Sunday, December 15, 2013

This Ghouls Holiday Wish List 2013

So there are a few things that have caught my eye this holiday season that I am dying to have! Who knows if I will actually get them as gifts or if I will end up buying them for myself, we shall see. I will put a link for the more obscure items in the descriptions. So without further ado, my holiday wish list for 2013! 

1. Now, this item just tickles me to no end. Not only is it practical, but it is kitschy and horrifying! This item is a beanie with the carpet pattern at The Overlook Hotel in The Shining! Unfortunately, it is sold out at the Connoisseur website. Hopefully it comes back soon!

2. As a lover of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, it should come to no surprise that I have a mug on my list. Not just any mug, though.... a sugar skull mug. This one is available on eBay. There are several variations all over the internet, this is just one I liked. 

3. Recently I discovered Red Bubble. This is a site where artists can have their work put on shirts, hoodies, and stickers. Sooooo naturally I searched for John Waters and Divine. I found this gem of a baseball tee with a quote from the film Serial Mom.

4. And this lovely hoodie is also a Red Bubble item featuring another John Waters film, Female Trouble!

5. This is something you can find at most places that sell dvds as well as on-line. Yes, I want the Bewitched Box Set!!!!

6. Of course I am adding a book to my wish list! This month I am dying to read Night Film by Marisha Pessl. 

"On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova—a man who hasn’t been seen in public for more than thirty years.

For McGrath, another death connected to this seemingly cursed family dynasty seems more than just a coincidence. Though much has been written about Cordova’s dark and unsettling films, very little is known about the man himself. Driven by revenge, curiosity, and a need for the truth, McGrath, with the aid of two strangers, is drawn deeper and deeper into Cordova’s eerie, hypnotic world.

The last time he got close to exposing the director, McGrath lost his marriage and his career. This time he might lose even more."

7. And last, but not least, I want a new cover for my Samsung Note 2. This one I found on Etsy at a shop called Pocketcase.

I hope you liked my wish list and that if you needed an idea for that gore whore or kitsch bitch in your life... that this list helped. 

As always, Stay sweet and twisted,

Sara, AGBF

Fa La La La Busy

So far this holiday season hasn't gone without a few bumps in the road. I have been working my usual week day shifts at a book store and doing Etsy things in my spare time. I have also been restocking shops that carry my items as well. Between those three things, Christmas shopping, and trying to keep up with friends... well, let's just say cleaning and laundry have not been on my to do list! I have been trying my gosh darndest to hit the gym every week, and this was actually the first week in months that I wasn't able to do that. Tomorrow is another day, what can I say... plus the night is still young. We'll see what happens.

I think the biggest bump was one of my cats had to have emergency surgery. She had an infection that required attention asap. Luckily she is doing better and is getting her sutures out tomorrow! Poor kitty only weighs 5 pounds and looked like she had swallowed a softball. It turns out she had a common uteral infection and when the doctor removed her uterus it weighed 7 pounds, 2 pounds more than she does! I can't believe how much I have cried over this cat. Lord knows I can never have children if I get this mentally and physically exhausted over a cat.

Now that my cat is better, my shopping and restocking are almost done, I have many things on my task list that I would like to start chiseling away at. I want to work more with my team The Etsy Massacre. I became a team leader with this group and one of my biggest plans is to continue working on The Teams Facebook Page. This team features artists that specialize in horror. You will find art, jewelry, clothes, and even some special fx props and make up.

As far as my shop goes, I am looking to start adding more fun and kitschy items to the stock. I am going through a massive phase where I am in love with anything and everything brass, wood, or acrylic. So keep an eye out for that.

As far as my blog goes, I want to get back into my normal groove of making posts every week. I want to restart my FEARce Five posts, do more interviews, and get back into my horror trivia groove. Interviews are a love hate relationship. I enjoy making up an interview and getting to know people, but I don't always have people respond to my questions and I get stuck doing all of this work for nothing. It's hard to stay motivated when people don't what they say they will. Anyways....

If you would like to get more horror in your life or what to know what I am up to, the best way to cyber stalk a ghoul is to find me on Twitter: @aghoulsbestfrnd or instagram: AGHOULSBESTFRIEND #AGBF

Also, I am less than 10 sales away from hitting my 500th! When I hit 500 sales I will be having a fun giveaway. More details to come. You must be a Facebook Fan to participate in the giveaway. Anyone who has liked my Facebook page is in the running for the giveaway! You can find my FB fan page here.

