Friday, April 30, 2010

Free Comic Book Day This Saturday!

One of the best days of the year is tomorrow: Free Comic Book Day!  get to your local comic book store for some floppy goodness.

Here is a brief run-down on the spookier offerings available:

Creative Team: (W/A) Various
For FCBD 2010, fans can read the first 8 pages of 4 incredible titles showcasing Radical's innovative "Bigger Books! Bigger Value!" format. Wesley Snipes and director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) join writer Peter Milligan and artist Jeff Nentrup for the sci-fi saga, After Dark; Jonah Hex's Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray deliver Time Bomb, featuring art by comics legend Paul Gulacy; Driver for the Dead will keep your heart racing with a tale of action, horror and voodoo from writer John Heffernan (Snakes on a Plane) and artist Clint Langley (Sláine); and finally, Radical presents The Rising, from creator/writer E. Max Frye (Band of Brothers) and artist J.P. Targete (Pixar's John Carter of Mars)! 32pgs, FC

Del Rey Showcase 
Creative Team: (W/A) Various
Featuring previews of Del Rey's upcoming comics and graphic novels including: The Last Airbender by Dave Roman, Alison Wilgus, and Nina Matsumoto; The Talisman: A Collision of Worlds by Stephen King, Peter Straub, and Tony Shasteen; Odd is On Our Side by Dean Koontz, Fred Van Lente, and Queenie Chan; Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies: The Graphic Novel by Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith, Tony Lee, and Cliff Richards. 32pgs, FC

Fearless Dawn/Asylum Press Sampler
Creative Team: (W/A) Steve Mannion, Various
Featuring a sampling of new and upcoming Asylum Press titles! Steve Mannion's Fearless Dawn features our favorite new heroine battling a troop of mutants; Black Powder, a bloody frontier adventure by Dwayne Harris; Warlash: Origins is a tale of Bladeviper by Royal McGraw and J.C. Wong; Farmhouse by Elizabeth J. Musgrave and Szymon Kudranski, a tale of a drifter who falls in love with an artist undergoing an experimental art therapy; armored hero vs. brain-eating monsters in Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis by Frank Forte; and a look at Jason Paulos' EEEK!, a retro-style horror anthology.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

THE FOG and NEAR DARK (Horror Society's WOMEN OF HORROR 2)

FIVE GREAT REASONS to join Horror Society this Saturday, May 1st for the Women of Horror 2 Film Festival:

1 - Movies: 12 great films lined up. Shorts and feature length including Near Dark and The Fog on 35mm.

2 - Guests: Great guests for Q&A's, rocking out, and giving kisses of death including Devi Snivley, Shayla Beesley, Laura Szymber, Kryssie Ridolfi and Svengirlie.

3 - Vendors: Over a dozen different local vendors from authors to artists, filmmakers, crafters, zombie rights activist, and more.

4 - Booze/Food: Portage Theatre's concession stand offers nachos, hot dogs, bratwursts, popcorn, candy, wine and beer.

5 - Raffle/Auction: This year, Horror Society is raising funds for Kreepylady Kristin's medical bills. We have a ton of great items for raffle and auction. Everything from t-shirts to gift certificates to signed collectibles!!


5PM - 2AM


For more details regarding Horror Society and the Women of Horror 2 Film Festival visit:

Spread the word to your friends, lovers, enemies, neighbors and pets! We'll see you there...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Horror of Hoarding

Long night for Mr. Morlock couple weeks ago. No, not that spur-of-the-moment weekend bender in the Peoria *ahem* massage parlor. The other night: striking the set, lights, sound, props, etc. for LEGION.

(what? never got around to seeing LEGION and now it's vanished into the past? don't cry at me, weepy-pants, you had your chance)

So for the past week and a half Chateau Morlock looks rather like an abattoir (I mean more than usual), what with the severed heads, blood-stained furniture, soiled hospital gear, spikey, naily, staplely lumber. Admittedly, the bloody oars upon which poor Thomas Kintry was crucified look rather smart above the mantle. And the Cthulhu Jr. tentacles from "Dreams in the Witch House" explode rather fetchingly from the toilet in sun room (don't ask.)

