Saturday, October 31, 2009

Straub talks Horror

Happy Halloween, folks.

Great article over on Salon, talking to Peter Straub about writing Horror.



Check it out.



"There's nothing beautiful about violence and savagery, but there is in the human response, that we can feel ourselves deepened by unhappy things that happen to us. Grief is a very painful emotion because it depends on love. It's the price you pay for love. If you live to have actual experiences, you come face to face with real darkness."

Friday, October 30, 2009

William Peter Blatty's LEGION - Our Next Show



The Exorcist wasn't the end of the story. William Peter Blatty continued the tale in his book, LEGION. WildClaw Theatre will be producing the world premiere stage adaptation by Charley Sherman (The Great God Pan and Dreams in the Witch House) and it will be directed by Anne Adams (director of The Revenants).

LEGION will open on Monday, March 15th at the Viaduct Theatre Mainstage.

And he asked him, "What is thy name?" And he answered, saying, "My name is Legion: for we are many." (Mark 5:9)

Lame-o-ween

That's right. I said it. Though I love the concept of Halloween and dressing up is fun and all...as a costumer it feels like amateur night to me. Halloween is to costumer designers as St. Patty's Day is to alcoholics. All of my usual vintage clothing haunts are just filthy with college kids looking for 'hippie' costumes. The makeup stores are cluttered with girls buying giant hooker fake eyelashes and black lipstick. Yet come next week, these folks will just wad up their "gothic kitty cat" costume and throw it in the closet. Like a bad Catholic, they dabble in horror only once a year on this 'high holiday' of scariness. At Wildclaw, everyday is Halloween and since you are reading this blog so religiously, we assume the same is true for you.

So how do you keep Halloween and make it unholy all year round? Let us know!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nerdcore Horror Calendar (NSFW)

Okay, since the female contingent of WildClaw called out the males of WildClaw for not posting about the zombie strippers at the Admiral earlier this month, we are obligated to inform you that the Nerdcore Horror Calendar is now available.


Horror Babes all year long

You've seen many, if not all, of these folks at comic-cons and horror conventions over the years.

Following the footprints left by the first three calendars, this 2010 edition marks the fourth collaboration between photographer Cherie Roberts and designer/artist Jason Adam, and features giant, awesome photography of industry superstars: geek goddess Justine Joli, Bobbi Starr, Aria Giovanni, Kayla Jane Danger, Karlie Montana, Mosh, and Zoli Suicide.
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+ NERD DATES - Regular and nerdy holidays, including over one hundred important holy days for geeks, including: Major movie releases; conventions like San Diego Comic-Con, Alternative Press Expo, etc. ; anniversaries for major franchises and cult classics; birthdays for of genre favorite creators, actors, writers, and directors; and key fictional happenings, from obscure to awesome.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Americana Kamikaze

Japanese-style Horror, on screen and stage.

Speaking inside boxes the size of coffins, the haunted souls of “Americana Kamikaze” inhabit a world that depending on the moment, appears impossibly vast or claustrophobically intimate. Refracting a Japanese ghost story through an American experimental sensibility, Temporary Distortion, integrating mind-blowing video images and theatrical tension, has created a nightmarish pop aesthetic that deserves your attention.

Witches in Marin

Ah, makes me think of home. Will be there for Christmas.

Always knew there were witches in Marin.

Fairfax market asks witch to leave.

Steve Dahl: Why Halloween scares me -- chicagotribune.com

Steve Dahl: Why Halloween scares me -- chicagotribune.com

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dr. AC mouths off to Contra Costa Times...


Tony Hicks chats with WildClaw's own Aaron "Dr. AC" Christensen and others about the state of horror movies today - where they've come from and where they're going...

