Friday, August 30, 2013

FEARce Five Vol. 3 - Horror Movie Villains

Greetings my lovely horror hounds! It is Friday which means it is time for another FEARce Five! This week I want to talk about something that no good horror movie can be without and no I don't mean blood and gore, though those don't hurt. No, what I am talking about are the villains we have all come to know and even love. It wasn't until I went to a Monster Mania and made a purchase that I began to question this love for villains.

Last year I met Heather Langenkamp at said horror convention. If that name rings a bell, but you're still drawing a blank, Heather played Nancy in the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. Heather had many things for sale at her table including a documentary called "I am Nancy". In this self made documentary, Heather investigates the question: "Why Freddy-Mania and not Nancy-Mania?" Granted, this isn't the only horror movie franchise where a villain is more celebrated than it's hero(s), but this is an interesting question to say the least. Why do we love these murderers more than we love the people fighting for their lives? What makes them so much more popular?

These questions are what have inspired the topic of this weeks FEARce Five and I am pleased to talk about this is JT from Starfish Strategies. JT is a fellow Etsy seller that also has a sweet and twisted side. So, without further ado, here is our conversation! 

1. The slasher genre of horror is filled with some of the most unforgettable villains, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, and Chucky. What do you think viewers find most appealing about these types of characters that keeps them coming back for more 9 and 10 sequels later?

For me, it is the suspense built up by the accompanying iconic music and then the creepy villain doing his thing or not. That is the magic, you never know when the build up is going to actually lead up to a killing or not. This is what always kept me on the edge of my seat. And of course the gore! The suspense is only created by the gore you cannot keep your eyes off of, but wished you did. Creepy music, a terrifying looking villain and the right amount of gore keeps me on the edge of my seat and keeps me going to see every movie that comes out in those brands.

2. Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger are two villains that, in the past few years, have had reboots of their franchises. Both films, Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street, came across as darker and went into more depth when it came to these two characters back stories. Do you think these attempts to make classic horror films creepier was successful or a flop?

You know, I do think it is a bit of a mistake to go into too much backstory about the villains. Horror to me, should be pure suspense and gore, not a psychological drama. I don’t want to think in a horror film, I want to pee my pants out of fear! So I don’t quite agree with the re-inventions that were released, but of course I still support my favorite horror icons.

3. Horror is a genre where you typically don't see female villains, especially not ones that are as celebrated as Leatherface and Freddy Krueger are. Why do you think that is?

I am really not sure, except that sadly we still have many preconceived societal norms of what is more acceptable or common, and I think most people are still not comfortable with believing that women can be just as criminal or monstrous as a man. I had the privilege of growing up with a very diverse and open minded community and parents when it comes to gender roles, so this type of thinking is not really in my wheelhouse, but I have a suspicion that most of our country still clings to a lot of our archaic gender role stereotypes.

4. Since there is no evil without good, I want to touch on heroes and heroines. Heroes are the supposed to show us courage, hope, strength, and that good can defeat evil. They overcome fear to fight fear itself. Despite these admirable qualities and actions, it is the villains who are admired and reach a level of fame much higher than that of the heroes. Why do you think this is?

Hummmm….good question! Well, without getting to analytical, I think it is because (and I do really believe this) people are good for the most part in general, so we prefer the villains in order to live vicariously through their lunacy and lack of care for others. Sort of like, you know you have always wanted to smash in the boss you hate, but would never act on it…but oh, those villains get to do anything to anybody. Or it is just that we have a dark fascination with bad things/people. You know, deviance peaks our collective interest, like that car crash you drive by and can’t take your eyes off of the carnage.

5. These days, a lot of true horror fans think that slasher films aren't scary. While they can be quite gore filled, they aren't very terrifying. In fact, a lot of horror fans find them quite comical. Do you think that villains like Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, and Freddy Krueger would have as big of a following as they do if they were more terrifying with less comical one-liners and kill scenes?

I love the campy”ness” of horror films. When I go to a horror movie, I just want to enjoy it, laugh and get that adrenaline rush that only a good suspense scene can give. I think the darker and more psychologically in depth a horror film gets, the more depressing it gets. A good horror movie is to be enjoyed and not leave you wanting therapy due to the dark and heavy content of the movie. I think that the classic horror icons are that, because of the perfect storm of cheese and suspense. I hope that today’s audience can and will still appreciate and enjoy a true horror film.

