Saturday, July 24, 2010

Meme For Horror Bloggers From Billy Loves Stu

The First Ever Billy Loves Stu Meme for Horror Bloggers

1: In Ten Words or Less, Describe Your Blog:
The ramblings of a young queer for fear

2: During What Cinematic Era Where you Born?
I was born in 1991 so that would be the Self Referential/Post Modern Era
3: The Carrie Compatibility Question:
Billy Nolan

4: You have been given an ungodly amount of money, and total control of a major motion picture studio - what would your dream Horror project be?

Queer horror films that weren't cheesy and stereotypical. I have a major issue with a lot of gay horror cinema. It's usually gay before it is a horror film, I would so it the other way around. Make it a horror movie with gay charters or surrounds issues in the gay community.

That or I would make a film based off of Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee.
5: What horror film "franchise" that others have embraced, left you cold?

I have refused to take part in the Saw franchise. I haven't seen any and I don't feel the need to. I might try the first one but really it is of no interest to me.

6: Is Michael Bay the Antichrist?

Yes, I heard he is working on a remake of The Birds. That is completely unacceptable.

But I have to say in his Nightmare on Elms St Freddie's makeup was done very well. I enjoyed that he looked more like a real burn victim.

7: Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Frankenstein Monster - which one of these classic villains scares you, and why?

The Wolf Man, I'm not into hairy guys ;]

But in reality Dracula, there is no escaping him. He is dark and good looking(things I can't resist)

8: Tell me about a scene from a NON HORROR Film that scares the crap out of you:
I'll have to get back to you on this.

9: Baby Jane Hudson invites you over to her house for lunch. What do you bring?
Booze and the sheet music for I've Written A Letter To Daddy. AND maybe gun(just in case)

10: So, between you and me, do you have any ulterior motives for blogging? Come, on you can tell me, it will be our little secret, I won't tell a soul.

Suggestions for movies, tips on makeup.

11: What would you have brought to Rosemary Woodhouse's baby shower?
A wire coat hanger and some bleach

12: Godzilla vs The Cloverfield Monster, who wins?
Godzilla, and I hope he would do his cute little clap after

13: If you found out that Rob Zombie was reading your blog, what would you post in hopes that he read it?

"Dear Mr. Zombie,
Please come here to Massachusetts and do horrible, horrible things to me, I know I would throughly enjoy it. ALSO please do a film set in the 50s. I think your style mixed with your eye for era appropriate detail makes me think you could do a great horror film set in the Atomic Era.

Thank you and can't wait to see you in my bedroom,

14: What is your favorite NON HORROR FILM, and why?
Grey Gardens, because I am little Edie Beale

15: If blogging technology did not exist, what would you be doing?
Practicing Makeup! Or watching The Shining.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Zombie a Go-Go

Today I had to go to my mother's work and make her and one of her co workers into zombies(she works in a hospital)! They were doing some sort of presentation with the photos, don't ask me how the zombies connect all I know is that my Mom's work gave me the money back for the makeup I bought. SO of course I bought a little more than I needed so I can use it in the future. But for not having made anyone up as in a zombie for a while I was happy with the outcome. I only had an hour for the two people so I didn't get to get into doing any sort of latex fun! But when I got home I did! I was waiting around for some friends to come over and I ended up making myself a nice bullet wound for my forehead(pictured above, a little washed out but you get the point). I colored it as if I were a zombie because I didn't have any flesh tones(which I'm going to invest in, I think I'm going to buy s0me Ben Nye pots) But in reality I know a bullet to the forehead would be the way to kill a zombie.

I'll have pictures of my mother and her co-worker in the next couple days. I just have to get her to send it to me!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Horror Daze

SO I've decided that this blog is going to follow my work on getting into special effects makeup along with my movie watching, halloween activities and all around darker side of life.

Is it bad that I'm already having second thoughts about going to art school? It's going to be hella expensive and it's not going to be prepping me for the career I want to go into. I want to be in the Special Effects Makeup field. But I know it will b helpful to go to I will learn a lot and get skills that will be helpful.

Well really there's not turning back no anyways. And if it doesn't work out the first year the Savini School will still be there.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Horror Idol

Jack Pierce.
(left in the photo working on Boris Karloff)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Monster Tees

If you didn't know I work at a Hot Topic store in my mall and lately the company has been getting really great horror shirts. I bought a black shirt with all blue printing of the Bride of Frankenstein a while back. The in our clearence section I found a Devils Rejects shirt that kicked ass, it was everyone posed into the last supper and all the color was red so it just looked bloody. It was really well designed.(This shirt a friend rippped a hole in this week)Then we got in a Universal monsters shirt that glows in the dark, which I of course bought( and got bleach on this week) And yesterday I bought another Bride of Frankenstein shirt that is all printed in green! And the best part is I didn't even know it went on clearence until I was paying for it. I also got a Vampira shirt, which was amazing(in the Hot Topic clearence too) I spotted a new Bela Lugosi shirt when I shopping in a different Hot Topic than my own. It was Bela in a room and a whole bunch of spider webs! But my favorite new horror themed shirt was the new Eddie Munster shirt!

