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Clothing Review: Serial Killer Shop- ‘Bloody Ash’

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With an abundance of companies popping up across social media pushing t-shirts and other merchandise, it is important to be aware of what companies are legitimate and what companies are trying to rip you or artists off. The guy’s at Serial Killer Shop have Bloody-Ash-Unisex-Tee-Black_1024x1024reached out to me to do a couple of reviews; are they legit? The answer is yes. The first design I was sent to review is the ‘Bloody Ash’ (Evil Dead) Design.

 

T-Shirt & Design Quality

If you’re going to pay any amount of money for an item, you want it to be a quality purchase. The shirts are really soft and fit like a glove. The sizing is true to fit; I would recommend that if you are like me and like to customize or cut your shirts to size up one size.

The stitching is tight; this may not seem like that big of a deal, but it actually is. I have received shirts that were not exactly cheap only to receive them full of loose threads and even wholes in the armpits and along the side seam.

The print quality is fantastic; it is super soft and looks and feels like it was made into the shirt organically as opposed to being printed on.

Did it stand up to washing?

Nothing is more frustrating than finding that perfect shirt only to have it ruined in the17991054_10211008779408766_4569273124801889040_n wash. This shirt held up very well; it still has its shape, still the same size it was when I put it in, the material may actually be even softer and the printing still looks incredible. (With washing and drying)

Price

The retail price for the ‘Bloody Ash’ design is $25.95, which is a standard price for a t-shirt nowadays. If that is too steep, it is currently on sale for $12.95. Whether you’re paying full price or you snag it on sale, it is pretty fairly priced.

Shipping

Serial Killer Shop is based out of California, so keep that in mind when placing your order. It only took 4 days from the time of order to receive the shirt (I live in Ohio), so with all steps included in packaging and shipping an item, it was pretty fast.

Final Verdict

I would recommend this product. The site is legit, their items are great quality and the staff is friendly and easy to get in contact with.

You can find Serial Killer Shop on Facebook and Twitter and for full product listing, visit SerialKillerShop.com.

 

 

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Halloween 2016 Special FX Makeup

So you want to take your Halloween costume to the next level this year, but you don’t know where to begin. You don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to make an excellent costume. There are plenty of techniques and products which are easy to use no matter your skill level.

Let’s take a look at some products every aspiring makeup artist should keep in their kits:

Body Paint

Body painting videos have become incredibly popular on Youtube in the past couple of years. The best body and face painters can create spooky looks complete with the illusion of volume and dimension, and it is all done with nothing but paint. For inspiration, just look through Youtube for some great tutorials. They offer some fantastic tips and tricks for creating optical illusions with paints.

Body paints come in cakes, which are activated with water and have a bit more staying power than cream paints. Cream paints come in tubes and offer thick coverage with fewer coats. If you want your paint to last more than a couple of hours, it is a good idea to also invest in some no color powder to set the paint. This will keep your body paint from smudging or rubbing off as quickly.

I recommend investing in a good quality body paint such as Wolfe Hydrocolor or Kryolan Aquacolor. These are professional brands which offer a wide variety of colors and they offer the best coverage.

Adhesives

Spirit Gum and Prosaide are two of the most used products in any special FX makeup artist’s kit. These adhesives are useful for applying prosthetics … and just about anything else.

Werewolves are a good example here. Buy some crepe hair from a costume or hobby shop. Crepe hair is normally used to make doll wigs, and comes in a wide variety of colors. Use a little spirit gum around the edges of the face, and allow it the surface to become tacky. Separate your hair into thin flat sections, and then cut stray hairs on one end with a pair of sharp scissors. Starting at the back and working toward the front, lay each section of hair in the tacky spirit gum. Make sure you are laying the crepe hair so it matches the natural direction of your real hair.

This process works with just about any type of hair, fur, or even small objects like rhinestones. To add texture to a wood-elf or nature spirit costume, use spirit gum to attach craft moss or fake leaves directly to the skin.

Be careful of facial hair, body hair or eyebrows. Spirit gum and prosaide will bond with hair, and can make taking off your costume quite painful. The easiest solution to this problem is to shave the area where adhesives will be applied. Some hair, such as eyebrows can be protected with mortician’s wax and school glue.

Latex

For some more advanced looks, add a little volume with latex, gelatin or wax.

