VAMPLETS are back!
I’m a sucker for things cute and horrific. In an earlier article I mentioned my fondness for botanical oddities that lend themselves to the creepy side, like Zombie Cucumbers and Skeleton Flowers. But spooky plants have got nothing on Horror-themed stuffed animals and cartoon characters. The latest addition to my personal collection, which sits and stares at me as I type on my computer, is a Beanie Baby Grim Reaper. This should give you an idea of what I’m talking about. (I also own a full collection of the Universal Monsters stuffed dolls. It took me a lot of quarters and a lot of wrangling with those dropping-claw games you find in the fronts of Walmarts, but I got ‘em all.)
It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that I was excited to learnemail (somebody out there in cyberspace knows my tastes pretty well, which is a little disconcerting if I allow myself to stop and think about it), that the Vamplets, which are produced in limited quantities, are back in stock. They’re a little pricey for my preferences, as collectibles tend to be, but they ARE pretty damn cute. And a Vamplet or four WOULD look pretty cool sitting on my desk. It’s getting kinda crowded on there, though.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!