I think that is all for now. I will be posting a holiday wish list tonight, so keep a look out for that.

Until next time, Stay sweet and twisted,

Sara, AGBF

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Catching Up With A Ghoul

Hello my Deadlings,

I have been MIA for the last two weeks and wanted to make a quick post about This Ghouls Life!

This week I have so much going on, I don't know where to start! Currently, I am having a lovely day at home with nothing on the agenda, but crafting and horror movies. This weekend my items will be in two places at once! I will be sending some items to a craft show in Delaware. It is mostly Fall Holiday items that fill this place to the brim! I'm sure you can guess what kinds of items I will be sending along with another vendor. While that show is commencing, I will be in Jim Thorpe, PA for the annual Boolesque Festival! I am so excited! I see a burlesque show at least once a year in PA and this is, by far, my most favorite burlesque event I have ever attended! I am super excited to see the burlesque legend, Penny Starr perform! 

While I am in town, I will be restocking a shop in Jim Thorpe called 13th Moon Creations. This shop is amazing and a half! Handmade soaps and beauty products on top of hair dye, horror decor, items from local artists, and some killer finds from Sour Puss Clothing! I am hoping that I can talk the owner into doing an interview with me for next month before the holiday madness kicks in!

Halloween in this week! I am excited!!! Not only is it my most favorite holiday, but it is also the day I got married to my best friend, James. We will be spending the day together, hopefully going to a corn maze, drinking cider, and giving one another some spooky fun gifts! 

I will also be getting a makeover of sorts tomorrow as well! I have never had a makeover or a facial from a professional, so I am very excited. A lady that is a friend of a friend is trying to do 60 makeovers to be entered to win a trip to New Orleans from Mary Kay! Very exciting. I always love beauty tips and trying out new products, so I can't wait for tomorrow! 

Overall, this month has been awesome! I went to the circus for the first time in years, I have already gotten a ton of anniversary cards in the mail, and I am getting ready for the holidays. Netflix has added a ton of awesome movies and more episodes of great shows, so I will have that going on while I work on Etsy things. 

Speaking of which, I am officially a team leader with the Etsy Massacre Team! This a group of talented people that do everything from horror inspired art to special fx pieces. You can check out the team in many different ways: Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, or do a search on Etsy for "etsymassacre". I am in charge of the Twitter and Facebook accounts and I will be in the process of revamping them both with more info and more pictures! I am very excited to be including several new members as well! 

As much as I love to blog, I don't always have a chance to. If you are looking to get your fill of this Ghoul and her thoughts, please feel free to follow me in Instagram. You can find me under the name: AGHOULSBESTFRIEND! I am alway on Twitter, Facebook, and Etsy.

Stay Sweet and Twisted,

Sara, AGBF

Saturday, October 12, 2013

FEARce Five Vol. 8 - Joan Cusack

Greetings my dears. Today I am going to keep this weeks FEARce Five as short and simple as possible. This Ghoul has things to do and people to see. AKA I am doing laundry and cleaning before Adam to my Barbara comes home from work. (Did you like the Beetle Juice reference?) 

Today's FEARce Five is all about Joan Cusack. This lovely lady just celebrated her 51st birthday yesterday, so Happy Birthday, Joan! Joan is one of those Hollywood dolls that happens to not only have another actor in the family (her brother John Cusack), but has been able to work with him as well. However, today's FEARce Five is going to leave John out. Sorry, ghouls. Today's list is my favorite Joan Cusack films that her brother isn't in. I hope you like them! 

This Ghoul's Top Five Joan Cusack Films 
That John Cusack Isn't In

1. The Addams Family Values

2. Toys

3. The School of Rock

4. In and Out

5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I would like to add that I did not include Shameless in the list because it is a tv show, not a film, but it is none the less awesome! I highly recommend this show!!!!!! 

I hope you enjoyed today's FEARce Five!

Stay Sweet and Twisted,

Sara, AGBF

A Divine Documentary

Back in June, I went to the Maryland Film festival at The Charles Theater and saw a film that made my heart melt. I was going to make a post about the film, but time was not on my side and before I knew it, the summer was over. I went to a showing of this film again, last night to be exact, and with everything still fresh in my mind, I would love to share my experience and thoughts with my sweet and twisted readers.

