Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Day It's Here!!!!!!!!!!!

The Holes have been Dug.  The Bear traps are set!  All the Razors have been placed and the Knives, they are Gleaming!  I can Hardly Contain my Delirious Desire!  The Day is Here!!!  The Day is Here!!!  My Guests are Arriving by the Hour now.  Graf von Orlack and Talbot!  Frankenstein and Hyde!  The Count, the Duchess and the Mad Doctor are pulling in now!  Wait, what is that I hear?  A doorbell Chime and Children Giggling?  Ahhh... the Main Course has Come!  Happy Halloween My Chitinous Children!!!  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Day 30!!!

Selpulchral Salutations my Savage Seers!  Only One More Day To Go!!!  This Day, to Calm the Thunderous Thumping of our Horrid Hearts in Anticipation of the Monstrous Madness to Come, Let us Lay Back Within the Lair and Enjoy these Skeletal Scoundrels in a Creepy Classic Cartoon!  Now, Where did I put my Shovel?  Ahh... Here it is, Right where I Left it!  Now If only I can Pry it out th' Pate of my Poor Postman.  No Peeking through the Mail Slot Mr. McFeeley!!!  Tsk, Tsk, Tsk...

Happy Birthday Winona Ryder!

Happy Birthday Winona Ryder!  Beetlejuice still Pines for You!  I saw Him Just this Mourning when I took the Dog out for a Drag.  Poor, poor Beetlejuice.  His Undead Heart Broke when you Spurned his Spectral Advances.  Though he Holds out Hope... You Have to Die Sometime...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Day 29!

Close your Eyes Creepy Crawlers and Listen!  Our Pallorous Old Pal Poe has a Little Poem for Us!  Being Sooooooo Close Now to that Necrotic Night of All Hallows, We thought it Wise to Remind You All of the Vanity of Vitality.  Harken Here and Join us Joint and Jowl in the Boneyard Before it's Too Late!  The Crypt is Cozy and Open to all My Fiends!!!  And Remember...     B.Y.O.B.       Bring Your Own Bodies...

Countdown to Halloween Day 28!



The Hag is astride,
This night for to ride,
The devil and she together;
Through thick and through thin,
Now out, and then in,
Though ne'er so foul be the weather.

A thorn or a bur
She takes for a spur;
With a lash of a bramble she rides now,
Through brakes and through briars,
O'er ditches and mires,
She follows the spirit that guides now.

No beast, for his food,
Dares now range the wood,
But hush'd in his lair he lies lurking;
While mischiefs, by these,
On land and on seas,
At noon of night are a-working.

The storm will arise,
And trouble the skies
This night; and, more for(the wonder,
The ghost from the tomb
Affrighted shall come,
Call'd out by the clap of the thunder.

Robert Herrick

One of my Fiendish Favorite Deadtime Poems that my Drear Mummy used to Read to Me before she Tucked in my Cerements and Latched the Lid!  Enjoy!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Roadside Ramblings with the Revenant!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boils and Ghouls!  I direct Your attention to the Center Tent, Herein you Shall Find the Devilishly Delightful Jewelry Creations of JennEve Coffinbox!  JennEve was kind enough to stop by the Crypt to Chew the Gristle with Yours Ghouly!  Here is what She had to say...

Welcome JennEve, I trust your Casket is Comfortable?

Darkest greetings! It is a pleasure to be talking with you tonight.

