Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Family Frights for Halloween Night- Spooky Specials

Trick or Treat Folks

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Goosebumps: Attack of the JackOLanterns

Today's the day!

Happy Halloween!!

image by Betsy Lewin

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday, Bloody Sunday #12

...with House of 1000 Corpses

Betchya thought I was gonna post Halloween 6 and H20, didntchya? ;)

Abandon your props now...

The fate of Halloween 2012 hangs in the balance. As with most haunters up and down the eastern seaboard this weekend, I've been watching the weather as closely as is humanely possible (as much as I can without getting horribly depressed) taking in every bit of info on the impending Frankenstorm Sandy. It is what it is. I've laid down the paint brushes and the duct tape on last minute projects, because if I can count on anything, it's that I'll get a clear Halloween day if I'm not prepared come Wednesday. It's a risky move. Let's hope it works.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Autumn Covered Cupcakes

Mom's always bringing yummies home!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Harvest Time

How to Make a Human Pelt

The legal way...

Room with a View

The leaves are finally changing. October's halfway thru. There are happy jacks in the windows and trash bag ghosts in the trees- a diversion for the new neighbors of course.

They have no idea what's coming.

Monday, October 22, 2012

On tap tonight:

See the trailer HERE


This is what you get for buying your pumpkins in September and letting them sit outside till you're ready to carve; the squirrels get hungry and decide to carve them instead.

Call me crazy. I kind of like it. Think they'll do me the favor of carving the rest? :)

Ghost Family Pinatas

Click the pic for the DIY from A Beautiful Mess

Friday, October 19, 2012

On tap tonight:

"Wolfmans got nards!"

Wolfen Quack

Ernie beware!

Twisted Treasuries #11: The Way You Walked was Thorny

It's Friday, which sadly means that Werewolf Week is coming to its close for 2012. It may be back next year, who knows. Sequels have risen again and again from much lesser pursuits. For now however, how better to say goodbye than with a Twisted Treasury?
I absolute love the stylized attitude of Aunty Donuts wolf dudes. They'd make great friends for my dancesippydance bloody monster family. Just another shop that makes me wish I was made of money!
No horror geek should be without a Wolfman coat hook. Gotta have somewhere to hang their plaid shirts up when they come home after a long night lurking on the moors for pretty women to strangle in the fog... That always bugged me about the original Wolfman movie, how about you? Anyway, the detail in this coat hook is pretty amazing. Would you really want to hang something on it and cover it up?
There are numerous monsterous creations lurking in the shop of Yokai John, from Dracula and Wolfman and zombie salt & pepper shakers to Sasquatch action figures to Monster pins and magnets sets. The monster picture frame is a personal favorite to be sure. Most everything handmade in this shop boasts an undeniable charm of the great monster classics, but his wolfman pencil cup is what caught my movie mangled monster heart. It even has a special eraser compartment!  
I already own one of these shirts from KallMall. It's my absolute favorite and one that, if I had friends, I'd buy to inflict on them at Christmas to get the word out: Save the Werewolves! Silver bullets. Their undeniable hunger. Abject self loathing. Speeding semi's. Bad press. Crap movies.  Werewolves are endangered species to be sure! Apparently, according to Kall Mall, even Kraken pose a threat. So buy a shirt. A sticker. A can "koozie"! Then, maybe after that, you could save the Kraken, the unicorns, or big foot too. ChupacabraZombies (though they seem to be doing all right for themselves). Hell, why not save them ALL?! Personally, I think I'm going with Chupacabra next. Perhaps a "Bad Ass Unicorn" tee too. :)
I've been a fan of Alternative Dolly Art for a bit now. Her blood-spattered bow necklace drew me in while items like bloody teeth earrings, the zombie weapons collections and candied zombie apples  kept me coming back for more. "Accessories for the Girly and Gory" and then some! Her anatomical polymer clay hearts are, in my opinion the best of the best, ranging from sweethearts to zombies. The Jekyl and Hyde and of course The Wolfman being my absolute favorites. Though I like to put her pieces up on my wall instead of actually wearing them. Is that weird?
See the rest of the treasury HERE.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Duke of Lycan

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"Listen son. You're going to be able to do a lot of things the other guys aren't."

"Oh yeah, like chase cars, and bite the mailman?"

