable. The book go

Cost Plus World Market Halloween 2015

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Cost Plus World Market is a great place to find Dia de los Muertos decor (see below), as well as everything pumpkin-flavored you can possibly imagine. I really like the untraditional melding of the iconic black & orange colors with the Dia de los Muertos illustrations. Usually the very vibrant colors of the Mexican holiday decor doesn't quite fit in with any of my other decor. Products don't usually hit their shelves until late in August/early September but their website is now stocked. I wonder what other goodies they'll add over the season.

Pottery Barn Halloween 2015

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Pottery Barn is off and running with their Halloween line. Here are some of my favorites. Guests are sure to bleed when they reach in and get snagged on a tooth! Classy and creepy cocktails for that swanky hoe-down. This is great (until people want dip and take the cone off).  These craftsy pumpkins reminds me of Sam from Trick 'r Treat. Who doesn't like a spooky vintage-inspired table? Great little village for the mantle. 

How's Your Halloween Season Going?

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For some, Halloween is that one weird day in October. For others, it's a season that starts in early summer (July? June? May!) and involves weeks months of tireless work, paper mache, styrofoam carving, black paint, modified light strands, projectors, tubs of glue, scrap wood, and a third of your annual salary.

Ash vs. Evil Dead

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The long-awaited trailer for the new Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead is finally upon us! Fans of the Evil Dead , Bruce Campbell, geek humor, creepy demons, the Necronomicon, or those who love buckets of blood rejoice! It appropriately premieres on Halloween night. Groovy. YouTube Link Get updates at  facebook.com/ashvsevildead  or  starz.com