Behold Vantablack, the blackest substance known to man. So black you "can't even see it." To look upon it is to gaze into an interminable void of PURE EVIL. This chemically derived hue, invented by scientists in Great Britain, is so pitch-dark that it eliminates all the light photons reflecting off its surface. Via the Independent: … Continue reading Paint It Black
Love, Pain, and Stitches is a mother-son operation that makes divine couture Halloween purses like these. The first time I saw one was in Salem. A lady was walking with a pumpkin purse on her arm about a block away, so I ran up and accosted her, grabbing her shoulder and desperately screaming, "Where did … Continue reading Grab Bag
Have you ever seen this horrifying 22-inch creature before?? Likely not, but you might know what it tastes like. After all, it's a sugar cookie. The genius baker behind this culinary nightmare is artist Christine McConnell. Oh, and here's how she makes a strawberry-cream cake with fresh preserves. Here's her Xenomorph cake. IT'S A CAKE, PEOPLE! … Continue reading Who the Hell Is Christine McConnell?
August and September are very expensive months for me. "But why, K.O.?" you may ask. "Because you're on vacation in Hawaii? Because you're splurging on the dopest fall threads? Because you're hosting cocktail parties on your yacht?" Nope. It's because stores start stocking their shelves with new Halloween decorations. Despite already owning closetfuls of the … Continue reading The Joy of the Hunt
Today the Skeleton Key is proud to present an intriguing historical piece from our favorite guest blogger (and clown superfan) Ruby! She now resides in Chicago. Mention “killer clown” and “Chicago,” and a person with certain type of interests would instantly think of John Wayne Gacy. But before Pogo the Clown himself, Chicago had its first … Continue reading Conway: Chicago’s Other Killer Clown
Most of you probably know about the new Halloween film hitting theaters next month. Here are a few others to keep an eye peeled for. -Kill the Lights I can't wait for this documentary on the widely banned kids' book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and its beautifully strange illustrations. (If you'd like to … Continue reading Coming Soon
I have an update on the Dibbuk Box: Zak Bagans (of Ghost Adventurers fame) bought it! It may currently be viewed at his Las Vegas museum. The one-year-old museum consists of 30 rooms housed in a mansion built in the 1930s that already had a reputation for strange occurrences and roaming apparitions. Other artifacts in the … Continue reading Do You Want That Gift-Wrapped?