Friday, November 29, 2013

A HORRORday Shopping Guide

I compiled a list of some of my personal favorite shops and artists to help you shop for your ghoulfriends, or even yourself...I always buy my self a present or two while shopping for others. Some of these shops just happen to be having sales, even better. It's important to support artists, and small businesses, and shop local, and blah blah all've all heard let's just get to the STUFF! 

Local Austin handmade clothing and accessories. A two man team hand sewing and printing all of their designs with 100% customizable options. OH THE OPTIONS!!! Their size range is vast fitting xxxs to xxxl. You can get custom fabric colors, lengths, and prints in all the colors under the sun. With the wide variety of designs, prints, and custom options its hard to narrow it why not take advantage of their black firday sale and buy two...or thirty! 

Black Friday Sale! 

Enter coupon code “blackfriday” to get 50% off of your order over $40
IMPORTANT: You must create account/login to the site for the coupon to work! Expires 12am cst 12/30.

Deadlines to get it by Christmas
USA Orders- December 11th (Standard shipping)
International Orders-December 1st (Priority) -or- December 9th (Express)
**They are taking LIMITED QUANTITIES of rush orders for both domestic and international customers, so get on it QUICK if you want it sooner. Email request before ordering!**

Local alternative clothing shop run by two lovely ladies with new, used, and even some handmade items...they even stock Gore Noir Magazine. They always have a variety of horror movie t-shirts, and cute clothing for those who have a darker sense of fashion. They have all of the accouterments and accessories you need to add to your all black wardrobe, and even a few things for the home. 

Stop by the shop Friday, or Saturday to take advantage of their in store black friday sale, OR if you are not local you can also take advantage of the savings online!

On Friday, they are taking 30% off anything with black on it.
On Saturday, they are taking 20% off anything with black on it. 

voucher code for Friday is BLACK FRIDAY.
voucher code for Saturday is SHOP LOCAL SATURDAY.

Have you been keeping track of all of the awesome things Kreepsville has put out since we featured them last year!? I have, and boy am I excited to talk about them again. They have expanded into leggings and new dress designs, with all kinds of horrific prints to please any horror heads on your list. The sewn flesh, and the eyeball prints have to be my favorites! Just go there and have a peek...things for both boils and ghouls, and even the baby bats! Guess what!? They too are having a black friday sale that lasts from the 29th through the 1st of December. 

Enter code BLACK13 to redeem

Starts 28th November 2013 until Sunday 1st Dec 2013

Hyaena Gallery

Have you ever been to Hyaena Gallery? No? WHY THE HELL NOT!? Hyaena is located in Burbank, CA and is the only (to my knowledge) Gallery of it's kind. Dark and horror art lines ever inch of Hyaena's walls....and where the wall space ends there is even more art. Hyaena is having an interesting sale today....there are 15 pieces of art, and 15 raffle tickets each costing $215.00...they will draw the tickets determining the order of which winners can pick their art. This is an interesting way to get art at a discounted price, without the artists getting the short end of the stick. You can also pick up other regularly priced items in store, or online. Definitely a must visit place if you live in, near, or will be visiting the area. Ask the owner, Bill, to do some magic tricks!

Taxidermy artist out of California. Super creepy and weird specimens, obtained without cruelty.

Handmade pillows, kitchen accessories, and many other home decor elements. Tons of items, tons of designs and prints, great customer service. They will be having a cyber monday sale, so follow them on facebook for all the details....Go check their facebook before 10pm today and look for the detail on a giveaway! 

LA area artist who creates horror, and kitchy paintings, 3D, and jewelry art. 

30% off with code BLACK30, expires tonight! 

Horror merch has just about anything and everything horror...from shirts to toys, shot glasses to sneakers you can find it here...and HOT DAMN they are having sales too! 

25% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY at check out....

Pizza Party Printing

One of many indie printing shops I will list here. Obviously their rad name and logo speak for themselves and had me sold upon hearing it from my buddy Jaysin (of City of Horror) They have an interesting artistic style and have used it to create some really sick t-shirts of some of my favorite horror and scifi films. Please make a logo shirt, thanks. They have a sale going on this weekend, too... 