For our top five list of villains, I have asked JT to pick villains that are not part of a major franchise. So no Freddy, Jason, Pinhead, or even Jaws! I will be doing the same!

JT's Top Five “Not” Totally Iconic Horror Villains:

1) John Ryder from “The Hitcher” (1986)
2) Ginger from “Ginger Snaps” (2000)
3) Candyman in the “Candyman”(1992)
4) Jennifer from “Jennifer’s Body” (2009)
5) He Who Walks behind the Rows and of course Malachai of the “Children of The Corn” (1984)

This Ghoul's Top Five “Not” Totally Iconic Horror Villains:

1) Stuntman Mike from “Deathproof” (2007)
2) Jack Torrance from “The Shinning” (1980)
3) Captain Howdy aka Carleton Hendricks from “Strangeland” (1998)
4) Pennywise from “Stephen King's It” (1990)
5) Angela from “Sleepaway Camp” (1983)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

FEARce FIVE Vol. 2 - Women in Horror

Well my dears, I hope you are ready one hell of a FEARce FIVE with the lovely Living Dead Girl Nicole. If there is one person who I can say is more horror obsessed than I am, it is this lady! Name a horror film, she has seen it. Horror Con? She's there! Hell! You want a hand drawn portrait of Freddy Krueger, she's your gal! For this volume of FEARce FIVE, Nicole and I will be chatting about women in horror as well as giving out Top Five Ladies in Horror!

1. In my experience, when asked to name an iconic woman in horror, most people will say one of four names the majority of the time: Elvira, Vampira, Lily Munster, or Morticia Addams. Why do you think these four are the most commonly mentioned?

When I think of these dark lovely woman I think not only of the color black, bats, cob webbed houses, horror hosting and sex appeal but the fact in some way shape or form we relate to them. I admire them in the sense that they are believable characters and to us horror gals give us something to relate to. They are not the villain in horror. They are not a final girl. They are not being chased down by monsters…..they are loved, admired, married and even raising them. They embrace the dark side and look damn good doing it too! Everything I ever wanted to be when I grew up was a little piece of each of these woman. So much so I actually have 3 of them tattoo’d on my body.

2. Final Girl and Scream Queen are two labels that women are often given in horror films. Why do you think so many horror movies have a female versus a male as the sole survivor?
More commonly back in the day you would watch a movie of any genre and the man would be rescuing the woman from a villain, monster, creature or bad situation. I guess it was more common for woman to want to be rescued by their prince charming. Woman are done with that stereo type. We don’t want to be rescued by a knight in shining armor. We want to be the baddest bitch in the land.
3. Do you think women have stronger impacts on their audience when they play a villain or a heroine?
One of my favorite sayings is “hell has no fury like a woman scorned” because it really is true. This goes for both the twisted villain side of our brains and the stand up for what you believe in heroine side of our brains. Think Mary in American Mary to Alice in Resident Evil. Unlike men, women hold some fierce grudges and will hold those grudges to the death. Hurt a woman’s family, friends or children… watch out! Tell a woman she can’t do something… watch out! Give a woman a cause or a goal to fight for… watch out! Put that on the big screen… watch out! I think I am more drawn to the villains then the heroines myself as I find them intriguing, interesting and unpredictable. Even growing up I preferred Poison Ivy and Catwoman over Bat Girl. I was interested more in Maleficent then Sleeping Beauty. When I watch True Blood I want more Pam then Sookie.

