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Mar 17 2014

Saint Patrick’s Day Spooktacular

He'll feck you up!

As you can see from the above image, GRAVE is back with a celtic knot-inspired design based around Shin Tanaka’s “Hoophy” template. Just like last time, all you have to do is send him an email about it and he’ll send you its template so you can print out and assemble your own.

Although the names of J. Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker are well known in the world of horror, people often forget that they are Irish writers. Celebrate their heritage by sending some of the day reading their spooky stories. If you need of more quality Irish reading material, I recommend checking out the Irish Journal Of Gothic and Horror Studies.

Propnomicon has some amazing pictures of Jacob Petersson’s preserved leprechaun prop, which nicely captures the fearsome nature of the fae which is usually glossed over in modern depictions.

Despite what Durarara!! would have you believe, a dullahan is not a beautiful headless valkyrie. Bogleech has a great article showing just how vile they really are.

If you want to learn more about the legendary creatures of Ireland, Wikipedia has an entire category devoted to the subject. However, said link is missing the fearsome Dobhar-chú.

Readers of this blog should remember how Jack O’Lanterns have their origins in Ireland and used to be carved from turnips. You can see one such example here. He also posted a great gallery of eerie artwork by Irish artist Harry Clarke.

When in Ireland, be sure to visit the Ferryman Zombie of Victoria’s Way!

If you’re in the mood for visiting a haunted attraction, Fright Bites has a handy list of several locations that are holding special events today.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Special thanks to GRAVE for use of the image!

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