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Etsy Spotlight: Hatbox Ghost

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In a world where remakes, reboots and mass production rule, it is hard to get your hands on anything unique anymore. Everything at popular mall stores are generic and being worn by millions of others, but thanks to sites like Etsy, you can find those one-of-a-kind, unique pieces that you have been searching even the darkest crevices of the internet and the darkest halls of your local mall for. In this new series, I will spotlight an Etsy shop that offers the most unique goods your spooky little heart desires. The very first shop I would like to spotlight is one run by a beautiful ghoul named Niki Giallo called Hatbox Ghost.

What is Hatbox Ghost?

As previously mentioned, it is an Etsy shop. Hatbox Ghost specializes in jewelry and other spooky accessories, so guys, if you’re looking for a gift for that special ghoul in your life, Hatbox Ghost is the shop to visit.

What can I find in the Hatbox Ghost shop?

The better question would be “what can’t you find in the Hatbox Ghost shop?”. Everything from earrings, rings, pendents, cocktail party hats and more to cuff links for the guys. Pieces inspired by your favorite horror films and television shows. Nothing but unique beauty, no mass produced generic pieces that every horror fan owns.

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Like what you see? Visit Etsy.com/shop/TheHatboxGhost for more amazing pieces and to support local art. If you want to get 15% off the already great prices at Hatbox Ghost, use the code ghoulschool (valid through the month of August).

Also, be sure to support the shop by liking Hatbox Ghost on Facebook.

Chucky’s Coming To Fright Rags

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America’s favorite serial killer, possessed doll Chucky is coming to Fright Rags. Items currently available for pre-order and will be shipping in late March.

Perhaps the most impressive offer available is the Limited Edition Chucky Box Set. The set includes the Chucky v1 and v2 t-shirts, exclusive box set t-shirt, exclusive 18×24 screen printed poster and a Chucky prismatic sticker. All of these killer goodies are packaged in a Good Guy replica box measuring 25″H x 10.5″W x 6.5″D. After you unpack your merch, you can add the box to your collection. It is one of the most impressive replica boxes I have ever seen. The Limited Edition Box is $130 and is limited to 225, so grab yours before it is gone. *Chucky Doll is NOT included*

Not interested in the most awesome box set available? There are some pretty incredible t-shirts available in men’s and women’s sizes. The average cost is $27. There is also a poster available for $30 that features Chucky, but when you turn off the lights, Chucky’s voodoo chant appears over the picture.

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Pre-order your killer Chucky gear >>>HERE<<<.

Get social with Fright Rags by liking the Fright Rags Facebook Page and following them on twitter, @frightrags.

Product Review: An American Werewolf In London “Slaughtered Lamb” Pub Signs

I previously announced the birth of the Slaughtered Lamb Pub Signs inspired by the pub sign in An American Werewolf In London by artist Jon Smith. He was kind enough to send me one to review for you guys. These signs really are amazing to say the very least.

Each of the signs are signed and numbered by hand. They measure an impressive 17″ by 23″ on 1/2″ plywood. The signs are screen printed with 6 colors including metallic gold and silver. They are printed on both sides. The colors are fantastic. The metallic really jumps off of the dark back ground. There is a subtle glitter to the moon and the face of the werewolf. Each selected color compliments each other beautifully. The flip side of the sign is black with just “keep off the moors” written across it in a blood red color. 

The artwork is phenomenal. They are just like the pub signs in the film with one change that I think only made them better. The basic wolf head featured on the sign in the film has been replaced by a replica of the werewolf’s head. This only adds to the overall appeal of the sign, making it more of a must have for fans of An American Werewolf In London.

The craftsmanship of the signs is out of this world. Jon drilled, carved and sanded each piece himself. The edges are smooth and there are no patches that feel rough across the front or the back. He is even kind enough to give you the hooks to hang it with, which are high quality and do not at all feel flimsy.

Jon is selling these amazing signs for only $100. Not a bad deal for a limited edition print that is no only incredible, but is printed on wood instead of paper insuring it will last longer. Not to mention, if you have a bar in your home, how awesome would it be to have this piece hanging on display?

