Drew Barrymore lights Stephen King’s cigarette at a 1984 fundraising premiere of Firestarter in Bangor, Maine, photographed by Mimi Cotter.
Burlesque dancer Marcia Edgington on the cover of Sizzle Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1, 1959 (via BurlyQNell)
June 1975 issue of The Witching Hour (#55) by DC Comics cover artist Luis Dominguez.
March 1927 silk stockings advertisement in Ladies’ Home Journal, featuring Ipswich Hosiery’s “Modern Witch” (via Smithsonian Magazine).
Theatrical poster for the 1936 film The Walking Dead, starring Boris Karloff.
“No Hallowe’en Without a Jack-o’-Lantern,” from The Book of Hallowe’en by Ruth Edna Kelley, the first book-length history of the holiday,1919.
“It’s the material,” said the old ship’s doctor — “the material plus the conditions — and, maybe,” he added slowly, “a third factor — yes, a third factor; but there, there ——” He broke off his half-meditative sentence and began… Read More ›
Thirteen decapitated soldiers, an early example of trick photography, photographer unknown, 1910 (via This is Colossal and The Metropolitan Museum of Art).
From ancient times, people have seen spirits at play in the flickering of light and shadow. With the advancement of technology during the European Renaissance, scholars leaned to harness these dancing apparitions through the power of projection. By the late 1700’s, enterprising entertainers were creating magic lantern spectacles, fantastic… Read More ›