“It was said that the veil between this world and the next was at its thinnest on the night of All Hallows Eve.”



Welcome to the Order of the Thinned Veil!

  We are a society of like-minded individuals who choose to live our lives steeped in the legends, lore and customs of Halloween. What does that mean? Well, for us Halloween is anything but just a day in October, it is a lifestyle and a lens by which we view the world around us.

The Order of the Thinned Veil is a tiered style of membership for the year. There are three levels of membership and each has it’s own set of perks such as exclusive artwork, a newsletter, certificates, contests and invitations to special events!   

 Members will occasionally have access to exclusive items available ONLY to current Order of the Thinned Veil members.

Options for membership are as follows and are a ONE TIME FEE. This is NOT a recurring monthly subscription. Once you sign up, you’re a member for the year of 2023!

Just a to clarify a few points:

  • The Order of the Thinned Veil is meant to be a year long Halloween experience. If you order at the All Hallows level for example, you’ll be receiving multiple shipments throughout the year, not everything all at once.  Candy Corn levels will all ship out together first in June, followed by Trick or Treat in Early Summer and All Hallows in Early Fall. This was always the original conception and may not have been clear last year. Halloween should be celebrated all year long!

  • Members only events are NOT considered as part of the price of the membership packages. The items included in the membership packages ARE the membership packages. The events are just an extra added bonus for folks who happen to to live in the Philadelphia area.  Jason and Sam would be celebrating Halloween anyway and extend the invitation to any member able to attend.

  • Memberships are for the calendar year of 2023. Whether you sign up today or next month, all memberships expire on December 31st.

  • You can upgrade your membership level at any time! Just shoot us an email at theorderofthethinnedveil@gmail.com and we’ll take care of it.


Welcome to year seven of the Order of the Thinned Veil!

Wow, seven years of the Order of the Thinned Veil! If you’re a returning member, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts that you’ve enjoyed what we do enough to come back and if you’re a legacy member (since the beginning) you truly are the reason why we do what we do here in the OTV.

With this year being number seven, the theme of luck certainly worked its way into the pieces. Focusing on black cats, the sudden reversal of luck that produces ghosts or the ultimate luck of finding the house that gives out full size candy bars, the face of Lady Luck appears in many forms on the night of nights!

As always, we hope you enjoy the art we put together for you to enjoy. We both feel that there’s something extra special about the work this year and we think you will too!

Happy Halloween!

Jason & Sam

(Memberships close April 30th)

Candy Corn Level

The Candy Corn level is our basic membership package and includes the following:

“Scardey Cat” by Jason McKittrick – Inspired by die-cut decorations from the 1930’s, the startled cat is a quintessential symbol of Halloween. Can they see lost souls drifting through graveyards and floating through houses? Only they know! Cast in black resin and individually hand painted. Comes ready to display with attached metal latch. (Measures 5.25″ across)

“The Last Halloween” by Sam Heimer  – “This year for my four pieces I spent a lot of time thinking about ‘Last Halloweens’ and unnatural, untimely passing over and how that relates to the thinning of the veil. We often ascribe more harrowing poltergeist and ghost activity to violent events binding victims to places, and I can’t help but imagine the swelling of a loud, spirit cacophony on the Halloween following times of war and social unrest. The veil thinning to the backdrop of a deafening din from the confused and angry taken too soon. “The Last Halloween 1692” is inspired by my dipping back into the events, reporting and writing about the American Witch trials. The fanaticism and wholly unnecessary loss of life that stained the country. While Halloween in name might not have been celebrated, the bulk of the harvest customs and traditions that make up the holiday were likely practiced with extreme care, like walking on eggshells in the den of a blood-thirsty, sleeping beast.”  (Digital Print, 7X9)

OTV Enamel Membership Pin – The official seal of the Order of the Thinned Veil for 2023 and symbol of membership. (Pins currently in production)

2023 Welcome Letter – Lisa Morton, author of The Halloween Encyclopedia, Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween and Ghosts: A Haunted History, returns again this year with an artfully crafted welcome letter about the link between black cats and Halloween for 2023. (If you don’t already own them, Lisa’s books are required reading for any OTV member!)

Order of the Thinned Veil Membership Certificate – Proof that you’re a card-carrying member in the OTV for 2023! Hand inscribed and signed by founders Jason McKittrick and Sam Heimer. Comes in a midnight black envelope with an orange Jack O’Lantern emblazoned wax seal.

“The Legend of Lantern Jack” – An original tale by Jason McKittrick. This short story is the basis for most of the artwork produced by the Order of the Thinned Veil.

*The Candy Corn Membership Package is 1 shipment. *

$90 each


Trick or Treat Level

The Trick or Treat Level is our mid-range membership package and includes: All items from Candy Corn Level plus the items listed below!

