Put On Your Silver Shamrock Masks, It’s Time….


It’s time.

Evening approaches.  The sun is setting.  It’s time to start counting treats and perhaps playing a few tricks.  In other words, it’s time to put on your Silver Shamrock masks and gather around the television….

(Actually, its seem like Silver Shamrock would have more success if they had a bigger online presence but I guess they like to do things the old-fashioned way….)

 

Celebrate Halloween With These Vintage Postcards!


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It is hard to say when Halloween first became truly popular in the United States.  Most historians seem to agree that the traditions of Halloween were first brought to the U.S. in the 19th century by immigrants from Scotland and Ireland.  Though Halloween had its roots in pagan holidays, most Americans initially knew Halloween as being an evening of celebration before All Saints Day.

The commercialization of Halloween began in the early 1900s.  That was when postcards featuring pumpkins and black cats and even the occasional witch first started to become popular.  The postcards from this era were more playful than frightening, with several wishing their recipient a “Merry Halloween!”  Below are a few vintage Halloween postcards that show how Halloween was viewed at the start of the 20th Century.

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1908

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Happy Halloween!

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1913

 

Horror on the Lens: Night of the Living Dead (dir by George Romero)


Happy Halloween everyone!

Well, as another horrorthon draws to a close, it’s time for another Shattered Lens tradition!  Every Halloween, we share one of the greatest and most iconic horror films ever made.  For your Halloween enjoyment, here is George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead!

(Be sure to read Arleigh’s equally famous review!)

Happy Halloween From The Shattered Lens!


To all of our readers

To all of our friends

To every ghoul and fiend out there,

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM THE SHATTERED LENS!

May your Halloween bring you more candy than rocks and we hope you enjoy the last day of our annual horrorthon!  Be safe, be sincere, and don’t forget the true meaning on Halloween!

Music Video of the Day: This is Halloween, covered by Leo Moracchioli (2018, dir by Leo Moracchioli )


Indeed, it is!

This version was done Leo Moracchioli, a musician from Norway who has a band called Frog Leap.  If you like his cover, check out some more stuff from him:

You can buy his albums or singles here:

DIRECT FROM HIM (LOSSLESS) ► http://bit.ly/2usJ3lq

ITUNES ► http://apple.co/1Lni4PR

AMAZON ► http://amzn.to/1U2rqUa

GOOGLE PLAY ► http://bit.ly/1SOd6Nx

 

Frog Leap Studios Merchandise here:

US ► http://bit.ly/1qZ64KP

EU ► http://bit.ly/1NXI3Zz

 

Also he can be followed here:

Youtube ► http://youtube.com/leolego

Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/FrogLeapStudios

Twitter ► https://twitter.com/FrogLeapStudios

Instagram ► https://instagram.com/frogleapstudios

Website ► http://frogleapstudios.com

Paetron — http://www.patreon.com/frogleapstudios

Frog Leap Studios YouTube Page — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC98tcedR6gULv8_b70WJKyw

 

Happy Halloween everyone!

Enjoy!