4. Werewolf films are a subgenre of horror, one that is commonly portrayed by men. Ginger Snaps was one of the first films to male dominated role and turn the tables, quite successfully, I might add. What other roles in the horror world would you like to see a stronger female presence?
First off Ginger Snaps =  LOVE! This is one of many that has a cult following of female horror fans for so many wonderful reasons. I think that has a lot to do with the fact you get to see the girl be somewhat of the bad guy for a change. You get to see a beautiful young woman turn into this beastly, hungry out for blood creature. I would love to see more female horror villains in a lead roles. We need more females that will go down in the test of time for being classic horror maniacs. We need female Freddy Kruegers, Jason's and Leatherfaces!! It’s always cool to see final girls surviving a mass murderer situation…..but it’s even more entertaining when you give a woman a knife and tell her she can’t have what she wants! Take La Femme in the movie Inside. Nothing like persistence and determination to make for a great horror movie with a female for a psycho lead role. When a woman is determined she finds a way to get what she wants at any means necessary. Or how would you like to be the one man that runs into Asami Yamazaki in Audition or Annie Wilkes of Misery? Then there is the hotter side of the spectrum. One look at Baby Firefly in House of 1000 Corpses and the Devil’s Rejects and you think god has answered your prayers. Piss her off and you realize it’s the devil who answered them as she skins you and laughs in your face. If I were to ever star in a horror movie in my lifetime I wouldn’t want to be the final girl….. hand me the axe!
5. Who is an actress that is new to the horror scene within the last 5 years that you would like to see in more horror films? What is your favorite role this person has played in a horror movie and why?
I would love to see more horror movie work by Scout Taylor Compton. I really like her. I think she is stunning, she is a great actress and on top of it amazing to her fans. I met her at a horror con and she was one of the sweetest celebs that I have met. I fell in love with her as Laurie Stroud in Rob Zombie’s Halloween. I think she did Jamie Lee Curtis justice (huge act to follow) and more directors should be calling her by the minute to get her in their horror films! Her Dad ran a funeral home for crying out loud.

Before we get into our Top Five Women in Horror, I would just like to say, we both had a hard time trying to narrow down out lists of ladies. I thought about doing a top five for scream queens, but I felt like that would leave out so many options. When it came down to it, we both made out decisions based on something that Nicole describes best here:

Ok since this is entirely way too difficult to pick just 5 horror actresses in film because I love so many of them.... I am going to pick the top 5 horror actresses that are my favorites in a sense that if one of them is in going to be in a horror movie it draws me to watch the movie just because they are in it. I have eliminated horror hosts from this list otherwise Elvira would be on here as she is my idol ha ha. And since we are not including tv that eliminated by other idol Yvonne DeCarlo :)

Living Dead Girl Nicoles Top Five Women in Horror
1.) Elsa Lancaster
2.) Sheri Moon Zombie
3.) Katharine Isabelle
4.) Mila Jovovich
5.) Rose McGowen

This Ghouls Top Five Women in Horror

1.) Asia Argento
2.) Camille Keaton
3.) Angela Bettis
4.) Karen Black
5.) Mary Elizabeth Winstead

FEARce FIVE Vol. 1 - Remakes

Greetings my dears and welcome to my very first FEARce FIVE post! Every Friday I plan on asking a fellow horror hound five questions on a horror related topic. For instance, volume 1 will be a post on horror movie remakes, so my five questions will be related to this topic. At the end of each post, myself and my fellow heebee jeebee loving friend will give out our own, individual top five lists related to the same topic. 

I hope you all are ready, because today you're in for double trouble! That's right, volume 1 and 2 will be available for you today! 

As I mentioned earlier, volume 1 is about horror movie remakes. Since 2013 started we have seen a reboot for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Evil Dead, and now Carrie. These aren't just random 80's horror flicks that could have been better, these are classics in the genre! Well, luckily I have the lovely owner of XO Skeleton Creations, Nichol, to chat with about this phenomena for today's FEARCe FIVE!

1. Why do you think film remakes are more popular in the horror genre than any other? I mean, it's not everyday you hear about a romantic comedy being remade...

Horror movies have the advantage of being some of the cheapest movies to make and they come with a built in audience of die hard fans. There isn't much risk of losing money on the film with the type of draw that horror gets at the box office. Even the fans who are upset about a certain remake will often pay to watch the movie just so they can see what was done with it. The promise of updated gore fx probably doesn't hurt either. ;)

2. What expectations do you have when you hear a classic horror film is being remade? I know I had several when I heard A Nightmare on Elm Street was being rebooted as well as Evil Dead.

Honestly, my only expectation is usually that they are going to be terrible. I'm not a fan of remaking the classics. I would much rather see new horror movies hitting the theaters, but if it has to be a remake, I think it should be something that missed the mark in some way the first time.

3. What was the best remake you have seen recently and why would you call it the best?

“Let Me In” in 2010. I know this may not seem very recent, but remakes that I enjoy can be few and far between. I really loved “Let The Right One In”, so naturally I was pretty worried about the direction this film could take. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it didn't stray too far from the original plot. The best thing about it for me was the actors who played Eli (Abby in this film) and Oskar. I thought they did a great job and I felt the chemistry they had made their relationship in the film very believable. My least favorite thing about it were the CG scenes and some of the over the top makeup effects, less is more for me when it comes to this story. Overall though, I felt it was one of the better remakes I've seen.