Please Enlighten Us as to Who You are and What Makes you Tick?
-I am multifaceted & complex so this may get lengthy. I am JennEve, owner of the coffin box on etsy.
-I am a gothic, single mother of two amazing darklings & a designer/creator of jewelry. I am a little bit of a recluse, being such keeps the drama of life at bay & keeps things simple.
-To the neighbors I am known as the helpful eccentric & to the kids I work with I am known as monster girl.
-I have a very active mind, I am always thinking, wondering, & I am never bored. I have a great many interests.
-Kids are a big part of my life. In addition to caring for my own I also volunteer at my youngest kids' elementary school. Kids are some of the best people around & the ones I work with make me feel like a celebrity. If I'm not with kids I am most likely alone.
-I love to work with my hands, tinkering, fixing things or just being crafty.
-I love music, love to listen, love to play & sometimes to even sing a bit. I know how to play the piano fairly well, much better than I can play the guitar but I am currently piano-less which is torture, at least I still have a guitar. Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven is my favorite thing to play on the piano.
-I have been known to write poetry.
-I am an avid reader. I LOVE books. My favorite authors are Terry Goodkind, Edgar Allen Poe & J.R.R. Tolkien. Epic adventures are my favorite followed closely by old horror & ghost stories but I am not opposed to books that will impart some form of knowledge about other things that interest me.
-I am eternally curious & in so being my thirst for knowledge is unquenchable.
-Brains fascinate me, as do bones & skulls.
-I love all manner of dark or spooky things.
-Vampires intrigue me.
-I detest the sunlight touching me but I have an intense fascination with the universe & all that resides in it & beyond it as yet undiscovered. It is truly awe inspiring.
-When I am not tinkering or reading I enjoy video games & good amounts of television & movies on dvd or vhs. My TV/movie interests go hand in hand with the kinds of books I like to read. I am also a cartoon fan, it is a moving art & I love that about cartoons as well as stop-motion film. I also enjoy documentaries & watch PBS shows more than any other.
-The renaissance & the dark ages are just a couple of my favorite periods in history.
-I do not get out very much & generally only go as far as I can ride my skateboard which is usually just the nearby stores for groceries n such. Places I like to go to are cemeteries, the beach at dusk, & on rare occasions, to bar sinister in Hollywood. I am not opposed to going places & seeing new things I just don't have many opportunities for such things as I am usually busy with my business or the kids
-I am very fond of animals. Cats & bats are my favorites but I currently have a dog, an Ibizan/pit bull mix who looks just like Anubis, the guardian of the dead.
-I am a little zany & quite strange but that just makes life more fun & interesting.
-There is much more to me than what I have written but I think it is time now to move on.

Tell me my Drear?  What Influences Your Work?

Omigosh! Anything & everything influences me to some degree. I find inspiration all around me, sometimes in strange places. The world is a treasure trove of interesting textures & shapes just waiting to be noticed, I have a deep affection for all things Halloween, gothic, spooky, creepy & macabre. I love to be surrounded by such things & they serve as excellent fodder for inspiration.

How Long have You Been Creating Jewelry? story on jewelry is a longish one but I will try to keep it short. I can trace the interest all the way back to early childhood & I began making things from broken trinkets in my moms jewelry box. About 16 years ago I found a channel on TV that sold gemstones & was addicted to it. Eventually I was able to buy a couple of stones & quickly popped out fake stones from silver rings found at wallmart only to reset the genuine stones in them so I could have nicer rings. About 15 years ago a bead & gems store came to the neighborhood & I went a little nuts buying semi precious beads to make into bracelets or chokers. (I am either not that good at beading or just very very hard on my jewelry, either way, my pieces were not sturdy enough to stand up the way I wear my jewelry). About 5 years ago I found out that a wish I made in high school ceramics class came true & a clay like substance had been invented that, when fired, became silver. After 2 years of casual research, thousands of questions to those in the know, & countless you tube videos I finally got a batch of silver. I have been hooked ever since, especially since silver is my most favorite metal.

Please, Walk us through the Creation of one of Your Pieces...

I use art clay silver, also known as precious metal clay (pmc) for my silver creations. It is the most incredible stuff I have ever found to work with. Art clay silver is very similar to clay in the way it can be molded, worked, formed or textured. There are a couple of big differences between ceramic clay & silver clay; one is the drying time, art clay silver dries in 5 mins or less so the work time is extremely short compared to that of ceramic type clay. The other difference is that, when fired, art clay silver becomes .999 fine silver. It's just like alchemy!
My tools are not 'official' tools so to speak, those i can not yet afford, mine are mostly makeshift things that do double duty for what I need to work the clay, I have recently gotten a couple of actual tools created for art clay silver though.
After I have created a piece with the wet clay it must be dried to bone dry (fully moisture free). When it is bone dry I can refine it using files & sandpaper to smooth away rough edges or to create a more pleasing shape. Then the piece is ready for fire which can be done in a kiln or for those of us who do not have a kiln, it can be fired with a torch. I use a plumbers torch, it's the scariest thing to do but it is worth it in the end. I fire outside at night so I can see the glow of the metal which tells me if it is firing right or being melted by accident. After firing, the piece is now officially true metal & ready for polishing. Once polished I can add a patina to it to darken the recessed lines & polish again or just leave it as it is. Then all that is needed is to add a finding such as a jump ring or even just a simple silk cord.

