Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Creepmas Day Eleven! Toys from the Dark Side

Of course, there's nothing quite like the Twisted Christmas series. I mean, seriously, if you're a fan of Creepmas, this collection of alternative and slightly bent Christmas figures is de rigueur. They are simply amazing and occupy that most hallowed place of Christmas decorating honor in my house--the mantle.

No less special in a child's heart (or indeed, in any adult Creepmas devotee)would be this charming little plump and plush "Nightmare Before Christmas" doll. One must pay homage to Tim Burton for bridging the gap between Halloween and Christmas.

For the older child, why not select this enchanting cross-stitch kit?

For the toddler, who could resist this cuddly little Cthulu? Just imagine it's little tentacle-like appendages wrapping about your little one...besides, all children need to be introduced to Lovecraft.

Spike the Creeper "sings eerie lullabies that will make your hair stand on end. He crawls in a human baby-like way, with cute kiddie overalls and nails poking ouut all over. *Approximately 5.5 inches tall and 9 inches long."
Requires 2 AA batteries, not included.
Brand new. Available on ebay

Most of these items can be purchased through Amazon.

Creepmas Day Seven! Christmas Pumpkins

So if this picture doesn't epitomize what Creepmas is all about, I don't know what does. A sad state of affairs for these pumpkins--shoved to the side in cardboard boxes whilst the trees are lit up and stretching their limbs. Ever wonder what happens to the few brave pumpkin souls who refuse to bow out after Halloween? Here's a few pics of those who stayed on...

Creepmas Day Six! Zombies and the Holidays

Another thing that bothers me is how poorly zombies are treated during the holidays. These zombie folks are no better or worse than they are at any other time of the year; however, people 'out there' see fit to really come down hard on these hapless victims and completely miss the whole point of the holidays--you know, good will to men, the idea that the spirit of kindness should prevail, etc., etc. I shook my head when I saw this video. It's a damn shame.

Fortunately, there is hope on the horizon--looks like someone has finally adapted the book, "A Christmas Carol" just for zombies.

And hope springs eternal from Elvira--watch this heartwarming little video.

Creepmas Day Five! The Forgotten Celebrants

It has always disturbed me that so many of our favorite figures and personalities of the Halloween and horror genre are simply put aside and forgotten at the Christmas holidays. For so many 'out there', these fond friends are somehow not welcome around the Christmas tree. Apparently there's something almost sacrilegious and profane about including these well respected but a trifle scary VIP's in our Christmas festivities. Well, now that we can celebrate the Creepmas Hallowdays, our scary friends can really get in the spirit of things!

Creepmas Day Four ! O Tannenbaum

"At night, you can hear it rustling and slurping water out of the bucket." (once again, a little excerpt from "The Twelve Terrors of Christmas") Yes, indeed, a very nasty thing we humans do each and every Christmas--head out to the ol' tree farm and hack away at evergreen trees that are old enough and big enough to be hacked. It's barbaric really and ever so wasteful or as in the written prelude to "Treevenge" puts it, "...the horrifying reality of the lives of Christmas trees. Clearly, for trees, Christmas isn't the exciting peace on earth that is experienced by most." If you're not too faint of heart, check out "Treevenge" but be warned--the trees win and it isn't pretty! (also--lots of language and gore in this)

Scary Christmas Tree by Justin Aerni

Creepmas Day Three! Proper Creepmas Home Decor

In order to truly bring the spirit of Creepmas alive in your home, you simply MUST have the appropriate decor. Any true devotee of this new and darkly festive holiday should be frothing at the mouth (hehe) when discovering some of the following to-die-for (hehe again) interior design items. First, enjoy this especially warming-to-the little-bloody-cockles-of-your-heart Nightmare Before Christmas holiday home.

And for the kiddies, what could be more appropriate than this Creepy Doll Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar? "Celebrate the holidays this and every year by joining in on the countdown to Christmas night. Enjoy the creepy delights lurking behind the 25 die cut passages that are opened daily until Christmas. This beautiful and disturbing piece is brought to us by artist Beck Underwood and Glass Eye Pix." Available from Amazon.

Just picture your tree decorated with these festive and colorful Living Dead Doll Lights! String a few of these babies on those boughs. Also available from Amazon.

And for that special little girl, what could be better than finding this Living Dead Doll under the Creepmas Tree? Once again, head on over to Amazon.

Finally, when all your decorating is finished, surround yourself with delicious scents from Dark Candles ("light for those who prefer the dark"), and relax and unwind as you sip this luxurious Crystal Head vodka made for "unique individuals like yourself".

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Creepmas-Day Two! Santa the Man

So, yesterday we considered the elf issue. Let's get to the heart of the matter--the meat, the main dude--Santa himself--Santa the man. Some food for thought from the same little book by John Updike and delightfully illustrated by Edward Gorey. After you read this, take a look at an alternate version of the dude in red via YouTube.
Chapter one reads, "Loose-fitting nylon beard, fake optical twinkle, cheap red suit, funny rummy smell when you sit on his lap. If he's such a big shot, why is he drawing unemployment for eleven months of the year? Something scary and off-key about him, like one of those Stephen King clowns." Updike goes further in chapter two, "...a man of no plausible address, with no apparent source for his considerable wealth, comes down the chimney after midnight while decent, law-abiding citizens are snug in their beds--is this not, at the least, cause for alarm?"

by D3RX

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Creepmas Day One! Some Thoughts on 'Santa's Helpers'

So, just for fun, I'm participating in "Creepmas: A Celebration of the Hallowdays". This little movement, this uprising, this "...reaction to the continuing incursion of Christmas into Autumn and Halloween, CREEPMAS is a good-natured chance for Halloween lovers to exact revenge by bringing some spooky good cheer into the holidays or, more appropriately, the Hallowdays."

For Day One, I thought I'd share an excerpt from a lovely little book I own entitled, "The Twelve Terrors of Christmas" by John Updike and illustrated by the inimitable Edward Gorey. Available at Amazon

"Chapter three reads, "...what is REALLY going on? Why do these purported elves submit to sweatshop conditions in what must be one of the gloomiest climates in the world, unless they are getting something out of it at our expense? Underclass masochism one day, bloody rebellion the next. The rat-a-tat-tat of tiny hammers may be just the beginning...."

Of course, I can completely understand these guys. Elves have it rough and I can empathize with them so much that I envisioned what one of the guys might look like on the day of the great rebellion. I offer up my own sculptural rendition of an "Elf Gone Mad"....not that I'm trying to foment revolution or anything like that...just showing my support for the downtrodden and repressed.

Go ahead and try...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Demise of Hauntcast

This is a damn shame...I shake my head and wonder why folks weren't willing to shell out the buck-an-episode that could have kept this fun Halloween-Haunter-Haven to continue on. Sigh.

Monday, November 14, 2011


In the midst of my "Halloween From Hell" experience, a ray of sunshine managed to poke through--I discovered that one of my sculpture pieces was selected for inclusion in the new book, "Vampire Art Now" by Jasmine Becket-Griffith and Matthew David Becket and published by HarperCollins. A very cool book with some gorgeous vampire art in it...and I ain't just sayin' that 'cause one of my sculptures is in it; it really is a beautiful coffee-table-lots-of-big-pics-kind of book. Available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Few More!

More Pics

Last of the decent pics--be working on the video soon!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Halloween From Hell Pics

Got a few pics from my haunt--actually I called it "Deadwoods", not Halloween From Hell. Working on a video but that will probably take a bit of time. Not the best pics but one has to bear in mind my state of being at the time...