Long time, no post!

So I haven't been posting on this blog at all lately because I haven't been watching much for new horror movies. I have't had the time really. I have been getting my pinup studio together and getting ready to run off to art school in August!But now I am getting more down time to watch movies and do what I really like. As of right now my life plan is to go to Montserrat for four years. Major in Graphic design(because there is work in it and I have been told I have an eye for design) and I am going to minor in sculpting. Which will give me a good background for the next step in my plan, which is to go to special effects makeup school! I have had the Savini school in the back of my mind for a while now. So if in four years I still want to go into special effects I will go and get the education I need there and come back to Massachusetts where more and more movies are being shot. But how knows how things will go I am always changin my mind on what I like!

As of late the only horror thing I've done was buy the 100th issue of Rue Morgue! It is pretty kick ass! Totally worth picking up! I loved the coverto start and the content was preatt awesome. It was a lot on Christopher Lee, I haven't seen many of his movies but the articles made me want to!

I'll leave you with one of my favorite horror themed songs.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Death Magazine

In my AP design class I have to do a concentration. For that i decided that I was going to make and design a whole horror zine(seeing as it would be shorter than a real magazine) I've had the idea that I wanted to make a magazine called "Death" because there is a "Life" Magazine. Well, I figured I would have to start acting on this. My design teacher was lovin' the idea, I designed up the logo a few months ago and now I'm playing with it on the computer, with the help of my Best Fag Hag Lesbian. So I figured I would post it on here(mostly so Casey can see because she's my only follower and my design buddy. I'll post more of the pages and layouts along the way. I need to get Photoshop and Illustrator on my computer at home so I can do more stuff like this.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Vampira Con???

So I have about this horror host convention bring theme to Vampira this year. Now I'm kind of thinking I want to go. and by "kind of thinking " I mean I "totally know" It's themed to Vampira, what is more up my alley? The only was this could be more geared tward me was if it was a "Tattooed Kitsch Loving Gay guy convention with Vampira themed events" But since there is no such thing I might have to settle with this.
So I checked out the event's myspace page ( I don't think it has a website, website) and it talks about there being a reproduction of Vampira's set and never before seen clips. I will travel the 13hours to go to this, the only thing is I don't think I have anyone to go with. I don't drive so I'm stuck here in Mass. Another point against going is that I have a tattoo convention the weekend before, which will be costing me a pretty penny and I have to take the weekend. My boss will kill me if I ask for another full weekend off for another convention. But who knows, maybe I can make a trade and work the Sunday before the Vampira thing and skip the last day of the tattoo convention. Well I feel like this Vampira event is a once in a lifetime event to attend so I would be really upset if I missed it. She means a lot to me. Well I must devise a plan, and find out how much this will cost me and if I can afford this.

The Monster Squad

My gal Friday(the 13th), Casey, lends me all the best movies. She lent me a stack of things she felt I needed to watch. A watched a few of them and liked them, didn't like others and when she spotted by the other day she added to the pile with the movies "Trick R Treat"(upon my request! Ugh Love that movie so much) and "The Monster Squad" which I had never seen and she spoke very highly of. So in my spare time, healing, this weekend I wanted to watch a nice horror themed movie so I popped in The Monster Squad hoping that it would be as good as Casey made it out to be in my mind("kick him in the nards" was used so I had to investigate). Well She did deliver I will say that, though I hate how the 80s does horror mostly I really liked this. Rudy, was a total cutie I do love the 80s version of a teenage greaser sometimes, and this was one of those times("Sometimes They Come Back" was not) I feel like the good and evil balance thing could have been done away with but other wise I liked the movie. I wish the plot was a little bit better. I liked the monsters a lot. I was a big fan of Frankenstein's monster becoming friends with the kids. All around I really liked the movie, and I know I will watch it again.

I have to say I really liked the makeup. I'm a sucker for that shit, seeing as that is what I wanted to go into for a while.

Tattooed Horror Harlet

On Friday, the 29th, I got a new tattoo. I had done a post about it and what it was going to be, but I never imagined just how amazing it would come out. My artist, Jeremy Lee, amazes me every time we work together. I have so many different horror tattoo ideas I can't wait to work on with him(INCLUDING MORE VAMPIRA TRIBUTES) When people, uneducated in horror see my tattoos they ask what is it supposed to be? And i have to go in depth about how it's Vampira, a 1950s horror hostess and actress. It saddens me when no one I talk to knows who I'm talking about, not sad because people don't get my tattoo but sad that the world is giving Vampira the recognition she deserves. I really feel at this new generation of young horror fans do not look at past horror enough, if they even do at all, and give it the time and respect it should. The things is, though I'm a part of this horror Generation I am the exact opposite. Modern horror films weren't a part of my life until the last year, but I can't tell you how many times Plan 9 spun on my DVD player, or how many times I recorded Bride of Frankenstein, or Arsenic and Old Lace around Halloween and watched it until some rude family member deleted it. It's just the way that I have always worked, I'm not impressed by Gorror and never have been.