Liquid latex is most commonly used, and can be picked up at any makeup or art supply store. It can be applied directly to the skin with a brush or sponge, or combined with cotton balls and tissue paper to build up volume quickly. Stipple the edges of your creation with latex on a makeup sponge to help blend out your edges for a seamless look. Use eyelash glue around sensitive areas such as the eyes, since it contains latex without the strong smell of ammonia.

This technique is commonly used for making one-off prosthetics, and was widely used in film before prosthetic molds were invented. For a good example of this, check out James Whale’s 1931 Frankenstein. This iconic monster look was made from scratch every day with nothing but cotton balls and latex.

Gelatin

An alternative option for anyone with a latex allergy is gelatin. Gelatin prosthetics can be applied directly onto the skin in liquid form, much like how you would use liquid latex. Or, it can also be poured into a mold for making larger prosthetics.

Here is the basic recipe for homemade gelatin prosthetics:
· 1-Part plain powder gelatin
· 1-Part liquid glycerin
· 1-Part water
· (optional) A couple drops of liquid makeup foundation or acrylic paint for color

Combine ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heat in a microwave for about 20 seconds. Allow mixture to cool slightly before applying to avoid burns.

Another major bonus to using gelatin is that any extra product made is reusable. If your gelatin sets before you can use the whole batch, just put it in the microwave for another 20 seconds and keep going. You can also make a large batch in a sealable container to go and keep it in your makeup kit for later.

Wax

The last option for making homemade prosthetics is to pick up a container of mortician’s wax. This wax can be found at most makeup stores, and comes in a variety of skins tones. As the name would suggest, morticians use this product on corpses to make them presentable for funerals.

Mortician’s wax can be applied directly to the skin with a palette knife and sculpted to the desired shape. This wax is excellent for creating one-off prosthetics with high levels of detail. However, unlike gelatin or latex, wax does not stretch or bend with the skin. Mortician’s wax is not good for areas which require a lot of movement, such as joins or the brow area.

Use one or all of these tools to create the perfect look for your Halloween costume this year. Don’t be afraid to experiment until you find the best technique for the look you want to create. But most of all, have fun!

The Most Popular Scary Games in 2016

Halloween might be over, but not scary games. The whole year is the perfect time to play horror games. To play the games that pumps your adrenaline to its highest peak is so exciting. If you ever play a betting game, something like M88, you must have undergone it, when your adrenaline jumped to its highest while you’re waiting for the result. It is the same experience here, even higher.

Most Scary Games in 2016

Some scary games are even scary enough to hold the title of the most popular scary games. In this year, 2016, there are only few games that can hold this title.

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DOOM

DOOM is a game developed by id Software. The game was first published on May 13 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One users. The game presents FPS experience with many big guns and demons to slay. In this game, players will be able to use push forward combat system, sprint, and double jump.

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

Horror is the perfect way you should remember about this game. Not only because of the scary content, but also because the best way to play the game is by using VR. You’ll enter a world where all your darkest nightmare becomes real. A chilling rollercoaster ride will be waiting for you inside the game, along with all the excitements and scares.

Allison Road

Just from watching the game trailer, many believe that Allison Road deserves the title as the most terrifying game in 2016. There is no game scarier than this. The game itself was developed by Kojima Productions. The solid storyline and excellent graphic also makes playing this game presents an experience, not so many can forget. It’s like animating your nightmare, in front of you.

PAMELA

PAMELA is a unique horror game where players must survive in an open world, a fallen utopia to be precise. The player will enter the game as a protagonist character who got awaken after a long cryogenic sleep. It used to be a perfect time to learn about new world, but in this game, there is better way to describe your world but a ruined one, after being taken by Afflicted.

Outlast 2

Outlast 2 is a unique that that combines found footage film genre with survival horror game. This is a very long tradition that comes from the Outlast game series. If you carefully watch the game trailer, you will find something interesting about this game. There are some religious themes available to explored in this game. It is something you can’t find on every horror games. Outlast 2 is available for Windows PC, Xbox One, and PS4 players.

Diary of a Horror Nerd Video Project

Hello Horror Nerds! I want to include all of you in a new video project that I am going to be working on. Horror fans face a lot of stigma and I want to show the world how awesome horror fans really are. If you are interested in being a part of Project Horror Nerd, keep reading.

What is Project Horror Nerd?

Project Horror Nerd will be made up of video clips (episodes) made by fans from around the world answering 4 simple questions. 

