Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pumpkinrot's Film

Click here to watch Pumpkinrot's Swamp Foetus video. Definitely is THEE coolest thing I've seen all year.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Hallowe'en

The weather was nice and fun was had.  Took a drive to the city so the kids could go trick-or-treating. We saw lots of tots running around and I was able to get a few scares in my Cornreaper costume.  There were a good amount of homes that decorated and handed out candy. 

Long live this tradition.
Our two boys

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Tunes

Was fortunate to have picked up these limited edition soundtracks.  Superb scores that contain some previously unreleased tracks. A big thanks to Pumpkinrot for blogging about this a while back, otherwise I may have missed out.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Burlap Bubba

Here it is. I'm VERY excited to share pics of my latest acquisition, the burlap Bubba scarecrow mask. This just may be the holy grail in my mask collection. This was a one of a kind piece made by Cameron Scholes, an extremely talented artist who hails from Canada. Although several latex versions of this mask grace my collection, this one is latex free and made from burlap like the mask seen in The Dark Night of the Scarecrow film. Cameron really captured the look I wanted while adding his own special flare. I can't thank him enough for how remarkable this turned out. Future blog entries will feature more of Cameron's stunning work. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011


"This place had once been the seat of an evil older than mankind and wider than the known universe-it was a place of pain and suffering beyond human understanding." John Trent - In The Mouth of Madness

Ames and I came upon this by accident on a scenic drive. Reminded me a little of the church from the movie In the Mouth of Madness.

Saturday, August 20, 2011



I was very excited to see my Cornhusker mask from Midnight Studios arrive yesterday in all of its demonic splendor. This mask his really HUGE.  I just love the toothy devilish grin. As an option Kyle said he could add LED lights in the eyes which would really make the evil in this pumpkin come out. Man am I glad I had him do it. The LED's look killer! On top of that it even included its own mask stand!
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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bad Move

Bubba never met a fan he didn't like. Except this guy....he tried to come between me and Marylee.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Convention Memorabilia

Chances are that if you attend a horror convention it means getting some pretty cool stuff. Here is what came home with me from Fright Night Film Fest.

Movie poster signed by JD Feigelson, Larry Drake and Tonya Crowe
Laminated poster
Signed 8x10 by the cast
Soundtrack and promotional cards
The Bubba mask I had signed by the cast
Another highlight at the con was meeting John Carpenter. Here is a man whose work I adore. The meeting was very brief but it was pretty cool to meet such a legendary man. Items at his table were a bit pricey and he was charging separately to get a picture with him so I passed on the photo. Kinda kicking myself now. I'm also ashamed to admit that I left my Halloween III poster at home.  Carpenter was the last one I needed to complete it. Bummer. At least I got him to sign a Halloween poster. Hopefully I can run into him at another con.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dark Night of the Scarecrow Reunion

Well I made the trip to Fright Night Film Fest this past weekend in Louisville, KY.  A long drive but so worth it. I attended this convention solely because of the 30th anniversary of Dark Night of the Scarecrow film. It was the first reunion ever featuring: JD Feigelson (writer of the film), Larry Drake (as Bubba Ritter) and Tonya Crowe (as Marylee Williams).

JD was so gracious, he personally introduced me to Tonya Crowe and Larry Drake. This was Tonya's first convention ever! And Larry Drake, can you say Darkman and Dr. Giggles? Tonya and Larry are such genuine people. It was fun to hear their experiences with making the movie.You could tell they were glad to be there and meet the fans. Chris Rowe was there from VCI Entertainment promoting the movie, another super nice guy. We all talked about the movie for a while and I made sure to get all their autographs (watch for a separate post on this) before I donned the Bubba costume. I made some improvements to the costume itself to be more screen accurate (also separate post to come). All in all the costume was well received and it was amazing to see so many fellow fans that appreciate this movie as I do. I had a great time posing for pictures with everyone. During the Q&A panel, JD even asked me to stand near the stage in costume. What an honor. Afterward he invited me to dinner with the cast. How could I say no to that?
What a lasting experience I will never forget. Needless to say, I had THE  BEST time. I sure hope Larry and Tonya decide to do more conventions.
On with the pics...
Bubba making his debut

