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Mutterings of a Mad Woman

Mr & Mrs Gaunt

on May 29, 2012 - 9:50am

A life half lived is a sad affair, especially when it comes to an end. 

No talents, no money,

not gorgeous nor funny,

and no one to call a friend.

Too worried about what the neighbours would say, they didn't pursue their dreams.

No pumpkins, no ghosts,

no party to host

on their favourite night: Halloween. 

This is the tale of a boring old couple named Mr. and Mrs. Gaunt.

Don't mourn that they're dead

Rejoice it instead,

For now they are free to haunt. 

Remembering Perfessor Evil

on May 17, 2012 - 9:22am

One of the first sites I ever listed on my links page way back when was I have always thought it was one of the best, straight-forward resources online for home haunters of all skill levels. It's also the only site I ever made a point to contribute links to as often as I could despite busy schedules and absences from online forums. And each time, the Perfessor and I would exchange a couple of emails back and forth, often wishing each other happy haunting.

This morning on Dave Lowe's website I was striken...literally stopped in my learn that PerfessorEvil (Rik Cary) had passed away this weekend. My mind couldn't absorb the information. It's unthinkable. HauntProject has been such a constant in my life, and in the lives of countless other haunters. 

He leaves behind a legacy of links and resources that have reached thousands upon thousands of people. He was a champion of Halloween. He will be greatly missed.

I hope there are plans to keep the site running. It would be a shame to see all of his work and generously donated time be lost. 

Check out the 2010 video of his haunt (above) and then see the magnificent additions he had last year in 2011 (below). 


Mortigan the Dead Catcher

on May 8, 2012 - 11:16am

Introducing Mortigan the Dead Catcher. And now, for his story...

Emily Carroll Comics

on May 7, 2012 - 8:39am

Emily Carrol "His Face All Red"

Emily Carroll is a Canadian artist.

Zombie Super Heros

on May 4, 2012 - 2:32pm

I'd watch this film. 

Hulk makes an awesome zombie.

Thanks to Strange Kids Club for posting it today.



Dark Dwellers: The Talpa

on May 1, 2012 - 9:49am


Caves, underpasses and abandoned buildings: these are the places you will find the Talpa. 
Damp. Dark. Uninviting. 
They prefer to be left alone, and usually will not trouble themselves with humans. 
Unless they are discovered by a scanning flashlight. 
More images below.
This figure is approximately 9" tall.

Dark Dwellers: The Nevi

on April 30, 2012 - 2:37pm

I've spent the last few days trying to catch up on posting images to the site. Who knew I was so far behind on this task? I finished last year's minions and created a new photo album for minions made this year

I also included an album for some of the Christmas & Halloween figures I've brought to shows over the years. 

All of these, of course, can be found in the Art Ghoullery, including the newly invented collection of Dark Dwellers

Speaking of which...

The ghoulish Nevi lives on flesh from beetles to rats to humans.

It prefers the meat moldy and rotten, often killing its prey, hiding the carcass, and allowing it to age.

It's not opposed to consuming roadkill but derives more pleasure and satisfaction from capturing its own prey.

Take a closer look at his gruesomeness in the images below.

This figure is just over 9.5" tall.

Little Minions: Hibbert

on April 26, 2012 - 10:22am

It's not horrible deeds that make people distrust Hibbert.

It's his nervous laughter that makes them uneasy.

He can't help it. People make him self conscious.

They stare when he eats his fish heads, even when he's careful not to make slurping noises when he eats the eyeballs.

They whisper about him when he's pulling snails from their shells, even when he made sure the slimy creatures are unconscious.

They move away from him despite his efforts to keep his shawls and cloak clean from the guts and gore that sometimes stick to the fabric.

He doesn't mind so much. It relieves him of the pressure to make small talk. The few times people engage him in conversation, he is taken by surprise and looks at them, wide-eyed, with a twitchy smile and a shrug, and a breathy chuckle. 


Little Minions: Montague

on April 24, 2012 - 3:30pm

I'm not sure how well Monty falls under the category of Little Minions considering he's 12" tall.

And with his boisterous personality, there really is nothing small about him. 

Montague, Master of the Lesser Demons, charmer of Sirens, and hero of hellions. 

No one can conjure a fireball faster, a curse coarser, or a nightmare...nightmarier. 

Despite being a creature of evil and all things unpleasant, Monty is oddly likeable.

Sure, he's bound to torture you without pity but yet you find yourself unable to deny part of you hope it ends in friendship.

Even as you pray the searing pain he's inflicting - so unimaginable it could only exist in a godless world - will end, you're also wondering if he'd come to the barbeque you're planning for next weekend. 

And really, isn't that the Devil's true trick? He does terrible things and will ruin your life, but man he's fun to be around. 



Little Minions: Whizzle

on April 20, 2012 - 3:18pm

Whizzle ain't so bright. But like his Ma always told him, it ain't smarts but hearts that get you through life. 

"My sweet Whizzy" she'd say, "don't you know peoples want to have a pint wit them who's makin'em happy, and not them who's showin' off all the time? Don't you worry, my luv. You show'em your winnin' smile and you'll see what I's talkin' about."

When people first meet Whizzle, and learn his neighbourhood nickname is W(h)iz Kid, they're confused, or think it's a way to make fun him. "Nah" say the locals, "Whiz kid's a wiz at figuring out how to make anybody, anywhere, feel better. He's a sorta...empathic genius".