The film I saw is a documentary on the one and only Divine! Anyone that knows me can tell you that this is a film I have been waiting to be released for freaking ever! The second I found out that this was in the works I began following the I Am Divine film on every social networking site under the sun.

For those of you who do not know who Divine was, let me take a moment to get you in the loop. Divine is a man from Baltimore that most commonly known for being in the early films of John Waters. He typically had the lead role in these films, often portraying a female character. Some of his films include Female Trouble, Polyester, Lust in the Dust (this is not a John Waters film), Multiple Maniacs, Hairspray, and the notorious, Pink Flamingos. In between these films, Glenn (the man behind the make-up and character of Divine), toured, recorded music, and even performed on stage. He spent time in New York acting in plays and in California working with a group called The Cockettes.

There were many aspects of the character Divine that made him stand out. First off, Divine was not a small person. He usually weighed around 300 pounds and being that size and dressed like a female was quite a sight. Now add in the fact that he wore outfits a large woman would never dream of wearing the having eyebrows and eye make-up so loud that half of his head was shaved to make more room for them, you have yourself one heck of an attention getter. To say Divine stood out was an understatement. Everything about this character was big and loud, including his personality. Divine was loud, crude, perverse, in your face, and a shit stirrer. Divine wasn't just a some character Glenn played, Divine was a force to be reckoned with.

I Am Divine is a documentary that told Glenn and Divine's story. Since Divine passed away in 1988 there was no interview or where are they now aspect to this film. However, it is filled with lots of behind the scenes footage, recorded stage performances, and interviews with Divine. On top of that, it is filled to the brim with interviews from John Waters, drag queens, film critics, fellow Dreamlanders, fellow cockettes, agents, and even Glenn's mother, Frances Milstead. Everyone has such wonderful antidotes to share about Divy.

The only thing about this film that is awful is knowing how it will end, with Divine passing away. Each time I have seen this I have cried. It's sort of like watching Titanic, you get so wrapped up in the story and the music that you secretly hope they don't hit the iceberg and everyone has a safe trip. What makes this film so hard to watch is knowing that by the time Divine is finally getting recognized for the amazingly talented performer that he is, he dies. That being said, as many tears as I cried while watching this, I had five times more laughs throughout the film. Let's be honest, you can't watch a movie about a cult film performer dressed as a woman and not have a good laugh.

When I saw this film last night, I was at the historic Senator Theatre on York Road. This theater has quite a name for itself. Many movies filmed locally premiere at this venue including, those by John Waters. I'm bringing this up because the first clip you see in I Am Divine is of John and Divy at the premiere of Hairspray outside of the Senator. This is also the same place where the beginning of Cecil B. Demented was filmed as well. It was surreal to watch a film about someone who had spent one of the happiest days of their life in the very same place I was currently at. It as a wonderful film about an amazing person and I can't wait to see it again!

Until next time, stay sweet and twisted!

Sara, AGBF

Thursday, October 3, 2013

FEARce Five Vol. 7 - Krya Schon

Greetings Boils and Ghouls! This week has been a busy one as far as celebrating horror films and their anniversaries! On Monday, September 30th, Elvira Mistress of the Dark celebrated it's 25th anniversary. Yesterday, October 2nd, Strangeland hit it's 15th year of being creepy as all hell with one of my favorite soundtracks to date. Just thought I'd throw that in. One top of that, October 1st marked the 45th anniversary of Night of the Living Dead. As if that wasn't cool enough, today, October 4th is Kyra Schon's birthday. 

Now, for those of you that can't place a face to the name, Kyra Schon is the actress who played Karen in Night of the Living Dead. That's right, she was the trowel wielding, mother stabbing, father's arm eating, zombie we all know and love. 

For today's FEARce Five I am going to celebrate this lovely ghoul's birthday by giving you five awesome facts you may not have known about Kyra Schon and some sites where you can buy some of her art. Yes! I said buy some of her art!

Five Things You May Not Have Known About Kyra Schon

1. Kyra Schon's father is Karl Hardman, who played her father in Night of the Living Dead. 

2. Kyra is as spooky as they come and not only has her own website called Ghoul Next Door, but is also a regular contributor to the horror site: Dread Central!

