Sunday, August 24, 2014

Madame Talbot


      Another great find at Pandora's Parlor is the art of Madame Talbot. These posters are beautiful, spooky, and an all-new favorite of mine. I bought myself a whole new friend, his name is Whiskey Jack.



  To view and purchase these fantastically gothic posters, check out Madame Talbot's website here
Here are a few more of my favorites from the website - definitely going to have to purchase a few more of these... I not only love how intricate the designs are, but I love how each poster (especially the historical or literary ones) is detailed in accuracy and specificity. Seriously these may be my new obsession...







Madame Talbot also has a unique gallery that displays the "Poster Progress," a behind the scenes, if you will, to these amazing works of art.  




Pandora's Parlor



     Antiquing in San Juan Capistrano the other day, I ran into a one of a kind booth that was right up my alley. Pandora's Parlor, even has its own website run by vendor and artist, Diane Armitage. 
Here's the official Pandora Parlor's blog as well as her official website where you can view more photos and get more information. 


I absolutely fell in love with all of her paintings too, especially the black cats! 




Don't forget to "Like" Pandora's Parlor on Facebook!
Even Death Dealers visited her, here's a clip:


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fiendies


     One of my absolute favorite booths at Scare LA! These artists are incredibly talented, designing and crafting everything from scratch, and were very nice and great to talk to as well. Here are some photos of their beautiful planchettes, spirit boards, and candles (and trust me, the candles smell fantastic! They mix the scents themselves so there's nothing else like them!). To view more of their products visit: Fiendies.





This adorable key chain beautiful planchette I purchased at Scare LA (I got the gold one).   


Don't forget to follow them on all your favorite apps! 


'Bird-man' Update: Joe Eurell's Art


     After I posted about the Bird-man, a friend of mine named Joe Eurell, comedian and artist, decided to paint a bird-man of his own - which I love! As well as being an artist, Joe Eurell is a talented comedian in the southern California area who often performs at the Comedy Store in L.A. and other comedy clubs, check him out on YouTube.

Here's the original version.


And here's the final version. 



Scare LA Screening Experience

      

      Sorry I've not yet posted about my awesome Scare LA experience yet, but I figured I'd begin with the screening of Séance. It was really fun to see the short projected hugely like this and it was great to hear people's funny reactions to the fortune-seekers getting attacked. After getting a pretty strong round of applause, I was pretty happy with the showing. I was pretty pleased with how they organized the whole event, although I do wish they would have had a meet-up or mixer at some point for the filmmakers to get to know each other, only because it was hard to catch some of them; with all the fun going on downstairs at the convention, who could blame them for not sticking around for every movie. Overall, I really enjoyed the screening, as well as the whole convention. Monsters, shopping, art, and so much more!

    Also, I was super happy to get a few photos of Swamp Foetus being screened as well! Check them out here at Pumpkin Rot's amazing blog; What's Brewing. The audience was very impressed with it - you could tell by the "cool"'s and the "aw sick"'s... hey, it's California. 
   



   

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Scare LA Update: Séance



"Congratulations! Seance has been chosen to screen at ScareLA! Your 
screening date is Sunday, August 10th. Your film will be screened at 3:55 p.m."

Couldn't be more excited for this news! If you're attending Scare LA on August 10th, check it out!

Séance now has its own Facebook page, so feel free to give it a "Like":https://www.facebook.com/seanceshortfilm 



Don't forget to check out the screening schedule for both August 9th and 10th so you can make it to the other awesome looking films, one of which will be Swamp Foetus by, my all-time favorite, PumpkinRot, screening on the 9th.

Here's my Bio (and very awkward headshot) on Scare LA.com - Appearances.


If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, here's a 20% promo code I can offer to my followers (you wonderful people) that you may type in when purchasing your tickets (VIP tickets not included): SCARESCREEN.


Can't wait to see you there!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Bird-man

 

     Getting really into My Haunted House lately, your classic home-haunting documentary/reenactment show format, but with quite a few strong scares. I recently saw this episode titled "Pest House/Sleepwalkers." During the first story ("Pest House"), a family begins seeing a "bird-man" in their home. I immediately remembered something I had seen images of when I was on my trip in Edinburgh, Scotland, and could see exactly where this episode was going.
    While on my trip, I paid a visit to Mary King's Close, one of Edinburgh's notoriously haunted locations and tourist attractions. Here, it was rumored that during the plague, several victims of the disease had been bricked up within the close. There is an even darker rumor about what happened when reopening sections of the close to rent out - that two brothers were hired to dispose of the bodies, and after struggling to carry the bodies, they dismembered them to make it a little easier... (read more rumor about the mystery here; Mysterious Britain and Ireland) No one is certain of this, and the tour guides tend to say it is fabricated, but what they do know is that there were plague victims quarantined, (though maybe not hidden in the walls) and the doctors who tended to them were covered head to toe, carrying sticks they used to poke bodies (testing to see if they were dead or alive). They also wore masks with long beaks (filling the noses with herbs to filter out germs), looking very much like this:




   Learning about these creepy "bird-men," or doctors, is just one of the interesting parts of the Mary King's Close tour. If you're ever in Scotland, I highly suggest it (plus, they've got one hell of a gift shop). In the meantime, enjoy this tale of America's own bird-man...


My Haunted House S02E06 Pest House Sleepwalkers

Still intrigued by Mary King's Close? Check out this episode of Most Haunted!