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VANS Releasing Horror Movie Themed Shoes In October!

Normally I don’t pay much attention to the Twitter-verse, but thanks to a buddy who sent me a sneak peek of what VANS has in store for October via their Twitter account, I’m just glad I still have an active account.

Today, the radical retro skate company going strong in 2021, announced the VANS X HORROR COLLECTION debuting sometime in October- with an official launch date TBA. Four pairs of kicks dedicated to four classic horror films are included in the line-up and honestly, whatever pair you snag-you’re a winner pal.

A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Shining, Stephen King’s IT, and Friday the 13th all have a special place for your feet coming soon!

Stay tuned to VANS for the exact drop date as I’m sure they will sell out fairly quickly.

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Fill your Home With The Scents Of Monster Cereal!

Although I live Halloween 365 days out of the year, my inner-child spirit of Halloween doesn’t officially begin until I see that glorious display of Monster Cereal boxes lining my local market. The holy trinity of Frankenberry, Boo Berry, and Count Chocula is more than just a dose of nostalgia- it’s a symbol, and a tasty one at that, that Summer is coming to an end and the festival of Samhain is upon us.

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Some Monster Cereal fanatics’ may complain that the seasonal treat should be available all year- I humbly disagree as that would lessen the special excitement the product illuminates. However, diving through the seventh layers of Hell on Etsy, I found a few ways to keep these nostalgic nuggets of Halloween treasure around beyond the October holiday. Via a handful of shops on the small business platform, we can give the gift or heavenly glucose to our senses in the form of unofficial candles and wax melts!

Great for a gift for the Boo Berry fanatic in your life, or heck, treat yourself because why not- here’s a few shops that make some quality soy wax cereal content!

Monster Cereal Candles by Fandlemonium

Etsy shop Fandlemonium curated by Rianna out of Columbus, Wisconsin offers up the trio of Monster Cereal mayhem as 10 oz soy wax candles. Along with these, the shop also offers pop-culture curated scents in the form of CastleVania, Jurassic Park, and The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Per the description: Enjoy the scents of your favorite holiday cereals year round with these deliciously smelling candles! They smell just like the cereal but don’t eat ’em! Grab one or all three here!

Monster Cereal Shaped Wax Melts by MeltsCandlesCo

If you’re a wax melt kind of people, these cereal-shaped melts that come in a custom Monster Cereal Box are pretty much the best. Each cereal melt is customized to let off that familiar fragrance in your personal warmer that will surely satisfy those nostrils; AND towner Alexis offers both Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy!

SCENT DESCRIPTIONS:

Count Chocula: Delight in rich and creamy milk chocolate with a light coating of cocoa powder.

Frankenberry: An incredible iced champagne mixed with rich sweet raspberry and cranberry.

Boo Berry: A yummy smelling blend of strawberry, grape, buttercream, fresh bakery notes and wild berries. Background notes of powdery raspberry, vanilla sugar, plum, tonka bean and warm maple go into this complex scent. Seriously just like the cereal!

Yummy Mummy: Sweet and dreamy, Orange Dreamsicle is a reminder of those childhood orange push-ups we all loved. Both you and your customers will have sweet dreams when you use this bestselling blend of orange citrus swirled with creamy vanilla in your products.

Fruit Brute: It’s Cherry Pure sweet delicious insane CHERRY

Top Note – Cherry
Middle Note – Sweet
Bottom Note – Vanilla

Grab one or all of them by clicking here!

Count Chocula Ultimate Scent Collection by FamiliarFrangrances

Shop owner Jessica from Florida specializes in theme park and nostalgic scents from out childhood; offering them in various forms from candles, to roll-on oils! In this Count Chocula inspired line from the shop, you can choose from incense, room sprays, candles, and burner oil!

Per the description:

Another spot on cereal scent is now available in the chocolatey Halloween theme of Count Chocula! The scent of cereal is profound in this fragrance; it is much more than the smell of chocolate.
This fragrance comes in a wooden wick 8oz candle, 1oz glass spray bottle, 5ml fragrance oil (for burners), 10ml Roll On Body Oil Applicator, wax melt clam shell, or a 3 pack of 12″ incense.

This candle is a fine blend of paraffin & soy wax that creates a wonderful scent throw that stretches a considerable distance when lit. The 8oz tin comes with a crackling wooden wick that requires maintenance for proper burning (trimming). Comes with a tin cover.

1 candle/ 1 spray option comes with a wooden wick

Shop by clicking here!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a wallet I need to empty into some of these small businesses’!

‘Maniac 2’ Comic Review -The Gory Story Continues!

Fans of the exploitation cult classic Maniac (directed by Bill Lustig) have a lot to look forward to thanks to the macabre talents over at Eibon Press. The gruesome exploits of deranged serial killer Frank Zito continue in this carnage-strewn comic sequel no one knew they needed. And you won’t want to miss out, my Nasties. 

Now fans of the original movie will note (SPOILERS! If you’ve not seen the movie skip to the next paragraph…and go watch Maniac!) Frank ends up with his guts spilled all over his scummy bed at the end of the film. So questionably, and rightly so, how could there be a sequel? The answer lies in the fact that Eibon not only gave fans a page-by-page adaptation of the film but included lots (and I mean a fuck ton lots) of extra stuff in their sensational adaptation. 

Eibon Press is gifted with grotesque imaginations. Not being content to just retell the Maniac story they included the goddamn New York Ripper into the story which leads to a blood-soaked showdown between two of the Big Apple’s most disturbed serial killers! If for nothing else that is worth it alone to own this modern horror-comic masterpiece. 

But the comic also features some exceptional artwork that is pure eye candy for gore fiends. That same nasty beauty is continued in this sequel. So after faking his own death Frank sets out on the open highway to Hell itself as he hunts down that one special lady, the one who got away. By issue 2 (which goes on sale this week) we learn that the open road has way more deviants out there than one might want to think. 

In ish 2 the unholy creep factor gets cranked up on a meth ride into pure sadism. It’s a pungent resemblance to exploitive motifs of past horror on-the-road staples. Not so much Texas Chainsaw Massacre as it is The Hills Have Eyes, which, let’s face it, is horrifying. It makes ya think twice about that cross-country joyride you had planned. You just might not make it back in one piece if Eibon has anything to say about it. 

By now Frank has gained some notoriety for his crimes of sadistic passion. He’s also amassed a fan club of the worst sorts of people. Human degenerates who would just kill to meet their idol. Frank learns he’s not the only maniac out there and his world proves to be a very unforgiving place. The level of violence splashing across each page is what I’ve come to gladly expect out of Eibon Press, but, if we’re being honest, I really think they’ve outdone themselves. They really want you to know that, like Pieces suggests, you don’t have to go to Texas for a chainsaw massacre. 

Oh, there is chainsaw massacring a plenty here. The pages literally run red as Frank gets himself kidnapped by a deviant family of psychos who waylay unsuspecting travelers along the road only to bring them back to their little house of horrors. Some may say that Frank is about to get his comeuppance for all the dirty little things he’s done in life as he finds himself now the victim of sexual assault and sadism. 

Like its predecessor, this is a must-own for horror collectors, fans, and lovers of exploitation. But let’s be honest, I could say the same thing for anything published by Eibon Press.

These guys are fans who live for horror. With each new release, they prove their passion for the genre by giving us the best fucking horror comics this side of Hell. So don’t miss out and be sure to order your copy here