3. In the early 80's, Kyra spent some time trying to "find herself", as she puts it. She lived in Montana during this time and eventually moved back to her home town of Pittsburgh, PA. That's right, we have ourselves and East Coaster!

4. These days, Kyra teaches pottery and sculpture at an art school. She also finds time to make appearances at conventions when she can. 

5. Kyra Schon has an Etsy page where you can purchase some of her work! Her shop is called Stone House Arts

I hope you all have enjoyed this volume of Friday's FEARce Five!

Stay Sweet and Twisted,

Sara, AGBF

A Ghouls Wish List for October 2013 Vol. 1

Before I became an Etsy seller, I was an Etsy buyer! It was almost a problem. In fact, to this day, the majority of my purchases that aren't food or clothes are done on Etsy. I use it buy craft supplies, accessories, shirts, gifts for others, antiques that my grandmother owned, and even soap. Since I am always on Etsy, I decided to make an October Wish List filled with items you can find on Etsy. I hope you all like some of my creepy favorites!

This item is a necklace made by Fable And Fury. It is a black stainless steel pendant featuring the one and only Vincent Price! This seller has many other necklaces that I would love to own! This shops has necklaces featuring John Waters, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Alfred Hitchcock, and David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust!

Since I am a bookworm as well as a horror nut, it should be no wonder that I am adding this next item to my wishlist: Halloween bookends! This past summer, I had Freddy Krueger bookends made by this seller, Custom Creations 2 U. They were made to order and took some time to arrive, but when they did my friend was beyond thrilled to receive them!

I am the type of person that likes to watch horror movies, but likes having them displayed all over the house as well! Horror movie posters, skulls, Beetle Juice figures on display... it's just how I roll. This item is a painted record with Ghost Face from Scream on it. It's for sale in a shop called Ace Troy Pop Art. This shop is filled with awesome art for anyone who loves horror, fashion, or music. This shop has something for almost everyone. 

As someone who likes to cook, but hates getting covered in everything from flour to different sauces, I am a huge enthusiast of aprons in the kitch! And hey, if that apron happens to remind me of Freddy Krueger, so be it! This item is made by Haute Mess Threads and this is just one of many awesome aprons this shop has to offer! They even have an awesome Matrix apron

The last item I have to share is something else that, like the Freddy apron, is creepy and practical. Since my husband is an AT&T manager, I know the value and importance to protecting your phone with accessories, but I get bored with plane Jane covered that only come in black and pink. I was and still am super excited to have found this awesome case made by Stuff and Thingz. You can find all sorts of awesome phone covers at this shop for Samsung, HTC, and Apple products. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

FEARce Five Vol. 6 - Asia Argento

Hello my sweet and twisted readers! Are you ready for today's FEARce Five? I know I'm not and I'm the one typing it!!!!! I don't mean that in a bad way, I just feel overloaded with information and so many interesting facts about today's subject: Asia Argento!

There is so much about this lady that is badass, intriguing, sexy, mysterious, and even a bit unexpected. It is really difficult to pick five facts about Asia to share with everyone. That being said, I am going to have two FEARce Five lists! The first is going to be five things you probably already knew about Asia Argento and the second list will be five things you probably didn't know about her. So, I'm not going to waste any more time, I am just going to get cracking!

Five Things You Probably Already Knew 
About Asia Argento

1. She is the daughter of director Dario Argento and actress Daria Nicolodi.

2. She was nine years old when she was cast in her first film role and sixteen when her father cast her for hte first time in one of his films.

3. She is an actress, singer, model, writer, and director as well as a mother of two. 

4. In 2008, she married Michele Civetta, a film maker and artist who has directed music videos for Lou Reed, Ladytron, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes, and some other musicians. 

5. Asia Argento's full name is Aria Asia Maria Vittoria Rosa Argento.

Five Things You Probably Didn't Know 
About Asia Argento

1. She has suffered from depression on account of her parents working so much while she was a child. 

2. She also suffered from agoraphobia while working on her film Scarlet Diva. This film is partially based on her own life.

3. She modeled and endorsed a brand of clothing called Miss Sixty. 

4. She did a 54 episode video diary for Nick Knight's SHOWstudio. These episodes were shot three times a day from October 17 - October 25 in 2006 and are titled: "Don't Bother to Knock". 