4. What was the worst remake you have seen and what was it that turned you off from the film?

Rob Zombie's Halloween. In my opinion (and I know I'm not alone on this one), the original Halloween is a movie that you just don't touch - E V E R. This is a perfect example of that phenomenon I mentioned above about going to see a film even though you are completely livid that it is being remade just so you can see how bad they screwed it up. I think that the absolute worst thing about this movie was the fact that Rob Zombie managed to remove every ounce of that great Hitchcock-esque suspense that made the original film so powerful. I also really didn't see the need for Michael Myers to be given the “troubled childhood” back story. It's so much creepier when there is no reason for him doing the things he does other than being inherently evil. Anyway, I could obviously go on about this one forever, haha. *jumps off the soapbox*

5. Is there a horror film out there that you would love to see remade? What is it and why?

“Tourist Trap”. This movie has some really creepy concepts, but is also pretty dated and cheesy. I think if the right person got a hold of this and took it in a more serious direction, this movie could have a lot of potential to be pretty disturbing. 

Nichol's Top Five Favorite Horror Movie Remakes:

1. The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)
2. The Ring (Gore Verbinski, 2002) 
3. Dawn of the Dead (Zack Snyder, 2004) 
4. The Crazies (Breck Eisner, 2010) 
5. Let Me In (Matt Reeves, 2010)

This Ghouls Top Five Favorite Horror Movie Remakes

1. Evil Dead (Fede Alvarez, 2013)
2. I Spit on Your Grave (Steven R. Monroe, 2010)
3. Fright Night (Craig Gillespie, 2011)
4. Texas Chainsaw 3D (John Luessenhop, 2013)
5. Piranha (Alexandre Aja, 2010)

Something for Every Fanboy and Fangirl

Fangirl is not a term I would typically use to describe myself. The last time I saw a Star Wars film it was on VHS. I haven't seen over half of the superhero films that have been hitting theaters in the last 40 years. I've never gotten into Star Trek, I've seen less than a full season of Doctor Who (though I still get the jokes and love the Daleks), and the only conventions I attend are usually horror related. So why would I, a person who isn't into geek culture, be interviewing a person whose art  work covers all of these bases? Because amazing art is amazing art.

Last year I attended Monster Mania and one of my favorite vendors was there. He sells small movie posters for films of all sorts. Whether you like popular horror or something more lesser known, this guy has it. The last time I saw him vending I went home with four awesome prints. They are pop art prints of Pinhead, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Elvira. I keep them in my craft room and everytime I see them I can't help but smile. The joy that these bring me is sweet and twisted, but is joy nonetheless  Looking at the prints Barry of Barry Sachs Barry Goods reminds me of the joy and excitement I when I not only found my horror pop art  but when I brought them home. My hope with this post is to not only expose my readers to an amazing artist, but to help you feel happy, geek out, and maybe even find something for your own homes as well. So sit back, relax, and meet Barry Sachs!

My name is Barry Sachs. I am 30 and live in a small city called Lancaster, PA.
I received my Bachelors of Fine Art majoring in Illustration from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, also located in Lancaster, PA. I'm from a very small family and I have an awesome girlfriend and an adorable cat that I have trained to play fetch. I work full-time as a graphic designer to the pay bills while pursuing a career in illustration. On the side I also paint traditionally and have exhibiting in several local fine art galleries as well as the occasional photography gig.

1. What do you make and sell?

I create and sell prints on Etsy which focus on comic book, fantasy, movie and TV characters portraits. At this point in time, most my work focuses on portraits and characters that exist as TV and movie versions. I will continue to create portrait work, however in the near future I will be starting some more original projects that will be based on horror and mythological monsters.

2. How did you get into making art with comic book characters?

I got into making these portrait illustrations, painted digitally using Adobe Photoshop and sometimes started traditionally in either watercolor or a monotone oil painting as a way to get excited about illustration again. After college I was somewhat burnt out and this was a way get back into illustration and to focus on improving my digital painting skills and knockout paintings in a shorter amount of time, which is an issue since I also work full-time as a graphic designer in order to pay my lovely college loans.

