Archive for the horror Category

Otto Lehtonen

Posted in art, horror, monsters, undead with tags , , , on December 1, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Since we’re now getting inundated with holiday cheer at every turn, I thought I’d provide some balance via Otto Lehtonen (aka Eemeling).

Love his version of The Babadook:
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You will find many tortured, twisted, grinning and otherwise menacing figures in his portfolio.
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Fans of horror art will undoubtedly enjoy these undead creations.
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Otto Lehtonen

Hallowvember: Killer Snail Makeup

Posted in halloween, horror, makeup with tags , , on November 4, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Now THIS is killer snail makeup done right (okay, I’ve never seen it done wrong…or at all for that matter…but these guys nail it).

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Swedish duo Elli Macs SFX is responsible for this creation. Here’s a tutorial video, if you’re interested in seeing the process.

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Halloween Countdown: Guiseppe Balestra

Posted in art, halloween, horror, monsters with tags , , , on October 25, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Guiseppe Balestra creates spooky pieces inspired by beloved horror stories (new and old).

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I encourage you to visit his portfolio and click on the larger versions of each drawing in order to really see the detail of cross hatching and pointilism. His mastery of these techniques is truly among the best I’ve seen in modern illustrators.
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Halloween Countdown: Vincent Price- Witchcraft and Demonology

Posted in halloween, horror, vintage with tags , , on October 24, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’m sharing this before even listening to it myself, so I can’t vouch for…well…anything in this recording. But it’s Vincent Price, speaking dramatically (with ghostly sound effects) about witchcraft, so in my opinion there’s not much that can go wrong here.

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You can read a little more info about it on Horrorpedia.

If you listen, let me know what you think!

Halloween Countdown: Chills! Horror! Suspense!

Posted in clothing, halloween, horror with tags , , on October 23, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Vintage spookshow posters are fantastic (I have a large collection of them in my image files; I wish I could post them all). This shirt really appeals to me because it’s not only a throwback to the golden era of spookshows…it gets to the point. The hell with subtlety.

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Even better? It’s hand screen printed for only $12! Unfortunately, being the elfin creature that I am, an adult “small” T-shirt (the smallest they make) nearly fits me like a dress…perhaps I will have to create my own.

Chills! Horror! Suspense!

Halloween Countdown: When Gothic Was Born

Posted in halloween, horror, TV with tags , , on October 22, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I meant to watch this as part of my Halloween season last year, but never got to it. There were a bunch of free full episodes on the BBC website, but when I attempted to play them I got an error message stating that the content is unavailable in my country.

Has anyone seen this series?

Halloween Countdown: Never Sleep Again

Posted in 80's, film, halloween, horror, monsters with tags , , , , on October 12, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

A FOUR HOUR documentary on the entire Nightmare on Elm Street legacy? Oh yes…I did.

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The film opens with awesome stop motion animated renditions of iconic scenes (which are worth watching even if you turn it off after that).

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I must admit, I think the FIRST Nightmare is one of the best horror movies ever made. With the possible exception of the third installment, Dream Warriors, I couldn’t stand the way they transformed Freddy from the darkest monster imaginable to a fountain of cheesy one liners and gimmicks. Even the makeup looked plastic and less involved in the latter movies, whereas the original was a glistening mess of gooey fresh wounds.

Still, the entire documentary is quite honest and self aware. Those who hated the sequels will probably feel vindicated. It’s streaming on Netflix at the moment. Recommended for hardcore fans of the genre!

Watch the trailer:

Has anyone else seen this?