But Mr. Morlock gets rather queasy when his environment is even moderately cluttered. Thoughts of true squalor can wake him up screaming. It's nowhere near as bad as it has been or could be, but Mr. Morlock anxiously looks forward to a pleasant weekend evening when he can either return all borrowed items to their rightful owners, or else burn them ceremoniously in his back yard.

Kinda hoping for the latter. Kinda hoping y'all can join him.

Kitley's Krypt MYSTERY PHOTO #42

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 director Jose Ramon Larraz's deceptively simple, highly satisfying tale of bisexual bloodsuckers, VAMPYRES (1974). The Sapphic duo, played with highly charged sensuality by Marianne Morris (as the darker, mysterious Fran) and Anulka (blonde, fresh-faced nymph Miriam) take up residence in a remote English countryside estate, flagging down unsuspecting male drivers to take home for an evening snack. In addition to their daily iron intake, these vampires enjoy all pleasures of the flesh, and Larraz delivers the goods in numerous well-shot, sexy interludes between the lovers and their victims. The fine ensemble performances, handsomely nuanced photography, and James Clark’s light tinkling piano/flute score belie the low budget, contributing immeasurably to a realistic atmosphere of gloom. A must-see for fans of vampire cinema!

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

Send your guesses to:

If you provide the correct answer, your name will be announced next week on the Kitley's Krypt website (, 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!

Dr. AC's Rec of the Week (C)

Greetings, blood brothers and sisters!

Time to once again delve into the elusive vaults of horror, unearthing forgotten gems and undiscovered treasures. Hope you've been enjoying the expedition thus far! This week, we'll "C" what we can find for you.

(Note: I realize that I've unwittingly started a trend where my two choices spring from two decades: the '80s and the 2000s. Oddly enough, the pair that I selected this week also follow that pattern. I suppose we could alter our course, but it's been fun thus far, don't you think? Let's see where this dark path takes us...)

Changeling, The (1980)
This stellar haunted house tale usually takes a back seat to the big budget envisioning of Stephen King’s The Shining, released the same year. But in many ways, Peter Medak’s smaller film, loaded with creepy atmosphere and tightly fashioned suspense sequences, surpasses any axe-swinging histrionics that Kubrick dishes out. As a grieving composer recovering from the deaths of his wife and daughter (a harrowing pre-credits sequence), George C. Scott anchors the picture with a compelling strength and vulnerability. Roused by a murdered child’s spirit in the mansion where he has retreated, Scott’s utter conviction with which he seeks to uncover the mystery is riveting. There’s also the neat subplot of Melyvn Douglas’ duplicitous politician, whose backstory proves more and more integral to the house’s healing. William Gray and Diana Maddox have crafted a marvelous script, one that functions not only as a pure ghost story but equally well as a character study charting Scott’s journey back from the abyss of tragedy and loss. Well worth seeking out.

Calvaire (2004)
This rare genre offering from Belgium presents a few novel twists on the well-worn “travelers off the beaten path” trope. After his car breaks down en route to the next holiday gig, low-rent crooner Laurent Lucas stumbles into a backwards backwoods community devoid of women. Taking shelter at a nearby inn, he soon finds himself captive in a nightmarish scenario that manages to surprise and unnerve without resorting to eviscerations. Kudos to director Fabrice Du Welz, who co-wrote the script with Romain Protait, for his skillful evocation of dread-filled atmospherics, as well as one of the strangest dance sequences ever to pass through a camera lens. Watch for appearances from Eurobabe Brigette Lahaie and High Tension’s Phillipe Nahon.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Horror moves into the West End

The play "Ghost Stories", which I blogged about a while ago, is.... "A truly terrifying theatrical experience written and directed by The League of Gentlemen's master of the macabre, Jeremy Dyson, and Andy Nyman, co-creator and director of Derren Brown’s television and stage shows and star of Dead Set and Severance."
It moved from Liverpool Playhouse to the Lyric Hammersmith in London and will soon be transferring to The Duke of Yorks Theatre, in the heart of the West End. A true theatrical horror success. Click here for the trailer and website.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Concrete Blonde Bloodletting Tour