Overall, I have ti recommend these signs to any horror art collector. They are beautiful, durable and unique. My only complaint would be that they are limited to only 50, so if you want one of these bad boys for your collection, you better jump on it. You can purchase these signs along with more of Jon’s amazing work at SmithBellCraft.bigcartel.com

I was gifted number 13 of 50 and below is a short gallery of the piece. Pictures really do not do it justice, you have to see these signs in person to really see how fantastic they are.

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An American Werewolf In London Slaughtered Lamb Pub Signs

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The completed “The Slaughtered Lamb” pub sign by Jon Smith

The horror genre has some of the most dedicated fans, and from those true fans come some pretty amazing artwork paying tribute to their favorite films. Artist Jon Smith is a cut above with his tribute to 1981’s An American Werewolf In London with his version of the pub sign from the Slaughtered Lamb from the film.

These amazing signs are very limited, only 50 pieces available. Each sign is signed and numbered. Measuring a massive 17″x23″, they are screen printed on both sides using 6 colors including metallic gold and silver on half inch plywood. The Slaughtered Lamb signs are quite the labor of love. Jon drilled, carved and sanded each piece with his own hands. Fans of the film may notice a pretty big difference between the signs Jon made and the sign used in the film. Jon got super creative and changed the generic wolf head used on the sign in the film to a werewolf head matching that of the werewolf in the film. The signs are $100 a piece, which is not too shabby for such an impressive piece of horror artwork. It’s not just a print, in is an actual wooden pub sign.

You can pick up these amazing signs as well as other artwork from Jon Smith by visiting smithbellcraft.bigcartel.com.

Below is a gallery including images of the final sign as well as images of the work that went into their creation.

Pub sign and werewolf from film
Pub sign and werewolf from film

New Artwork For Adam Green’s Digging Up the Marrow

Adam Green shocked audiences with his Hatchet series, and now Holliston Nation and the Hatchet Army can rejoice because he is back with a brand new film, Digging Up the Marrow. The film is set for release in 2015, but no exact date has been given. It has received high praise in the film festival circuit, and now Image Entertainment has acquired distribution rights in the US. Along with that great news, new artwork, posters and stills have been released for your viewing pleasure.

Digging Up the Marrow was written and directed by ultimate horror fan, Adam Green. The film stars Ray Wise (RoboCop), Adam Green (Holliston), Will Barratt (Frozen), Kane Hodder (Hatchet) and Corri English (Unrest).

Much like Hatchet, Digging Up the Marrow is a whole new monster and unlike anything else before it.

Plot:

A documentary exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real.

Below is a small sampling of the new artwork and still from the film.

Looking at the new stills and artwork, this is shaping up to be one impressive film. For more information about Digging Up the Marrow and further films from Adam Green, be sure to like his Facebook page, Facebook.com/AdamFnGreen and follow him on twitter @Adam_Fn_Green. Also be sure to check out Ariescope.com for Adam’s personal blog, shorts and of course, some pretty awesome merchandise from Holliston, Hatchet, The Movie Crypt and more. 

Cover Reveal: Ha-Ha Horror by Monstermatt Patterson

I was contacted by Sarah E. Glenn of Mystery and Horror, LLC to reveal the cover of Monstermatt Patterson’s book, ‘Ha-Ha Horror‘.

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‘Ha-Ha Horror’ cover

“I laughed, I groaned, I shook my head in disbelief….Ha-Ha! Horror will bring a grin to the faces of adults and kids alike…”
–Colleen Wanglund, Monster Librarian

Here’s your first taste of Ha-Ha! Horror from the masterful Monstermatt Patterson.

Who is Monstermatt? He’s a horror artist and illustrator who does monster

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portraits and masks, and a nominee for Best Painter in the Artvoice 2013 Best of Buffalo Awards. He narrates ‘The Monster Minute’ on the 6′ Plus podcast, which is either the best or worst minute of the show. He is the wizard of bad monster jokes, and will soon be sharing them with you.

Ha-Ha! Horror will soon be available from Mystery and Horror, LLC:

Monstermatt’s blogs are at:

http://hahahorror.gravediggerslocal.com/ (you can see some of his material there)
http://monstermattpatterson.wordpress.com/