5. She has worked in the music industry as a singer, an inspiration to a song titled after herself, and as an actress in a music video for Placebo's "This Picture".

Alrighty my dears, I hope you enjoyed today's FEARce Friday post! 

Stay Spooky,

Sara, AGBF

This Ghouls 100th Post

Well, my dear readers, it happened... I have hit my 100th post with this blog! When I first started this in 2011, I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into. I knew that I wanted to promote my shop, but wasn't sure what else would become of my blog. I had no idea how I was going to promote myself, apart from Facebook and friends. There was also that minor detail of having something interesting enough to say that would make people not only check out my posts, but keep coming back for more. I could have very well fallen on my face, but I didn't! Thank goodness!

In the past two and a half years, I have attempted to entertain my readers with horror related goodness and much more. I promote my shop and the events that I vend at as well as shops that carry my items. I have done interviews with fellow crafters and artists I have met on Etsy and locally. I try to shake things up with some horror trivia and reviews. I also started making some wish list posts because I know I am not the only person that would love to own a Beetle Juice mug or a Re-Animator pillow. I have even started a series of posts that I like to call Friday's FEARce Five where I try to put a little more horror into everyone's lives. 

What can I say, I like to shake things up! And let's be honest, at the end of the day, no one likes to see shameless self promotion 24/7. I think keeping that in mind has helped me to reach many people outside of my friends, family, and Etsy peeps. When I made my first post I had a measly 43 views that month. Every month since, my number of views increased. These days I have, literally, hundreds of views, and sometimes I have thousands. This is phenomenal! I never expected that to happen and it wouldn't have without such loyal readers! So as a Thank You, starting Sunday (September 22, 2013) I will be giving you awesome boils and ghouls 25% off your entire purchase! This promotion will run from September 22, 2013 until September 30, 2013. So take advantage while you can! 

To save 25% on your entire purchase use the following code at checkout: AGBF100POSTS

Thanks again! And stay tuned for today's FEARce Five as well as an exciting announcement! 

Stay Spooky,

Sara, AGBF

Friday, September 13, 2013

FEARce Five Vol. 5 - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Well, first and foremost, Happy Friday the 13th! I don't know about everywhere else in the world, but today was the first day in over a week where the weather wasn't disgustingly hot and humid. Such pleasant weather on such an odd day. 

So, today's FEARce Five is all about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise. The lovely lady behind Agony's Decay was kind enough to let me pick her mind on the topic and she has some awesome answers to some killer questions. Since I am getting to this a lot later in the day than I normally do, I am going to just dive in with our convo and skip the long intro!

1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the eighth highest grossing horror franchise to date. When I first read this information I was surprised. Personally, I thought it would have been higher on the list. Granted, I didn't expect it outrank Friday the 13th or A Nightmare on Elm Street, but I was still surprised when it didn't out rank franchises such as Saw, Scream, and even the Hannibal Lecter film series. Why do you think this classic franchise is low on the horror totem pole?

I believe this classic franchise is low on the horror totem pole for many reasons. Firstly, there are entirely too many sequels, prequels, and remakes. If horror fans are anything like me, they love the originals and don’t believe they need too many sequels or remakes. Secondly, it is an older film. Horror fans are always looking for the next ‘big’ horror film. Thirdly, I believe that from film to film, it lacks a consistent plot. There are also humane issues that may have inadvertently affected this franchise’s gross. Meat is murder. The Sawyer family ran a slaughter house that killed animals. Vegetarians and vegans and many organizations everywhere frown upon that even though the family was killing people. In retrospect, it could have also helped many people stop eating meat because of the cannibalism and meat murderous activity.

2. Like many books and films, this franchise is partly based on a true story. I spoke to a few people about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in the past week to get a better insight of what the average Joe does and does not know about these films. What I learned is that about 50% of your horror movie lovers (not fanatics) know that the films are based on a true story. That being said, most of them thought the true story was about some crazy guy in Texas and not an older man from Wisconsin that enjoyed "crafting" with human remains. Do you think the reality of what these films are based on makes them more horrifying?

YAY for crafting with human remains!!! Absolutely, whether or not a person knows that this film was loosely based on Ed Gein, the reality of what these films are based on makes them entirely more horrifying. I am surprised that approximately 50% of people even know that it is based on a true story actually. For me, I believe any movie that is based on real events makes the movie more intriguing. For this franchise though and others like Silence of the Lambs the thought of an addiction to human skin, in itself, is gruesome.

