Monday, September 21, 2009

Toodles

Wednesday my Net is being cut. I should be back in time for the Halloween festivities. But because you can't wait, and because she is my new BFF, check out Boo Spooky's blog for prop making and all things monstrous.

Though I'm a bit late in this, dig Ghoul Friday's new(ish) book Brains vs. Coffee!

Play games, read jokes, and print colouring pages at Funschool Halloween.

Play some Halloweenie dress up games here and here.
See you soon and happy haunting!!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I am still here

Last published on Aug 14th. *Wince* I hate to leave you ghouls hanging...

This October will be much better than the last. I have a lost countdown to make up for, after all! My life has officially never been so crazy, but there is no excuse, reason, or any other synonyms to miss our little Halloween tradition.

Well, fiends, it's awfully late and I need to scurry off to my chamber. I bid you velcome back, and goodnight.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Zombie Studies Finally Gets the Scholarly Respect It Deserves

Four statisticians at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University have published an article in the peer-reviewed journal Infectious Disease Modelling Research Progress on the subject of zombie epidemiology. It’s entitled “When Zombies Attack!: Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection.” It’s a very math-heavy article, but their conclusion is straight-forward and dire:

An outbreak of zombies infecting humans is likely to be disastrous, unless extremely aggressive tactics are employed against the undead. While aggressive quarantine may eradicate the infection, this is unlikely to happen in practice. A cure would only result in some humans surviving the outbreak, although they will still coexist with zombies. Only sufficiently frequent attacks, with increasing force, will result in eradication, assuming the available resources can be mustered in time.

Well, that was fairly obvious. But now there’s hard science to back up common sense, and the academic community is starting to take the undead threat seriously.

Link via io9

Source: Neatorama

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dracula & The Mummy


Dracula & The Mummy
Originally uploaded by matthewkirscht
I Love the "Plus other stories".

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Playboy Bunny skeleton coffee table

On all 4's at Street Anatomy

Found on Ghoul Friday's Twitter.

Der Orchideengarten


The world’s first fantasy magazine, Der Orchideengarten, was published in Germany from 1919 to 1921. The 51 issues featured artistic though sometimes disturbing cover art. Will at A Journey Round My Skull has obtained the first 14 issues and has scanned and posted the covers. Link

Source: Neatorama

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Bleeding Billboard


To remind drivers to drive carefully during the rain in Papakura, New Zealand, the local government put out a rather disturbing billboard that bleeds when it rains. The billboard may be terrifying, but apparently it’s effective: there hasn’t been a fatality since.

BuzzFeed has the video clip: Link [embedded YouTube]

Source Neatorama

What's new on the slab

bad banana blog
Mike Lynch Cartoons
What's Bubbling at Cauldron Craft Miniatures?
2leep
Art On The Darkside Challenges
Thumbtack Press

And don't forget to add me on Flickr and follow me on Twitter.

Linkdump

A paper craft castle on the ocean
Comics with problems
Landmark buildings of the world as acrylic rings
The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies
Awful library books
Mark Frauenfelder Thumbtack Press

Source: Boing Boing

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Presenting Sir Christopher Lee!

3 Games to Amaze and Amuse

Little Wheel
Great animation, plenty of hints.

The Majesty of Colors
Don't be put off by the blocky animation. It's a strange and wonderful story with many possible endings...

Ingenious Personality Quiz
Though I disagree with my result (Party animal), it's fun.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Linkdump

Photoframd
Language is a Virus
Patrick Owsley Cartoon art and more!
50 Things every 18-year-old should know
Only 2,000 left - the rainbow that can fly

Source for last 2: Neatorama

2 Sites you must see

1. A Patchwork Of Flesh. Coop is collecting portraits of Frankenstein's monster. Read the details and send one in! I tell you, this is going to be the biggest thing since Skull-A-Day.

2. My Ghoul Friday
"Ghoul Friday" (gul/frid/e; noun)

Definition:
1. A female assistant with a range of duties who contributes to the furtherance of an effort
2. One who takes delight in the revolting, morbid or loathsome

This website is for Halloween artists and enthusiasts, as well as those who enjoy creations and celebrations of all that is delightfully dark.

Join me as I mutter about alternative & lowbrow art, Halloween, props & countless creepy pop culture discoveries.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Good to know

What would you taste like to a cannibal?

Created by Recipe Star

Thank you, Thing

(Sung to the tune of "The Addams Family" theme song)

♫ In Spring, the snows’ll thaw out / Then all the creatures draw out
♫ And soon you’ll see a paw out / The raccoon in the floor.

♫ He’s hunting for some kibble / To nosh and have a nibble,
♫ But only gets a dribble / The raccoon in the floor.

Source: Cute Overload

Friday, April 10, 2009

Random link 'o the day

The Society for the Advancement of Dave

Awesome exerpt of Blogger profile:
Dave Campbell is a Seattle area freelance writer and champion of kittens and the oppressed.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Psycho Shower Murder Scene Fun Facts

Motion picture decency standards in the 1960 didn't allow for things like nude women being stabbed to death in showers. Consequently, Hitchcock was forced to create the impression of nudity and violence without actually showing a breast, a buttock, or a knife puncturing skin. The result is a terrifying masterpiece of a montage. And even though it's probably the most analyzed (and parodied) 45 seconds in film history, we're willing to bet the following tidbits slipped past you.

Forget the bloody corpse in the bathtub: what really got "Psycho" censors worked up was the toilet. Just before stepping into that fateful shower, Marion tears up an incriminating note and flushes it. Hitchcock's close-up of the swirling commode water was the first ever allowed in an American film.

