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Who is Ghoul Friday?

I'm a Canadian artist living in Toronto, Ontario. When I'm not transforming my house into a ghoulish scene at Halloween, I'm creating mini-monsters for local shows in the city (and occasionally, for sale online).

But that's jumping to the end of the story. Here's the beginning...

It started when my mother let me spray paint a tombstone on the concrete wall of our basement for my Grade 4 Halloween party.

It was my first real Halloween party, and I wanted it to be great. I constructed a haunted house the length of the basement and lead people through dangling, slimy snakes hanging from the ceiling - just one example of the many forms and obstacles waiting for them in the shadow. I hadn't gotten over my fear of the dark, and I was deathly afraid of being in the basement alone (never mind with the lights off), but to make sure I could see well enough to safely guide each guest one by one through the haunted space, I sat alone in the pitch black basement for 20 minutes before the party goers even started to arrive.

That's when she was born, the little ghoul in the basement. Since then, she has come back to me every year, usually in late summer, ready to build creatures for Halloween. Sure, she's there throughout the other months, peeking through my eyes at the newest horror film being released, or tickling my neck so I turn to see the brochure for the Festival of Fear coming to the city.

But it's in August when she whispers "Is it time to sit in the dark?"

Yes Friday. It's time. What friends shall we create this year?

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hi's picture

Just wanted to say hi
that's a nice story you have there.
have fun...
-lancekik from halloweenforum

Ghoul Friday's picture

Thanks for the post. Glad you liked the story.

"That's when she was born,'s picture

"That's when she was born, the little ghoul in the basement. Since then, she has come back to me every year, usually in late summer,"

goosebumps and spinal type chills ;)
I love this stuff!!!
thanks

ithurt

cylonfrogqueen's picture

Just checking your site GF. Love your site, love talking to you, love your work !
See you !

Eve Noir's picture

nice to meet you. your website is really cool. as are you! great story too. love your art pics and the pic you use for your profile! i added your button to my blogger btw.
~take care, eve

Dawn's picture

Just wanted to thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving such kind comments... and you are very welcome for the "shout out", thank YOU for having some of my favorite and most inspiring pages on the web! :)

Ardeth Blood's picture

Thanks for dropping in. It's always good to see a fellow creepy ghoul around the net. Feel free to stop by again anytime.

Creeping Screams!

Zombie Head's picture

Cool site.

Fangs's picture

Sweet story! I too had a Halloween party when I was younger in my grandparents basement. My uncle got a bunch of dry ice to make fog on the floor--it was so cool, but slippery-whoopsie!

You are such a sweet person! And may I add: I LOVE Edmond's Carousel!!!!!!! Take care and talk to you again soon!

Haura Laura's picture

I love your website! I can't wait to get home from work and see what you're up to. The polymer clay pumpkins you made are sweet. Could you explaine how you made them ? I would like to make some myself. How to make Dinko Skull with polymer clay is a great sight. Check it out! Keep up the great work.

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