Friday, December 31, 2010

Classic Fear for the New Year!

To those of you (like me) staying in tonight,
Go to at 8PM EST for an all night marathon of classic silent horror films!
Starting with the film that started it all 100 years ago, Edison's "Frankenstein."
Then looping over a dozen films (listed below) until The Monster Channel launches at noon EST tomorrow!

1. Edison's Frankenstein
2. The Golem
3. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
4. Nosferatu
5. The Lost World
6. Haxan
7. The Phantom Carriage
8. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
9. Phantom of the Opera
Then, just for good measure:
10. Carnival of Souls
12. Night of the Living Dead
(Two of my favorites!)

Now I'll leave you with this Nosferatu video to put you in a monstery mood...

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Continues!

Anyone catch this episode Christmas weekend?
I missed both showings. :(

So, to console myself, I ordered this...

I also got a Retro-Action Skeleton,
and the NOTLD 2 Figure Set for just $15!

Hope you all got some ghoul gifts too!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Give Green! (No, not money, but I'll take that! :)

Words of wisdom

And if you're looking for a great, green, last-minute gift,

Who could resist that face?! ♥

MediKill Kitty

My entry to an Angelspit inspired photo competition,
(which I didn't win, sadly.)

Thought you all would appreciate it,
and enjoy a break from the holiday posts.

It was based on this song....

Thursday, December 16, 2010

"Deck the Halls with Parts of Wally!"

Or any of these creepy Christmas items!

When you're done decorating,
sing some of these zombified carols!

(I enjoy zombifying songs myself, as you can see. :)

Or just listen to some creepified classics!
Such as this....

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ghoulest Gifts

Ten great gifts (imho) for the zombie enthusiast on your list:

Brains! Part of a balanced diet.

Eat them, before they eat you!
(Not for sale till next month though, sadly.)

Add flavor to that fresh flesh!

Wash down that salty flesh,
and gain energy for fighting!

Place in water.
Then watch this brain grow from bitty to life-size!

Ever wanted to hug a zombie?
Now you can!
(I ordered one for myself. >:)

Have Ben battle the graveyard zombie.
(Just get him a G.I. Joe gun first!)

Available in 4 colors,
and comes signed by Kyra Schon!

For fellow computer geek ghouls!

Prepare for the approaching zombie apocalypse!
(And have fun while doing so. :)

This was my contribution to the Blogger Zombie Walk!

Lurch on over to the other brain-filled blogs:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Krampus Day

Krampus didn't come after me, thankfully! Hope you all survived yesterday too!
Black Friday as well, if you braved the hordes. I'm doing all my shopping online.
And while doing so, I compiled a list of ghoulish gift ideas! (For zombie lovers.)
Which I plan to post on Friday, for this epic event....

You can get all the info here!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Hammer Glamour

Ingrid Pitt
November 21, 1937 – November 23, 2010

The Vampire Lovers is actually part of a trilogy, based on the novella Carmilla (1872)

It was followed by Lust for a Vampire (1971) and Twins of Evil (1972)
[They aren't available on disc, but you can watch both on YouTube.]

There's a vampiress from the same family in Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974) as well.

Ingrid is only in the first film, but they all feature beautiful (and often bare!) babes.

Which is one of the things Hammer horror films were known for.

Fangs for the mammaries!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Clucks & Yucks!

Freddy is my favorite chef,
cause with him there's no need to break out the electric knife!

Below are two cinematic turkeys for you to feast on:

Blood Freak (1972)
Thankskilling (2009)
[I DO NOT recommend buying this turkey.
Try finding it free, for a good laugh. :]

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Birds

I'm a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock's films,
especially The Birds (1963)

I actually just recently bought The Birds Barbie!

[Fear Fact: Tippi Hedren also starred in Hitchcock's lesser-known film Marnie (1964)]

And I'm planning to attempt these nail designs soon...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Zombie Poetry

Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun

Will we behave in the grave,
Or will we rise to have a zombie rave?

In life we must stick to our guns,
No sex, no liquor,
We don't want to bust our ticker,
But when life is finally through,
We learn there's still lots of living to do

Only ghouls have fun,
They fornicate and feast till the day is done,
They ooze, (quite literally), tons of fun

Ghouls just wanna have fun
Whether a barbeque or luncheon,
On brains they will be munchin'
Ghouls just wanna have fun,
(They just wanna, they just wanna..)

They had their time to live,
Now it's time to have some fun,
Before they go head to head with a shotgun.

© Holly Tucker

[The dancing zombie is from the NES game Monster Party.]

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Creepy Dolls!

Day Of The Dead Doll

My latest creation, a sugar skull mask.
Worn by my dear doll, Violet.

