State of The Shindig Address

Well Weeners, it’s been about a year now since The Shindig’s first posts, so lets take a look at some stats:

  • 80 tracks into the playlists. Slacking a little here, in my opinion.
  • 592 followers. Not too shabby, though it was 596 the other day.
  • 382 posts. Pretty good. That’s an average of 1.05 a day.
  • 180 original gifs posted. That’s a rough number though, since the hard-drive died, it was tricky just getting that number.
  • 23,706 notes! That’s the most for a single Shindig post. And it’s reigning camp Sir Crypts-A-Lot. People still givin’ that gif love.

Hopefully some of you have enjoyed my ramblings, had a few laughs, reblogged some gifs to spruce up your page, maybe discovered a couple new haunted hits to work into your Halloween rotation and learned something along the way.

I know the posting’s fell off a bit as of late, but as previously stated, we’re not even halfway through this playlist yet, so you can expect more Shindiggery to come.

And remember…there’s only 330 days till Halloween, Halloween, Halloween. 330 days till Halloween…Silver Shamrock!

Keep followin’ and rebloggin’ Weeners and I’ll keep posting.

– HS

Half a G!

Oh dip! The Shindig has officially hit 500 followers.

Apparently October and the start of some random Halloween searchin’ has hipped some kids to the ole’ blog here.

Can Halloween Shindig hit 600 by the Eve of All Hallo’s? We’ll see.

Thanks to all my new followers, my long time followers and all the non-followers who reblog Shindig posts everyday and bring more love our way. Ya’ll spooky-lovin mufuckas is the shit.

The Shindig Hits 200 Followers!

Now, I’m not sure if that’s at all remarkable (it’s probably not) but I would have never thought even 100 people would actively choose to follow this blog, much less 200.

As a thank you to all followers past, present and future, Halloween Shindig offers some insane gifs from Ken Russell’s highly controversial and heavily edited 1971 picture The Devils.

The film tells the true story of a French town named Loudon, where an order of Ursuline nuns falsely claimed to have been possessed of devils. The resulting public exorcisms led to the conviction and murder of Father Urbain Grandier in 1634, a priest accused of orchestrating the possessions with Satan himself.

Given its highly religious context, its explicit scenes of sexual and religious imagery, its bizarre tone and even more bizarre music, coupled with it’s indictment of religious and political corruption and power-mongering, it’s no wonder the film was edited to hell, banned in some countries and largely swept under the rug.

It remains, however, a singular viewing experience, unlike any I’ve ever seen, with a fascinating story, some insane imagery, and 2 great performances from both Vanessa Redgrave and Oliver Reed. If you can dig up a copy of the restored version, I highly recommend it.

The following gifs are mostly from a long missing and thought destroyed scene, aptly referred to as “The Rape of Christ.” A scene the studio itself removed from the film initially, before even the censors could have a chance.

Enjoy Shindiggers, and thanks for all the follows and notes. More Halloween nonsense to come.