Well I have gotten a little off track. I figure I should maybe show you my tattoo that inspired all of this talk!

Behold! Vampira!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Rob Zombie's Halloween

Now, I know this is sacrilege but I have never seen the original Halloween movies. So now that you know this, here is my take on Rob Zombie's Halloween. I know it's not a remake, it's his take on Halloween, but I feel like people will not be happy that I am commenting on one without seeing the other.

I have to say that I really did love this movie. I think that capturing Michael Myers as a child was an awesome idea. It makes him seem more "made this way" monster type, rather than a crazy killer. The first kill of the movie was the only one that irked me. I liked most of the others, when he killed his step father I was happy. He needed to have his throat slit. I really liked the man playing grown up Michael. I liked how HUGE he was, it was like he was Tiny's little brother. haha

I loved all of the masks that Michael was making. I think that it was just another thing that made him a monster and less of a serial killer. When he was wearing the masks he was the killer and he was just a normal kid when he had them off, well at least in the begining, then the masks took over.(or at least thats what I got out of it)

I hate endings that don't really end, so I can't want to see the next one.

All around I really liked this movie. I like Rob Zombie all together. My one issue with his movies is there is always naked ladies, but never any nudie cuties for me to enjoy. I guess thats because he is a straight male film maker. I guess that just means that there need to be more gay horror movie writers and makers.


Mailia Nurmi the actress who created and played Vampira, the original horror hostess, is one of my obsessions. For years I have loved Vampira and collected different bits knowledge and photos on my computer. Within the last month or so I have found the right picture and set a date for my Vampira portrait. She is getting prime real estate, I plan on giving her the whole upper half of my right arm. Though I have been 18 for only 4 and a half months I have been thinking about a Vampira tattoo for years. I didn't really want to touch my arms too much but I know that Maila deserves the space. I went and saw the sketch, and made my appointment. SO on the 29th at 2:30 I will get Vampira permanently etched into my body. haha I am geting this picture.

I have emailed back and fourth with the people in charge of her estate and they are just so nice and helpful. They helpped me find the right picture for the tattoo and then mailed me photocopies of photos. I guess they have a whole bunch of unreleased photos of her that they are working on archiving and at some point getting on the website, which isn't Vampira's Attic anymore by the way. it's

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Devil's Rejects

Recently I have had a mild obsession with Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects. I have watched it about 5 times since I borrowed it from a friend. I have also watched the documentary on making it upwards of 3 times. I have to say I love this movie. I think he did a great job with it. I had seen House of 1000 Corpses a few months ago and really liked it but I have to say this one really tops it. There is only one part in the movie I can't stomach, which is you have seen it I bet you could guess what I'm talking about. The gunpoint rape. It was just a little too dark for me. I would be open to Bill Mosley doing that to me, but watching him make a frantic woman be forced to do it wasn't as cool. I have to say though, I was almost more disturbed by the part where Sid Haig was having the sex dream, yuck(sorry Sid!)

I do not like the 70s really, I'm a 1950s boy, but Rob really makes the 70s look good. I like how it is un-noticeably the 70s at a lot of points where the time frame doesn't matter but there is a big enough hint of the era when it's needed. Like in the house, its not in your face 70s with music and television and ass ugly clothes, but they have a right cars, and wardrobes. Its not this over done 1970s costume, its just clothes that are from the 70s or look like they are and aren't this cheesy cliche of 1970s fashion.
SO My favorite death in the movie is Wendy Banjo's. I don't care if its the cliche death to like but it was just crazy enough to be my favorite. The effects weren't too bad at all. I think I mostly loved it for the mask made out of her husband's face. I love when a nice appliance is made and used well in a movie. I am a big fan of well done make-up, seeing as I wanted to go into the special effects makeup world for a career. I think The Devil's Rejects has good makeup, just look at Tiny's. I think they did such a nice job on those appliances.
All in all I really enjoyed this movies. I have Rob Zombie's Halloween waiting for me to watch in the morning. I am very excited to see this one. From there I will rent Halloween 2...if that is an option, I don't know. I guess I have to make a trip to the video store to see.
Stay Spooky,

Hellcome to my blog, I mean Welcome.

To say the least, I am new to the world of modern horror. I have always just stuck to watching Vincent Prince movies and other cheesy 1950s films. I have, within the last 6 months or so, expanded my horizons and started to watch modern horror(more like GOREror) movies. I figured I would document my movie watching and findings, along with posting somethings about vintage horror, horror artists, and horror related music. I guess this is my own little version of Rue Morgue(I have always wanted to start my own horror magazine!!)

I am Shane, by the way, I am 18 and live in a small Massachusetts town. I do pinup(and sometimes horror) photography. My favorite movies right now consist of Plan 9 from Outer Space(worst film my ass!) Devil's Rejects, and Trick R Treat.

Happy Haunting,