(Yes, it's a little Bay Area newspaper, and no, he's not saying anything that hasn't already been said a million times before, but it's still kinda cool to get that call saying, "What do YOU think?")

http://www.contracostatimes.com/movies-dvd/ci_13612384

FOOL'S VIEWS: Boris Karloff/Val Lewton Triple Feature

From 1942 to 1946, when rust was appearing on the Frankenstein monster’s neck bolts, Dracula was grower longer in the tooth, and swaddled swollen mummies were limping along (both figuratively and literally), a savior appeared on the horror horizon who would provide counterprogramming to the usual parade of fur, fangs and putty. That man was Val Lewton, and his arrival at RKO would herald a new style of horror where less was infinitely more, where shadows grew ripe with menace lurking just beyond the edge of the screen. In 1945, he brought Boris Karloff (who had already been a horror legend for nearly 15 years) aboard for a trio of unforgettable chillers that should be required viewing for any card-carrying horror fan.


Body Snatcher, The (1945)
Arguably Karloff’s finest onscreen performance, this is another great-looking piece of atmospheric horror from producer Lewton. Karloff’s Cabman Gray, oozing ill-intentions and menace while remaining innately likeable, emerges as one of the most intriguing characters in film, regardless of genre. Gray has been employed as a grave robber to provide cadavers for Henry Daniell’s professor to use at his medical institute. When there are too few corpses to satisfy demands, Gray goes about supplying them through “other means.” Philip MacDonald and Lewton (as Carlos Keith) do a terrific job adapting Robert Louis Stevenson’s story (inspired by the real-life exploits of body snatchers Burke and Hare). Robert Wise directs with a sure hand, leaving much of the violence offscreen and allowing our imagination to fill in the ghoulish blanks. The street singer sequence, in particular, is a wonder. Daniell proves a worthy foil to Karloff, and the mounting power struggle between them is electrifying to watch. Bela Lugosi appears in a small role (despite his billing) as Daniell’s servant, and his brief scene with Karloff is startling yet strangely moving. The film marked the final time that the two icons of horror would appear onscreen together.


Isle of the Dead (1945)
It’s Karloff’s show all the way in this odd little Lewton production set in Greece during the 1912 war. Playing the ruthless General Pherides, who respects only the letter of the law, he quarantines a group of civilians on an island when an outbreak of plague strikes. However, as the tiny community dies one by one, he begins to believe an old crone’s accusations—that beautiful young servant woman Ellen Drew is really a “vorvolaka,” a wolf-spirit with vampiric tendencies. The unusually curly-headed Karloff is a wonder to watch as he creates another memorable character, and Katharine Emery’s dying woman terrified of being buried alive leaves a strong impression. However, the love story angle between Drew and American reporter Marc Cramer is devoid of chemistry, further slowing the already lethargic pacing by director Mark Robson (who would fare much better the following year with Bedlam.) Still, the quality Lewton production values are in place, with a chilling sequence in the island crypt that will cause nightmares for many.


Bedlam (1946)
This third collaboration of Karloff and Lewton is not a straightforward horror tale, yet contains some chilling moments nonetheless. Karloff is absolutely captivating as Master Sims, the sadistic yet utterly charming chief warden of St. Mary’s of Bethlehem, known as Bedlam. When flinty heroine Nell Bowen (Anna Lee) interferes with Sims’ plans to ingratiate himself to Lord Mortimer (a delightful performance by Billy House), he has her incarcerated as a madwoman under his charge. Within this realm, where Sims has reigned unchallenged for years, their battle of wills escalates as the sharp-witted and steel-spined Nell forms alliances with her fellow lunatics, some of whom are not as they seem. While Karloff is ostensibly the villain of the piece, his presence is so magnetic and fascinating the audience may find it difficult to root for his downfall. Lewton (under pseudonym Carlos Keith) is responsible for the suspenseful and witty screenplay, which contains numerous nightmarish images, including an inmate suffocating from being dipped in gold paint (a precursor to James Bond’s Goldfinger) and a ghoulish “trial” of Sims by his tormented patients. Director Mark Robson, who served as editor and/or writer on numerous earlier Lewton productions, skillfully evokes a shadowy atmosphere of gloom. This marked the final Lewton/RKO teaming, concluding a remarkable string of high quality/low-budget fright flicks.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Stephen King to Write American Vampire Comic Book


