Saturday, February 27, 2021

In Flesh And Spirit #1


I HAD to read this new TidalWave comic book when I saw that cover by Alex Horley.
The illustrations inside by David G. Williams are equally entrancing, so is the story.
 It's written by and stars Baron Misuraca as a vampire.
He's frontman of the metal band Vasaria in real life and in the comic:


Here's how he describes it:

"In Flesh And Spirit is a metaphoric autobiography of sorts based on my passions and experiences. It represents the ultimate form of escapism. I truly bared my soul."

His beautiful soul shines through the dark story.
As he battles his bloodlust and seeks spiritual redemption.
I was pleasantly surprised that he included Bible verses in it.

The story is set in 2019, but there's two flashbacks.
First to 1303:


That's the year this sexy spirit turns him into a vampire:


Later that year a nun kills him by staking his heart.

He's brought back to unlife in 2018.
By someone removing the stake from his skeleton.
Just like Dracula in House Of Frankenstein (1944).
This scene is a homage to the one in the movie:


To find out what happens after that, you must read the book.
You can buy it in paperback or Kindle format here.
I loved it and can't wait to read the next issue.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

The Tenth Annual Vampire's Day Soiree

Happy Vampire's Day!

Meet my co-host Ted The Impaler, who I got here:

This is his story:

I gave him this heart with a nail:


Which he used to impale this and more strawbearies:

To extract this strawbeary blood for us:

Let's drink a toast to Dracula (1931) turning 90 today!

In celebration, I bought this Universal Monsters Dracula Dress here:

I also bought this Vampires Will Never Hurt You (my favorite MCR song) pin here:


I may buy this Batula figure who comes with a Robot Reaper figure here too:


Here he is out of the package:


Here's his Valentine card:


Now let's listen to the Gorillaz song Dracula here.
It starts with these lines spoken by Count Bloodcount from Transylvania 6-5000 (1963):



You can watch it here!

Christopher Lee (Dracula) and Peter Cushing (Van Helsing) loved the WB cartoons.
As Christopher said in this video here, which made me love them even more.
So I must end my post with this:

You can still join the Soiree all day here though!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Invitation to Tenth Annual Vampire's Day Soiree

I can't believe this will be my tenth sanguinary soiree!
If you're new, Vampire's Day is my alternative to Valentine's Day.
For those who prefer Draculove.
I celebrate by hosting a virtual vamparty.

All you have to do is post something vampire related on February 14th and link here.
Then come back here to see my post and "mingle" with the other guests listed below.

To join, just comment with the following info:

Your Name:
Blog Name:
Blog Address:

If you don't have a blog, you can use your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Please use #VampiresDaySoiree on social media and share this promo pic:


That's Count Bloodcount from the Bugs Bunny cartoon Transylvania 6-5000.

The picture of him is from this brewtiful painting by Doug P'gosh:


Guests



Monday, January 11, 2021

Witch Hazel and Talky Tina

Hazel returns in The Poorest Duck In Duckburg from Donald Duck Adventures #35:


It's the second and final sequel to the comic adaptation of Trick Or Treat (1952).
Which I posted about here.

The first sequel is Too Late For Christmas from Donald Duck Adventures #30.
Which I posted about here.

Too Late For Christmas is referenced on this page from The Poorest Duck In Duckburg:


The witches take Hazel's powers away, but she gets them back in the end:


June Foray voiced Disney's Witch Hazel and Warner Brothers' Witch Hazel.
MeTV posted all about that here.

I love this characterature of June with characters she voiced:


My favorite is Talky Tina from The Twilight Zone episode Living Doll.
Which I posted about here.

I got this perfect replica of her made by Trick Or Treat Studios here for Christmas:




First you turn the fake windup key to activate her.
Then when you turn the fake pull string she talks!
She says these 11 lines from the episode:

My name is Talky Tina and I love you very much.

My name is Talky Tina and I don't think I like you.

My name is Talky Tina and I think I could even hate you.

My name is Talky Tina and I'm beginning to hate you.

I could hurt you.

My name is Talky Tina and I don't forgive you.

I told you you'd be sorry.

You'll die.

I can stand it if you can.