What looks like blood funneling down the drain is actually Bosco chocolate syrup. Hitchcock thought it looked more real in black-and-white than the fake stuff. Tastier, too.

The scene is composed of more than 90 shots seen in 70 different camera angles. It took Hitchcock and his crew an entire week to film it. To put that into perspective: The entire film took only six weeks.

The woman who played Janet Leigh's body double in about half of the shower-scene shots was named Myra Jones. In a sad case of life imitating art, Jones was stabbed to death in 1988. Her killer? A mentally disturbed handyman who targeted older women. He'd murdered at least one other before her - that police know about.

After the release of "Psycho," Hitchcock received an irate letter from a man whose daughter had refused to take baths after seeing the French thriller "Les Diaboliques" (in which a man is drowned in a tub). After seeing "Psycho," she refused to take showers as well. Hitchcock's reply? "Send her to the dry cleaners."

Although popular with most audiences, "Psycho" was reviled by ophthalmologists. Eye doctors everywhere pointed out that a corpse's pupil dilate, yet - in a stark close-up of her face after her supposedly deadly shower - Janet Leigh's eyes remain contracted. Ever the obsessed technician, Hitchcock listened, using dilating eyedrops for stiffs in all future films.

Source: Neatorama

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pimp My Zombie

Colbert Wins NASA Space Station Name Contest

"Will you now commit to naming that module Colbert if I win your online vote?" Colbert asked William Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for space operations, during a satellite interview on Tuesday.

"Well, we're going to have to go think about that as we get all the votes and we see where we are," Gerstenmaier responded, noting that the voting continues until March 20.

"That's NASA's problem," Colbert said. "You guys think too much."

From FOXnews' NASA Won't Commit to 'Colbert' Space Module Yet, Thursday, March 12, 2009.

He won! Balloon drop! Colbert wins NASA space station name contest!

UPDATE:
Stephen Colbert may have won NASA's poll to rename a module on the International Space Station, but NASA doesn't really want to go through with it. Instead, they might just name a toilet after him.

Despite beating out Serenity by more than 40,000 votes, NASA still has the right to choose the name on its own, and Colbert might just not have the, well, gravitas necessary for the job. But hey, he still gets something! They're talking about possibly naming the new toilet being delivered to the station "Colbert," so at least something up there will get his name, even if it's just where the astronauts go to drop a deuce. [MSNBC]

Source: Gizmodo.com

Boo, hiss!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wow...

I got a mention on The Huffington Post! Well... Sort of. My Vote for Colbert! post was one of the links on the "Links From Digg, Delicious, and Google Blogsearch" list on the Stephen Colbert news page. Close enough!



Look, proof!

Stephen King's 'It' heads to theaters

Here comes another remake *SIGH*. Link

Bloody Bookmark Makes Your Books Bleed


If you keep it in Dracula, there will be no mistaking it for ketchup.
Link

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Plush Monsters Designed by Kids


Artist Anne Karsten led a group of 4th and 5th graders through the process of designing monsters. Then she made 24 plush versions of the monsters based on their drawings! The toys were then sold (to their parents) as a fundraiser for the school. Link to story. Link to pictures. -via Boing Boing

Source: Neatorama

Monday, March 16, 2009

"Parents Just Dont Understand"

To Kill A Mockingbird / Exorcist Mash Up Painting by Dave MacDowell

True Blood “Emergency Vampire” Posters


Source: Neatorama

SHAG Haunted Mansion 40th Anniversary Product Release & Signing


Product & Event Information:
Artist, SHAG will be on hand for a special meet & greet and signing opportunity as we celebrate the release of his "Haunted Mansion" inspired artwork created in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland® park. Represented in the artwork are some of the attraction's most beloved scenes, including the Stretching Portraits, the Ballroom, the Seance Room, the Attic, Graveyard, among others. This unique collection is a must have for any SHAG and Haunted Mansion enthusiast. To view the Haunted Mansion 40th Anniversary inspired artwork by SHAG, please click here.

Link
Source: Neatorama

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Boogey Stephen

http://tinyurl.com/deghrr Terrifying photo is terrifying.

Yay, I uploaded a terrifying photo. It's like that llama from a while back; nothing to do with horror, yet still scary. From Justin, as usual.

Above quote: Colbertpics on Twitter
National Stephen Colbert Portrait Gallery

I'm sensing a theme here...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vote for Colbert!

NASA wants your opinion in naming the International Space Station’s Node 3...

Voting will be open until March 20th, 2009.

And Stephen Colbert wants us to name it after him, so go HERE, select "Suggest your own", and type in "Colbert". It's as simple as that, though complicated by the explanation. EDIT: You can vote once every day.

We're #1!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spook House Dave!

Here's a belated Valentine's Day gift: Spook House Dave's Bleeding Heart!

Spook House Dave! is the sweet and creepy online puppet series about a vampire, a witch, a werewolf, a mummy, and a rather large Frankenstein monster–all bumbling together to help an 11-year-old make his way in the big scary world.

Beware: it's fearsome fun for the whole family!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Monsters vs. Aliens

Normally I wouldn't have given this movie much thought, but Stephen Colbert plays the president!

ET First Look: Monsters vs. Aliens

Friday, February 13, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The blogger that wouldn't die!

Hello again. 7 months is a long time for me to be away from my blog (and the Internet in general). I'm especially disappointed that I wasn't here for the annual Halloween Countdown! Therefore I'm kicking off my return with FrightCatalog.com.

Perfect for someone with a green thumb or two...