  1. What got you into horror?
  2. Why do you love horror?
  3. How has horror impacted your life?
  4. What do you think the world needs to know about horror fans?

It doesn’t matter if you have been a horror fan since birth or are new to the world of gore, we want you to be a part of it. 

There is no time limit for the videos, if you are unsure about how to do your video, you can check out episodes that others have made HERE.

How do I get involved?

It’s quite simple, just make a video clip that includes an introduction to yourself (name, where you live and any other info you’d like to give about yourself) followed by your answers to the above question.

If you are uncomfortable with making a video clip, you can also submit a photo of yourself along with a sound clip of your intro and answers. We really want to include as many of you awesome horror nerds as possible. You don’t need a fancy camera set up, you can simply use your phone; you can have someone record you or you can record yourself (video selfie), whatever you are comfortable with. 

 

Where do I submit my clip?

Once you have completed your clip, simply email it to littleblogofhorror@yahoo.com with “Project Horror Nerd” in the subject line.

We look forward to seeing all of your clips and letting the world know how awesome horror fans really are.

#ProjectHorrorNerd

Clowning Around with Terror Threads (T-Shirt Review)

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We horror fans take our t-shirts very seriously; we want unique, gore and well, awesome. Stores in the mall bog us down with the popular, “trendy” pieces that don’t really fit out horror loving taste. So what is a person to do when looking for that perfect horror t-shirt? Simple, check out Terror ThreadsThe spooky folks at Terror Threads were kind enough to send us a couple of t-shirts to review, and the first one up for review is their Clowning Around t-shirt

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Artwork for t-shirt by Toto6

We may love our gore, but we still love a soft, comfortable t-shirt (we’re not monsters), and Terror Threads provides just that. Their t-shirts are made of soft combed ring-spun cotton. They are form-fitting without being over clingy and unflattering. The material of the shirt only gets softer and more comfortable over time each time you wash it.

Screenshot_2016-03-10-10-25-35-1The design is unlike any other because it is an original piece designed just for Terror Threads. The artist behind this incredible piece is Toto6. The artwork covers the majority of the front of the shirt. For only having a couple of colors, there are a lot of incredible details (the clown’s face, the wood and stitching on the puppet). The screen printing is done beautifully. It is not overly crisp, it moves with the shirt, and ladies, the design will adhere to your chest without distorting. This particular design is available on a unisex t-shirt in sizes x-small – 3XL. 

Purchasing one won’t leave your wallet empty. The Clowning Around t-shirt starts at just $22. Code LBOH10 will get you 10% off your purchase. To sweeten the cauldron, if you spend $65 or more, shipping is FREE. Pick up this awesome t-shirt HERE.

All in all, this is a must have for your horror t-shirt collection. Terror Threads is sure to become a name that all horror fans know.

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Terror Threads has put out a limited edition design “Lucky McKilly” design inspired by one of my favorite, campy films. Pick yours up before they are gone!

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For design alerts and exclusive details, be sure to like the Terror Threads Facebook Page, follow @Terror_Threads on twitter and @terrorthreads on Instagram.

More Gore: Volumes of Blood 2 Needs You

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Last year, we were treated to one of the most epic horror anthologies ever to be witnessed by our gore loving eyeballs – Volumes of Blood. Since its emergence to the screen at film festivals and conventions everywhere, fans have been hungry for more, and it is coming, but your help is needed to make Volumes of Blood Horror Stories the gorefest it is meant to be. Writer/director P.J. Starks has launched a funding campaign via Indiegogo.

The campaign will run for a month with a goal of $10,000. It has only been live for 10 days and has already raised $970. Pledge amounts range from $1 to $2,500. The list of perks for the VOB 2 campaign are pretty awesome; they range from a social media thank you, an on-screen thank you all the way to a role in the film. We all know that times are tough, so if you can’t fiscally donate, socially donate, spread the word to your friends, your co-workers, family, pets, friendly strangers and well, anyone that will listen. 

Why should you? Well I could ramble on all day, but the main reason is to help keep horror pure. Indie horror is the present and future of the genre with Hollywood’s love of half-baked remakes and PG-13 crapfests, if we don’t support our indie filmmakers, the genre will spiral downward, quickly. The crew behind the VOB films are hard working and genuinely love the genre. Why wouldn’t you support that? Not to mention, there are 20 on-screen kills promised to us, and to add the cherry to the gore sundae, the effects will be practical (like our favorite 80’s Slasher films). A lot of what you would be donating would go to the effects of the film. Donate HERE.

