Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Horror Hootenanny 8 a huge success!

Just want to take a minute to thank everyone who came out to the Horror Hootenanny last Saturday night! We had record crowds, and more costumes than ever before. It was a fangtastic start to the Halloween season. Also a HUGE thanks to all our sponsors - Lone Wolf Body Art, Evil Pumpkins. Terra Fossil Wines, Unholy Apparel, The Coffee Pirate, Rue Morgue Magazine, Scary Monsters Magazine, Wicked Witch Productions, Boa Clothing Toxic toons and all my friends and fiends who helped pull off a great event! Here's to you all, and to next year's Horror Hootenanny #9!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Horror Hootenanny 8 Greeting

Video greeting for this year's Horror Hootenanny 2011 from Dinah Cancer of 45 Grave and Lloyd Kaufman of Troma pictures!! Fun stuff!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Horror Hootenanny 2011 Best Zombie

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Alright ghouls, get prepared to get dead because at the Hootenanny this Saturday night we'll be crowning our annual BEST ZOMBIE, and the winner will receive, in addition to the admiration of all their undead kin, some really kick ass prizes.

The winner will receive a custom BEST ZOMBIE trophy by Evil Pumpkins, as well as that awesome hand made cackling coffin from wicked Witch Productions we blogged about a couple of days ago. Inside that coffin will be a gift certificate for $150 dollars to Lone Wolf Body art so you can commemorate your victory for all eternity (or until you're dead and rotted) with some awesome ink!

So let's see what you've got, Naschville - bring out yer rotted dead!!

ZOMBIE PROM details!

OK monster kids, we are in the home stretch! The Horror Hootenanny is Saturday night.
As if you didn't need one more reason to go "all out zombie" - but Dr. Gangrene will be announcing King and Queen of The ZOMBIE PROM between sets by Spookhand and The Creeping Cruds. Winners will be selected by secret zombie committee and will receive extremely creepy Z King and Z Queen trophies from EVIL PUMPKINS - followed by the official Horror Hoot "King and Queen Dance". It'll be like Horror High School all over again!

And if winning the Zombie Prom wasn't enough, there's also BEST ZOMBIE, details of which will be announced shortly by Dr. Gangrene! I can tell you that Best Zombie prizes are off the horror hook! Some really, really cool stuff - so if you're pondering if you want to go all out for the Zombie Walk and Horror Hootenanny, is there really any more reason to get as dead as possible??
Good luck monster kids!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Day of The Dead Cackling Coffin from Wicked Witch Productions

The Horror-ific goodies that will be given away at this year's Horror Hootenanny continue to stream in!  Here's one that would looks extremely ghoulish on any any monster kid's mantle...

This handmade DAY OF THE DEAD CACKLING COFFIN from Wicked Witch Productions is painted the deepest of purples on the outside, and encrusted with faux jewels, stars and roses in an homage to Dia de los Muertos. The decorated skull and swirly leaves adorning the top of the coffin are crafted from Sculpey clay, painted with an array of acrylic paints, and sealed with a satiny finish.

The inside is lined with blood-red crushed velvet. The inner lid has a sensor to light that produces an evil, undead cackle, but if you cover it up with the included miniature rose, the laughter falls silent until you remove the rose. The poem reads:

"Remove the Rose and you will hear
The laughter of the Dead.
Return the Rose and then Dead 
Will sleep in Peace again."

This unique piece also includes a scroll detailing the origins and rituals of Dia de los Muertos.

Hoot 8 Interview Series - Eric Unkle Pigors

Continuing our interview series here on The Horror Hootenanny site, it’s my pleasure to speak with the one and only Unkle Pigors, artist extraordinaire!
Hi Unkle! Thanks for joining us here - Your artwork is very unique and instantly identifiable. What were some of your influences that guided your style?
Thanx, my influences are mostly from my childhood ,artists like Dr Suess, Bk Taylors Odd Rods stickers, Waky pacs, Rat Fink, Monster toys, Plop comics, Mad magazine, the Munsters , and of course Halloween time are what made me the demented freak you see.