Enter code: PIZZASALE at checkout and get 25% off of every non-clearance item in your cart! 

AMAZING intricately designed puzzle boxes, available in static and MUSICAL versions. Just....look at them...

Atomic Cotton

VERY COOL, VERY NICE owners. Another awesome t-shirt bizz. They, like most of the others, create all of the artwork and do all of the printing themselves. I really love Erica's design aesthetic, so simply, yet so eye catching, and always unique. Check out Erica's interview in our 9th issue. They also have an etsy page with other handmade goodies.

Unique horror inspired clothing. Highly recommend! Great customer service, and shirts come in a little coffin box with some extras, so just tie a ribbon around it and it looks great under the tree....or you can VERY CAREFULLY wrap one...I did it. It looks killer, but it wasn't easy. I adore Jaysin and is INTERESTING sense of humor, do yourself a favor and check out his interview in issue #9. Two hoots and a holler? Psssh....not even close.

Enter code "allblack" to get 25% off your entire order Friday only!

Texas based horror and comic artist. Get signed and numbered prints shellacked onto a wooden plaque, original art, and even t-shirts! 

Rotten Cotton

For any friends reading this, THIS is where I got my HP Lovecraft shirt (which now also comes in full color) They're based in Texas, and our friend and first gore noir girl, Marcy Horror, has modeled for them. VAST selection, and they even have "ladies sizes". Woohoo.

One of my putrid picks...I'm a HUGE fan of this designer. Her clothes are impeccably made, and make me feel so hot when I wear them. She creates beautiful garments our of band, and horror film t-shirts, but has started creating new designs without the use of t-shirts. She seems to always be evolving and coming up with something new. A LITTLE on the pricey side, but the quality and customer service is well worth the price. She is on Etsy, but also check out her new website 

Spooky Crafts by Miss Wendy 13!

Handcrafted jewelry, hair accessories, hand painted boxes and plaques all with a cute yet creepy vibe. I love this lady and I love her work! She was featured in issue #3 (no longer in print) 


Another putrid pick...3D, Multimedia sculptures and paintings. 

The official Vampira store.

Pick up some rare prints of Maila's own artwork, or photos of her beautiful face. Every now and them they have some other items up for sale.

The Art of Christoper Ott, London 1888

T-shirts and prints of horror inspired art. His work is on the cover of our 10th issue, pre-order up nowcoming

Contrived to Charm

Luxurious hand tooled leather goods. Not exactly horror, but I had to include this shop on the list. If you want to get someone something REALLY NICE that is going to last, try getting them a batwing belt, or boot straps instead of a tired old piece of jewelry from Kay. Obviously not for any vegans or folks opposed to wearing leather on your list...

Parlor Tattoo Prints

You've probably seen one, or a collection of these around the internet. Well now you can buy them from the artist herself! These paintings are so rad...Tattoo flash style, but with all of your favorite horror icons (Classic, and modern classics alike)

Well of course we have to plug our own stuff! We have art prints, candles, stickers, buttons, t-shirts, and of course magazines....get your orders in by December 14th if you want to try and get them in time for Christmas! 

I may add a few more things to the list within the week, so come back and see between now and next friday. Happy Holidays, whatever you worship or celebrate is cool with us....just don't get preachy!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Barbie Wilde & Women in Horror Charity Calendar

Barbie Wilde appearing as December in the Calendar

 With our 10th issue coming out shortly we've completed an interview with Barbie Wilde who you all may recognize as the female cenobite from Hellraiser II.  On top of her roles in films and her books that have been published, Barbie is involved with a Horror genre calendar that will donate all of it's profits to charity.  As we are a sucker for charity and all things horror we thought we'd give you guys a heads up and pass on the press release.  READ ON!