20 years of Bloodletting. The band, Concrete Blonde, has embarked on a tour to capture the essence of vampires again. They will be at The Vic in Chicago on June 12th. Check listing for other shows in other towns.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dr. AC's Rec of the Week (B)

Howdy troops,

The Doc is back for another round, tipping you off to some of the "good stuff" that isn't necessarily sitting on the Blockbuster shelves nor running in an endless loop on TNT. No, sometimes the task of a horror fan is to dig just a little deeper to find the gold...and the gold is out there, my friends.

This week, we're serving up a double dip of "B" films:

Beyond, The (1981)
Considered by many to be Italian director Lucio Fulci’s masterpiece, this is an eye-popping good time for those who like their gore dripping and their storylines incoherent. As near as can be determined, the film revolves around an old hotel in New Orleans that has in its basement “the seven doors of evil,” one of which gets opened by a troubleshooting plumber. (Wouldn’t you think it would be harder than that? Guess not.) That’s all the excuse that Fulci needs to open his arsenal and soon, corpses are rising from the dead, eyeballs are pushed, prodded, and poked out of their sockets, faces are melted with acid, and other gross-outs ensue. In one of the most audacious set pieces, a nest of tarantulas make a slow and deliberate feast of an unconscious victim (complete with grimace-inducing munching and crunching noises on the soundtrack). While the film’s narrative is nearly incomprehensible, there is plenty of imaginative camerawork and art direction amid the mayhem, creating an unsettling mood (as if those spiders weren’t unsettling enough). Filled with numerous memorable scenes, including a knockout final sequence.

Black Sheep (2006)
As surely as Peter Jackson drew inspiration from childhood idols Willis O’Brien and Ray Harryhausen, Jonathan King’s admiration for his fellow Kiwi filmmaker’s early madcap horror/comedies is apparent in nearly every scene. Much like Bad Taste and Braindead (aka Dead-Alive), the characters are drawn large and loud, then inhabited by appealing, offbeat actors. Nathan Meister plays Henry, a New Zealand sheep baron’s younger offspring waylaid by a chronic fear of the woolly ones due to childhood trauma at the hands of his sadistic, bullying elder brother. Now grown, Angus (Peter Feeney) has moved into genetically engineering his ovine, the fallout of said experiments resulting in the most ill-tempered baa-baa’s ever to graze a hillside. Of course, the joke of turning the proverbial docile lamb of the field into a homicidal carnivorous beastie is the basis for King’s (who also scripted) black comedy, but thanks to Jackson’s Weta Workshop, audiences are also treated to several half man/half sheep monstrosities and a troughful of off-color intimations that Angus’ contributions to his work may extend beyond just his brainpower. Blessedly free of CGI, directed with verve and performed with "shear" abandon, this may not be a classic for the ages, but it’s bloody fun and one of the best horror/comedies since Shaun of the Dead.

Kitley's Krypt MYSTERY PHOTO #41

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 the classic, once-long-missing-from-the-public-eye slasher THE BURNING (1981). Notable for a variety of reasons, why this one took sooooo long to make it to the shiny silver disc format is a question best left to the experts. The good news is that Cropsy and his distinctive shears are finally among us so that everyone can take a good look at Tom Savini's superb makeup f/x (right up there with The Prowler and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter as far as bloodletting goes). Also, keep an eye out for rising stars Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens and Holly Hunter. Add in former Miramax head honcho Harvey Weinstein as producer and Rick Wakeman (of the rock group YES fame) providing the "killer" score, you've got a recipe for a good time Saturday night. Check it out!!!

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

Send your guesses to:

If you provide the correct answer, your name will be announced next week on the Kitley's Krypt website (, 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!

Monday, April 19, 2010

WildClaw Special and Old Neighborhood Grill

It's summer! The demons have stopped tormenting Sunlight. The Gemini killings have stopped. For now. So, hey! It's a great time to hop on up to Evanston and enjoy the company and eats at Old Neighborhood Grill. Tell John and Matias that WildClaw sent you and you'll get 10% off your bill. Bring in your LEGION program and get 25% off all orders over $25.

