Nightmares of Halloween Past
Nightmares of Halloween Past
  • Imprint: Cernunnos
  • Publication Date: September 22, 2020
  • Price: $31.10
  • ISBN: 978-1-64700-180-3
  • EAN: 9781647001803
  • Page Count: 288
  • Illustrations: 300 photographs
  • Format: Ebook
  • Rights: World/All

Gary Baseman offers you a nostalgic and eerie tribute to one of America’s favorite holidays through his personal collection of vintage Halloween pictures

In Nightmares of Halloween Past, Gary Baseman presents for the first time his unique collection of found vernacular Halloween-themed pictures collected over the last 20 years. Here, you can discover photos he has gathered at garage sales, yard sales, and thrift stores and received as submissions from online fans, all presented in this dark and eerie photobook of adults and children on All Hallows’ Eve.

The photos compiled here speak a thousand words and inspire a thousand more questions. What might first appear scary will soon become endearing when you realize that the people under the ghoulish masks and macabre costumes are smiling and having fun.

About the author

Los Angeles–based Gary Baseman explores the “beauty of the bittersweetness of life” through illustration, painting, toy design, animation, film, and fashion. His clients include the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Coach, Gatorade, and Nike. Visit him at