3. How long do you typically spend on a piece from getting an idea to the finished product?

I spend a lot of time creating lists of characters I want to paint and when to finish them by. I tend to go over these lists over and over and choose the ones that have a big impact on my inspiration. A typical portrait can take anywhere from 10 to 20 hours to complete. Sometimes 30 hours if I get really hung up on it.

4. Do you think there will be a time where you decide to put your images on things like t shirts, tote bags, necklaces, or id holders? I know this is a common trend with artists on Etsy that start out selling prints that do well. I have seen everything from prints transferred onto skateboard to shower curtains.

I may someday put my art on other products, however at this time its just not very affordable to create and sell items like shirts, which would have to be pretty expensive just to break even.

5. One print that I noticed right off the bat was the pin up Snow White. Lately, there's been a boom in the re-booted Disney Princess department. Everything from zombie Cinderellas and goth Alice in Wonderland to same sex Eric(a) and Ariel from the Little Mermaid putting Princesses in current times, like Jasmine in military clothes, covered in weapons. There seems to be a split between fans; some love this art and some hate it. What do you personally think of this type of art and what inspired you to do it?

My Snow White piece is one of my older pieces and probably my least favorite. I would actually remove it, however it has had a decent amount of favorites which is why I keep it in the shop. As far as pinup fairy tale art goes, if its tasteful and creative I like it. Pinup illustrations can be sexy, however I feel that there are too many people who try to exaggerate and turn fantasy characters into softcore porn and that just doesn't interest me.

6. I was going to refrain from asking who your favorite superhero is, but I can't resist! Who is your favorite superhero and why? And which of your superhero prints is your favorite and why? I am very curious to see if you will pick the same super hero for both questions.

My favorite superhero is the Christopher Reeves version of Superman. I saw one of the films as kid and from that point on I was hooked and probably drove plenty of teachers crazy with my massive amount of crayon drawings and talk of Superman. Print wise, my favorite print is the 9th Doctor played by Christopher Eccleston. Doctor Who is a close second when it comes to a favorite comic and/or science fiction/fantasy character.

7. Something that I really like about your superhero art is that you have the same Batman characters played by different people. You have the Heath Ledger Joker, but you also have a piece with the Cesar Romero Joker. You also did the same with Batman. What made you decide to not stick with one actors portrayal Joker in particular?

I love both old and new versions of superhero characters. Classic and current characters are equally exciting to me and I simply felt the need to paint and illustrate different versions. Also, since having an Etsy shop is like running a small business, it just makes sense to have items that appeal to a wider audience.

8. One print that really stands out for me is the one titled: To The Moon. What can you tell me about this piece? It is very different from your other pieces and that is one of the main reasons it caught my eye.

To the Moon was a piece that was created as a competition project in college for a live job. My entree for the contest was not chosen, however later on it was published in Pocketful Magazine.

9. A lot of your art is based on characters from comics and graphic novels that were turned into films or a television series. A few of your pieces are on characters that came from regular novels such as Dexter and The Wizard of Oz. Do you think that you will ever do more pieces based on literary characters/works? Working at a bookstore, I feel like I must ask this, especially with Game of Thrones, True Blood, and Boardwalk Empire being so popular these days.

I have actually had a lot of close friends constantly suggesting that I create Game of Thrones artwork. It is something that I plan on doing, however if its based of the TV series I need to actually watch it first. Being able to understand the characters goes a long way to successfully painting and portraying them. I believe thats why my Doctor Who pieces succeed. I am a huge Doctor Who fan and that translates into my art. Game of Thrones will probably happen in the near future as well as some more original art based on other books that do not focus on existing actor's portraits.

10. Lately there seems to have been an explosion when it comes to all things Geek. Comic Con is bigger than anyone could have ever imagined, it feels like every other few months a new comic based film is coming out, and everything has a fandom. My Little Pony has a huge following. A few weeks ago there was a huge Brony Con in Baltimore and a Star Trek one not too far from there. Why do you think there are so many fan bases suddenly, or why do you think they are so much bigger than they have ever been before?

I'm honestly not sure why there have become so many specialized conventions. I can understand comic cons, anime cons and science fiction and horror cons because there is a large audience for those cons. However a convention for something like Bronies seems a bit weird, but who am I to judge. I wouldn't pay to get into a con for such a specialized subject, but if there is an audience for it and it makes those fans happy than by all means go have fun. I also have nothing against Bronies, I don't watch My Little Ponie so it has no appeal to me.

