House of Silent Graves

House of Silent Graves is the name I use for my crafting activities and this is a gallery of my babies so far!

This is where it all started! This is Im-Hop-Tep, the mummy bunny! I found a little stuffed bunny shoved in the back of a shelf at the craft store I worked at. It’s arm and leg were hanging off and he was just generally in bad shape and I felt bad and decided to buy him and fix him. Then I found a strip of mummy bandage I had in a box and, well, it had to be!

I saw Beast From Haunted Cave and fell in love with Humphrass, as the monster was called by the man who built it, and decided to make on for myself. I wanted to be true to the spirit of the movie, and this is Roger Corman produced, so I set myself a budget of $5. I came it at $4.25, which I think Roger would approve of.

That opened the flood gates, since I realized I could make other movie monsters! This one came next…

Apparently I have a weakness for killer bunnies! I saw Night of the Lepus soon after and decided I needed a murder bunny!

I watched Zoltan, Hound of Dracula and spoiler alert, it has a vampire puppy! I… went… NUTS! and I had to make a vampire puppy, but it wasn’t good enough to just have a puppy with fangs. How else were you supposed to know he was Dracula’s puppy? So here is Zoltan Jr., Puppy of Dracula!

And this is what I consider to be my masterpiece, The Tingler! He’s soft and cuddly and you don’t have to scream for your life! But you can if you want to.

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This is my cat Remy modeling the catnip Kitty Tingler that I sold at the June 2018 Monster Bash.

This was made at the special request of a friend. Dr. Syn, The Scarecrow! I actually couldn’t find the movie so I based this entirely off the poster. And I learned A LOT about weathering fabric with this one.

This is the most recent of my movie based fun, a recreation of the lake scene from Caltiki, The Immortal Monster.

This is a sock zombie I made from a munched up pair of zombie socks. A friend turned him into a meme.

This was made at the request of another friend, a Shoggoth found in the works on H.P. Lovecraft. Nothing says eldritch like woogy eyes!

The single most horrifying thing I’ve ever created is the zombie lemon. I did not intend it to look like that. But sometimes misfires can be epic as well. Just in the wrong way. Jeez I’m glad that’s out of my house.

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Another monster I thought would be fun to make, but certainly took a lot of little fiddly work, was the Giant Leech, from Attack of the Giant Leeches.

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A College Humor video that was released to promote Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom gave me the idea to make Emotional Support Dinosaurs.  At least you won’t have any trouble getting them on a plane.  The Triceratops was a special order that was actually not so easy to make.

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I created several fringe pillows with monster designs, but this special request for a pillow of Tor Johnson’s character from Plan 9 From Outer Space will always be a favorite of mine.

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This is a commission (if you can call your Dad saying, “hey, do this” as a commission, which clearly I do) was for a monitor cover for my Dad’s gaming table.  The middle is a map of Middle Earth, the surrounding pictures are cut up cards from the Middle Earth: The Wizards game.

I now have an Etsy shop.  Not all these creations will be available (Humphrass was murder to make!), but some of them will be.  I am more than willing to take requests or special orders, but that is contingent on my ability.  I may not be able to pull off what you’d like, but in most cases, I’ll try!  Please take a look!

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Thanks for looking!