Tell Me,If you could meet one Horror Icon, Live or Dead, who would it be?
That's easy! It would be Vincent Price. Christopher Lee runs a close second to him though.

Name one other artist/crafts person whose work you admire...

That is very difficult choice. I know so many talented people whom I admire very much. Since I have to choose just one though I pick the one person who inspired me to follow my dream & who showed me that a creative individual with just a touch of talent can really make their dreams come true. I have even been lucky enough to meet him a few times & he is really a fantastically wonderful person. His name? Artist, musician, creator of creepy toys, author, & so much more...the infamous Voltaire!! I even have the first dollar I ever made with my silver framed along with the first thing he ever signed for me.

I Thank You For Your Time, JennEve Coffinbox.  Please, my Darklings, Visit JennEve's store at:

Countdown to Halloween Day 27!

For my Drear Darling Demonlings, Today Is a Halloween Treat!  Here Lies the Unaired Pulchritudinous Pilot of the Munsters!  To be True, It was never intended as the Pilot, but as a Treatment for the Edification of the Head Hunters at the Network.  Fangfully, the Series was Picked Up and Became a classic for Monster Kids to this Day!  Of Particular Peculiarity, the character of Lily is named Phoebe and played by Joan Marshall, a Skelevision Veteran of the Day.  And Eddie as played by Happy Derman, Is my Personal Favorite.  More Wolf than Boy, his Portrayal is Unsettling to say the Beast...  Enjoy the Munster Madness that almost Was!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Day 26!

Ooooooooohohohohohooo...........  Can You Feel It?  It's Almost Time my Terrible Tots!!!  The Night Draws Nigh and the Hair on my Palms is Standing Straight Up!!!  It's only a Malodorous Matter of a Fiendish Few Days Now!  Dig your Holes Early!  And always Remember, It Pays to Dig More then you Think You Might Need.  A Look in my Ghoul Shed Will Teach You That Lesson!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Countdown to Halloween day 25!

Today my Cuddly Corpses, I want to Share with You a Recent Sighting of my No Good Ghoulfather, Godric the Haunted Mansion Haint.  That  Luciferian Loafer appears to have been Squatting the Sepulchres of the Diabolic Dimensions of Disneyland Again.  Get a Job you Dead Beat!!!  He still owes me Some old Scratch for a Used Hearse I sold him.  It isn't my Fault "Used" meant "In Use" at the time I offered it and in the Resulting Monstrous Melee, poor old Godric ended up Being Buried Alive!  He always looked more Corpse than Casanova.  And who Curls up with a Cadaver in a Coffin in the middle of the day for a Necrophilic Nooner anyhow?  Well, other than Most of My Family...  Enjoy...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Day 24!

Some Nostalgic Shivers for your Spines today!  From the 1963 Disneyland Album Comes, in my Own Odious Opinion, the Better Recording of the Headless Horseman's Song.  Re Recorded for this Album based on the Original from the 1949 Frightful Film!  Doesn't It Just Make Your Neck Itch???

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Day 23!

This Macabre Mourning brings to us the Spectral Sounds of Sopor Aeternus and The Ensemble of Shadows! Headed by Supernatural Songstress Anne Varney, this Baleful Band of Black Hearted Romantics is the Perfect Soundtrack to those Sanguine Soirees of Vein Draining Vampirism!  Enjoy...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Day 22!