My next few questions are horror related because it's kind of what I am about.

11. Since you are talking to a ghoul, I must mention your classic horror prints. So many Universal Monsters from Frankenstein and The Bride to Dracula and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Are there any other horror icons or images that you have in the works or are thinking of making into prints?

When I decided to start selling work at Comic Cons, my horror art temporarily went on the back burner for  these last few months. I plan on getting back to creating horror themed art very soon. Some will be original work, original compositions based on classic horror icons and some will be based on horror and mythological creatures and monsters. I hope to create some portraits of Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Hell Raiser and similar horror icons. In addition to those guys, I want to create some original work as well. As stated earlier on, horror and mythological monsters are subjects I hope to work on in the near future. They will probably be pretty ambitious and will take a lot of time, more planning, taking photo reference since I plan on having an environment and full figures or even multiple figures in these illustrations. I also plan on doing a good amount of academic research in both historical texts and classical paintings.

12. There are 70 days until Halloween! What are your Top 5 Must Watch Horror Movies for the season?

My top 5 must watch films would have to be: A Nightmare on Elm Street (Original version), Halloween 1 and 2 (Original version, I know these are 2...but I consider them almost one since the story continues right into the 2nd movie), Christine, High Tension, American Werewolf in London. There are so many great movies and I'm sure that I could even change my mind on these at any time. However, at this point these are the 5 that I want to watch right now.

13. If you could sit down and talk to a villain from any horror film, who would it be and why?

Thats a tough one. Pretty much all my favorite horror icons would kill me. Jason Vorhees and Michael Myers are not big talkers, Freddy is fun...but the whole invading my dreams and his hands of blades would be a bit painful. I think I would have to go classic, most likely Dracula.

For those of you interested in learning more about Barry and his work, you can Check Out His Shop, Add Him on Facebook, Follow Him onTwitter, and Follow Him on Tumblr.

For all of my MidAtlantic EAST COAST FANS!!!!! 

Barry has some events coming up!

August 24th : Comiconn in Connecticut
September 7th and 8th : Baltimore Comic Con at table A140

Did you like what you read? Have a question or a comment? Leave us some love in the comments below.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Ghouls Wish List for August 2013

Hey Boils and Ghouls. I decided to switch it up and make a post about items that have caught my eye recently that are too awesome not to share! So, horror hounds beware, these items just might be right up your alley because they are a gore whore must have!

This item caught my eye in a magazine I was reading. It is a pillow made by Horror Decor. This item is a pillow that is the shape of a VHS tape. What makes this item fifty times even more badass is that the center, where a label would normally go, is velcro so that you can pick which movie the pillow features. 

They have everything from Cannibal Holocaust to Suspiria! The pillow costs $20 and movie labels are $5 each. This is a steal considering the size of the pillow and that fact that you can change the movie featured! Get them before Horror Decor realizes they should be charging more!

The next item on my wishlist is something horror fans have been waiting years for! It is finally here, the Friday the 13th boxset with all 12 films on Blu-ray! Previously, only the first three Friday the 13th films and Freddy Vs Jason had been on Blu-ray. Well the wait is over and there is a bonus disc as well!

Now, this item isn't anything new, but it is something I want! It's a mug with the movie poster of my favorite Tim Burton Film on it! If you don't like Beetle Juice then I am probably not friends with you. This mug can be found at Entertainment Earths Website.

I am one of those people that loves handbags, but I try not to buy too many of them because they are expensive and like most accessories and bags, they don't last forever. A few years ago I stumbled upon a company called HOLDFAST Handbags. This company makes handmade bags with retro designs and amazing prints. Everything from wristlets to bowling bags. I fell in love with this batty bag two years ago and haven't brought myself to buy it yet, but that day may come sooner rather than later. 

The last item I am sharing today is a pair of heels made by Iron Fist Clothing and Shoes. This company has some very unique items that are girly and horrifying at the same time. They makes clothes, shoes, and even press on nails! I recently fell in love with their Night A Light pumps and even though I will probably never own them before they sell out and are only on eBay, I still wanted to share them on my wishlist.

I hope you enjoyed this first installment of A Ghouls Wish List.


Sinister Sara