© 2009 Rafael Albuquerque

From the press release on Stephen King's site:

"Celebrated short story writer Scott Snyder and artist Rafael Albuquerque will launch a new monthly comic book series from Vertigo in March 2010 with a unique contribution from New York Times bestselling novelist Stephen King. The new ongoing series, AMERICAN VAMPIRE, will introduce readers to a new breed of vampire-a more muscular and vicious species of vampire with distinctly American characteristics. The series' first story arc, to be told over the course of five issues, will feature two different stories, one written by Snyder, the other by King.


Snyder's storyline is one of decadence and deception and Jazz Age glamour. Pearl is an ambitious modern woman with starlet dreams. She frequents Hollywood's speakeasies and dance-halls searching for her first big break, only to find something far more sinister waiting for her.

King's story provides the origin of the very first American vampire: Skinner Sweet, a bank robbing, murdering cowboy of the 1880s. Skinner is stronger and faster than previous vampires; he has rattlesnake fangs and is powered by.... the sun?"

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Gothic fiction quiz


"How well do you know gothic fiction?
With the nights drawing in and Halloween on the way, now is the time to reacquaint yourself with the shadowy pleasures of the gothic novel
" - qouth The Guardian. Clink this link http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/quiz/2009/oct/23/gothic-fiction-quiz to have a go. As a Daemon of WildClaw, I am ashamed to admit that I didn't do so well.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Now with the link

For some reason I am stupid with computers and the link won't show up...here it is

http://www.theninthconfiguration.com/

WEBSITE DEDICATED TO WILLIAM PETER BLATTY

Hello Everyone,

As auditions and preparations for William Peter Blatty's LEGION grow nearer and nearer, I am trying to learn as much information about this wonderful artist as possible. He is a fascinating man! Check out the link above...

Best,
Anne Adams

Friday, October 23, 2009

Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention

This weekend, it's time for one of the best Horror Conventions anywhere in the world,

Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention

Simply, Chicago’s longest-running Horror Convention, as featured on both The E! True Hollywood Story and Anchor Bay’s THE EVIL DEAD Ultimate DVD Set.

Warn Your Kids



Saw this PSA at Boing Boing. And thank God for that. Cthulhu awareness is a critical issue facing today's children. And to think this man, whose story we linked to back in March, has been suppressed in his community for speaking out. THIS IS A BIG DEAL, FOLKS. The children are our future.

HOME RUN INN PIZZA HALLOWEEN VIDEO CONTEST


HOME RUN INN PIZZA HALLOWEEN VIDEO CONTEST

Round 2 Voting Has Begun!

Voting ends 11:59 PM CST on 10/25/09
Each registered email can cast 15 votes per day, just click on the videos HERE to cast your vote.

All 10 finalists will win Home Run Inn Pizza for 1 year and a Flip Ultra Digital Video Camera

The Grand Prize winner wins $2,500 in cash and a Home Run Inn Pizza “Party in a Box” (decorations, free pizza, party supplies, etc)

Visit http://www.homeruninncontest.com/homeruninn/ for more details

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kenneth Hite Signing

Kenneth Hite (DEATHSCRIBE 2009 Juror) will be at Third Coast Comics (6234 N. Broadway, Chicago) at 6 p.m. next Wednesday, October 28th, signing Cthulhu 101 and getting up to R'lyeh knows what kind of fun. Be there or be consumed in terrible agony when the stars come right!

And just before that, at 4 p.m. Central Time, he will be talking Lovecraft and Cthulhu on his old haunt WBEW-FM, with his pal Luis! Streaming live, as always, at vocalo.org.

