Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tunesday: Ayria, Monster Presidents, and a Giveaway

Since yesterday was President's Day,
the winner of the V. Day Giveaway will be announced by Baracula!

I bid you velcome...
And the vinner is... *drum roll* ...

Congrats! Please email me your address.

Thank you to everyone who entered/attended the Soiree!
We'll definitely do it again next year. ^♥^

For anyone wondering,
Baracula is part of this Presidential Monsters action figure line:
You can get them all here!

Tune Time! This is the perfect song for some necro necking:

"It's strange I'm sure
But I prefer
The lifelessness of the world"

Ayria's new EP came out on V. Day too!
You can download it here.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Second Annual Vampire's Day Soiree

The theme this year is Vampires, Wine, and Roses.
Which also happens to be the title of the book I'm giving away!
Your copy will be brand new! Attendees, you're already entered.
Others, just leave a comment with your name and email to enter.
Winner will be selected randomly and announced this weekend.

Now let's break out the booze and have a bloody ball!
Bat World Wines found here.

Not sure which wine to select?
Never fear, Vincent Price is here to be your guide!
Scene from a Night Gallery episode, which you can watch here!

Long story short, Vincent recommends Port.

*Pours* Sip away!
Vampire Wine Glass found here.

Look who just cruised in...
Rose Vampire! Found here.

And he brought a bouquet of musical roses with him!

Find out the meanings of rose colors here.

Click the badge below to find the other soiree attendees,
or to become one. Happy Vampire's Day! ^♥^

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Monday, February 11, 2013

The Woeful Tale of The Wasp Woman

I watched and discussed this B movie with two of my best blogger buddies,
Kweeny Todd and Emma of Little Gothic Horrors. Get all the buzzzz here!

Anyway, I'm a nerd who likes to dig up facts about films,
and oh boy, did I dig up a doozy on this one!
Well, more specifically on the lead actress, Susan Cabot.

Article from Dec. 12, 1986

 Her son, Timothy, later confessed to the murder.
He was a dwarf with psychological problems by the way,
which were caused by being treated with experimental growth hormones for 15 years!

You can read more about this sad, strange case here and/or watch the video below:

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sign up to be a Vampire's Day Soiree Attendee

Made by the Great Jeremy [Retro-Z] Hawkins

First off, please pardon the short notice.

To those of you who attended last year:
Thanks for making it a smashing success!
I hope you'll celebrate with me again.

To those of you who are new: Velcome!
This is an alternative Valentine's Day event.
For people who prefer love at first bite.

All you have to do is post something vampire related on the 14th.
Be sure to include the beautiful badge above (top) in your post too,
and link people here, so they can "mingle" with the other guests!

But first, please enter your info below:
(Exp. Link Title: Holly of Holly's Horrorland)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tunesday: Books and Blood

People from past to present pondering over petrifying prose,
set to the song Read Me a Story by The Clock Work Army.
(I believe the band is now known as Calico Horse though.)

Thanks to Chris Hewson and Laura Morrigan for allowing me to use your photos.
(That's them at the end.) You're both automatically entered to win a vampire book,
which I'll be revealing and giving away at the Vampire's Day Soiree on the 14th!
The sign-up post for that will be up soon, promise!

Now I'll leave you with a sweet, sanguinary song by Alice Cooper,
whose birthday was yesterday! (So was George Romero's!)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Groundhog vs Snake

First, some info on the origin of Groundhog Day:

The very first animal weather prognosticator was a serpent, 
as this old Scottish Gaelic proverb states:

"The serpent will come from the hole
On the brown Day of Bride,
Though there should be three feet of snow
On the flat surface of the ground."

The Scottish tradition was pounding the ground with a stick until the snake emerged.
The snake's behavior gave them a good idea of how much frost was left in the season.

February 2 was considered the day when Spring's seeds first started to stir underground.
The ancient Pagan Celtic Festival of St. Brighid 
(now Groundhog Day and still observed on February 2) evolved from Candlemas,
which evolved from the old Pagan nature religion cross-quarter holiday of Imbolc.

So, I say we give the snake a chance to reclaim it's day,
by letting it duke it out with the ground-HOG!

Ready. Set. Fight!

And the snake wins!

Happy Groundhog Snake Day!

Another horrorday is on the way, Vampire's Day!
Stay tuned for a sign up post for the Soiree soon.

Also, the book photo video will be posted Monday.
Sorry for the delay. Things have been bussssy!