Cover for the Women in Horror Calendar and February 2014: Pollyanna
McIntosh, actress (Sex and Death 101, The Woman, Filth, Love Eternal, White
Settlers, Let us Prey) (Photo by Tina Korhonen)
"Horror is a genre that encompasses all the arts ­ film, music, literature, sculpture, painting, fashion ­ and this year a special calendar is celebrating the contribution of 12 women to the horror scene in the UK, with all profits going to charity.

The calendar is put together by filmmaker Melanie Light, based in London. From an early age Melanie was drawn to a strange interest in odd things, having collected road kill with her siblings, to drawing deformed demon women for her GCSE art projects. At Art School in Brighton her work was influence by her keen interest in serial killers and the dark arts. Melanie has been production designing and art directing various horror films, music promos and short films since 2006. In 2010 she decided to take on the challenge of directing her own short horror film Switch, which screened at Film4 Frightfest, the BEV festival's special on 'Bloody Women' at the ICA, and won best short film at the Queen of Horror festival in 2012. Melanie is the drive behind the Women in Horror Calendar. I decided that I needed to give something back. The calendar idea is to showcase creative women of various roles, all with a macabre feel. A friend asked me, Œwhy a calendar and not a book? Well, I like to be organized! It's not a 'pin up' calendar, but a showcase of talent ­ in front of and behind the camera.

The profit made from selling the calendar will be split between two charities. Rape Crisis England and Wales provides support for women and girls who have been raped, as well as tackling the trafficking of women. The Sophie Lancaster Foundation has particular resonance with Melanie, having been bullied herself at school for being 'goth'. Following the horrific murder of Sophie Lancaster in 2007, her family wanted to ensure a lasting legacy, and so the Foundation was established. Its motto, Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere, reflects the charity's aim to challenge the prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures both culturally and in legislation.

The scope of the calendar means a really broad variety of talents are celebrated. Some of the women featured include, amongst others, presenter Emily Booth (Horror Bits on the Horror Channel), actress Pollyanna McIntosh, author (and Hellraiser Female Cenobite) Barbie Wilde, taxidermy artist Tessa Farmer, and, of course, Melanie herself. With photography by Tina Korhonen whom is known for her work in magazines such as 'Metal Hammer' and 'Total Tattoo'. The shoot was held at The Murder Mile studio in Clapton, East
London. The perfect location for a 'Horror' photography shoot."

The calendar is available to pre-order now from

August: Grog, singer & bassist for Die So Fluid and clothing & jewelry
designer (Photo by Tina Korhonen)

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Our 2nd Bloodlust event entitled Devil's Night went off without a hitch!  Well except one thing..  FLASHFLOODS!  Despite the flashflood warnings all of the devilish folks came out and drank till they couldn't drink anymore and watched as Drew Blood and the Pickled Punks skewered themselves and walked up and down blades..  They took in the sites that Rockin Bones Clothing put on stage for us..  Which was amazingly hot ladies showing off their new clothing designs for our eyes only.  They also watched Gaige (the hostess for the night) eat fire and saw the lovely ladies wrestle in our own concoction of blood.  We even had a few folks taste the blood..  AFTER the wrestling.  How'd it taste?

This of course was all set to the soundtrack of the night being played by DJ Obscuri, who braved the flashfloods and rowed his boat.. I mean drove his car down from Dallas.  The vendors were amazing as well showing off some awesome horror art for us.  There was Hellcat Hardwear, El Sick String, and Joe Casanova all displaying their sick creations.

Did you miss out on this event?  Wanted to make it but just couldn't?  The next event is Sunday November 24th and will be taking place at Infest (5th & Lavaca) in Austin TX.  This event is entitled..  Bloodlust of the Undead and will have a zombie/deadite/undead theme.  Come dressed as a zombie, a deadite, or an undead ghoul to be entered into the costume contest.  Or maybe you want to show off your voracious appetite and enter the jello brain eating contest?  Are you a lady and want to roll around in zombie blood muck?  Maybe you just want to feast your eyes on some sideshow and burlesque put on by Le Strange Sideshow?  We've got you covered..  in blood..  Photos of the devils night show can be found on the wall here:  and you can hit "going" to the bloodlust of the undead event here: