Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Linnea Quigley - Uncensored

Uncensored image of an ugly monster resting his head on the breasts of topless Scream Queen Linnea Quigley(For the censored version, click here.)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Home of a collector

From the Halloween 2006 edition of Better Homes and Gardens. Scanned by Mister Macabre.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

UNICEF - Evil King of Halloween

(Ever wonder where all of that UNICEF money goes? Check out this funny bit from Simon Rich's recent New Yorker article "The Wisdom of Children".)

'A Day at UNICEF Headquarters, as I Imagined It in Third Grade'

(UNICEF sits on a throne. He is wearing a cape and holding a sceptre. A servant enters, on his knees.)

UNICEF: Halloween is fast approaching! Have the third graders been given their little orange boxes?

SERVANT: Yes, your majesty!

UNICEF: Perfect. Did you tell them what the money was for?

SERVANT: No, sir, of course not! We just gave them the boxes and told them to collect for UNICEF. We said it was for “a good cause,” but we didn’t get any more specific than that.

UNICEF: Ha ha ha! Those fools! Soon I will have all the money in the world. For I am UNICEF, evil king of Halloween!

SERVANT: Sir . . . don’t you think you’ve stolen enough from the children? Maybe you should let them keep the money this year.

UNICEF: Never! The children shall toil forever to serve my greed!

(He tears open a little orange box full of coins and rubs them all over his fat stomach.)

UNICEF: Yes! Oh, yes!

SERVANT: Wait! Your majesty! Look at this! Our records indicate that there’s a kid out there—Simon—who’s planning to keep his UNICEF money this year.

UNICEF: What?! But what about my evil plans? I was going to give that money to the Russians so they could build a bomb!

SERVANT: (aside) I guess there’s still one hero left in this world.


(He runs out of the castle, sobbing.)

SERVANT: Thank God Simon is keeping his UNICEF money.

SECOND SERVANT: Yes, it’s good that he’s keeping the money.

THIRD SERVANT: I agree. Simon is doing a good thing by keeping the money from the UNICEF box.

SERVANT: Then we’re all in agreement. Simon should keep the money.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Zombie Survival Guide

I love this attacking zombie shot of Naija Blue by Jeff Cohn!

(Click here to see more photography by Jeff. ***Warning, some of the images on his site are NSFW.)

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Purim - The Jewish Halloween

How could I not know about this holiday? During Purim
(which ends today), people dress up in costume and give out inexpensive treats to their friends. And the best part? "One of the most well-known (and beloved) aspects of the Purim festive meal is that each adult participant is obliged to become so drunk that he or she cannot distinguish between the phrases, 'Cursed be Haman' and 'Blessed be Mordecai'." Sign me up!

Skull & crossbones toaster

This is a great idea! A toaster that burns a skull & crossbones into your toast? Why didn't I think of that?

For everyone out there who doesn't feel like paying $44 for a novelty toaster, here's a simple and inexpensive way to get the same effect. Using an X-acto knife, cut your desired image out of aluminum foil. Then, wrap a piece of bread in the foil (with the exposed image facing up). Next, toast as usual - this should "toast" the chosen image onto the bread while leaving the rest of the bread untoasted. Once it has cooled, remove the foil and toast the bread once again. The already toasted section will continue to get darker while the rest of the bread ends up appropriately toasted.

Cannibalism - Japanese-style

How bizarre is this? Diners sit at an operating table and consume a "body" made entirely of food. When the body is cut open, it "bleeds" and exposes edible organs and interstines. Weird.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Real bug wallpaper

Unlike the ant wallpaper I wrote about earlier, these wall coverings are made with real bugs. Artist Jennifer Angus uses dead insects to create giant installations that explore ideas of home and comfort.

Ant wallpaper

This wallpaper is admittedly one of the least "Halloween-y" items I've written about. Still, I think there's a certain "haunted house" quality to any wallpaper whose design is composed of thousands of ants.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Create a witch kitchen

My new friend DeadSpider has done it again! This time, she has posted instructions for creating an entire witch's kitchen for your Halloween display. You can start with the tutorial on building ancient-looking shelves out of cardboard and inexpensive metal shelving. (And don't overlook the faux-wood painting instructions. They are among the best I've seen). Next, learn how to bottle hobgoblin brains, jellyfish stingers, dragon embryos and other ingredients that every self-respecting witch should have on hand.

Demon bucket

Here's a clever home project... To better compliment his son's samurai costume, this guy turn an Incredible Hulk candy bucket into an Oni (Japanese demon) using some red paint and a cheap Viking helmet. The big green guy never looked so good.

Monster Crochet

Here's another great site for all you fans of crocheting and knitting. Monster Crochet provides instruction for creating everything from wearable spiderwebs, scarves made of bones, severed finger doodads and my personal favorite, a Hitchcock inspired ensemble that makes it look like you're getting attacked by a flock of birds.

Brain recipe

For all the people who've been writing in to request more ghoulish recipes, I present the edible brain. Serve it at your next Halloween party, or carry it around and bite off chunks next time your dressed as a zombie.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

More gross candy

In keeping with today's gross candy theme, here are a few more spooky sweets that the folks at Candy Addict have tracked down:
Barf Bags (Gummy candy that looks like vomit)
Gummy Flesh Fries (Bloody dismembered fingers)
Candy Blood Bags (Watermelon-flavored liquid candy)
Bug Candy (twist off the bug's head and drink the blood)
Candy with real bugs (Scorpions, worms, crickets and ants embedded in candy)
Deadly Virus Candy (Like "Nerds" but with a twist)
And reviews of 31 other Halloween-themed candies that were big in '06.

Gummy Heart

I wish I'd known about this on Valentine's Day. I'm sure my wife would have really loved to receive a Gummy Heart. And that poem? "My love is pure. My love is true. You can have my heart and eat it too." Who wouldn't melt when reading that?

Gummy Roadkill

It seems as though I spoke too soon. A week ago, in my post about gross candy I mentioned my wish that they would someday produce "gummy roadkill". Well, Brian at Candy Addict wrote to let me know that the product has already come and gone. Produced by Trolli (a subsidiary of Kraft), "Gummy Candy Roadkill" consisted of three animals; a snake, a chicken and a squirrel, each with a tire track down the middle. Unfortunately, production was halted when animal rights groups argued it "fosters cruelty toward animals."

Friday, February 16, 2007

Eyeball earrings

In keeping with today's
"crafty" theme, I now present a magnificent pair of felted eyeball earrings.
They come in either blue or green. The artist behind them also produces an eyeball necklace as well as various anatomical heart items.

The Optic Nerve

You know how sometimes you see an item, and your first thought is "I must have that!"? Well, this crocheted
"eyeball w/ optic nerve" thing is one of those "must haves" for me. I don't really know what I would do with it, I don't know what it's for, and yet I must have it in my life.

Dismembered Digits

For all you crocheters out there, here's a wonderful pattern that you can purchase
for just $1.50. The dismembered finger and big toe would look terrific on a keychain or (as seen here) sitting on a dinner plate.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

How to create bloody gashes with make-up

Here is a great tutorial that will show you how to create realistic looking bloody gashes.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Devilish iPod skins

Here's a great way to dress up your iPod for Halloween. These skins come in six different colors and sport devil horns and a tail.

Knit yourself a skull

If you've ever wanted information on how to knit something with a skull graphic, Dominitrix can help you out. Their site includes patterns and instructions for knitting skull afghans, sweaters, scarves, wristbands and bags. My personal favorite? This tank top with an "embossed" skull.

Self-carving Pumpkin

Here is a fun stop-motion animation of a pumpkin dancing around and carving itself. Enjoy.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Haunted house wallpapers and fabrics

Though it doesn't carry the Haunted Mansion's "Demon" wallpaper, Timorous Beasties can provide you with rolls of some pretty creepy wall-coverings. My favorite is this iguana wallpaper.
Also be sure to check out their "Devil Damask" fabric. It's subtle enough that most people wont notice Satan peeking out through the lace, but still noticible enough that all your haunt friends will envy you.

Working Wolverine Claws

Here's another awesome costume! Using an old sliding keyboard tray, this guy was able to create extendable/retractable claws for his Wolverine costume.

Gross Candy

After spending months creating original, eye-popping decorations for your front yard, doesn't it seem strange to hand out the same boring Snicker's Bars and Blow-Pops as your neighbors?

Here's an alternative... This site reviews and provides links to some of the grossest candy around. There are white chocolate maggots, candy toilets, and bloody eyeball lollipops. If only someone would start selling gummy roadkill. Then all of my wildest Halloween dreams really would have come true.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Winged Demons

Here's a cool new site that was brought to my attention by Kurt at Grim Visions.

I'm really impressed with the "winged demons" this woman was able to create out of chicken wire, masking tape and paper-mache. I can't wait to see more of her stuff.

