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DogCon5 Video Report

The Doktor and Elsa L have just returned from DogCon5, an annual gathering hosted by small press publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press. DogCon brought together business owners, publishers, publicists, editors, and a slew of other writers at the Delaware shore … 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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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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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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Have You Got a Cricket in the Cellar?

About this time every year, a cricket or two makes its home in our cellar. Sometimes, when I am on my way to the Tinker Room, or off to wash clothes, I’ll hear the last snippet of song from our … Continue reading

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2015 Theatre Bizarre

My only disappointment from the 2015 Theatre Bizarre was that at this fete exhorting us to “Ride the Goat,” there was no appearance by the Baphomet statue so recently flaunted by the local Satanists. It’s probably for the best. I … Continue reading

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1xRun.com offers classy affordable art

It’s time to take down that ratty Sisters of Mercy poster, the one you taped to your dorm room wall, the one that’s followed you into this so-called adult life that you’re leading. I understand why you cling to this … Continue reading

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Gothic/Romance in Nerve’s “The Heights”

I’d intended to follow Nelly, to watch her reactions even when the focal action was elsewhere but I lost my way, so to speak, on the urban moors of Nerve’s production of “The Heights.” Such decisions are encouraged during immersively … Continue reading

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“I Owe You” – Impy Award Handoff

We got a SURPISE in Columbus… When Elsa and I traveled to Columbus to award Jason Tostevin this year’s Impy, we weren’t prepared for our reception. The Impy recognizes cinematic achievement in short horror films produced in Midwest, but the … Continue reading

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Krampus Ball Ypsi 2014

Let purists quibble that 2014 Krampus Ball Ypsi, held last night at the DreamLand Theatre, happened too long after the Feast of St. Nicholaus (December 6th) when the Krampus traditionally run free. There is NO better way to prepare for … Continue reading

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Creepy Crafts: Krampus Mask

I’ve loved Krampus — St. Nick’s horned enforcer — for years now. I’ve posted about Krampusläufen (Krampus rampage-parades) books about Krampus and the vindictive Alpine beast nearly topped the list of 10 Best Holiday Monsters a couple years back. Until … Continue reading

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Flying High at the A2Aviary’s “LiftOff”

At the A2 Aviary Lift Off last weekend, I learned you don’t have to run away to join the circus. The celebration of “Found Family” was half-rent party / half wonderfully weird recital that ran the gamut from trapeze, lyra … Continue reading

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Weird and Wonderful Gifts: Jessica Tenbusch’s Bone Metalwork

Jessica Tenbusch makes classy, slightly creepy metalwork that explores death as a creative force. Her Etsy shop was temporarily closed this weekend… likely because she took her one-of-a-kind stock to the DIYpsi Indie Art Fair. Seriously, one of the few … Continue reading

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Raw Dog Screaming Writers’ Retreat

Did you hear the one about the thirteen horror writers who gather at a secluded lodge, one with no cel phone reception deep in the wilds of Ohio, for a rainy weekend of word-smithing, camaraderie… and MURDER? Though perhaps a … Continue reading

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Hunting Ghosts at the Historic Howell Theater

When my buddy and fellow horror writer, David C. Hayes invited me to hunt ghosts at a fundraiser for the Historic Howell Theater, I only had two questions: Would I get to wear an unlicensed nuclear reactor on my back … Continue reading

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Sir Graves Ghastly Tribute at the Redford Theatre

Lawson Deming may have shuffled off this mortal coil in 2007, but Sir Graves Ghastly, the campy horror host he portrayed from 1967 – 1983 on TV2 in Detroit, lives on as a fond memory for thousands of metro area … Continue reading

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MICROFEAR–Kickstarting high quality miniature horror scenes

Space is more than the final frontier; its limited quantities plague collectors of all persuasions. Where to put that new wonder? Horror collectors have one new option for their over-stuffed cabinets of wonders: Microfear miniature horror scenes currently seeking production … Continue reading

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Winner of Second Annual “Impy” for Short Form Cinematic Horror: “I Owe You”

The Winner of the Second Annual “Impy” award for Cinematic Excellence in Short Horror is “I Owe You” directed by Mike McNeese for Hands Off Productions of Columbus, Ohio. We state pretty clearly in our rules that the Impy recognizes … Continue reading

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