More Irish Halloween Traditions: Barmbrack


Make some barmbrack to go with your tea, whiskey, beer, or mixture of all three this fine Halloween holiday.

Here's some info directly stolen from the wikipedia entry:

Barnbrack is the center of an Irish Halloween custom. The Halloween Brack traditionally contained various objects baked into the bread and was used as a sort of fortune-telling game. In the barnbrack were: a pea, a stick, a piece of cloth, a small coin (originally a silver sixpence) and a ring. Each item, when received in the slice, was supposed to carry a meaning to the person concerned: the pea, the person would not marry that year; the stick, "to beat one's wife with", would have an unhappy marriage or continually be in disputes; the cloth or rag, would have bad luck or be poor; the coin, would enjoy good fortune or be rich; and the ring, would be wed within the year. Other articles added to the brack include a medallion, usually of the Virgin Mary to symbolise going into the priesthood or to the Nuns, although this tradition is not widely continued in the present day.

And here's a recipe...
Barmbrack

An authentic recipe for the classic Irish fruit bread.
Recipe for Barmbrack, contributed by Mike Lewis

Barmbrack is a traditional Irish spicy fruit bread, and one of my favorite accompaniments to afternoon tea. It's delicious sliced, toasted and buttered - or you can eat it on its own. Similar to the Welsh bara brith, it's easily available in bakeries and supermarkets in Ireland and Britain. It's also quite easy to make at home, although you do need to plan ahead to allow time for the fruit to soak and the dough to rise.

Don't be tempted by inferior barmbrack recipes that use self-raising flour or baking soda. Barmbrack is essentially a yeasted bread (barm is another name for fermented yeast). Recipes that call for chemical raising agents will be quicker, but not nearly as good as this one, which is the genuine article.

Barmbrack is usually baked in a round cake tin. I use a 20 cm (8 in) tin with a loose base, but the recipe works just as well with a rectangular loaf tin. The quantities given here will make one large loaf.

* 2 tea bags, or 3 tsp. loose tea (a strong black blend works best)
* 3½ cups (12 oz, 350 g) mixed dried fruit (raisins, golden raisins/sultanas, currants, candied peel)
* 1 cup (8 fl oz, 240 ml) milk
* 1 tsp. sugar
* 2 tsp. dried active yeast (not instant yeast)
* 3 cups (1 lb, 450 g) strong bread flour (I usually use white flour but you can also use a mixture of white and wheat meal)
* 1 tsp. salt
* ¼ cup (1 oz, 25 g) brown sugar
* 1/3 cup (3 oz, 75 g) butter or margarine
* 1 beaten egg
* 1 tsp. mixed spice

Oven: Pre-heat to 350F (180C).

Start by making two cups (16 fl oz, 480 ml) of strong black tea. Remove the tea bags, or strain the tea to remove the leaves. Soak the dried fruit in the tea. Ideally, the fruit should soak for several hours or even overnight, but if this is not possible, don't worry - just leave it soaking for as long as you can.

Warm the milk until it is hand-hot (you can do this in the microwave). Stir in the teaspoon of sugar and the yeast, and leave in a warm place for about 15 minutes or until it becomes frothy.

Mix the flour, salt and brown sugar in a large bowl. Rub in the butter or margarine. Add the frothy yeast, the beaten egg and the spice. Drain any remaining liquid from the fruit, then add the fruit to the mixture. Mix well to make a smooth dough (add extra flour if the mixture is too wet).

Turn the dough onto a floured board and knead it thoroughly. Place it in an oiled tin, cover with a cloth, and leave in a warm place to rise for 45 - 60 minutes; the dough should have doubled in size.

Place the tin in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes. Remove the loaf from the tin, turn it upside down and put it back in the tin or directly on the oven shelf. Bake for another 20 minutes or so. The loaf will be ready when it sounds hollow when you tap on each of the sides. Cool the loaf on a wire rack before serving.