Halloween cakes

When the folks at aren't busy reviewing horror movies, they bake some of the goriest cakes you'll find anywhere. I'm particularly fond of this highly detailed "Killer Rat" cake. Everything from the bones in the dismembered arm to the hair on the rats is entirely edible and delicious. (The bones are made of candy and filled with lemon curd "marrow". The rat hair was created out of spun sugar.)

Be sure to also check out their "Zombie Cake" and "Thorax Cake". Both look amazing.

I'm back!!!

Sorry it's been so long since my last update. I've been shooting a pilot in Los Angeles for the past two weeks. It was a lot of fun, but the hours were insane and I didn't have any spare time to think about Halloween.

That's all done now though, so I'm ready to start blogging again.

Much thanks to all those who e-mailed me to make sure that everything was ok in my life. I appreciate your concern.


(The above photo was taken by Phillip Toledano. You can check out some more of his work here.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Cartoon character skeletons

Here is an interesting site. This artist renders the skeletal systems of iconic cartoon characters to see what they might resemble
"if one truly had eye sockets half the size of its head, or fingerless-hands, or feet comprising 60% of its body mass."

A comic strip for Halloween enthusiasts

I think just about every Halloween enthusiast can identify with the comic strip shown here. "Lio is about a little boy with a deceptively sweet exterior and the dark, surreal world that that he nonchalantly inhabits." He's "a curious young boy with an imagination that's unleashed by bumps in the night and things hiding under the bed."

Click here for more fun with Lio.

Cool Retro Costumes

Here is a great gallery of vintage Halloween costumes. The collection is guaranteed to include characters from shows that haven't crossed you mind in 20 years.

Lancelot Link, Circus Boy, Bigfoot (from "Bigfoot & Wildboy"), Easy Reader (from "The Electric Company"), Nitro (from "American Gladiators").When's the last time you thought about them?

My favorite thing about many of these vintage costumes is this...
For every "Indiana Jones" costume where the shirt is designed to look like Indy's clothing, there are half a dozen "Joanie Loves Chachi" types, where the costume consists of a graphic identifying the program or person. (Like anyone could look at that mask and not think of Scott Baio.)

Here is a link to some of the worst retro Halloween costumes the aforementioned gallery has to offer.

Vintage Halloween graphics

Technological advances have allowed us to cheaply manufacture many impressive Halloween items. Unfortunately, the graphic quality of these store-bought items has diminished over time. Click here for a great article about those amazing Halloween graphics of yesteryear.

Saturday, January 27, 2007


As further proof that there are no more original ideas, allow me to present
#1 and "Whack-a-ghoul" #2.

(Under normal cicumstances, I might feel that reviewing "ghoul whacking games" is beneath me. Tonight though, you are in luck. Here's my 23 word review --> "Though #2 has superior graphics, I prefer #1 because it allows you to swing a shovel at their ghoulish little heads.")

Sinister Scents

Trick-or-treaters often encounter scary sights and scary sounds, but scary smells?

Sinister Scents produces a wide variety of spooky scents (and the special devices that spread the smells) that will frighten your TOTs on a whole new sensory level.

After perusing their list, I find that "Burnt flesh" and "Decay" do sound enticing, but I'm really eager to check out "Haunted House".

Thursday, January 25, 2007

You smell like a funeral home...

For those of you who would like to surround yourself with macabre smells all year long, give Dementer Fragrance a try. Their line of unusually scented lotions, colognes, room sprays, and soaps come in "Bonfire", "Dirt", "Earthworm", "Funeral Home", and "Poison Ivy" (just to name a few.)

A photo of me!

In case any of you were wondering what I look like, here's a picture of me working on the computer.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Casket Furniture

If you've ever wanted a house full of casket-shaped furniture, I have just the place for you. This company produces casket-shaped beds, couches, bookcases, coffee tables, phonebooths, entertainment centers, motorcycle trailers, and much much more. And the best part? When death comes knocking at your door, each and every one of these items can be converted into a useable casket. (And really, who doesn't dream of someday being buried in their coffee table?)

Also be sure to check out their line of casket-shaped pool tables, cigar boxes and wine holders.

Ghost mouse

For everyone out there who spends large chunks of time searching the internet for Halloween-themed items, this mouse is for you.

Click here to purchase this spooky accessory.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Do-It-Yourself Coffins

Here's a perfect book to leave out on your coffee-table during the Halloween season. Also be sure to check out "Fancy Coffins" by the same author.

These books have received horrible reviews. Purchase them for their kitsch value, not for learning how to build coffins.

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