Heavily inspired by Bastet2329's Creepy Dolls ♥
Now I'll end this entry with a fitting song/vid...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rare Romero

George A. Romero's film about a helper monkey.
She's not a zombie monkey, but does kill people! Anyone who annoys her owner. Nice, eh? Not so nice when she gets jealous and attacks his girlfriend though!
I won't spoil anymore. Buy the DVD through the link above, or watch it for free here!
Below are Romero's other lesser-known fright flicks:

Martin (1976)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dine with the Dead

Actually, ON the dead!

Aside from Sugar Skulls,
the traditional treat to eat today are Soul Cakes.

Made for All Saints' Day or All Souls' Day to celebrate the dead.
Each cake eaten represents a soul being freed from Purgatory.

They were given out to "soulers" (usually children) who went from door to door calling out words such as those in the song A Soalin' by Peter, Paul and Mary:

"Soal, a soal, a soal cake, please good missus a soul cake,
An apple, a pear, a plum, a cherry,
Any good thing to make us all merry,
One for Peter, two for Paul, three for Him who made us all."

A recipe for the cakes and iced pumpkin juice is located here!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Batty about Bette Davis!

(Bette & Vincent were both in Elizabeth And Essex (1939) & Whales Of August (1987))

Below are Bette's films that fit into the horror category:

Dead Ringer (1964)

The Nanny (1965)

"In this business, until you're known as a monster, you're not a star."
- Bette Davis

Monday, October 25, 2010

R.I.P. Vincent Price

Bloody Banquet

The best beverage to serve with a rare steak, (or tomato soup for veggie vamps)

But don't stop there, add terror to your table with spooktacular dinnerware!
Some suggestions...

And don't forget to finish your feast with some bloody dessert!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy 128th Birthday, Bela Lugosi!

"To win a woman, take her with you to see Dracula"
- Bela Lugosi

Remember that, fellas! Those are words of wisdom.

Also, if you haven't seen the film Ed Wood, I highly recommend it.
It'll make you fall for Bela, who's portrayed superbly by Martin Landau.

Here's my favorite scene:

Halloween Happenings

Live in the DMV area and looking for something Halloweeny to do?
These events may interest you:

Cox Farms' Fields Of Fear ~ Every Friday & Saturday night in October

Fright at the Museum Of Crime & Punishment ~ October 21 - 23 and 28 - 31

Spooky Movie - The Washington, D.C. Horror Film Festival ~ October 21 - 25

Silver Spring Zombie Walk ~ October 23 at 7:30 PM

RiffTrax Live: House On Haunted Hill ~ In theatres nationwide October 28 at 8:00 PM

Know another event? Give me the info and I'll add it to the list!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Alice Cooper is coming to town!

Him and Rob Zombie are playing at Merriweather Post Pavilion tomorrow.
I wish I could afford a VIP ticket to the show, so I could meet The Master.
Though if I did, I'd probably act like this...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bloody Baking

Vampire Cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
approx 1/2 cup red jam (raspberry/strawberry)

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and extracts.
Add flour and salt to the bowl and mix them into the butter-sugar mixture at low speed until dough is just combined.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 325F.
Divide dough in half and keep the portion you are not using in the refrigerator.
Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1/8-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out 2-inch rounds.
Place rounds on a baking sheet, put a teaspoon of jam on each of them and cover with another round of dough.
Press edges down lightly, pinching the edges onto the cookie sheet.
Use a toothpick and poke two small holes (like a vampire bite) in the top of each cookie.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are set.
Cool for about 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Dip a toothpick in some extra red jam and re-insert in the “bite” holes you made before baking to emphasize them, if not already red.
Draw a blood trick down from one of the bites with the jam, if desired.
Cookies are best the day they are made. Makes 2 dozen.

Vampire Cupcakes
(This is a gluten-free version, for all my GF gfs!)

1 can gluten-free cherry pie filling
Gluten free cupcakes (any flavor) - cooled
White gluten free frosting
Gummy fangs (Optional)

Pour the pie filling into the blender and puree until smooth.
Using a sharp knife, insert at an angle and cut out a cone-shaped piece of the cake.
Fill the hole with pureed cherry pie filling.
Cut off the tip of the cone, and place the piece of cake back into the hole, covering the filling and creating a smooth top.
Frost the cupcakes, smoothing the top.
Place a gummy fang on top of the frosting. (Optional)

Stick a tooth pick into some cherry pie filling.
Put a drop of pie filling at the tip of each fang or on the frosting.

To give boxed gluten-free cupcakes a more homemade taste,
Add 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract to white cake mix.
And 1 teaspoon dried espresso and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract to chocolate.

Credit goes to Baking Bites for the cookie recipe
Simply Gluten-Free for the cupcake recipe

Also, check out these awesome edible blood recipes from UvKitty ♥


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Some are mine, others found online
(As you can see, I also like to rhyme,
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Everything will be Halloween or Horror related,
Often obscure and/or outdated
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"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
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