-Teen Wolf

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13 Favorite Faces of the Full Moon

In no particular order:

Reverend Lowe

played by Everette McGill, Silver Bullet


played by Michael Sheen, Underworld


played by Seth Green, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Virgil Cuts

played by William Newman, Silver Bullet


played by Jon Gries, Fright Night II

Ginger Fitzgerald 

played by Katherine Isabelle, Ginger Snaps

Will Randall

played by Jack Nicholson, Wolf


played by Russell Tovey, Being Human (U.K.)

Larry Talbot

played by Lon Chaney, Jr. , The Wolfman (1941)

Brigitte Fitzgerald

played by Emily Perkins, Ginger Snaps: Unleashed

David Kessler

played by David Naughton, An American Werewolf in London


played by Dana Ashbrook, Waxwork

Karen White   

played by Dee Wallace, The Howling


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dellamorte & Co. Curiousities

Fetal skull replicas are a recent creepy curio favorite of mine, but a fetal werewolf skull? Perfection.

Check out Dellamorte's Nosferatu fetal skull as well.

The Etsy shop

Werewolves on Wheels

We interrupt this week's beastly broadcast for a quick reminder

I don't know how many of you got hooked on American Horror Story last year, but I know I did. I had my doubts going in, but once I started that first episode I didn't look back. Not once and I was treated to one of the most deliciously dark and crazy television series it's pretty safe to say I have ever come across. I've been waiting all summer long for its return and today, finally, American Horror Story will premiere Season 2: Asylum.

After last season, knowing this season is set to be an almost complete departure from the original plot, and how outlandishly and devilishly wild and twisted plotlines go with this show, who knows what we're in for, but here's hoping it's up to par with the evil and oddity I fell in love with.  I'd say an asylum setting with creepy nuns is a classic way to start. I'm excited to see Chloe Sevigny, Clea DuVall and Franke Potente are new additions of the season 2 "Asylum" cast, along with returning favorites Evan Peters, Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto.

The more I think about it the more I realize I really, REALLY can't wait for this!

Tonight @ 10 on F/X
Commit yourself.

Click the pic for all sort of sneak peeks, trailers and behind the scenes extras.

Wolf Paws and Monster Stitches: Thorny Inc. The Art of Mike Minicucci

A recently self-taught artist, Mike Minicucci, has an amazing eye for line, light and movement that manages to evoke an astounding nuance of atmosphere and emotion with a wide range of horror-borne portraiture. From the Universal Monsters to Krueger to Vincent Price and fellow horror icons that brought life to the monstrous on-screen mugs that horror freaks like myself know and love, his work is gush-worthy all the way around, but I find that the art best speaks for itself....

For more of his work visit his flickr and tumblr.

I was a teenage werewolf

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October Birthday Wishes

A very Happy Birthday to a distant friend-- the inspiration behind this weeks lycan love-fest! 

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Moon of the Wolf

The Professor

The Professor (alongside Jeepers and The General) was one of my all time favorite haunt characters that ever graced our front lawn.  A retired professor of chemisty and astronomy, he found himself working at Mumford Blackthorn's Nursery School of the Damned for his one and only Halloween with us back in 2008. His one and only because I, unfortunately, made the giant mistake of dismantling him bowing to the pressure of others. Who knew that The Brother would want his khakis and sports coat back and that mom needed the coat hangers and tri-pod?

Too bad. He was pretty dashing, don't you think?

5 Favorite Lesser-Known Werewolf Movies

Werewolf Week? You had to know a countdown was coming. In truth this list started off as a top ten all time favorites. The usuals were all present: The Wolfman (1941), Ginger Snaps, An American Werewolf in London, Wolf.... Favorites all the way around to be sure, but it's safe to say they're everyone else's favorites too. What's the fun in reading the same old favorites list? So I paired it down to the following five lesser-known lycans I love:

5. The Werewolf (1956)

Dr. Emery Forrest: But to take a stranger, a man injured in an accident, and give him a full inoculation of that serum.
Dr. Morgan Chambers: Yes, I'd almost forgotten about him. So much could fail if he should remember and tell someone what he knows about us. There's nothing else left but to-...
Dr. Emery Forrest: You're not going to kill him!
Dr. Morgan Chambers: You think he still wants to live after what he's become? It would be an act of charity.

Some movies are so random. Most B- movie horror from the 50's and 60's fit the bill to a T-- giant Bugs, brains that wouldn't die, 50 foot women... I guess we have the atomic age to thank for it . And I do. I thank it every day of my little cinematically obsessed life. Especially since it brought us this little gem of a genetically engineered werewolf. I was only recently introduced to this flick, but something about it has stuck with me. Too soon to really put my finger on it, but it deserves a mention.


4. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

"I just got a line on Dracula and the Monster. A certain Dr. Lajos has been receiving a lot of electrical equipment - just the type necessary to revive the Monster!"

Count Dracula is on the move with Frankenstein's Monster, and plans to revive him with a fresh brain in a conveniently placed spooky castle laboratory on an island off the coast of... Florida? While we're never told where the plan goes after that, since it involves Dracula you can guess nothing good will probably come of it. Luckily, Larry Talbot is hot on the trail, but he'll need a little help to defeat the prince of darkness and the monster. Unfortunately, the only people he manages to scrounge up are baggage clerks Chick (Bud Abbot) and Wilbur (Lou Costello)... we're screwed. While, it says Frankenstein in the title-- who of course they never actually meet-- they manage to stumble across nearly everyone from the classic Universal monster ouvre: Dracula (Bela Lagosi), The Monster (Glen Strange) and The Wolfman (Lon Chaney. Jr.) and a small cameo by The Invisible Man (voiced by Vincent Price). I remember watching this movie as a kid more vividly than I do watching the monster movies that inspired it. You'd think it'd be the other way around, but I think it's because this is the flick that I fell officially in love with Lon Chaney and Vincent Price and you never forget your first love.


3. She Wolf of London (1946)

A slew of grisly murders terrorizes London and suspicion falls on a young, wealthy woman that is said to have werewolves hanging out in her family tree. Poor, poor London. Why does it get hit with all the wolfies? Basically, the run down is Lassie's mom gets Gaslighted by her family. It's definitely more thriller mystery than horror, but it always comes to mind when I'm thinking along the lines of lycan for a movie marathon.


2. Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985)

"For it is written: the inhabitants of the Earth have been made drunk with her blood. And I saw her sent upon a hairy beast and she held forth a golden chalice full of the filthiness of fornications. And upon her forehead was written: "Behold I am the great mother of harlots and all abominations of the Earth."

I know, I know. I'm supposed to list The Howling, but I'm not gonna, and I'll tell you why. Two words: Christopher. Lee. In addition the original movie is pretty well known and personally, I've always been on the fence about it. I liked it well enough, but it was "Your Sister is A Werewolf" that finally got me interested into exploring the Howling franchise further (hopefully I won't regret it...) Which brings us back to the infallible Christopher Lee, I discovered the ridiculous horror goodness while lost on a Christopher Lee jag one night and managed to fall in love beyond Lee's magnanamous presence thanks to the MTV rock n roll 80's flash, the music and the Transylvanian skull strewn, backdrop. Lycan orgies aside it's my favorite and I won't apologize... except maybe to Dee Wallace and the complete fail of the recreation of Karen White's demise from the first film, which the sequel pulls its premise from. Sorry Dee.


 1. Silver Bullet (1985)

 "The last full moon of that spring came a little more than a month before school let out for summer vacation. Our town's long nightmare began that night. The killing had begun. But at first, no one knew it.... "

One fateful summer in the town of Tarker's Mills, Marty Coslaw (Corey Haim) and his sister Jane (Meghan Follows) are the only ones that know the truth about the murders plaguing their tiny, once peaceful town. A werewolf has moved in and only they can stop him.... A classic horror storyline if I ever saw it, but luckily, this 80's film has a charm and character all its own which I suppose we can thank Stephen King for. When I think of this movie, King isn't the first thing to come to mind, really even werewolved. Nope. It's Gary Busey ("Holy jumped-up baldheaded Jesus palomino!" Uncle Red, what big shiny teeth you have!) who totally steals this movie AND more importantly the church scene... you know the one I'm talking about if you've seen it. That scene stole my heart and has yet to give it back. The ensemble cast is also pretty amazing, with Everett McGill (always a satisfyingly bad guy) Terry O'Quinn (before becoming The Stepfather or Lost on that crazy island...), and Laurence Tierney with his "Peacemaker". I am disappointed every time I watch, however, that Jane never once wears her hair in braids for anyone to pull. But I guess since both Silver Bullet and Anne of Green Gables were released in 1985, it was a bit too soon for a pop culture nod... Still, to this day, whenever Meghan Follows pops up I want someone to pull her braids, which all I remember from that movie. Weird? Probably not.


What are some of your favorites?