Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

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Camp Blood

October 1, 2014

October’s here and I’m pretty stoked to announce the release of Videogram‘s Halloween track Camp Blood. Created as a “nudge nudge, wink wink” to the fellow horror fans, it’s a tribute to the iconic Friday the 13th series and sort of a mix of the disco theme of Part 3 and Michael Jackson‘s Thriller (or at least that’s what I’ve been told).

Available via my Bandcamp along with iTunes and Amazon, there’s more streaming services coming later this month. Make sure to check it out and the video (using footage from Indonesian knockoff Srigala) below.

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October

September 14, 2014

Hey, Sunday! For some odd reason starting this post had me thinking of the SimpsonsSunday, Cruddy, Sunday episode, which has nothing to do with either football or my state of mind – ’cause quite frankly I am having a blast right now – but that’s the way the creative mind works I guess. And the Trio track was just something that seemed fun.

So, October seems to be the month where lots of things are happening. I am keeping quite busy finishing up three different physical releases for Videogram plus a digital Halloween-themed one, so you wanna talk about flooding the market, ha ha ha. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed there’ll be a demand for it because I am working like crazy and hate to see that amount of time, energy and effort going to waste.

One thing that won’t happen though is the Haunted House of Horror mixes I’ve posted on Mixcloud for these past two years. There just isn’t any time for it and since I usually wanna spend a couple of months culling the tracks and work on in-between songs FX I figured I’d pass on it this year. But part one and two are still online so I’m sure I’ll spam the crap out of it re-post both of them later on. And as an added bonus you can finally embed the web players on WordPress!

Also, I received an email earlier this week from Austrian director John Brito. Seems like the first episode of Shadows of Prey is ready to premiere (don’t have a set date, though). I’ve already seen it and think it turned out really good. More episodes are in the works and I’ll start culling together the tracks I created for the series and release them digitally as an EP as soon as possible. Maybe in …October.

 

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Twist-a-Rama 2!

October 20, 2013
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copyright Sellergren Design 2013!

Hey, here we go with my second MixCloud collection of Halloween novelty tunes: The Haunted House of Horror’s Horrific Halloween Twist-a-Rama Volume 2! Twenty-eight tracks mainly focusing on instrumentals with some rockabilly, garage and even doo wop thrown in for good measure!

Once again I’m having difficulty sharing the MixCloud player on WordPress (jeez, one year and it’s still not solved, guys?), so check it out at http://www.mixcloud.com/sellergrendesign/the-haunted-house-of-horrors-horrific-halloween-twist-a-rama-volume-2/ and this coming week I’ll add it on YouTube as well.

TRACKLIST:

01 CHARLES FOX Green Slime Theme Song
02 GEORGE BARNES Spooky
03 CHARLES SHEFFIELD It’s Your Voodoo Working
04 DICK DIXON Caterpillar Crawl
05 BOBBY “BORIS” PICKETT & THE CRYPT-KICKERS Graveyard Shift
06 THE POETS Dead
07 THE CASTLE KINGS You Can Get Him Frankenstein
08 THE DEADLY ONES There’s a Creature in the Surfer’s Lagoon
09 THE PHANTOM FIVE Graveyard
10 RENE HALL Night Fright
11 CARLOS CASAL, JR Don’t Meet Mr. Frankenstein
12 THE TED TAYLOR FOUR Cat’s Eyes
13 JOHNNY CALE Shock Hop
14 JOE JOHNSON The Gila Monster
15 BENT BOLT AND THE NUTS Mechanical Man
16 MILTON DeLUGG The Creep
17 JACK AND JIM Midnight Monsters Hop
18 LOS SHAINS El Monstruo
19 REX GARVIN Strange Happenings
20 THE ABSTRACTS Nightmare
21 THE ESSEX Cemetery Stomp
22 THE TARANTULAS Like Spellbound
23 THE NIGHTMARES Horrors of the Black Museum
24 JOE SOUTH The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor
25 BARON DAEMON & THE VAMPIRES Ghost Guitars
26 THE EXECUTIONERS Guillotine
27 THE FIENDS Thank You, Thing
28 THE TOMKOS The Spook

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Jack-o-Lantern!

October 12, 2013
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copyright Sellergren Design 2013!

Here we go: The latest addition to my page on Society 6, Jack-o-Lantern! Pretty fitting considering the season and so far the response has been great! Available as art prints, t-shirts, iPhone skins etc., plus stickers via my page on Red Bubble. Check ‘em out, keep in mind there’s still free shipping worldwide up until October 13th and join up on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SellergrenDesign.

Speaking of which, Call Me Greenhorn‘s latest EP The Ghost of Lee Van Cleef is still available. It’s a $2 download so check it out here and give it a spin below.

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Art Treats!

October 9, 2013
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copyright Danita Art 2013!

Well, with me working double time to add some new, cool Halloween-themed designs to my page on Society 6, I’ve also had the time to browse and see what other artists are coming up with.

Visiting the page and searching “Halloween” generates some 50+ pages, and here are just some of the cool stuff I’ve found. Check them out:

copyright Danita Art 2013!

copyright Danita Art 2013!

The Black Cat and The Jack-o-Lantern by Danita Art. All of her work is just gorgeous. Well worth a look!

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copyright Object Unknown 2013!

Fans of cult classic Return of the Living Dead should get themselves Tarman by Object Unknown. Cool stuff!

copyright Tyler Wintermute 2013!

copyright Tyler Wintermute 2013!

Black Cat by Tyler Wintermute. He’s got tons more via his official website (link available on Society 6).

copyright Rob Zangrillo 2013!

copyright Rob Zangrillo 2013!