[Old Neighborhood Grill is an official sponsor of LEGION]

Saturday, April 17, 2010

2 days left to see William Peter Blatty's LEGION!!!

Hello there you lovers of horror.

This is Anne Adams, director of Legion, wanting to give one last final huge shout out to  her AMAZING cast. You all are wonderful and it has been an absolute joy and honor to work with all of you. The deamons of Wildclaw will surely mourn a while after your departure. I heart you guys:)

If you love theatre, if you love horror, and especially if you love both, and feel you would appreciate a weird, wonderful ride, come on out to the Viaduct tonight at 7:30 p.m. or tomorrow (Sunday) at 3:00 p.m. for our final weekend.  All info about our show can be found on our website at

This has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding, f@$%ing hard yet enjoyable experiences I have EVER had in the theatre. It has been a huge risk on all fronts, and I couldn't have asked for a better group of actors and designers to go with me on this intense journey. I consider you all my family now, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT:)

-Anne Adams

Friday, April 16, 2010

LEGION is closing...I cry a single psychotic tear...

Some thoughts on the closing of LEGION:

1. This cast has been one of the best groups I myself have ever worked with. I think many in the group would echo that statement. I've looked forward to seeing these folks every week, and the fact that we're doing a play about murdered priests and the problem of evil has brought us that much closer.

2. Doing a play about murdered priests and the problem of evil is a great way to meet people.

3. I will be eternally thankful to Anne Adams for giving me a chance at playing Sunlight. It's the most fun (and most challenging) role I've ever had the pleasure of playing. I'm also completely physically wasted by the end of every show. She also wanted to punch me in the face several times during the process and didn't. So thanks for that, Anne.

4. WildClaw has the best designers in Chicago storefront theatre.

5. I sincerely wish Mr. Blatty could have seen the production because I think he'd be very pleased. It's hugely ironic to me (and also indicative of the Hollywood process) that Charley Sherman's adaptation of LEGION was actually truer to Blatty's book than Blatty's own screenplay which he then himself directed. Hard to believe thinking on The Exorcist 3 that Amfortas isn't present. Love Amfortas. Love Matt Engle as Amfortas. And the EVP! Oh the EVP!! Such great stuff, not to mention the whole discussion of duality, two souls, The Double. Regardless...wish he could have been here. Be a thrill to meet the hell of a writer.

6. That if someone wasn't already crazy when they put them in a straightjacket, the straightjacket would DRIVE THEM INSANE. No question.

7. Aly Greaves' concept for my makeup amazes me every night. After every show I come backstage, get out of my costume, and sit down to remove my makeup, and as soon as I look in the mirror I think, "Oh, fuck..."

8. Speaking of makeup, back in the dressing room after one of our Friday night shows, just before we announced it wide, Casey and I announced to our castmates that we were engaged. It wasn't until later that I realized I still had my mangled face on when I told everyone "Casey and I are getting married." Apropos to my life.

9. I was surprised by my own ability to crow like a rooster and bray like a donkey. Neighing like a horse however, is impossible for humans to replicate I've decided (eh, I'm sure someone can do it...)

10. I love WildClaw. I could not be happier to be a part of this company. Horse blanket.

Scott T. Barsotti
(Sunlight/Damien Karras)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Episode #014 Blood Radio Podcast

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In this episode, we talk about WildClaw Theatre's latest horror hit, the stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty's LEGION. We throw some love to our kind sponsors, and highlight some special upcoming theatrical events around Chicago.

Fear the Fifteenth

Happy Tax Day, friends.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dr. AC's Rec of the Week (A)

Hey Kids,

Wanted to see about starting a new feature here on Blood Radio. Similar to our "Watch or Die" segment on the BR podcast, The Good Doctor will be recommending lesser known/unsung fright flicks for those of you out there combing the video shelves or Netflix queue for something tasty to watch.

We'll kick things off with a couple of "A" flicks, because hey, you gotta start somewhere.

