I just recently got a couple Tattered Star t-shirts in the mail, and I have to say, I’m pretty effing thrilled with them. The guys over at Tattered Star have a pretty awesome selection of monster shirts, with witty sayings on them, you know. Example, one of my shirts says “Conserve Water, Drink Blood”– how cool is that? If you’re looking for more of their wares, check out TatteredStar.com. Below, we’ve got a little bit of interview from the guy who owns the company, letting you know he feels about Vampires.com, among other things, and even giving us a sneak peek at what kind of shirts they’ll be selling in the future. So if you’re wondering, what’s so great about this Internet t-shirt shop, it’s because the shirts are funny, and soft, and all about monsters, –with new vampire designs in, what’s not to love?
Interview with Wes (Big Man at the Tattered Star Store Online!)
1. At the risk of sounding too much like a character from Scream: What’s your favorite scary movie?
That’s really hard to answer being a big fan of horror. At this moment, I would say Dawn Of the Dead (Remake)
2. What was your inspiration for starting a horror culture t-shirt store?
At first I wanted to do political shirts but I’ve always had a dark sense of humor. We started with “Undead Rights! Zombies Were People Too!” as a way to tie in to the politics by using the undead as the oppressed.
The ideas started to flow from there and now our main focus is on horror and gamer t-shirts. These are things that I enjoy and identify with.
3. What was the first horror movie you ever saw?
Return of the Living Dead. Loved that movie.
4. Do you have a favorite monster?
Zombies. But lately, thanks to TrueBlood, vampires have been taking over. I’m rereading Bram Stoker’s Dracula now.
5. What’s your favorite design among all the shirts you have for sale?
It’s a tie between “Conserve Water Drink Blood” & “Learn to Spell for His Sake”.
6. Can you reveal what’s in the future for Tattered Star? If so, please share.
We have a lot of new shirts coming out before October. There is talk of a Fangoria show in Las Vegas and I hope to have three of these new shirts ready for the event, one of which is an Edgar Allan Poe shirt that will hopefully be out next week. We also plan an H.P Lovecraft shirt before the end of the year.
7. Are you a TrueBlood fan, and if so, who’s your favorite character?
Yes, it’s one of the best shows on the air. My favorite character would have to be Sookie.
8. Who is your favorite vampire of all time?
I like the original Dracula the best but Bill from True Blood is great too.
9. If you were a vampire, what would your name be?
Armando Castrella the 623rd.
10. Finally, what are your thoughts on Vampires.com?
The biggest thing I like are the articles that cover everything vampire. Like all monsters, the myths of vampires have changed over the centuries. Writers put a new spin on old stories in order to come up with something fresh. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not but Vampires.com lets people see the big picture; all the different views and how they relate to one another. This forms it into one mythos with many faces.