Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mystic Talking Boards

Man, that is one sweet Halloween themed spirit board!
Check out C. Blake Williams's custom talking boards over at Fantom Studios.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Michaels 40% off regular priced item

Good from Sunday June 28th to Saturday July 4th.
It wouldnt let me link to it, so heres a screen capture, just print it out.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Summer Watermelon Carving at Zombie Pumpkins!

Chomping at the bit to start carving pumpkins? Ever thought about carving a watermelon to display at a BBQ or summer get together?

You should head over to Zombie Pumpkins! and check out all the amazing original patterns that Ryan Wickstrand has created for your carving pleasure. And the best part of carving a watermelon is that unlike pumpkins you get to eat the insides!

NEW Halloween II Trailer

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9's 8

The new "8" poster for the upcoming film 9.

The official movie poster for 9.

A Russian teaser poster for 9.

The artwork looks great, I'm looking forward to seeing 9 on 9/9/09.

Halloween Horror Nights 2009: Ripped From the Silver Screen!

I don't want to say that I called it, but I will, and I did. It was just revealed today that Halloween Horror Nights 2009 will be called "Ripped From the Silver Screen!". The three themes of houses that have been revealed so far are; Saw, The Wolfman, and Chucky from Child's Play. I can't wait to see what the other 4 or 5 themes will be, especially if the are all movie themed. They better not be redos of Freddy, Jason, and Leather Face again!

Ripped From the Silver Screen!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Johnny Depp = Barnabas Collins

According to an interview done by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub over at Collider, Johnny Depp again confirms that he will be playing Barnabas Collins in a Tim Burton film version of Dark Shadows.

Testing the Carrots

They're not ready yet, to small still! We did get about forty onions out of the garden two weeks ago, and I made some killer French onion soup on Sunday. Finally planted some corn, but still need to clear some land for pumpkins (it's been super hot).

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Michael's Foam Carvable Pumpkins

I was at My Michael's Monday and they had a basket full of various carvable pumpkins. They are not on sale, they're full price! Boo!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Scream 4

Word on the street is no Neve Campbell for Scream 4. It's not like she's got anything better to do.

"Sidney! Where are you Sidney!

First Look At New Alice In Wonderland

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Gourd Queen's Scream Award

Mr. Macabre over at Mr. Macabre’s Hallowe’en Cerebrations bestowed me with “GourdQueens Scream Award”. I would like to first thank Mr. Macabre, The Gourd Queen (who I had to search for, and I now follow her blog), My wife Jen, Bucky & Byrdie (my kids), my fingers and brain who without I wouldn’t be able to blog, the academy, and all the fans because without you none of this would be possible

"This award is to be shared with anyone whose blog you just love. Whether it's their art, their interests, the things they share, you just simply love to visit their blog!

This is what you do:
1~Accept the award then post it on your blog with the name and link of the person's blog who shared this award with you.
2~Explain the award.
3~Then share the award with at least 10 blogs that make you SCREAM! Please tell what makes their blog so special to you. Be sure to let them know they have received the award. Also you can share this award again if you run across more bloggers that make you SCREAM!"

Dark Destinations

Halloween Addict

Nickols Manor

She's Off Her Rocker

Sexy Witch

The Obscure Hollow

Through The Patch

Weirdo Wearing A Mask

Win Free Horror Shit!

Zombie Cupcake

My list would have been longer but Mr. Macabre and I have similar tastes and he already awarded some of my other picks. All of these blogs are blogs that I peruse often, if not daily. If you’re not already reading these blogs you should check them out. Blog awards are a love and hate thing for me. I love to receive them of course, but I hate having to pick whom to pass it on to. I like all the blogs I read, that’s why I read them in the first place! Thank you again Mr. Macabre.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Jason in the Snow?

Theres talk about the Friday the 13th sequel taking place in a winter wonderland.

Jason Voorhees in the Snow in the Friday the 13th Sequel?

Shutter Island

Looks pretty good, I think I have the twist figured out just from the trailer though.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Too Bad My Dogs Are White

Because I would love to do this with them!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Halloween Horror Nights 2009

The dates for the Halloween Horror Nights 19 were announced today with out much fanfare. The web site shows no sign of a theme yet (I'm still sticking with my two house theme predictions) , but there is a pretty cool "Behind The Screams" section with a little sample of props, concept drawings, and videos from each of the previous 18 years of Halloween Horror Nights.

Here are the 23 dates for this year's

Sept. 25, 26,
Oct. 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30 & 31

See you there!


Monday, June 8, 2009

Flashback: Attack Of The Spiders

This was the first year (2006) my wife and I decorated our own home for Halloween. It seemed so cool at the time, looks pretty whack now. The victim was named Chet after a neighbor we don't really care to much for.

We put Tide on Chet and lit him from below with a black light, ohhhh we're scary!

I had strobe lights flashing inside the windows so the spiders were back lit.

Look at the attention to detail, the spider is actually spinning web on to Chet! Wick, Wick, Whack!

Frog on the Pumpkin this post is for you :)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Is Avon Really the Umbrella Corporation?

Avon has this new product

Which looks exactly like the T-virus from the Umbrella Corporation of Resident Evil fame. It is "Injectable-grade facial filler, now in a Serum. This super concentrated serum has 3X the level of injectable-grade hyaluronic acid".
Ahh what did you just say?
Here's a picture of the T-virus

Is Avon Really the Umbrella Corporation? You be the judge, but I'm not letting my wife bring that stuff in our house.

Slow Week I Guess

Sorry for being so off topic for so many days, but I haven't had much Halloween stuff to blog about this week. I did do a little work on two props tonight, a zombie and a minion. I hope to get some more prop work done tomorrow, but I have an ethics paper due Monday so that's my first priority. Maybe I'll post some pictures of them pre-Mache'.

I bought the new Rancid album (Let the Dominoes Fall) on Tuesday when it came out and have been enjoying it. I got the extra fancy version that included the studio album, an acoustic album, a making of the album DVD, 3 mini posters, and a set of four guitar picks. It lists at like $24, and Best Buy had it marked for only $14.99 when the regular version was marked at $12.99, and then when they rang it up it was on sale for $12.99. Can't beat that! Anyway I'm liking the record a lot, haven't listened to the acoustic version but I bet its good too.

It must have been Iron Maiden day today, because VH1 Classic was showing all kinds of Maiden stuff which rocks!
"Throw up your Irons!"

Can't think of anything else exciting to write about . . . . . . .
"I like Ice-Pops, a lot!"

Sorry it's so shaky, it kept popping up a low battery warning on the view/touch screen and Big Momma was watching me from another tree, so between the two it ended up shaky. I promise I'm shaking, it's not me shaking the tree. They sure are hungry little devils, we watched both Big Momma and Big Poppa bring them bugs and stuff constantly for an hour or so before we got hungry and went inside.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

We've Got A little Family In Our Lemon Tree

As I was taking these pictures Jen, my wife saw "Big Momma" coming back with food for her babies, so we retreated to the screen porch to watch her. As we sat in the porch watching, a second Mockingbird landed on the fence and to our surprise flew right in to the lemon tree and the nest. It must have been "Big Poppa", he is much thinner then the female. We're like two little kids, when we get home we rush outside with the dogs and our camera to check on our new little family.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

We've Got Babies In Our Lemon Tree

"Lucky Lumina"

Wouldn't I look great at your house? Or even better at the Captain's house?!
Go over to Johanna Parker Design and throw your name in the hat for a chance to win this Halloween inspired Johanna Parker Design original.