Alien Raiders (2008) (1st viewing) d. Rock, Ben
Despite being saddled with a supremely silly and lackluster title (or perhaps because of it), this scrappy little sci-fi/horror flick is a hell of a lot better than one would expect. Borrowing and twisting a wealth of classic genre tropes (in particular John Carpenter’s The Thing), Rock’s film centers on a team of scientists-turned- assassination squad lay siege to a supermarket, hoping to quell a mutating parasitic uprising. Well shot, well acted, well played, well done – with the minor caveat that the “twist” ending isn’t much of one.

Angst (1983) (1st viewing) d. Kargl, Gerald
Amazingly ambitious cinematography and a mesmerizing central performance from Erwin Leder elevates this low-budget Austrian serial killer flick well beyond its slasher brethren. Preceding John MacNaughton’s Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer by three years, Kargl’s close-up identification with a recently released from prison psychopath is chilling, especially when the murder scenes do not go as planned. No teleporting masked psychos – here, things get authentically messy, clumsy and terrifying. Difficult to find on VHS or DVD, but relatively accessible via streaming links such as this one: Highly recommended.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraft is a great essay on horror fiction. Here is a snippet from the introduction - the link to the full text being this 


"THE OLDEST and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. These facts few psychologists will dispute, and their admitted truth must establish for all time the genuineness and dignity of the weirdly horrible tale as a literary form. Against it are discharged all the shafts of a materialistic sophistication which clings to frequently felt emotions and external events, and of a naïvely insipid idealism which deprecates the æsthetic motive and calls for a didactic literature to "uplift" the reader toward a suitable degree of smirking optimism. But in spite of all this opposition the weird tale has survived, developed, and attained remarkable heights of perfection; founded as it is on a profound and elementary principle whose appeal, if not always universal, must necessarily be poignant and permanent to minds of the requisite sensitiveness."

Friday, April 9, 2010

Cabin in the Woods News and Anticipation....

Whedon fans rejoice...Cabin in the Woods is scheduled for release 2/5/2011.  The cast is awesome and just filthy with familiar Whedon-verse folks. One of the actors, Dan Payne, chats a bit about his role in the film at about the 10 minute mark in a recent interview.  It may be spoilery though...

Here's some more info:

The Cabin in the Woods Revealed to Be a Creature Feature

6 April 2010 10:41 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »
The Cabin in the Woods is a Creature Feature The storyline for the upcoming Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon film The Cabin in the Woods, although an interesting new detail has emerged from this weekend's WonderCon. Sci Fi Wire spoke with actress Amy Acker, who revealed that the film will be a creature feature.
"There's a lot of scary monsters," Acker said in an interview to promote her new ABC series Happy Town. "It's a scary movie."
She also added more details, saying, "It is about a cabin in the woods. You've figured it out. Yeah, it's about a cabin in the woods. It does take from the sort of formula of the horror movie of this group of young kids who go away to a cabin in the woods for the weekend, and everything that happens and what you think is supposed to happen."
The Cabin in the Woods comes to theaters January 14th, »

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Slayathon 2010! Buffy Viewing for Charity=Awesome Fun!

Horror fans...Buffy is great.  Spending the day watching Buffy to raise money for sick kids is even better...

7th Annual Slay-A-Thon
Make-A-Wish Foundation Benefit

Saturday, June 20, 2009
11:30 AM - Midnight

Dave &  Buster's Gold Coast - Showroom
1030 N. Clark Street (Clark at Oak)
Chicago, Illinois

In 6 years...
$67,000 raised...
13 wishes granted...

Wildclaw is very jealous of Lifeline's Neverwhere Floating Market

Well at least I'm very jealous.  Sure to be a good time.

Huzzah! J.K. Rowling Isn’t Done With The ‘Harry Potter’ Universe, But Where Could The Series Go? » MTV Movies Blog

Be still my heart...more Potterverse! Yes I know, not horror...but still exciting and filled with witches, vampires, werewolves, and other horroresque things. 

J.K. Rowling Isn’t Done With The ‘Harry Potter’ Universe, But Where Could The Series Go? » MTV Movies Blog

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tentacles, Lovely Tentacles

We here at WildClaw love tentacles. And I love this shirt.