3. Leatherface is a very iconic character to a major horror franchise and as such he has many elements that make up his character. He is dressed in normal clothes and sometimes dons a butchers apron that is usually covered in blood. He wields a chainsaw and wears a mask made from a human skin. There is no mistaking him for another slasher film villain. Which component of his overall appearance do you think has the biggest impact on viewers as far as the fear factor goes? and why?

I’m a HUGE fan of Leatherface’s character and overall appearance because his appearance is very unique. A bloody butcher’s apron and a loud and powerful chainsaw are all great additions to Leatherface’s get-up but nothing has as much impact as his masks. Throughout all the movies Leatherface wears “Pretty Woman Mask”, “Old Lady Mask”, and “The Killing Mask”. The thought of someone stitching skin together to make a mask is macabre enough but to have three different ones for different occasions makes Leatherface all the more morbid. For me, while I find “Old Lady and Pretty Woman Masks” particularly more gruesome, “The Killing Mask” is most terrifying for me because it looks so grim in different lighting. This ultimately makes him scarier.

4. Something that sets Leatherface apart from many horror villains is that there is no supernatural element to him. He doesn't kill you in your dreams, he wasn't drowned in Camp Crystal Lake, and he isn't a killer in a Good Guy dolls body. If you could revamp the film to give Leatherface a supernatural element, what would it be?

Good question! I’d like to say firstly that I’d never want to give Leatherface a supernatural power. For me horror and the supernatural aren’t always good companions. However, I would give him the power to project what his plans of murder are to the person he is about to murder, before they undergo his surgeries. It would be an ultimate mind fuck to know that firstly, there is no way to get away and to k now what is going to happen to you before it happens. To have to contemplate it and realize its realness would be an ultimate scare-all. 

5. This, like many major horror films, has been remade/rebooted. In the last ten years there have been three new films added to the franchise. Most horror fans either love them or hate them. Where do you stand and why?

I am almost always opposed to remakes, prequels, and sequels. I like for films that were made so well, such as the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre to be left alone. Because I am a huge fan of this particular franchise I will admit that I enjoy all the sequels and the remakes. There are things about them that I don’t care for but overall, they have made a gallant effort to keep horror and Leatherface alive. So for me, this is impressive. Overall, though, I’d have to say I’m on the fence, neither loving nor hating them. It also depends on the franchise.

Agony's Decay's Top Five Reasons to Watch the Original 1974 Version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1. The close-up, raw, and grainy cinematography. The camera crew brings the viewers right up into the terror, full fledged.

2. The original is where it all started. They didn’t have to have an overtly amount of blood and gore to scare you.

3. The original gives you more history and more of an insight into the life of the family.

4. You just might never need to see any of the others.

5. For the popular franchises, Texas Chainsaw came first, before the slasher films, making it a pioneer to the genre.

This Ghouls Top Five Reasons to Watch the Original  1974 Version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1. This film is a major influence in the slasher subgenre of horror.

2. This film is still considered one of the greatest and most controversial films. It was banned in several countries and even multiple times in the same country taking up to 25 years to finally be approved for public viewing and distribution.

3. Gunnar freaking Hansen!

4. For the pure irony that no one is actually filmed being massacred by the chainsaw and they only person on screen to be seen cut by it is Leatherface himself. 

5. This is a story with no supernatural elements and the way it was filmed on top of the script leaves the potential for the reality aspect of this story to really impact the fear factor for the viewers. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

FEARce Five Vol. 4 - Rose McGowan

Happy Friday my dears! For today's installment of Friday's FEARce Five, I am going to do something a little different. Instead of asking five questions to a fellow gore whore, I am going to take this one solo. Yesterday was Rose McGowan's birthday and to celebrate, I am going to create a post filled with awesome facts about this actress as well as my Top Five Favorite Rose McGowan films! So, let's get this party started!

The following are 5 things you may not have known about Rose McGowan!
1. She was born in Italy and her family was raised within the Italian chapter of The Children of God. The Children of God is an extremist Christian cult. Don't worry, she hasn't been a part of this group since the early 80's.

