Black-base graphic tees have long been a staple of the Horror fan wardrobe. However, rather than just a band logo or vintage horror movie poster, Akumu Ink explores just what can be done artistically with a black canvas. Ranging from morbidly adorable skeletons, to striking reinterpretations of pop culture, Akumu Ink offers an enormous catalogue of designs on shirts, keychains, pins, backpacks, prints, and even recently a picture book! Between Joey, the artist behind Akumu Ink, and Aldora running the business end, they are quickly becoming an iconic brand. I got a chance to speak with Joey, to ask him what goes into building and running their successful business.
Movies discussed: The Witches, The Watcher in the Woods, Return to Oz, Invaders (short)
This week we revisit some childhood nightmare fuel with The Witches, The Watcher in the Woods, and Return to Oz. Turns out, kids movies were a lot more hardcore back in the day. We also watch the delightful Invaders (short)!
Next weeks assignments: Patreon supporter Christian LeBlanc’s picks!
Movies discussed: Body Melt, Cat People, The Visit, Pretty Little Miss (short)
This week we laugh along with Body Melt, get all moody and dimly lit with Cat People, and catch up with some senior citizens with The Visit.
Next weeks assignments: Kids movies that are just nightmare fuel!
Movies discussed: Hellions, Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, Last Shift, Valentine’s Die (short)
We are sorely disappointed by Hellions this week, charmed to varying degrees by Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, and pleasantly surprised by the lovely Last Shift. We . . . also spend a lot of time inserting the word “pubes” into songs from the ’90’s . . . . so there’s that.
Next weeks assignments: Ladies’ Choice! This week we let the women in our lives each pick a movie for us to watch. (We’ve certainly subjected them to plenty over the years.)
So, I recently returned from a trip to Disney World and Universal Studios with my son. He is an avid horror fan in his own right, and the first question he would ask when I would tell him what new ride we were going on next was always, “Is it scary?” As a young horror fan, his inflection on this question was generally hopeful, rather then one of trepidation.
Turns out there are places to get spooked on the most family-friendly vacation of all time. Some of them are obvious, others may be less so. I thought it would be fun to provide a list of things we did or found that can add a little haunt to your holiday. This edition will focus solely on the Disney Parks, as the title implies. Stay tuned for the Universal Studios version.