Sci-Fi and Lair of the Minotaur

This Saturday, just before midnight at the Music Box Theatre, the penultimate (that means second-to-ultimate, y'all) event of the Sci-Fi Spectacular is the screening of "Evil Power" by The Lair of the Minotaur. This is notable, not only because Lair of the Minotaur is an incredibly awesome, melt-your-face local metal band and this new tune will be heavier than a neutron star, but also because the video is directed by Friend of WildClaw, and all-around Blood Stud, RYAN OLIVER.

Oliver was the man behind the gruesome biological effects of "The Great God Pan" and the amazingly, disturbingly realistic zombie head shots that crowned last year's production of "The Revenants." Check out the myspace page of his production company, Deathblow, for details on his current project, "She-Bang," a sort-of all-women version of "The Warriors." Seriously. Cool stuff.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

OMG: Hellraiser Pinhead Child Costume

The Exorcist and LEGION Republished in One Volume

Cemetery Dance Publications, best known for their work with Stephen King and Dean Koontz, is also publishing collectible editions by William Peter Blatty.

In 2009, they published a special hardcover edition of his classic haunted house novella, Elsewhere. The signed editions are sold out, but the trade edition is now in its second printing.

In 2010, Cemetery Dance will publish The Exorcist and Legion in one special volume. Featuring the two classic William Peter Blatty novels in one beautiful volume for the first-time ever, this oversized deluxe special SIGNED edition will be a must-have for any collector of horror. This incredible collector's edition also includes original B&W artwork by acclaimed artist Keith Minnion and the entire career spanning interview
conducted by Cemetery Dance Managing Editor Brian Freeman, covering Blatty's life and career from the 1950s to the present. Both the Limited Edition and the Lettered Edition are signed by William Peter Blatty and there are no plans at this time to publish a trade edition of this special volume.

And finally, Cemetery Dance magazine issue #62 was a William Peter Blatty Special Issue featuring three original contributions by Blatty: "Epilogue: The Exorcist" and "Prologue to Exorcist III: Legion", which were "lost" sections of the screenplays of those movies, and "Terry and the Werewolf", an original short story Blatty wrote in the 1960s that never saw print. Also in the issue was an excerpt of a career spanning interview conducted by Cemetery Dance Managing Editor Brian Freeman and "An Invitation To The Dance, Legion: Exorcist III" by Kealan Patrick Burke. The cover artwork was painted by Les Edwards.

[Cemetery Dance Publications is an official sponsor of WildClaw's LEGION]

Kitley's Krypt MYSTERY PHOTO #40

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 a bit of a twist, as it certainly resembled imagery that one might have found in a classic Hammer flick. This is probably not a coincidence either, being that it did come from Britian, land of the Studio That Dripped Blood. However, the shot is from the BBC's 1977 production of COUNT DRACULA, starring Frank Finlay, Susan Penhaligon, and Louis Jourdan as the Count. Releaed on DVD a couple years ago, it's well worth checking out for the classic bloodsucker completists out there.

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

Send your guesses to:

If you provide the correct answer, your name will be announced next week on the Kitley's Krypt website (, 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!

Monday, April 5, 2010

House On The Rock/"American Gods" Event

The House on the Rock played a pivotal role in Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel, American Gods. They are now planning a special celebration of this connection and Event Packages are now on sale.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A special birthday

Many happy RIP returns of the day to The Claw himself.

Zombie Tattoos

Check out these cool and cruel zombie tattoos.

Click on the tattoo above to see more!

Friday, April 2, 2010

DIY: Scary Easter Bunnicula Craft....

It's spring.  Bunnies are everywhere....lurking. suck your blood.  Make one to share with your family. 

-Stuffed White Bunny..the cuter the better.
-Blood Red Acrylic Paint
-Paint brush

Dip brush in paint and smear some blood red onto the appropriate areas of the killer rabbit. Allow to dry.  Scare your friends...fill an easter basket with killer bunnies and add blood paint to some plastic easter eggs.