Thursday, April 28, 2011

CALL of the DEAD! Epic coolness!

I love the way this is the subject the random stars involved. Epic coolness.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Liqueur - finished!

Another batch of pumpkin spice liqueur is finished. I used brown sugar this time and less simple syrup so the end result is darker, richer and stronger!

I think I need to start another batch! This time I'll go back to using the white cane sugar so the color is a little less dark and murky and more orange and pumpkin-y!

I'll let it sit in these bottles for a while so the remaining pumpkin sediment settles. Then I'll re-bottle into smaller bottles, label and enjoy!


Making Skulls

I've decided to try my hand at making a latex skull mold so I can cast my own expanding foam skulls year-round. I purchased a kit from Smooth-on and have filled in some of the deeper recesses in my skull with clay to make removal of the foam skulls easier. I'll carve the finished skull copies with a Dremel tool to re-deepen those areas.

My skull and the directions.

The skull's recesses filled in a bit with clay to make releasing the skull copies easier.

The next step? To secure my skull to a smooth surface, apply a mold release to the skull and start coating it with layer after layer of thick latex.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

More on the Halloween 2 Phantom Jam

In March of 2009, 300 of us "costumed extras" We were bussed to this abandoned fertilizer company in Newborn GA. to film the Phantom Jam Halloween Party scene for Rob Zombie's Halloween 2.

Apparently, we're here!

We caught glimpses of Rob as he raced back and forth between buildings. Later, some of us would get to work with him, up close and personal.

Made some friends!

On our way into the ultimate Halloween party...the Phantom Jam!!! With your host...ROB ZOMBIE!

Inside the ultimate Halloween party! We jumped and screamed and partied to the sounds of Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures!! (for 2 days)

The MC for the Phantom Jam was Uncle Seymour Coffins! This guy is an absolute riot!

Some posters created for the Phantom Jam.

All-in-all, it was an amazing experience. The big toe on my left foot is still numb from wearing monster boots for 2 days. And in one instance, Rob put me in a particular spot in front of the camera because he "liked my zombie contacts". (I had already removed them and my red, bloodshot eyes underneath were far scarier than any contacts I could have bought) Good times!

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Undertaker and Halloween 2

Yup! That's me! I was an extra in the Phantom Jam scene in Rob Zombie's Halloween 2. We shot for the good part of two days straight and other than the pay stub and this photo, there's very little prof that I was even there. Still, an amazing experience. I'd love to do it a zombie...for The Walking Dead...being filmed in Atlanta...where I live! (anybody listening?) ;)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Halloween Party Invitations

Here's my Halloween party invitation from 2010. I found the images, labels and fonts online and built it in Photoshop. It was printed double-sided on thick card stock, wrapped in a wrinkled craft paper "envelope", sealed with a vintage poison label and tied "butcher-style" with twine. I'd love to see your invites!



Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Horror Stationary!

This stationary was designed by Jacques Pense, of the Jung von Matt AG design agency, specifically for 13th Street, an NBC-owned German horror television network. The design has gone on to receive numerous awards from ADC Europe, ADC Germany, D & AD and New York Festivals.


Grow Your Own Zombie

I saw this on and had to share. The simplicity is genius! It was also suggested that there be an open bag of "brain" fertilizer close by!

The original photo by phildesignart appears here.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Scent Your Fog with FrankenScents!!

Keep an "eyeball out" for FrankenScents.

It's due to open soon!

Here are some of the fog scents that FrankenScents will be offering:

Swamp - a damp, cool, swampy marsh
Charred Corpse - disgustingly real burnt flesh
Autopsy - a caustic deathly musk, formaldehyde
Creepy Carnival - A gothic circus in scent form
Hell - Fire and Brimstone, and sulfurous magma
Forest - A mysterious, dark wooded forest.
Laboratory - The smell of smoke, machinery and rubber
Hayride - Pumpkins and hay
Powder Keg - Great for pirates or prospectors, canon-fire or mine shafts.
Zombie Breath - what death's breath smells like in the morning
Voodoo'd - smell of a voodoo rite around a campfire
Urine - Pee! Smelled in hospitals, pottys, asylums, and public transportation
Slaughter Farm - Bad for the livestock, good for the butcher
Vampyre - The quintessential broody gothic fragrance
Mansion - A dusty plantation, cobwebs and all
Rotting Coffin - Unearthed and moldy tomb
Witch's Brew - A spicy harvest fragrance
Toilet - PU this one smells just bad
Candy Corn - True candy corn in liquid form
Full Moon - Crisp, cool night under a full moon
Sea - the algae infested briny ocean.

I NEED to sample them all but I'm most excited about the Zombie Breath scent! I have a zombie ground-breaker prop who's just itching to spew some rank, zombie breath fog from his gaping maw!