Larry Drake, Tonya Crowe and me
The Scarecrow, Tonya and JD Feigelson
The two Bubba's
Tonya, Larry, the Scarecrow and Chris Rowe
Re-enacting last scene in the movie
Yours truly in the flesh with the beautiful Tonya Crowe
The cast and me

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


This little guy is our latest addition to the family! We named him Coal. We found him crouched up in a tree in our woods. I don't think we would have seen him if he hadn't been meowing since he is all black. No idea how he got there or where he came from but we took him in and are giving him a good home. He looked pretty malnourished at first but after a week he is putting on weight and looking much better now.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Little Flesh Showing

Here is the other mask in my collection that has flesh color. Just a little on the eyes. This scarecrow is made by Brian Freiburger from Scarecrow1138.  I wanted a wearable copy of this guy but it won't fit my big noggin.

Friday, June 3, 2011


Scored this rare mask from a fellow Halloween Mask Association member.  This is called "Twisted Seed" and was made by The Horror Factory. It was later produced by Morbid Illusions under the name "Stingy Jack".  I prefer the paintwork on The Horror Factory version myself. It has been out of production for a number of years and since then I've never seen one of these for sale until now.  I was pretty excited when I found it.  And now for a bit of useless information...this is one of only two scarecrow/pumpkin masks in my collection that has flesh color somewhere on it.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Demon Patch

Over the years Midnight Studios selection of high quality masks has grown tremendously. Not to mention their amazing costumes and props. How excited I was to discover they have four crazy pumpkin masks in their lineup. These are insane!
M U S T   H A V E   T H E M   A L L . . .   


Halloween King

Pumpkin Queen


Saturday, May 21, 2011

New Latex Additions

It was time again to add some more Death Studios masks to the 'ol collection. Up first is Crow Killa. It is scultped by Death Studios owner Jeff Keim and is part of their 2011 line up. The burlap texture on this mask is absolutely insane! Jeff said he was ready to pull his hair out during the sculpting process.
Mr. Grim was sculpted for Death Studios by Pete Infelise of the Devil's Workshop and was released in the late 90's. Fortunately it is still being produced by Death Studios as it has been on my mask wish list for a long long time. Pete went on to sculpt Mr. Grimm 2, seen in this earlier post here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mask-fest Scores

Waiting until the last day to buy any masks paid off this year as I got two wonderful masks at great prices. I was able to snag this foam filled scarecrow/executioner mask from Jake at Brothers Rich FX.  Jake is a super nice guy and I was amazed at how much he knows about the fx industry.

Next is Jacko the pumpkin puppet from Darkside Studio. I had asked Paul to bring one of these to the show for me as I had my eye on this mask for a while. I really like the little pumpkins and vines wrapped around the neck area.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Masks of Mask-Fest

A few of the many masks on display and for sale at Mask-fest 2011.

Images courtesy of Yellow Phantom

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bubba Comes Home

Here is another great picture from Horrorhound weekend. This is the second time I've had the privilege to meet J.D.Feigelson, writer of Dark Night of the Scarecrow. JD's table was filled with dvd's, pictures and memorabilia from DNOTS. He also had the original mailman hat worn by Charles Durning's character Otis Hazelrigg in the movie.
When he saw me in full costume, he was thrilled! At times it was difficult to tell who was more excited, him or me! He liked my costume so much he gave me an autographed picture free of charge! I happily posed for several pictures and JD even let me wear the Otis mailman hat.  I was a bit surprised to see so many people taking pictures of the scarecrow. I'm glad to see just how well loved DNOTS is after all these years. What a fun experience!

Thought I should point out that there are two things missing from my costume. A keen eye will notice there is no rope around my waist. Yep I forgot it at home. And I left the pitchfork home too. JD said I should definitely bring the pitchfork next time.
VCI Entertainment table

JD Feigelson and me. JD was wearing the infamous Otis hat .
Oh and I really like how my eyes can't be seen through
the mask even with the camera flash.  : )
Me posing next to a Bubba bust
Me with mask artist Jeremy Bohr
who sculpted the latex version of the scarecrow mask