Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sticks and Stones...

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JoAnns Halloween "Online Only"

Trolling around crafting websites trying to find in-store stocks of fun fur (don't ask...) I came across the obnoxiously exclusive words "online only" for some pretty cool Halloween things on the JoAnn's site-- stamps mostly. If I came across them in the store, they'd probably end up in my cart, but online...ugh, I just can't be bothered to start another online account and remember another friggin password. Yeah, even for Halloween. Everyone has their limits. Still, they are worth a share...

Click the image for links.

Mostly about the skull and candle in this set.
"Nevermore" Inkadinkado stamp set

 I can hear Martha Stewart now: "All you need is a good cardstock, a laser printer and you can make fun playing card sets for party favors" Or... I could cut and paste and just use the printer... Hmm...
Halloween Playing Card Stamp
This one's got some classic silhouettes. I love this stuff for decorating envelopes.
Halloween Charm
Some super cute stickers. You have to wonder why it's "online only". If it's a seasonal thing... well, they're putting it out in stores, so why not include them? I'd pick these up quick.
Hween Ghst-sticko Halloween Stk
(haha, very descriptive!)
This one's just classically awesome.
"Pumpkin Fence" Stampendous Stamp
Damn you "online only"!!
A million and one, year-round uses for this stamp set too...
"Little Skeletons" Inkadinkado Stamp Set
And the big daddy bestest stamp of the lot
And that's just a taste. So many stamps! Maybe another password is in order... or maybe (hopefully) I'll step into JoAnn's sometime soon and there they'll be.
My bank account kinda hopes not. :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

On tap tonight:

See the trailer HERE.
Currently available on Netflix.

Monday Madness

Ready for another work week? Happy Monday...

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Twisted Treasuries Presents Storefront Saturday: The Art of Jim Beanus

Coming across a new favorite shop on etsy isn't too hard. Sometimes it's much too easy. Of course you like them, they have great stuff. Fresh creativity. Things you wish you had thought of, but not all of them are going to completely blow you away. Some shops seer themselves into your memory, like a favorite movie... with Jim Beanus you get both!! (how was that for a segway? haha)
From Jaws to The Dude in The Big Lebowski, Ghostbusters and Encino Man to Die Hard, The Boondock Saints  and Aliens, there's a little bit of everything (even Pride and Prejudice!), your favorite scenes frozen in ink and marker. Simply stunning and at the same time a little hilarious. It's hard to look through his portfolio without and smile and the occasional gleeful, kid-in-a-candy-store squeal! The bio in his etsy says after a hiatus from drawing he started and after receiving a request and then a signed copy of one of his prints from one of the stars of Big Trouble in Little China he decided not to stop to get as many famous people sigs as he could. The man knows how to prioritize! ;)
Of course I love all movies, so his shop is doubly awesome, but there's no mistaking, we're here for horror on this blog, and there's no shortage in his collection. These are some of my favorites:
Shaun of the Dead- "White Lines"
Teen Wolf- "An Explanation is Probably Long Overdue"
A Nightmare on Elm Street- "You Could Drown You Know"
Ghostbuster "Venkman! I Saw It! I Saw It!"
Poltergeist- "Closet Ghost"
"Don't Touch My Babies!"

I think this one is my favorite!
Little Shop of Horrors- "You'll Be A Dentist"

Check out his facebook for A LOT more finished works, works in progress (the latest LSoH with Seymour is just too amazing!) and photos of his quest for celebrity John Hancocks:

And his Etsy:

Click above photos for a direct link to the shop listing.

Friday, July 25, 2014

On tap tonight:

I don't think I've read one decent review and the trailer didn't do much either... but why not?

Available to stream on Netflix (suffer through with me!)

Anatomist, 1885

Stunning collection... Can you imagine? *jealous*

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Preternatural Obsessional: The Haunting of Julia (1977)

Sometimes I get lost with a movie. I don't know why, I just find myself watching it over and over and not just as background noise. I wouldn't say the movies are good or even favorites, they just fill the moment just right. The Haunting of Julia (AKA: Full Circle) starring Mia Farrow has been the latest.

It's a story about a woman who's daughter (one of the future heads of Princess Mombi in the 1985 flick Return to Oz starring Fairuza Balk) dies in the beginning of the movie. In pure horror fashion, the event is very traumatic and turns Julia's (Mia Farrow) life upside down, setting her up for a move into, surprise! a haunted house. I think the draw, for me, is the visually, pure 70's cinematography-- life seen through a pearlized filter as if you're watching a dream, echoing the life of Farrow's better well known horror incarnation, Rosemary Woodhouse in Rosemary's Baby 10 years earlierThe movie is also deliciously English where big, white conservatory-like teahouses, and period architectural homes heavy with antique's, style and character thrive. The story flows pretty seamlessly with a good bit of mystery, creepy murderous kids, plotting money-hungry husbands and sister-in-laws, and a séance to compound the suspicions and fears of the main character. Nothing too brazenly original, but enjoyable-- and for some reason, for me, (if I can't think of anything else to watch) in heavy rotation.

