Friday, May 24, 2013

A Very Addams Blog Birthday!

The Little Gothic Horrors blog turns 2 today! I almost didn't throw a party this year, as I'm a tad weary after all the May Monster Madness shenanigans, but my beloved Addams Family just wouldn't hear of that and stepped in to host the soiree at their mansion.

There was much hustle and bustle in the Addams' abode as the family made preparations for the gathering. Even Gorgo the Gorilla, and Morticia's sister, Ophelia, dropped by to lend a hand.
Cousin Itt and Kitty Cat pretty much just sat around though.

Outfit options were considered.
Morticia and Gomez were a little concerned about the weather.
It was so dreadfully bright and sunny!
But after a few words in just the right ear...
It's now a perfect night for a party!
Lurch, the butler, greets partygoers at the front door.

Uncle Fester and Grandmama serve pre-dinner drinks and nibbles to the guests.

The Menu
The Addams clan always provides plenty of entertainment.
How about a little music?
Anyone care to dance?
And now Wednesday will recite a poem she wrote about her spider, Homer.
And finally, what's a party without gifts?
To celebrate the blog's birthday, I'm giving away a set of 4 postcards featuring vintage witch artwork.
Along with a set of 13 Bedlam Supply Co. macabre, Victorian-style poison labels, which can be used on bottles, apothecary jars and altered books, etc.
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment telling me what you would bring along as a gift for hostess, Morticia, if you really were invited to the Addams' house for dinner. I will assign a number to each comment in the order that they are left and the winner will be chosen via the RANDOM.ORG True Random Number Generator. Please make sure you leave me a name and some way to contact you. This giveaway is open internationally. Entries close on Sunday, June 2, at 11:00 pm Eastern US time.

I'd like to thank everyone who connects with me here, or on other sites like Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Anyone who blogs regularly knows that there is a lot of work involved, but I adore my little blog, and best of all, I've made some absolutely wonderful friends online over the past two years!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

And the winner is...

The Wild Fairy!

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. I loved all the names you suggested. Every one of them made me smile. I assigned a number to each comment in the order that they were left and the winner was chosen by the RANDOM.ORG True Random Number Generator.

The winning number was 2: The Wild Fairy. Maximilian the Monster will soon be winging his way to you, Siobhan!

Friday, May 17, 2013

May Monster Madness: Day 7

May Monster Madness Giveaway

We've reached the final day of May Monster Madness, and I would like to thank MMM super villain, Annie Walls, and my co-henchman, Ked, of Something Wicked this Way Comes, for all their hard work in organizing and promoting this event. I'd also like to  thank all of the awesome bloggers who participated and made this blog hop a great success.

For this last post, I am doing a giveaway. I usually make little vampire and ghost dolls, but May Monster Madness inspired me to design a little monster.

If you would like a chance to win my Little Gothic Horror, all you have to do to enter is suggest a name for him and leave it in the comments. I will assign a number to each comment in the order that they are left and the winner will be chosen via the Random Number Generator. Please make sure you leave me some way to contact you. This giveaway is open internationally. Entries close on Sunday 19th, at 11.00 pm Eastern US time.

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered. See the results here.


And finally, for everyone collecting monsters for the May Monster Madness Hunt over on Annie's blog, here is the final monster. Just click on the link and name the monster to enter Annie's giveaway.

MMM Hunt

Thursday, May 16, 2013

May Monster Madness: Day 6

The Penguin in Batman Returns

As we draw nearer to the May Monster Madness finish line, I just wanted to say how impressed I am by all the enthusiasm and hard work that so many of you have put into making this blog festival a success. I'm sure you're probably getting a little exhausted by now, but I hope you have enjoyed yourselves too! For tomorrow, the final day, I have planned a little surprise, but in the meantime...

For Day 6 of May Monster Madness, I have chosen Oswald Cobblepot (Danny DeVito), also known as the Penguin, for my "monster". Prior to the movie, Batman Returns (1992), the character of the Penguin, in comics and on TV, was portrayed as a short, rotund mobster and thief who fancied himself a "gentleman of crime". He was characterized as a man with a love of birds and a penchant for using umbrellas that invariably doubled as weapons of some kind. Tim Burton, however, re-imagined the character as a deformed outcast who, rejected by his aristocratic parents, ended up a freak-show performer. This much darker incarnation of the Penguin is grotesque and has a homicidal desire for revenge against the more affluent citizens of Gotham City.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May Monster Madness: Day 5

Johnny Bartlett and Patricia Bradley in The Frighteners

For Day 5 of May Monster Madness, I have chosen a couple of "monsters" from the movie, The Frighteners (1996). Johnny Bartlett (Jake Busey) and Patricia Bradley (Dee Wallace-Stone) start out as serial killers, or in other words, human monsters, but then the evil becomes supernatural when Johnny finds a way to continue his killing spree after his death by execution. An older Patricia, who as a minor had escaped the death penalty, helps Johnny when he returns from the grave as a Grim Reaper style entity, crushing the hearts of his victims.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May Monster Madness: Day 4

The Hessian/The Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow

Another favourite movie of mine is Sleepy Hollow (1999), so for Day 4 of May Monster Madness, my "monster" is the Hessian/Headless Horseman (Christopher Walken).

In Tim Burton's re-imagining of Washington Irving's short story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) is a young police officer sent to investigate slayings in the New York hamlet of Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod discovers that the ghost of a Hessian mercenary, who takes the form of a Headless Horseman, is terrorizing the village.

Monday, May 13, 2013

May Monster Madness: Day 3

David in The Lost Boys

For Day 3 of May Monster Madness, I continue with my theme of featuring a "monster" selected from a favourite film. Back in the good old days, before teen vampires sparkled, there was David (Kiefer Sutherland) from The Lost Boys. He was the leader of a vampire gang that prowled the boardwalk of the Santa Carla amusement park looking for victims to drain and new undead recruits.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

May Monster Madness: Day 2

The Sandworm in Beetlejuice

On each day of May Monster Madness, I'm featuring a different "monster" from some of my favourite movies. Today it's the Sandworm from Beetlejuice.

After their untimely deaths, Barbara and Adam Maitland discover they are ghosts, destined to haunt their former home. Any attempt to cross the boundary of their allotted haunting results in them being thrown into another dimension, referred to as "Saturn", populated by giant, menacing sandworms.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

May Monster Madness: Day 1

The Other Mother in Coraline

Welcome to Day 1 of May Monster Madness, a sinisterly spooky scheme spawned by Annie Walls and nefariously nurtured with the help of her diabolical deputies (Ked, of Something Wicked This Way Comes, and me). For the next seven days, around 50 blogs will be participating in a little monstrous mayhem and macabre merrymaking. Just click on the links provided with each post to make your way around to all the other fiends in this frightening festival. So without further ado (and before I get myself into trouble for any more shameless abuse of alliteration), let's begin:

On each day of May Monster Madness, I will feature a "monster" from some of my favourite movies, finishing with a little surprise on Day 7. My first monster is the Other Mother from the movie Coraline (2009).

When Coraline Jones feels neglected by her busy parents, her "Other Mother", from a button-eyed, parallel world, seems like a dream come true. Coraline learns one must be careful what one wishes for, however, as the Other Mother's true nature begins to emerge.