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Tag Archives: Michael Myers
As a lifelong collector, I’ve come across some pretty nifty items over the years. Among the more unusual horror collectibles I’ve seen recently have been two books of paper dolls: Great Horror Movie Villains Paper Dolls: Psychos, Slashers & Their Unlucky Victims! and Vampire Paper Dolls, both released by Dover Publications, Ltd.
Today was a little like Christmas at the House of Horror — assuming, of course, your idea of Christmas has less to do with creepy home invaders like Santa Claus and more to do with creepy home invaders like Michael Myers. The official Festival of Fear print is here, and it’s a beauty. Designed by Justin Erickson, the 18″ x 24″ screen print is part of a signed and numbered edition of 200, available at the Rue Morgue booth at FoF. (Printing by D&L Screen Printing.)
Justin will be at FoF peddling prints and posters on behalf of Phantom City Creative, so be sure to drop in and say hi.
Fabien Delage, our man on the ground in France, recently attended the 19th annual Gerardmer International Fantastic Film Festival (GIFFF) in Vosges, France. Fabien, who is an artist, videographer and professional ghosthunter, loaded us up with pics from the event and the very cool video you’ll find posted below. Fabien is also the voice of Rue Morgue France; we’ve decided that he probably sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his seemingly endless energy, but we’re totally cool with that.
After a bit of a hiatus, Cryptic Collectibles is up and running again – just in time for Halloween. While mulling over what to post, I serendipitously came into possession of a few vintage (30-year-old or more) issues of TV Guide – one of which covered Halloween of 1981. So, seeing that many horror fans (particularly if you’re of a certain age) were introduced to the genre through television, I thought it would be nice to celebrate our favourite holiday with a look at some the classic ads featured within the magazine.
Thirty-two years ago this week, a certain little indie film called Halloween was first released to theatres. Making its premiere in Kansas City on October 25th, 1978, John Carpenter’s low-budget tale of a homicidal maniac who escapes from a psychiatric institution and returns to his hometown where he stalks a trio of teenaged girls would go on to break box-office records and become one of horrordom’s most iconic films. So, to celebrate the film’s 32nd birthday, here’s a look at some of the collectibles Halloween and its sequels have inspired.