My name is Talky Tina and I'm going to kill you.

My name is Talky Tina and you better be nice to me.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas Witches and Ghosts


Hazel from Too Late for Christmas in Donald Duck Adventures #30:


The Witty Witch from the Gumby episode Santa Witch:


Gloria from The Christmas Witch, an episode of Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories:


She reminds me of Mildred (Fairuza Balk) from The Worst Witch (1986),
cause they're both misfits who leave their cruel schools.


I love this photo of her with Miss Hardbroom (Diana Rigg) and The Grand Wizard (Tim Curry):


I thought The Grand Wizard and The Grand High Witch would make a perfect couple.
This is what would happen when they met though:


He was going to give her his heart.
Till he saw her real face!


The Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston) is from The Witches (1990):


I watched it recently and spotted these Real Ghostbusters toys:

Bad To The Bone figure

The Firehouse playset

I also watched The Real Ghostbusters episode Xmas Marks The Spot.
Which features Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas:

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 18, 2020

Benji's Very Own Christmas Story! (1978)

I shared creepy dogs for Creepmas here.
Now I'm sharing a cute dog for Christmas.


This special stars Patsy Garrett & Cindy Smith from Benji (1974) and For The Love Of Benji (1977).


They meet Kris Kringle (Ron Moody) in Switzerland and...
Watch here to find out what happens.


Benji is played by Benjean, daughter of the original Benji, Higgins.
Higgins also starred in Mooch Goes To Hollywood (1971) with Vincent Price!


Mooch is a girl, so Higgins dressed in drag!



I posted a weird music video showing all the wigs he wears here.

Speaking of dressing up, there was a Benji costume!


As you can see, he was adored.
Especially by his owner/trainer Frank Inn.
He wrote this beautiful Christmas poem about him:

My Little Brown Dog
 
I have a little brown dog that all my friends dearly love.
It is Benji, "God's Gift", to my family from heaven above.
 
A dog is one of God's created creatures that is faithful to men.
Because he is so faithful, he is called, "man's best friend."
 
He is a companion to people, he is a shepherd to sheep.
He guides the blind and he guards your home when you sleep.
 
Sometime you may betray your dog, but as long as he should live
He will follow his master faithfully and he will always forgive.
 
I wonder if Christ had a little brown dog that trusted and followed like mine
With two silky ears and a nose round and wet and two eyes round and tender that shine.
 
I am sure that if Christ had a little brown dog, it would feel like His master was God.
And would need no other proof that Christ was divine, and would worship the ground that He trod.
 
Now I don't believe that our Lord had a dog, because in the Bible I read
How He prayed in the garden alone, while His friends and disciples had fled.
 
I am sure that if Christ had a little brown dog, with a heart so tender and warm,
That dog would never have left Him to suffer alone, but he would have snuggled close under His arm.
 
Licking the fingers on His hands in agony clasped,
Still trying to comfort his boss.
And when they took Jesus away, he would have trotted behind.
He would have followed Him all the way to the cross.
 
Young children should learn to be faithful at home
Like my little brown dog I described in this poem.
 
Take them to Church and don't let them get bored,
So they can learn to be faithful and follow the Lord.
 
They should hear about Jesus, how he was born here on earth,
Remembering what He did for them when we celebrate His birth.
 
Be filled with the Spirit and you can live without fear,
You will have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The 13 Dogs of Creepmas

Listen to Bobby Wants a Puppy Dog for Christmas here, but replace Puppy with Creepy.

Each day of Creepmas I'll post a creepy dog below.

1. Zero from The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

2. Max from Man's Best Friend (1993)

3. Zowie from Pet Semetary 2 (1992)

4. Floofsoms from The Boneyard (1991)

5. Gonk from Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)


6. Greta from Play Dead (1986)


7. Monster Dog from Monster Dog (1984)


8. Sparky from Frankenweenie (1984)


9. Cujo from Cujo (1983)


10. Dickie from The Beyond (1981)


11. Lucky from Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)


12. Zoltan from Zoltan... Hound of Dracula (1977)


13. Carface from All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989)


He's also in All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (1996)
and An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)

Merry Creepmas!