One of the lovely humans I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know these past few years of working in this industry is the beautiful and kind Chantal Laura Handley.
Chantal specializes in pastel art and horror icons. She sells her gorgeous artwork everywhere from Comic Con to RedBubble, and including her own website.
Here are some of my favorite pieces she’s created:
Chantal also has a countdown to Halloween of her own going on right now! Go check her out!
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Since we started this thing back in 2015, horror movie soundtracks has been a favorite topic amongst our assortment of all things creepy.
Today, we’re highlighting one of my personal favorites in the genre, Master of Horror, Mr. John Carpenter. John is quite the composer and has done some of the most iconic themes for your favorite horror films.
You can find a sizable list for John Carpenter with some of his best titles on Spotify below
I highly recommend just letting them all shuffle play this time of year. 🙂
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On the 1st during our opener, we highlighted Kevin Yagher and his work in special effects as well as his gorgeous showcasing of some that work online.
Today we’d like to highlight someone in that same realm with an equal number of impressive accomplishments and the skills to match.
Mark Shostrom is the man I’m referring to.
& He also has a really amazing page linked below.
I’ve been like a small child in a room full of bright colors ever since I found Mark online. He shares some truly wonderful behind-the-scenes magic on a pretty regular basis. He’s worked on a good number of all the movies I’ve ever loved as well.
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Evil Dead II (1987). My in-progress rough sculpture for Henrietta’s second look, along with one of the finished heads. The initial sculpture block-out was quite symmetrical, then Sam came out for a look and suggested making it a bit lopsided. The only part I couldn’t move was the eyeball placement, otherwise #DaveKindlon’s eye animatronics would not work. I put in a few plastic teeth I had handy for placement, then later sculpted big gnarly ones. Pictured is a stunt head made of Poly Tech 1016, a really tough foam like a soccer ball that Bruce and everyone could kick the shit out of, slam the cellar door on, etc. We also made an animatronic one for the ‘hush little baby’ bit, and #BryantTausek & I made two gelatin heads for Bruce’s shotgun finale. @nealkennemore’s mom Melinda Kennemore made all the Henrietta wigs, including for the Pee-wee head. Incidentally, we called this the Pee-wee Head after Large Marge in Pee-wee’s Big Adventure since the stop-motion by Rick Catizone was going for a similar popping out effect. #markshostrom #EvilDead2 #EvilDeadII #80shorror #BehindTheScenes #FxMakeup #SFX #spfxmakeup #bts #horrorfilms #horrorhistory #horrormovies #practicaleffects #specialeffects #specialmakeupeffects #culthorror #deadbydawn #illswallowyoursoul #someonesinmyfruitcellar #henrietta #cometohenrietta #bookofthedead #deadite #necronomicon #monstersculpture #peeweehead #monsters #moviemonsters
This is one of my favorite bits of work he’s shared.
There is so much more, though! If you’re on Instagram, please consider giving him a follow. He’s really a treasure and so is his art.
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If you follow CardCastles and/or Snapping Turtle Arts on social media then you know we are yet again resurrecting the October tradition here of #31Nightmares.
Since we are already planning for October’s events now in August, it’s only right we picked today to launch the guest slot openings and guest submission forms.
If you are interested in being one of our guests during this year’s 31Nightmares,
Send in your submission form below.
31 Nightmares Tips & Guidelines
- Anything horror-related
- Presentations can be in written, photo, art, video, or music/audio format
- *Extra points if it’s inspired by a nightmare!
- CardCastles Terms in effect and apply during this event
- Send in any & all links you would like to be featured like your personal website, blog, or social media accounts.
- 31Nightmares posts automatically get shared out to CardCastles social accounts so your submission may get increased traffic, meaning free promotion for you!
- Tributes to horror legends and horror creators also very welcome.
- Most importantly, have fun with it.
- There are a limited number of slots & they fill up quickly so try to get these in soon!
We look forward to this event later this October with you all and much more this 2018.
Good evening, darlings.
There’s not even much commentary I have to add to this one.
Simply admire the awesomeness that is this collaboration:
They don’t call him a “Master of Horror” for nothing. How cool is it to get NIN to revise one of your most iconic works?
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