It's currently available streaming on Netflix and on YouTube.

Stabby Craftin'

Super cute felted pumpkins by The Dwarf Ram on etsy.

Check those viney tendrils! That little detail makes it. That takes skill... and patience. ;)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Get Your Wednesday On

Only a couple more days in the work week!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Everyone says it's Ellen's Oscar selfie, but I disagree. Best. SELFIE. EVER.

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It's that time again...
Another friggin season of "Face/Off". Frankly, I swore it off when Tate got second place for a SECOND jip in the Rookies/Vets/whatever season, but unfortunately that doesn't mean I don't still catch myself watching it anyway. I will say that last season was actually pretty impressive and I'm glad I didn't throw in the towel all together. I'd rather another season of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge" (spoiler alert on that link BTW)-- way more up my alley specialty-wise as an amateur prop and creature maker. The name is a mouthful, but I learned a lot of cool tidbits.


It's still ridiculous how fast the new seasons are  coming out and I swear I'm going to go blind if McKenzie doesn't tone down the wardrobe (as if being blonde and tan is blinding enough) but, yeah, I'll be watching.

Season 1382423791... (ok, I looked it up) Season 7 premieres tonight at 9PM (EST) on SyFy.

Click the pic for a 30 second preview of the new season.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday, Bloody Sunday #18

... with Husk (2011)

Halloween Watch 2014

Sometimes I swear I live at Michaels and Joanns. This has been one of those weeks where I find myself at either store multiple times and now it's July so the Halloween things are trickling in, which means I'll be there a lot more. Monday all they had was ribbon, the sparkly silver, purple and black décor crap and fall stuff. Today there was a little more. I actually went in hopes of those certain early and predictable yearly items being out-- lucked out on finding one of the two of what I was looking for, but give it another week and that one aisle they have cleared will be full and that one item will (hopefully) be there.

Honestly I'm sick of the sparkly "regal" Halloween end caps-- they don't even merit a pic anymore, but they did have this, which at least made me smile:

And this craft in the kiddy stuff which I only took a picture of to remind me to make my own...

Ultimately, this is what I walked away with...

(Hello Kitty and "stickerz" from Joanns $1 section)

Thursday, July 17, 2014


The "Graveyard Poets", also termed “Churchyard Poets” or "the Boneyard Boys” were a number of pre-Romantic English poets of the 18th century characterised by their gloomy meditations on mortality, 'skulls and coffins, epitaphs and worms' elicited by the presence of the graveyard. Moving beyond the elegy lamenting a single death, their purpose was rarely sensationalist. As the century progressed, "graveyard" poetry increasingly expressed a feeling for the 'sublime' and uncanny, and an antiquarian interest in ancient English poetic forms and folk poetry. The "graveyard poets" are often reckoned as precursors of the Gothic literature genre.

from Wikipedia article found here

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Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me.
The Carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality
~Emily Dickinson

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Because You're a Girl"

Where was this box when I was a kid? That's a girl on the box. A GIRL!! Man, I remember in the mid 90's when the "new" Creepy Crawlers commercials came out. I wanted one of these sets SO badly, but I didn't get one "because I was a girl" So much for that new fangled feminism within our family hierarchy.... Stupid ad execs gearing creepy crawlers commercials to boys, giving parents the wrong idea, making them think it was all about scaring their sisters and being gross...

Oh well. I make my own Creepy Crawlers now anyway. Who needs a stupid ole box set to help?

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Monday, July 14, 2014

The Night SHE Came Home

It's a sticky, sweaty (though fabulously stormy) Monday evening AND it's friggin' July. Again! October 31st came and went and this last week, broiling away, hiding in the basement (as usual, but this time to keep cool) watching Birth of the Living Dead, and thinking of, well, dead things, I felt the guiltily sad, horrific pains of having given up my Halloween last year. Meh, it happens, right? Wasn't meant to, but it happens. Life happens. I just wasn't feeling it-- maybe it was all the spooky sparklies sucking the marrow out of my dead carcass.

Usually, writing this kind of post is a good way to stab yourself in the foot, but with my etsy back up, new projects staggering out of the Blackthorn crypt in droves, my password finally resurrected from the blackest depths of the cobwebbed, maggoty mess of my corpsey cranium (along with quite a few others-- which happens when you get fed up and swear off the internet for awhile) and my poor old Grandpa Sawyerish laptop finally getting buried and replaced, I'm feeling in the mood and bloody bloggy...

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