For more announcements regarding the film, like the Volumes of Blood Facebook page, follow @VolumesofBlood on twitter and visit VolumesofBlood.com.

 

GAMES, GORE, AND “GOOD GOD, NOOOOOOO….”

The Top Five Horror Video Games You Need To Play

It’s been almost exactly 20 years since Capcom’s iconic video game Resident Evil made its blood splattered debut on the PlayStation. There had been earlier attempts at gaming horror but none had really delivered, until this zombie-stuffed puzzle-solver dragged its ax and shuffled into our lives.

Today, the horror genre has come a long way. Virtual reality is adding a new dimension, and gore has gotten out of control. There are even online casino games jumping onto the horror bandwagon

Here are our top five horror video games to watch out for in 2016…

Resident Evil 7

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The Resident Evil rumor mill is in full ax swing, with reports of a seventh installment in the series. The game’s developers are promising to switch the emphasis away from gun play and back to horror.

Remember that pant-wetting scene in Resident Evil 2 when the zombies burst through the windows? You’d been up and down that corridor a dozen times and then – suddenly – you are fighting for your digital life. It’s one of horror video gaming’s defining moments: an interactive scare. Let’s hope the latest iteration returns to form and gets it right.

Haunted House

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Casino games have been a major player in the world of online video games, ever since someone swapped pong for online pokies. If you like a little horror with your online casino games, why not take the Haunted House pokies for a spin. This old school online pokies features vampires, coffins, garlic, and crosses. You can scare yourself into a small fortune, if Lady Luck cuts you a break. You can find the Haunted House online pokies at some of the world’s biggest online casinos, including both Casino.com and MansionCasino.com.

Doom

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Everyone remembers the first time they played Doom: the original FPS. Shotguns and chainsaws are the tools of choice, as well as the BFG. The game debuted in 1993 and the gore has been ramped up ever since. This year sees the release of a next generation Doom game. The ‘head-stamping-chainsaw-slicing-bug-squishing’ trailer is a gory masterpiece of gruesome mayhem that promises to bring the pain.

Dreadhalls

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It’s not just online casino games that are making the most of the new virtual reality technology. Dreadhalls is one of the first horror VR online video games that gives players a true sense of dread. You wander claustrophobic pitch black tunnels, armed with a feeble torch. Fully immersed in this environment, wearing your VR headset, Dreadhalls is a game that lives up to its name.

Silent Hill

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When it comes to genuinely terrifying games, aimed strictly at an adult audience, the Silent Hills franchise takes some beating and bludgeoning. The game’s dark, hallucinogenic, atmosphere is stifling, blood-curdling, and bleak. Add to this: a cast of sadistic, nightmarish, characters, a failing torch, and constantly spluttering electrics, and you have a genuinely disturbing gaming experience. This year, Silent Hills Allison Road will be the game that has gamers gasping in horror. Due for release in October.

Pittsburgh’s Horror Realm Spring Break Massacre Coming in March

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Spring is in the air, the birds are singing, the plants are blooming and the horror conventions are coming out of hibernation. The next convention we will be venturing off to is Horror Realm in the land of zombies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania March 4th-6th (we will be there on Saturday the 5th).

Where?

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Horror Realm has moved from the previous location, and has a new home at Double Tree- Green Tree Pittsburgh, PA. There will be more room; which means more awesome guests and more awesome vendors so there will be more horror goodness available to you. 

We know you guys are busy, and looking up the correct location can be a pain, so the address to the new location is:

500 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania, 15205

If you want to check out the rooms and the rest of the hotel, visit this location’s site, HERE

Guests

Now that the when and where are taken care of, it’s time to get to the who. Horror Realm and many other conventions usually have some kind of reunion going on, this year at the Spring Break Massacre, there will be two! You will be able to meet cast members from The Return of the Living Dead and the A Nightmare on Elm Street films.

Let’s start with The Return of the Living Dead guests. Representing this beloved cult classic are Clu Gulager, Beverly Randolph, Thom Mathews, Linnea Quigley, Jewel Shepard, Brian Peck and John Philbin. Allan Trautman (the tar man) was originally scheduled, but unfortunately had to cancel due to filming obligations.  

