Tamara Kvesitadze’s latest work, The Passage, (which she just created as the world went into a lockdown) inspired my Halloween decoration this year!
Hoards of haunting birds fly towards an invisible force, drawing them into the trap of the human head! Its what nightmares are made of! or should I say, what horror movies are made of! In fact, it reminds me of the horror movie that influenced every other horror movie! The Birds.
The Birds is a 1963 Natural Horror-Thriller Film produced and directed by non other than Alfred Hitchcock. It was very loosely based on the 1952 story of The Birds by Daphne du Maurier. It focuses on a series of sudden and unexplained violent bird attacks over the course of a few days.
Hitchcock decided to do without any conventional scores. Instead, he made sound effects in counterpoint to calculated silences. He used the electroacoustic Mixtur-Trautonium to create the bird calls and noises. How scary is that? Wouldn’t these sound effects be the perfect addition to the spooky ambiance?
So far those are my favorite finds for this year. The one on the left is the iconic midcentury accessory House Bird by Eames. It fits perfectly in this theme and yet can be displayed throughout the year. The Crow Wreath is another Pottery Barn find.
A few of those removable birds wall stickers from Amazon will completes the theme!