“Haunted House” by Jason McKittrick – “Imagine the haunted house of your dreams on Halloween night! Inspired by vintage Halloween blow molds, this piece combines elements of several classic designs with added original elements. From cats, ghosts and pumpkins to a sneaky owl and even Lantern Jack himself, this little spook house beams with Halloween warmth.” Cast in solid orange resin with black acrylic rub. (Stands 6.5″ tall)

“The Last Halloween 1918” by Sam Heimer  – “This piece is pretty self-explanatory. While the war didn’t end until early November, I couldn’t help but picture the dead, completely unaware they had departed, still standing by ready for action, their fates possibly becoming evident as the veil thins and the spirit world spills over into trenches and scorched earth. The guns likely quiet, but I imagine the spectral emanations would be on par with a thousand Wild Hunts crossing the sky at once.” (Digital Print, 8×10)

*The Trick or Treat Membership Package is broken up into 2 separate shipments. *

$200 each

All Hallows Level

The All Hallows Level is one of our top-tier membership option and includes all items from Candy Corn and Trick or Treat Levels plus the items listed below!

“The Keeper of Cats” by Jason McKittrick – “Not all the traditions of All Hallows are honorable or innocent. After being inextricably linked with witches and black magic, superstitious folk began to direct their misguided fear towards black cats in particularly violent and malignant ways, especially on Halloween night. Seeing the need for a being to safeguard these stealthy and magical creatures of the night, Lantern Jack brought forth the Keeper of Cats. This Jackling lurks just beyond the streetlights on the night of Halloween appearing anywhere an ebony feline is in distress. Those caught injuring the cat are met with the immediate punishment of being struck with the same inescapable panic being experienced by the feline which in turn is instantly calmed. The offender is left to wander hopelessly through the streets as the ceaseless panic turns to permanent madness. These individuals are often never seen again. The cat then leaps into the arms of the Keeper and is taken to a more hospitable neighborhood where the laughs of trick or treaters echo down leaf-strewn streets.” Cast in solid black resin and individually hand painted. (Stands 8″)

“The Last Halloween 1985” by Sam Heimer  – “A personal piece I won’t wax poetic about, but this piece is linked to no specific death or tragedy, but the year of my birth. I wanted this piece to be a mix of hidden danger, discovery, magic, loss of innocence, and the holiday through the eyes of children, anchored by an actual location from my childhood. While I don’t have much I’m comfortable telling you about the inspiration for this piece, I am very proud about how it turned out, and I think it’s the best I’ve done in some time.” (Digital Print, 9X12, signed and numbered)

The Order of the Thinned Veil Title– Jason and Sam will bestow upon you a personalized title within the Order. No two are the same! (If you are a returning member you may keep your title from last year or you can request a new one.)


“Loot Jacklings” by Jason McKittrick –  These jolly imps of Halloween can be found wherever children are emptying the candy from their pails and counting up the spoils from the night of trick or treating. Cast in solid orange resin with black acrylic rub. (3.25″) Pairs with the “Haunted House” piece in the Trick or Treat level.

“What Light” – by Sam Heimer – 5×7 digital print

*The All Hallows Membership Package is broken up into three separate shipments. *

$300 each

Jack O’Lantern Level

The Jack O’Lantern level is an exclusive platinum tier membership and is limited to ONLY 31 slots! It includes all items mentioned above plus the following:

“Halloween Spirit Bottle” by Jason McKittrick – “Those who have a deep love and respect for Halloween often lament its passing and frequently yearn for it during the cold of winter and the heat of summer. “I wish I could bottle this” is something I’ve heard more than a few times during the month of October and is the sentiment that led to the creation of this piece. While it may not contain an actual potion or elixir, it will remind those who have one that Halloween is never too far away.” Bottle cast in semi-translucent purple resin and individually hand painted. Cap is cast in solid orange resin and individually hand painted. (Stands 8″ tall)

“The Last Halloween 1974” by Sam Heimer –  “The darkest moment in modern Halloween, the year Timothy O’Bryan was taken too soon, by his soul-less, monster of a father, for insurance money. This sparked off Halloween fear-mongering that has remained to this day in varying forms, and lent a wholly new layer of sadism and terror to the Holiday. This event is constantly brought to the front of my mind because it ushered in a myriad of action. Actual action. One life was taken, and folks changed the landscape of Halloween permanently. And yet school shootings are now a daily part of life for children, and nothing is done.” (Digital Print, 8X10, signed and numbered)


* The Jack O’Lantern Level is 4 separate shipments. *

$425 each



If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at theorderofthethinnedveil@gmail.com

Jason McKittrick & Sam Heimer