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The guests from the A Nightmare on Elm Street films include Brooke Bundy (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3&4), Beatrice Boepple (A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child), Erika Anderson (A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child) and Ken Sagoes (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors). Tuesday Knight of A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 was originally scheduled to appear, but had to cancel. These guests may not be Robert Englund, but they are pretty awesome and names you don’t see often on a convention marquee making it more awesome to see them at Horror Realm.

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Other incredible guests include the always sweet Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Tiffany Shepis (Sharknado 2), Tiffany’s beautiful daughter Mia Shepis (Tales of Halloween), Dan Kamin (Creepshow 2), Len Lies (Dawn of the Dead (machete zombie)) and many more. Check out the full guest list HERE.

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Tickets

Now that you have seen the amazing guest list and started thinking about all the awesome horror goodies you could add to your collection, you’re probably wondering about tickets. Horror Realm is one of the best conventions we have visited in the past couple of years, and to make it even better, it is one of the more affordable cons to go to.

Whether you are planning to make this convention a weekend or a day trip, the ticket prices will not leave your wallet empty. VIP tickets (which includes a weekend pass, access to the VIP party with open bar, tote bag, t-shirt and more) are only $100 a ticket, compared to the $200 + you may see at other shows. Weekend passes are $40, Saturday passes are $20 and Sunday Passes are $10. Planning on bringing the family? No problem, children 12 and under are FREE with adult admission. Have you or are you currently serving your country? Horror Realm has your back with a FREE day pass with a valid ID.

Don’t want to wait in a line to purchase your tickets? Buy in advance HERE (photo op tickets are also available here).

Special Side Note: Do you want to be part of a horror movie?

If you are going to be at Horror Realm on SUNDAY, MARCH 6th, indie horror filmmakers Tristan Clay and Destinie Orndoff will be on hand filming some stuff for their upcoming film Red Eye.

For more information on Red Eye, the film’s Indiegogo campaign and where to find it on social media, check out the previous article HERE. More information on how you can get in on the action is available on the film’s various social media site. 

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Horror Realm on Social Media

Be sure to like Horror Realm on Facebook and follow them on Twitter (@HorrorRealmCon) for more details regarding guest and schedule changes. If you have any other questions that we did not answer here for you, visit HorrorRealmCon.com or email the amazing folks behind the con at info@horrorrealmcon.com.  

We hope to see you there!

 

Indiegogo Campaign Launched For Upcoming Indie Horror Film ‘Red Eye’

TEASER POSTER 1Hollywood may have the money to make over-the-top horror films that entertain the masses, but they lack the passion it takes to make a horror film that really grabs the audience; this is where independent horror comes into play. The dynamic duo of Tristan Clay (Karma) and Destinie Orndoff have combined their love of horror to write the upcoming film Red Eye

Red Eye will be directed by Tristan Clay and is set to star Destinie Orndoff (this will be her first film), Jessica Cameron (Save Yourself), Heather Dorff (Truth or Dare), Michael Taylor Pritt (Fun Time) and Scott King.

As equally impressive as the cast listing is the story line of the film. Red Eye follows a group of friends trekking through the woods of Black Creek, West Virginia in search of a local legend- Red Eye. It may sound like the makings of a found-footage film, but director Tristan Clay ensures that it will NOT be. 

Like many indie horror projects, the crew of Red Eye need your help to put the film and Destinie’s bloodcurdling scream on the screen. Deranged Minds Entertainment has launched and Indiegogo campaign to help fund the production of the film and everything that goes into it (wardrobe, cast, crew etc.). The campaign has only been live for a few short hours and has already brought in $180 of their $10,500 goal. 

Like all other crowdfunding campaigns, you will receive a perk for your contribution to the film. The perks for the Red Eye campaign range from a social media thank you to a t-shirts, copy of the soundtrack (featuring all of the final screams of the victims), a signed copy of the DVD all the way to an IMDB producer credit (which will also appear in the credits of the film). Donation amounts range from $5 to $1,500. Deranged Minds Entertainment has a time frame of 1 month to reach their goal ($10,500).

Everyone knows that times are tough, if you cannot contribute financially, be sure to pass the campaign information around. Every little bit counts (including shares and likes). Below are the links to the Red Eye Indiegogo as well as where you can find the film on social media, but before you start clicking or you need a bit more persuasion, check out the Scream teaser trailer featuring Destinie and her bone chilling scream. 

 

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