Halloween Irish Syle


The Irish aren't foolin' around. They (or rather we...and i've got the blue eyes and freckles to prove my heritage) know how to do a holiday proud. Just behold the awesome events planned at the Irish American Heritage Center for Saturday, October 31st!

Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N KNOX AVE • CHICAGO IL 60630 • 773/282-7035

Children’s Area

Actor’s Workshop, Crafts, Magical Tea Party, Readings, Face Painting, Beginner Harp Workshop, Irish Dance Exhibition.
Halloween Costume Parade - Sat 1:45pm

Adult Halloween Costume Party
in the Fifth Province Pub
Live Music:
Dyed in the Wool - 6pm
Reilly - 9:30pm

Meet Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Bram Stoker expert and enjoy a multi-media presentation on the life of Bram Stoker, the Irish writer who gave the world Dracula. After all what would Halloween be without the grand-daddy of all vampires?

Samhain/Day of the Dead: Artists' Ofrendas

The IAHC and Windy City Arts present the annual art exhibit of the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (sow-en) and the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations this fall in its Art Gallery. Both festivals participate in the birth, death and resurrection cycle.

This year, artists will create an ofrenda (or offering), in the style of the Mexican Day of the Dead, dedicated to a favorite Irish author, visual artist or musician. The IAHC ofrendas will concentrate on the artistic work of the selected Irish artist.

Samhain/Day of the Dead: Artists' Ofrendas runs from Friday, October 23 through Sunday, November 15. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm or by appointment. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 9pm on October 23.

Mort Castle on Pseudopod

Lazy, lazy Mr. Morlock neglected to forward this promptly and begs Mort's forgiveness. Mort Castle, friend of WildClaw, DEATHSCRIBE 2008 Panelist, conquerer of Polish and Australian Horror Lit fans (weird, I know, but true) is featured this month on Pseudopod, an exceedingly cool horror podcast.

Pseudopod... Tentacles... Radio Horror... WildClaw is in love.



This is one of Mr. Morlock's favorite short pieces of Mort's, I believe from Moon on the Water. Very very strange, psychologically dense and haunting. It's a sharp audio performance as well. Check it out.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Kitley's Krypt MYSTERY PHOTO #20

Another week, another MYSTERY PHOTO!

Jon Kitley, pillar of the Chicago Horror Community and head honcho over at KITLEY'S KRYPT, wants to challenge your horror knowledge. Week in, week out, he posts a Mystery Photo - sometimes from an obscure horror title, sometimes just an unusual shot from a well-known classic. We figured our faithful Claw readers would enjoy the challenge!

Last week's photo was from William Grefe's 1972 flick STANLEY, where a young Seminole Indian uses his rattlesnake to take revenge on all those he believes have wronged him. Grefe was at Cinema Wasteland earlier this month, so consider this our little tribute to him. The shot is of Alex Rocco about to take a dive into a pool (with a few not-so-harmless friends wriggling around).


Let's see how well you fare with this week's offering:



Send your guesses to: jon@kitleyskrypt.com

If you provide the correct answer, your name will be announced next week on the Kitley's Krypt website (http://www.kitleyskrypt.com), along with a new photo. Even if you don't know the answer, we welcome any sorta-kinda educated guess! So, send in your emails today and good luck!

(By the way, sorry for the lack of a new MP this past week. What with Cinema Wasteland, DEATHSCRIBE and the Music Box Massacre all within a few days of each other, the horror cornucopia spilleth over and over...)

Lovecraft Primer Is Out

The Lovecraft Necronomicon Primer: A Guide to the Cthulhu Mythos by T. Allan Bilstad is out now in paperback.

