Equal Time For Revenant Bears
No, I’m not talking about the killer grizzly bear from the Leo DiCaprio movie THE REVENANT. Nor am I talking about the freaky mutated bear monster from the film ANNIHILATION (which wasn’t really a revenant as it didn’t come back from the dead onscreen but sure looked like a zombie bear ought to look). I’m talking about *stuffed* bears, here. And stuffed other things.
Last week, over on our sister site werewolves.com, I wrote about the adorable werewolf stuffed figure available for purchase for Halloween at Build-A-Bear. I figure I should offer equal time to the vampires, then. There are stuffed bats available at Build-A-Bear, but not vampires, per se, although I seem to recall that in recent years you could purchase a Dracula cape and outfit for your teddy. They have a magician’s cape up for sale on the website. Still, you have to have the widow’s peak and the fangs to make a real Dracula teddy bear. And the prerequisite Transylvanian accent. (What, you didn’t know the teddy bears they sell at Build-A-Bear can talk?)
It isn’t just Build-A-Bear getting in on the Halloween action, though. Over at Vermont Teddy Bears there are vampire bears and zombie bears. Aren’t they cute? (Just between you, me, and the lamppost, I kinda dig the zombie bear a little more. It doesn’t look like the zombie-esque bear from ANNIHILATION all that much, though.)
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.
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