2. Rose McGowan's first film was a 90's flick called "Class of 1999" as a student, this role was uncredited. Two years later she would have her first role in a major film called "Encino Man". Yes! She is in the Pauly Shore/Sean Astin/Brendan Fraser caveman movie!!!

3. During Rose McGowan's relationship with Marilyn Manson, she participated in his musical career for the Mechanical Animals album. She appears in the music video for "Coma White" and is a back up vocalist for the song "Posthuman". 

4. In Rose McGowan's free time, she enjoys knitting, gardening, and collecting Marlene Dietrich memorabilia. 

5. In the 1996 film "Scream", Rose McGowan's character, Tatum, is supposed to crawl through a door dog door and get stuck. During the filming of this scene, she actually could fit through the dog door, to everyones surprise. In an interview about the film, she said that she had bruises on her sides and stomach from filming this particular scene.

This Ghouls Top Five Favorite Rose McGowan Films

1. Jawbreaker (1999)
2. The Doom Generation (1995)
3. Planet Terror (2007)
4. Devil in the Flesh (1998)
5. Scream (1996)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

A Ghouls Wish List for September 2013 Vol 1

If you haven't guessed it by now, I like creepy things. It doesn't matter if it's a movie, book, clothing, an accessory, or some home decor. Chances are, if it looks spooky or like a Halloween decoration, I will probably love it and keep it up in my home year round. I am always meeting awesome crafters and artists on Etsy as well as stumbling  upon awesomely spooky things I want to own. Most of the time I don't buy these things for myself, but it doesn't mean I don't want them any less. I would like to share some of these awesome finds with my fellow horror hounds and who knows, maybe a certain Ghoulish Husband will be so kind as to purchase his wife one of these things for a special occasion or just a Wednesday. One can only hope. Alright, so I hope you all are ready to see This Ghoul's Wish List for September 2013!

So, this first thing I stumbled upon on Etsy. I am a part of several horror related Etsy Teams and have met several amazing and talented people because of this. Not too long ago, I did an interview with Shayne of Shayne of the Dead. Since doing this interview I have kept in contact with Shayne and have seen his business grow! He now has a second Etsy site called Stuff of the Dead where he sells his art on things like tote bags, plates, id holders, jewelry, and even skate decks! On top of this, one of Shayne's items is in this months issue of Rue Morgue! Maybe it is because I have become very familiar with his work as well as his style, but as soon as I saw a picture of a tote with one of his prints on it I knew exactly what this was and where I could get it without having to second guess myself. I was so excited, I messaged Shayne with a congrats and told him, "this must be what parents feel when their kids win the spelling bee." Anyways, one of his items has made it to my Wish List for this month! I am in love with all of his prints, but for some reason this Ouija Board blanket just warms my heart. I can picture myself on a lazy Sunday in Fall watching horror movies on the couch wrapped up in this and that makes me happy.

The next item on my Wish List is something I stumbled upon during a random google search. I ended up on finding an awesome assortment of bride and groom skeleton figurines and my heart skipped a beat. The website you can find this specific figurine is called Halloween Town and they are located in California. 

The third item I am going to share is a shower curtain from the same site. This curtain can be found on many websites, but Halloween Town's site is where I first stumbled upon this kitschy curtain. 

I have one more Etsy find that screams sweet and twisted! It is a super cute clutch with knuckle dusters for the handle that happens to have a blinged out snake on the top. It is also made with a snakeskin print. It looks awesome and looks like something a rock star would have which doesn't make me love it any less. You can find this and many other awesome bags at Sugar and Razorblades on Etsy.

The next two items are both home decor items I found while surfing Sourpuss Clothings Site. The first one is a set of salt and pepper shakers that feature Frankenstein and his Bride. They both have a magnet on their lips so that the two can appear kissing. 

The second Soupuss Clothing find is set of tools, a flathead and phillips head screwdrivers. The thing that makes these creepy is that the handles are zombie heads! 

The last item I am going to share is something that Rue Morgue shared on their Facebook page this afternoon! I have no idea where to get this or if it will even be for sale, all I know is that it is bad ass and I want it! It is a Carrie White Lamp. I don't need to say anything else, this lamp is just that awesome!

I hope everyone enjoyed today's Wish List! Keep an eye out for this Friday's FEARce Five.

Stay Spooky, 

Sara, AGBF