Scream Awards

Horror Winners of Scream Awards 2009:

Best Horror Movie: "Drag Me to Hell"
Best TV Show: "True Blood"
Best Actor in a Horror Movie or TV Show: Stephen Moyer, "True Blood"
Best Actress in a Horror Movie or TV Show: Anna Paquin, "True Blood"
Best Villain: Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman, "True Blood"
Scream Mastermind Lifetime Achievement Award: George A. Romero

Monday, October 19, 2009

Zombie Wedding Cake

Over at Boing Boing, they have noted a Seattle couple who had a zombie-themed cake for their wedding. The groom proposed by creating a little zombie film.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Damned playing Metro in Chicago


Monday, October 26th, The Damned are playing the Metro in Chicago. Here is a video from 20 years ago - "Plan 9 Channel 7".

video

Saturday, October 17, 2009

AUDITIONS FOR WILLIAM PETER BLATTY'S LEGION

Hey everyone!

I am directing WildClaw's next show: LEGION by William Peter Blatty and would love to have anyone and everyone who is interested in auditioning send me their H/R electronically to pacinoswife@yahoo.com. Important dates to determine whether or not you are available:

AUDITIONS: 2nd Week of November with callbacks the following week.

REHEARSALS: Starting the last week of January

TECH WEEK: March 8th - March 14th

RUN: March 15th - April 18th at The Viaduct Theatre

Hope everyone is having a wonderful October... and come out and audition! This is going to be a very exciting show.

Anne Adams

Friday, October 16, 2009

Whiskey and Tentacles!

I love this Jameson Whiskey ad! Great compact storytelling, striking visuals, excellent punchline.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Untamed

"THE UNTAMED promises to be an epic tale, conceived and crafted not only with a great love of comics, but also a profound understanding of the power of visionary storytelling." -- Clive Barker



Our talented pals, Sebastion A. Jones and Peter Bergting, have created a cool new comic book, The Untamed. Definitely worth checking out!

Mike Mignola Interview on Hellboy



Over at Things From Another World, Elisabeth conducts an extensive interview with Mike Mignola about his wonderful character, Hellboy.

Cthulhu Xmas Wreath



Now that you're over the Zombie Strippers (see entry below) or just need to cleanse your brain pan, how about this sweet Cthulhu Xmas Wreath from Entertainment Earth?

Zombie Strippers at the Admiral Last Night


First of all, I cannot believe that the boys of Wildclaw failed to post this event. Now I may not be a huge fan of stripping for money...but I do think that anyone that can dance on stage in a metal bikini and remove it using a chainsaw deserves your dollar bills and then some. That's art. I heard it was a great success and I am sure it will happen again.

THE BROOD at the Music Box

David Cronenberg's THE BROOD (1979) screens tomorrow night at the beautiful Music Box. Friday, October 16 at MIDNIGHT.



Start your weekend off the WildClaw way with mutant kids and quack doctors. Sounds lovely.

"It's Cronenberg's Kramer Vs. Kramer - although Benton's film never featured dwarfish homicidal psychopaths amongst its methods for bridging irreconcilable differences" ~ Movie Gazette

Synopsis from IMDB:

A man's wife is under the care of an eccentric and unconventional psychologist who uses innovative and theatrical techniques to breach the psychological blocks in his patients. When their daughter comes back from a visit with her mother and is covered with bruises and welts, the father attempts to bar his wife from seeing the daughter but faces resistance from the secretive psychologist. Meanwhile, the wife's mother and father are attacked by strangely deformed children, and the man begins to suspect a connection with the psychologist's methods.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

M&M's Halloween Quiz


Here's a solidly challenging horror movie quiz game, and some pretty cool artisty as well. Check it out!

http://us.mms.com/us/dark/dark_game.jsp

Monday, October 12, 2009

Theatre In Chicago

Theatre in Chicago has a nice little interview with our fearless leader, Charley Sherman.

Spotlight on Horror.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Halloween Makeup Looks up at MAC Cosmetics


As a makeup artist, I always look forward to the Mac Cosmetics makeup looks for Halloween. They do them every year...and they are always fabulous. Definitely more fashion forward than spooky...still they offer some wonderful ideas that give a stunning impact. Check them out on facebook...

