Author Archives: Elsa L

UNBOXING: A Cat Skull Celebration

Doktor Leech celebrates his birthday Dailynightmare-style with the gift of a cat skull from The Skull Store (http://www.skullstore.ca/). Check it out to learn a bit about the legal status and import laws about skulls as well as gaining appreciation for … Continue reading

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UNBOXING: Menton3 Painting Commission

Doktor Leech gleefully unboxes a painting he commissioned from Menton Matthews III a.k.a. Menton3 and suggests that perhaps what others are calling “Dark Art” might better be called the art of Dark Interiority. He also likens this movement to the … Continue reading

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UNBOXING: Menton3 PRINTS – First batch

Doktor Leech opens three signed art prints from Menton3 and once again does NOT remove a finger with his Happy Knife. This VLOG was filmed in mid-December before the Doktor figured out lighting, editing and how to, um, talk without, … Continue reading

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GenCon2015 – the Doktor’s Haul from the Dealer Room

Tickets for GenCon 2016 went on sale recently, so the Doktor looks back on his haul from the GenCon 2015 Dealer Room, including: — masks from Lisa Sell — Fez-o-Rama — Twilight Creations — Gloom the card game expansion packs … Continue reading

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UNBOXING: Carved Bear Skull

On the Pagan holiday, Imbolc, the Doktor is once again opening a special package, and he can hardly contain his excitement. Watch as the Doktor opens this one-of-a-kind hand carved bear skull (yes, a real bear skull!) and shows off … Continue reading

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Getting ahead in the human head rental business

News broke on January 30, 2016 that a Grosse Point Park couple who run a biological supply company which rents of body parts for training purposes were charged with fraud. The charges filed claim that their business failed to disclose … Continue reading

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UNBOXING: Mummified Piglets

“You’ve got mail” doesn’t get much weirder than this! In this clip, the Doktor is excited about unboxing some highly unusual porcine pretties. What is the deal with this package? Why does he want them? And what will he do … Continue reading

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Nightmare 374: Cut to the end

(USA, 50’s) This nightmare was a strange one, sort of anti-climactic and almost boring, after the bang-up start. It began with a cut and ended with… I don’t know what. I was in a strange apartment with a bunch of … Continue reading

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Our Review Policy

Here at the Dailynightmare, we review movies, books, performances, artworks, and events. We take a look at and evaluate jewelry, food products, clothing, crafts, art openings, and film festivals. We take our analysis further still and report on retreats, crowd … Continue reading

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Nightmare #372: Nightmare at the Mall

(Midwesterner, 50s) I am walking through an unfamiliar shopping mall. Very upscale, wondering why I am even here. This is not where I would ever shop. Glistening displays wherever one looks, immaculately dressed people carrying bags of goods. Expensive leather … Continue reading

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Fire Dancing at Theatre Bizarre 2015

Is there anything quite as magical as fire? That smell, the flare of color, the flash of heat? Fire, fire, everywhere at Theatre Bizarre, that wonderful annual masquerade at the Masonic Theatre, Detroit Michigan. The Doktor captured just a few … Continue reading

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What’s in the Box? UNBOXING — Scan-a-rama Figurine from Theatre Bizarre

Doktor Leech is joined by Elsa L. to unbox their 3-D portrait from Theatre Bizarre made by the Great Fredini / Scan-a-rama. Read about last year’s figurine: http://dailynightmare.com/2015/10/14/…

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Nightmare #370: Skin Issues

(Michigan, 30’s) I don’t remember all the details of this nightmare, but I remember enough of what happened to my skin and what I felt to be totally creeped out. Something terrible but vague had happened to me – – … Continue reading

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Best Halloween Playlist: Songs about Ghosts!

Thirteen songs are enough to anchor a good Halloween party playlist. Not all of these are on your iPod, I’ll bet either. If your friends are like mine, their creativity shines brighter when they have a set theme to work … Continue reading

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How to Haunt Your Home, Part VI: Senses and Assessments

By Michael Cieslak Considering everything we have covered so far, I can hear you ask “Zed, what else can we possibly have to cover?” Well, voices in my head, allow me to first thank you for the lead-in. While sight … Continue reading

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How To Haunt Your Home, Part V: Professional FX on a Budget

By Michael Cieslak A trip to the local Halloween store can be a little daunting. Generally speaking, I visit the Halloween stores in the area a number of times during the eight to ten weeks that they are in business … Continue reading

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Cool 3-D Souvenir from Theatre Bizarre 2014

The Doktor and I have acquired quite a shelf of memorabilia from Theatre Bizarre, and my most treasured item is a 3-D souvenir portrait we had done at the 2014 Gala. True, the Doktor may have been temporarily more excited … Continue reading

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How To Haunt Your Home, Part IV: Lights, Props, Action!

By Michael Cieslak Why are we afraid of the dark? Humans rely on sight far more than any of our other senses, so it seems a pity that our night vision is not as good as that of a lot … Continue reading

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Horrific Snacks: Skull Pies!

Can a pastry truly capture the spirit of Halloween? Skull Pies from Why Not Pie certainly try very hard! The pastry takes on a pleasing bone-like appearance when cast in the form of a skull, and the fruit filling inside … Continue reading

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How to Haunt Your Home: Part III : Skeletons, Skulls, and Straw Men — Populating Your Haunt

By Michael Cieslak By this time, you have spent months planning your home haunt, meticulously determining where each and every prop should be placed. You’ve arranged your material to maximize your Spooky Quotient (SQ), but it still looks like something … Continue reading

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