Thursday, June 17, 2010

White Whale....or Female Creature?

Many have heard the Ahab's of the collecting world talk about the elusive "Female" Creature From The Black Lagoon by AHI. Horrorbles had the pleasure of holding one of these treasures in the store, and then watch it swim happily away with an equally enthusiastic collector!

What makes this figure unique? Well, when they were first released they had a "Female" look to them...larger hips, & a more pronounced, rubber painted chest...this was not to satisfaction of all the monster kids out there and there was a recall! The replacement was a darker green version, an all plastic body more reminiscent now of "Humanoids From The Deep!" Thanks to our friends at for their great pictures of the two side-by side! Ahoy, there she blows! If ye see one be sure to give us a holler!

Monday, January 4, 2010

You Never Know What Sunday Is Gonna Bring

Being that it's only a few days after ringing in the New Year I had resolved myself to a quiet Sunday at the store. I could work on the new newsletter, finalize the January Theatre schedule, and settle in for a long winters nap...uh, hold that. Strike the last part, Wrong Story!

To my amazement, like finding gifts under the tree, I had two people come in which resulted in me buying hundreds of pieces from there collections! There was a hand sculpted & painted foam bust of Sam from Trick R' Treat. Signed Street Trash posters & prop replicas (I know, Street Trash Right?). A Cenobite lair from Hellraiser signed by Clive Barker, & hundreds of Mezco & McFarlane monster toys. The oddest piecs is a framed piece from the movie "The Dead Girl" (2006) which display a picture of Brittany Murphy and a swatch from the actual vest she wore in the film. creepy, I know.

There you have it. so for two days I will be sorting out these treasures with my shoe-maker elves and getting everything out for sale. Chances are if you have been looking for some contemporary slasher or monster toy, it's now at the even-more-cool horror store right here in the midwest!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New York, What A Scream!

Tim Burton's museum show is a scream
By Christopher Borrelli, Tribune reporter

While strolling the hallowed halls of the Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan, most days, you don't come across many teenage girls, mystified by a work of postmodern illustration, loudly saying to themselves "Oh, no, he didn't, oh, no, he did not." You may catch the furrowed brow of a tourist startled by a Mapplethorpe or wrapping his head around those Warhol soup cans. But, then again, most days, the hallowed halls of MOMA don't usually spout ravenous fangs and murderous wild eyes. The complete article can be viewed at:,0,5742712.story