Tonner Fashion Zombie Dolls!


What to give the horror collector who has everything? How about some fashionable Zombies? Who says just because you eat brains that you cannot also love your Jimmy Choo's? Not me sister.

Check out the latest offerings from the Tonner Doll Company. These Fashion Zombies are a part of their darker, edgy Re-imagination lineup. I love em. They are a bit spendy but super darn cool. You can pre-order them locally at the marvelous Gigi and Sherry's Dolls. #773-594-1540.

More info:
Death By Fashion
T9FTDD05 DRESSED DOLL $209.99 LE500

LANA LANG Sculpt GREY EYES/Skin Tone: Cameo
Prototype shown; hair has been heavily styled for concept photos; doll will ship with regular fashion feet as opposed to convertible basic turnout feet as shown in prototype image; body type is the smaller bustline 'Geisha' body. The ghastly undead is swathed in a chartreuse and grey chiffon dress over black multi-patterned mesh tights and lace-up high-heeled shoes. Mesh armbands, gold chain earrings, and intricate chain necklace also included.

Death Becomes Her

T9FTDD06 DRESSED DOLL $209.99 LE500
MAGNOLIA Sculpt BROWN EYES/Skin Tone: Cameo

Prototype shown; hair has been heavily styled for concept photos; doll will ship with regular fashion feet as opposed to convertible basic turnout feet as shown in prototype image; body type is the smaller bustline 'Geisha' body.. This damsel of decay arrives in an ethereal chiffon gown with meticulous shirring over multi patterned mesh tights. Askew chain earrings, matching necklace, and criss-cross faux leather high-heeled shoes also included; display stand included.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Predator thanks you...

Look at those thankful eyes...you make his neon-green-blood-filled heart go pit-a-pat...



Thank you to all of the writers, directors, performers, foley artists, musicians, readers, sponsors, the Music Box, and our AUDIENCE for making Deathscribe 2009 such a success.

And hearty congratulations to our winning Deathscribe, Chris Hainsworth, for his radio play Remembrance.

We're already looking forward to next year, and we hope you are too!

Couldn't make it to Deathscribe? Don't be afraid (be very afraid), check the blog in the coming weeks for new Blood Radio podcasts featuring recordings of this year's festival.

Nightmares unceasing.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Win a FREE Horror Master Trivia iPhone/iTouch app!!

Babaroga and WildClaw Theatre are teaming up to bring you more horror entertainment than you can shake a sharpened stake at! (try saying that ten times fast)

This FRIDAY, Oct 2, starting at 10AM CST, the first 10 people to purchase advance tickets to WildClaw Theatre’s 2nd International Festival of Horror Radio Plays, DEATHSCRIBE 2009, will also receive a FREE download of Babaroga’s new game, HORROR MASTER TRIVIA.

With HORROR MASTER TRIVIA, players take an entertaining ride through the colorful past of Horror culture. Players will sink their fangs into hundreds of challenging multiple choice questions from the world of Horror, as they take on ten increasingly difficult (and frightening!) levels. With over 1,300 questions, horror themed art, music and sound, and challenging categories such as 1980s, 1990s, Cult Favorites and more, HORROR MASTER TRIVIA has a little something for just about any fan of Horror movies and Horror culture.

Like any good low-budget horror flick, HORROR MASTER TRIVIA will give Horror fans the thrills and chills for cheap. The game is priced at just 99 cents in the Apple iPhone App Store. (Note: This app is ONLY available for the iPhone/iTouch platform.)

To purchase your ticket for DEATHSCRIBE and receive your free download, be one of the first 10 people to visit TicketWeb starting 10am CST on Friday, October 2, 2009 by clicking **HERE**

DEATHSCRIBE will be performed Monday, October 5th, 2009 at 8pm at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave, Chicago. For more information about DEATHSCRIBE or WildClaw Theatre, visit www.wildclawtheatre.com