Franken-pieces by Rob Zangrillo.

copyright Vintage Cuteness 2013!

copyright Vintage Cuteness 2013!

Halloween by toy collector/photographer Marian/Vintage Cuteness.

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copyright Exit Man 2013!

Devil Cat by Exit Man.

I’m adding artwork on a weekly basis, and again, best way to keep track is joining me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SellergrenDesign. You’ll find my prints on Society 6 at http://society6.com/SellergrenDesign (and if you use this link you’ll get free shipping worldwide up until October 13th!). Cheers!

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Bun-o-Ween

October 4, 2013

Well, here’s something that’s both funny and cute: Union Pool‘s series Bunnies. Created and produced by Jennifer Shiman, these animated shorts re-enacts various films in one minute or less – with an all bunny cast.

There’s tons of bite-size toons to be enjoyed – all available via their official YouTube channel – but considering the season I chose to focus on the more (classic) Halloween side of things. Check out Evil Dead II, Alien, The Wolfman, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (although I’m a bit miffed they chose the remake), The Shining, and George Romero‘s Night of the Living Dead.

How ’bout one more to sink your teeth into?

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October!

October 2, 2013
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copyright Sellergren Design 2013!

Well, I’m probably not anywhere near as stoked about October being here as Eva Halloween, but I’m pretty giddy about my favorite month finally arriving. Mostly because now’s the time when you don’t have to feel bad if you spend a Friday evening lying on the couch watching a few select horror movies – something that’s just perfect with the dark and the cold slowly creeping in.

This month will see me adding a nice chunk of Halloween-themed artwork to both my Society 6 as well as Red Bubble (I love the sticker format!), and I decided that instead of spamming this blog every two seconds – which lately’s got me feeling like a one trick pony – I’d advise you to join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SellergrenDesign to keep track of what’s happening as I’ll post news a couple of times each week. That way I can finally get back to posting other stuff here.

Speaking of which; The top image was the first out of a batch of classic skulls inspired by Impko!, if anyone remembers those. Entitled Skull 01 (yeah, I know, not the world’s most imaginative title) it was mainly intended as a sticker, but then I thought “what the hey?” so it’s also available in the usual formats such as art prints, t-shirts, iPhone skins etc. Again, join up on my Facebook page to get the latest news. And now for The Misfits‘ classic:

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Call Me Greenhorn – The Ghost of Lee Van Cleef

September 30, 2013
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Well, fall’s here and with some 30 days left ’til Halloween I thought it was time to release this lil’ baby: Call Me Greenhorn‘s The Ghost of Lee Van Cleef! Three tracks in total mixing Halloween novelty music with spaghetti western tunage – all honoring cinema’s proverbial bad guy.

This has got a pretty unique feel to it, and I haven’t listened to it in a while (this was written and recorded in June, which in my time was some 2,000 years ago, ha ha ha), and I think it holds up pretty nicely. The second track Time Out, Clint! especially, since it marks the time when I really started getting the hang of the organ and managed to get some serious noodling going on.

Available on Bandcamp here, you can give the title track a spin below and via my SoundCloud. Spread the word.

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The Ghost of Lee Van Cleef

June 12, 2013
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copyright Sellergren Design 2013!

Yeah, well it might seem a bit premature with some 160+ days until Halloween (I’m not too sure exactly how many days that are left as it is more Eva Halloween‘s speciality), but I finished up the sleeve for Call Me Greenhorn‘s October release The Ghost of Lee Van Cleef last night and thought I’d share it with you.

A weird kinda blend of 1960’s Halloween novelty songs and the spaghetti western sounds of Ennio Morricone, the song is a tribute to one of the best bad guys of cinema – bar none. Being a big fan of Sergio Leone I had my initial introduction via the epic The Good The Bad The Ugly and have tried my best to check out his work based on that performance. Like the maestro himself once stated: His eyes pierce the screen.

The sleeve itself is a mutation of the poster for the 1967 Death Rides a Horse directed by Giulio Petroni (and also starring John ‘Danger: Diabolik’ Phillip Law) as it is in the public domain and therefore free for any use you might see fit. The two-track “single” – yeah yeah I still got issues with calling a digital release something that used to mean a physical object – is due to be released October 1st, but as always I’ll keep you posted. In the mean time, make sure to check out Petroni’s very Leone-esque film. You can download it for free (and legally!) via Archive.org or watch it in full on YouTube.

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Black Christmas!

December 20, 2012

Oh man, I was reminded of this via Eva Halloween‘s latest post (and I choose not to comment on the “death by Snowman butt-hurt” *ahem*): The original 1974 stalk-and-slash classic Black Christmas! Directed by Bob Clark this pre-dates John Carpenter‘s Halloween by at least three years, and even though it’s nowhere near as gory as today’s slasher films (or the slashers of the 80s) it’s one hella creepy flick, mostly thanks to the complete and utter nut job that’s stalking a dorm of sorority girls the night before X-Mas holidays. It may be anemic but it’ll scare the pants off you!

Funny anecdote when it comes to that whole “origin of the slasher film” – told by Clark himself in the audio commentary available on the great Tartan Grindhouse DVD release – he was actually approached by then-inexperienced director Carpenter who really wanted to see a follow-up to his film. Clark declined but Carpenter refused to take no for an answer. They communicated for a while on this subject, and when Carpenter finally realized Clark had no interest in doing a follow-up he asked him to at least toy with the idea. And Clark told him that for a sequel he’d start with the killer escaping from prison/mental hospital and return to the town where the killings took place to finish off the ones that escaped. And he’d set it in a different holiday like Halloween.

No matter what (there are some confirmations that Carpenter actually served as an apprentice for Clark) this is a killer movie (pun intended) and if you haven’t seen it – do!

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