Fiends, Roamers, Graveyardmen, Send me your Ears!  Today I would turn your Attention to the Grooviest Ghoul this side of Transylvania!  Eric "Uncle" Pigors is in my Hell of Fame for his Apocryphal ILLustrations!  An Animator, Cartoonist and all around Crazy Creep, Uncle Pigors will have you Rolling Over in Your Grave for his Dire Designs!  Visit him and be Sure to Join his Secret Society of Fiends, of which, Yours Ghouly, is a Dread Dis-Member!!!

Countdown to Halloween Day 21!

Be still my Horrid Heart!  Siouxie Sioux Can Bring this Corpse Back to Life any Night!  Enjoy this Lovely Lass' Dire Dirge for All Hallows' Eve!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Bela!!!

Happy Birthday Bela Lugosi!!!  May Your Fangs never Dull nor your Cape ever Crease!!!

Countdown to Halloween Day 20!

It's almost here my Corpse Loving Creeps!  Can you Smell the Sepulchral Stench Wafting on the Wind?  We are so close to the Magical Moment it Makes my Fangs Itch!  To Calm your Killer Instincts Whilst We Wait for the Night to arrive I Wanted to Share With you, Kiddies, My Top 10 Favorite Felonious Fiends of the Psychotic Killer Klub!  They may be coming for You!!!

Can you Name them All???

Friday, October 19, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Day 19!

Well well well, Children of the Fright!  This Loathsome Lurker has always been a Big Frank-o-Phile.  Frankenstein Fan that is.  And I Happened Upon this Delectible Drawing of Frank and his Bride after a Noxious Night on the Terror Town!  Cadaverous Kudos to the Artiste who Captured this Monstrous Mug Shot!

Countdown to Halloween day 18!


Sorry Kreepies!  I just couldn't Climb out of the Casket Yesterday.  It seems My Mind was in the Mood to Murder some Movies so I Lounged in my Lair from Dawn til Dusk.  So this Day I will post 2 countdown days.  First I invite you to Shiver with Sheer Terror to the Sounds of Lugosi's Morphine, one of my Favorite band of Fiends!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Day 17!

Children of the Night, For your Eerie Edification this Evening I Share with You That Terrifying Texas Hellbilly Band, Ghoultown!  Strap on your Sinister Six Guns and Saddle That Pale Horse, It's Time For a Hangin'!  Singing about a Siren Close to this Un-Beating Heart, All I Can Hiss about Thiss Iss, What a Lucky Bunch of Stiffs to have Basked in the Baleful Beauty of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark!  I would give One of my Right Arms to Spend Six Sinister Minutes with this Morbid Mistress!  If you are reading this Elvira, I have a Rather Large Collection of Limbs, If you Would Rather Receive a Complete Cadaver, that can also be Arranged!  Enjoy....

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Countdown to Halloween day 16!

Creeps, Creatures and Cadavers...  Tonight I Would Share With You the Soulless Sounds of the Coffinshakers!    
These Grave Gothabillies, these Crooners of Creep are This Revenant's Favorite Band of Blooders to Sing Along to Whilst Wandering the Fog Shrouded Highways of Hell, Hunting for My Next Dead End Hitch!  Enjoy....

Monday, October 15, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Day 15!

Well my Fiends!!!  I Awoke from Death this Mourning with this Catchy Little Ear Maggot Wriggling around in my Cadaverous Cranium and thought to Myself, it Must have been a Message from the Great Mold Ones beyond the Wall of Creep!  And who am I to Argue?  So for your Vile and Villainous Viewing I give you "No More" by the Montreal based Band... The Brains!!!  Mmmm  Brains...My Favorite Aftergloom Snack...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Day 14!

Oh my Drear Fiends and Fangs, Too Late was I up in the Lab Last Night and Such a Headache!  So for this Dread Filled Day of the Sun, I bring You Some Vintage Halloween Hubba-Hubba!  To Soothe the Lost Soul and Warm the Worm Ridden Heart!  Va-Va-Va Voom and Doom!  Wait A Moment... Is That... My Mummy?!?  Whatever will Deaddy say?  Oh My....

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Day 13!

