Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Batty Birthday Gifts

I finally found a Blood Suckers vampire bat pen made in 1983!



Sadly the blood is dried up, but you can see how it works in the commercial here.

I got it and this other bat toy made in the 80s from BatGoods.com:


I got this bat with heart pin from BatinYourBelfry on Etsy here:


I got this Love At First Bite pin from Strange-Ways.com:

Friday, July 10, 2020

Ligeia Live!


This virtual event takes place on Sunday (my birthday!) at 2:30pm ET.
You can buy a ticket for it here and/or pre-order a recording of it here.

You can also buy a recording of a recent Q&A with Roger Corman here.


Tomb of Ligeia (1964) is the last of eight Poe movies directed by Roger.
Elizabeth plays Ligeia, the first wife of Verden Fell, played by Vincent Price.
She also plays his second wife Rowena, who's haunted by Ligeia.


You can watch it here. I love it and the poster for it.


MCR put that cat on the cover of their EP, which you can listen to here.


My favorite MCR song, Vampires Will Never Hurt You, is on it.

Speaking of vampires, I love this photo of Vincent with a wax Drac:


It's from the Tomb of Ligeia US premiere.
You can watch news footage of it here.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Bride of FrankenTed



As you can see, her name is Annabelle Wraithia.


Here she is out of the box:


Here she is with her head off:


She came with this wormy piece of wedding cake:


And this toe tag:


Annabelle's tale has a happy ending now cause I found her other half, FrankenTed!


Here they are reunited:


I bought both bears on Amazon.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Til Death Do Us Part

This comic was a promotional item for a Court TV show that ran for 13 episodes in 2007.
I didn't get it till recently though. I loved John Waters as The Groom Reaper and the story.
It's an adaptation of the first episode, Funeral Parlor Murder, but has a cliffhanger ending.
So you must see the end of the episode to find out if the husband or wife is the murderer.


Sadly I could only find the pilot online. You can watch it here.
Since the murderer uses a hatchet, it reminded me of Hatchet For The Honeymoon (1970).
The murderer in it, John Harrington (Stephen Forsyth), actually uses a meat cleaver though.
He also wears a veil and lipstick, as you can see:




I love it and highly recommend you watch it here.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Mad Mad Mad Monster Dad

Boris Karloff plays Dr. Frankenstein in Mad Monster Party (1967).


He made the monster and his mate, who's played by Phyllis Diller.


She's actually the second mate Dr. Frankenstein made for the monster.
He made his first mate in the prequel, Mad Mad Mad Monsters (1972).


The Daydreamer (1966) is another Rankin/Bass movie featuring Boris.
He plays the Rat in the Thumbelina segment.
His part starts around the 1:11:18 mark here.


That segment also features these singing bats around the 1:17:15 mark:

Monday, June 15, 2020

Mizna Wada's Wicked Hearts Show


View all the lovely pieces on display at Clutter Gallery in NY here.
You can purchase pieces at that link too. These are still available:




It's fitting the show opened on World Doll Day, since Mizna makes dolls.
I posted a few of her dolls here, including my Lollipop Girl:


As you can see, I gave her one of these skull lollipops from blippo.com:

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)


This movie is a perfect segue from the Month of Mayberry to Wedding Month.
Since it features Jean Carson, Fun Girl Daphne from The Andy Griffith Show.


She plays one of the women who marry aliens disguised as their fiances.
Gloria Talbott plays the main woman. Tom Tryon plays her husband in human form.


Charles Gemora plays him in alien form and created the costume.



You can watch the movie hosted by Commander USA here.

Wonder Woman also married a monster! As you can see:


Did she really? Find out by reading the comic here.