Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. The dressing up, the customizing-of-snacks into spooky versions, and the haunted home decor — it's all best if you do it DIY-style and get weird in the process. In honor of this crafty-creepy date, here's a roundup of our favorite scary projects, ranging from the merely spirited to the very undead.
Sam and Mattie are best friends. For awhile now, they've been working on the most epic teen zombie movie ever — some of the storyboards include a police chase on skateboards, selfie-taking on jetpacks, and a zombie yacht fight. This project is to make the film, exactly as Sam and Mattie envision it, as well as a behind-the-scenes doc about how it all comes together. We really want to see it happen.
If you're determined to summon the spirit world, why not do so in bone-chilling style? This Ouija board planchette (that's the name for the thing you place your fingers on) is in the shape of a legit skeleton hand, so when you move it, the finger points at the letters on the board. It's pretty much guaranteed to make your seance scarier.
But what if your ghost is hypermodern, preferring to communicate in pictograms over old-fashioned spelling? This is the Ouija board for you. Enough said, we think.
For decades, author and fantasy artist Clive Barker has been conjuring imagined realms and bringing them to life in vivid, unsetting images. This is the second volume of his incredible, sometimes disturbing artwork, bound together in a book.
Ever wonder about the people who make haunted houses happen? They're fearless craftspeople with skill and style, and they've made it their job to scare you. This fascinating documentary is all about them.
Career sculptor Jason Bakutis is making tiny, super-detailed dioramas based on scenes in classic horror. There's a minuscule mummy, a diminutive Bigfoot (the contradiction!), and even a wee swinging axe a la The Pit and the Pendulum. And if you want, you can get them unassembled and satisfy your inner garage kit enthusiast at the same time.