Felicitations Fellow Fiends!!!  How Hauntingly Happy any day with the number 13 makes me!  My Maggots are doing the Mambo in this Husk of a Heart.  But even more so, in this Overgrown Copse of the Haunted Hollow tonight is the Night of the Zombie Pub Crawl!  And were that Not Enough to Tickle my Tracheotomy, Tomorrow night The Walking Dead Shambles it's Crack Boned Body back for Season 3!  In honor of this Apocalyptic Airing, I Dug Up this Walking Dead 2012 Musical Mix!  A Sacrilicious Spinning of Sordid Songs about Our Gangrenous, Gore Glistening Ghouls of the Zombie Horde!  Board up your Windows and Lock Your Doors.  They Are Here.

1) the Deadtones - Rot and Roll
2) Shadow Reichenstein - Wakin' the Dead
3) Black Eyes and Neck Ties - Walk Like a Zombie
4) Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures - Zombie - a - Go - Go!
5) the Creeping Cruds - I Wanna Eat the Living!
6) Casketeers - Go Cadaver Go!
7) Creature Feature - Aim for the Head
8) the Brains - More Brains!
9) the Creepshow - Zombies Ate Her Brain
10) the Brickbats - Do the Dead Girl
11) The Gonk (remix from Shaun of the Dead)
12) the Grave Mistakes - Zombie Flop
13) Devil's Whorehouse - We Live Again!
14) Snakeout - They Come From Out of Their Graves
15) Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 - They Only Want to Eat Your Brains
16) the Coffin Caddies - Zombies Ate My Neighbors
17) Stitch Hopeless and the Sea Legs - Dead Grey Flesh
18) the Rocketz - Die Zombie Die!
19) Flatline Rockers - Rise From the Grave
20) the Meteors - She's a Zombie Now
21) Count Smokula - Die You Zombie Bastards!

And Remember my Dismembered Members, There is Nothing Better then Sitting Back with a Nice Warm Cup of Blood, a Leg of Man and the Stereo Blasting Your Brand New Cds or Mp3s  of the Bands Represented in Retro-Blood-Scope 3D Within the Walking Dead mix 2012!!!  Go to your Local Boneyard, Dig Up some Scratch and Send it their way...  They may just Rise Again!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Day 12!

Oh my Darkling Drearies, on this, the 12th day of our Countdown to Halloween, I present to you the Mad Monsters of Transylvania Television!  Produced in my neck of the Haunted Hollow, this Wicked Web show follows the adventures of the Cadaverous Crew of TVTV.  This Puppet Show for Groan Monster Kids is just the Thing To Fill Your Festering Festivities with Fun this Halloween Season!  Available online are Webisodes and Dvds, Outtakes, Info on Live Appearances and other Dread Delights! Give this Gruesome Gang a Long Look and You Too will be on the Hook!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Countdown to Halloween day 11!

For your treat today Creeps I give you Zombie Ghost Train!  One of the Revenant's all time favorites!  Feel it Creep up your Spine...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Countdown to Halloween day 10!

Here, for your Ghoulish Delight, is the Insidious Silver Shamrock Song Corrupting your Cranium and Boiling your Brains from the oft Underrated Halloween 3.  Once this Dire Ditty becomes Lodged in your Mind, no amount of Digging will Ever Exhume it again!  Now Go, Boils and Ghouls!  It's Almost Time!  The Clock is Ticking!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Day 9!

Hello Creeps!  I thought today I would give you all a little look see at the work of a Ghoul I Greatly Admire. Von Erickson creates the most Amazing Abominations in his Loathsome Laboratory.  No Self Respecting Revenant should be seen at the Graveyard without one of Von Erickson's Gruesome Garrotes.  His Wretched Wristbands and Rotting Rings are just the Things to make you the Hell of the Ball!  So on this the 9th day of our Countdown, be sure to Dig up some Scratch and lay it down for Von E in his Haunted Webstore Patch!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Countdown to Halloween day 8!

If there is one truth that I have found in regards to Halloween Costumes, it is this...
No matter how much time and money one spends on their outfit, it never seems to be able to match the level of Creepiness achieved from the Homemade Horrors of Yore.  Please enjoy some very Unnerving Halloween photos collected from the last century and a half...

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