Thanks, Santa!

Christmas is over for another year, but Santa made his annual stop to the Cemetery and dropped off a slew of great presents for the Highbury crew. Apparently my name made the "good" list this year, even with all of the naughty things I have done...

Here's a few things that made it under my tree this year:

The Classic Horror Stories by H.P. Lovecraft

Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. A time will come - but I must not and cannot think! 

The Call of Cthulhu, The Dunwich Horror, At the Mountains of Madness and more! Over 400 pages of Lovecraft's densely descriptive Victorian-styled short stories. I've already started with The Horror at Red Hook and can't wait to find the next free minute to curl up and dive in again!

Horror Classics Anniversary Edition DVD Box Set 

Get an instant library of some of the greatest horror classics ever to come out of Hollywood on twelve double-sided DVDs. Never has such a comprehensive collection of great classic horror films been assembled in one exciting package, all for an amazingly low price!

FIFTY MOVIES!!! TWELVE DISCS!!! Need I go through some of the titles contained in this set? Atom Age Vampire, The Bat, Bloodlust, The Brain That Wouldn't Die, Carnival of Souls, The Corpse Vanishes, Dementia 13, King of the Zombies, The Monster Walks, Night of the Living Dead, Revolt of the Zombies, The Screaming Skull, The Terror, White Zombie and more and more and more! Horror classics mixed in with B-movie schlock will give me hours and hours of viewing pleasure.

Hot Wire Foam Factory Crafters Deluxe 3-In-1 Kit

Get creative!! The Sculpting Tool is our most popular and versatile tool for freehand sculpting, carving and scroll cutting. Making realistic hills and mountains has never been easier. Cuts foam like a hot knife through butter. 

Plunge, Slice and Dice!! The Hot Knife is the foam cutting tool the world has been asking for. A combo hand held scroll saw and power drill that cuts foam with fast, clean surgical precision.

It's all in the details!! The Engraving Tool is perfect for engraving bricks, blocks, stones, words, and other shapes for detailed looking walls, abutments, portals, slats, cobblestone roads, signs and more.

Hills and Mountains? More like tombstones and mausoleums!! I can't wait to fire these tools up and start carving some Halloween foam prop goodness. With these tools, my tombstones are sure to have an all-new level of detail. 

All in all, a pretty good Christmas. Thanks, Santa!!!!!


Merry Scary Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a very Scary Christmas from Highbury Cemetery! And here's to a ghoulish 2014!! We'll see everyone in the new year.

Santa "The Zombie Killer" Christmas card courtesy of Benjamin Tripp and his novel, "Rise Again."

Goblin, Live in Cleveland 12-5-13

Goblin 2013 Tour Poster by Ghoulish Gary Pullin. Available here.

Last night I got the chance to see Goblin, the Italian prog band whose synth-fueled soundtrack scores to such horror classics as Suspiria, Tenebre, Dawn of The Dead and Deep Red made them famous.

It's hard to believe, but this is part of their first U.S. tour in their nearly 40 years of existence, and when the dates were announced and Cleveland was on the list, I grabbed a ticket and my camera...

The Beachland Ballroom was full and Goblin sounded great as they played a set that spanned their entire existence, finishing with the well-known horror film scores with accompanying video clips on the big screen behind them.

If you get the chance, go and see Goblin on their current tour and take in a piece of horror film history...