Many folks don't know that you're a Disney animator who's worked on some major movies such as The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin. Tell me about working for the mouse.
It was long hours and lots of work, but was also a lot of fun and paid great! I really look back on those days fondly now. When I was a kid I loved watching DISNEY cartoons, well all cartoons really. So to get a job there and get paid was awesome! And it helped me become a better artist being around so much talent to work from. And without that pay Toxictoons wouldn’t exist. When I got laid off I put my savings into doing TOXICTOONS.

What are your favorite/most influential horror flicks?
I love the Bride of Frankenstein , Children shouldn't play with Dead things, Texas chainsaw 1 & 2, and the Vincent Price films most.  And Milton the Monster cartoon series.

Most overrated Horror movie?
Hmmm, anything with JULIA ROBERTS in it is a horror movie to me!

Tell me about LET'S CHOP SOO-E.
Well it’s my animated cartoon I did for InterNational Rocketship ltd up in Canada. I lived in a hotel above a strip joint for 1 month while I made most of it. I almost died there too on my Birthday. My friends got me drunk at lunch and they left me there when I went in the bathroom, so I somehow wandered up 4 floors to my room and passed out. I woke up and tried to run my hand through my long hair and it got caught on my matted dried barf. I looked on the floor and saw lots of barf on the room’s carpet. That’s why I thank the CECIL HOTEL CARPET CLEANERS in the credits as a gag. I then turned the TV on to see what time it was so I could go back to the studio, but I soon saw that ARSENIO HALL was on. So I knew it was 11 pm. So I was passed out for 10 hours in my barf. I’m lucky I wasn't on my back or might have gone out like BON SCOTT!

But my cartoon stars a crazy clown called," NURSE HACKIT" and she chases a lil pig taken off its moma’s tit named SOO-E! It's done fast paced like the old TEX AVERY, Bob Clampett cartoons. Nurse Hackit is trying to kill lil SOO-E thru the cartoon so she can win the prize, a date with DR REX GOODCHIN, star of the daytime soap, "ALL MY ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN."
It's on you tube and on my DVD I sell on my site with all the juicy details.

What's your favorite Halloween memory?
The last year I went out TRICK OR TREATING with my friend TOM COLE. We hit every house and trailer park. It was our goal to fill our pillow cases. And I remember all the houses that were spooked out to this day. That's why I do mine now all spooked out. One house had guys dressed like the universal monsters in fog and color lights and scary records, which I LOOOOVE listening to those old Halloween records. And I make a mix CD every year that comes with my TRICK OR TREAT BAG Special I sell on my website I sold out of this year’s already before October so I am making another batch so get one soon! They have my spooky activity book, CD, 2 pins, print, window cut outs, and a silk screened cloth bag to haul all your candy on Halloween.

You're trapped in a haunted theater for all eternity with one movie playing endlessly, and you get to pick the movie. What is it?
A Christmas Story. Oh wait Turner channel does that already. I do love that movie to death, and it’s my favorite film of all time. I wish there was a Halloween version of it. Great story telling. But I would say besides that film ... a nice spooky one, hmmm, The MUNSTERS complete 2 seasons!

What is a dream project you'd like to work on?

Well now that I have a line of masks thru Trick or Treat studios I would say my own Halloween special with my Toxictoons characters. I did design the creepy kids in ED EDD AND EDDYS HALLOWEEN BOO HAW HAW Special that runs every Halloween on CARTOON NETWORK. But my own Halloween special is my dream project. It would be awesome like CHARLIE BROWN’S but with my creepy characters! So come on someone out there with $$ let’s get this thing made.

What is one cool thing the kids may not know about The Unkle Pigors?
I have a butt hole that talks. Well at least I think he talks, and boy does his breath stink! Someone get him a mint!

To find out more about Unkle Pigors and order lots of cool creepy stuff go to and tell him Doc Gangrene sent ya!