If you’re a horror fan and haven’t been watching the SyFy Channel make-up effects show Face Off for the last 8 seasons, then you’ve been missing out. That statement didn’t ring more true than it did the other night when the contestants had to create a horror character based off a doll of their choosing. We had a rag doll, voodoo doll, and even a ventriloquist doll. But nothing was more terrifying and impressive than the porcelain doll……
I can feel the evil piercing into the soul of my eyes when I look at that. Kudos to a contestant named Darla for creating what I think is my favorite make-up EVER on this show. The pic doesn’t even do it justice by the way, because this creepy fucking thing would look into a handheld mirror onstage and then mock ‘smash’ it into her head. Thus, giving the cracking effect even more of an effect. If there ever was a make-up from Face Off that was camera ready, it’s this one. Put her in a horror movie ASAP!
Antique stores hold a bevy of wondrous treasures that can fill your heart with joy and excitement. Antique stores also can smell like a musty old lady who sucks on Halls cough drops for 24 hours straight. But the bevy of wondrous treasures trumps an old lady smell here, and I’ve been on a mission to scour these vintage shops for some great horror-related finds.
A few years back while visiting family in my small Indiana hometown, I stopped in a little antique store with my wife and stumbled upon quite possibly the creepiest doll I had ever seen. It had a porcelain cracked face, a modest $30 price tag, and could have easily been the star of it’s own horror movie. I procrastinated though, didn’t purchase it, and have been depressed ever since for passing it up. Fate was on my side though my friends, because just last week I went back to the same small Indiana town and came across a smaller, but equally creepy doll that was a steal at only $10.
After disturbing the saleslady with my purchase, I felt like my life was now complete because I had a new edition to my horror family. She’s a little shy, so please bear with her because she’s not used to all of this attention. So without further adieu, I present to you: Rosemary (I just gave her that name)
I know what you’re saying……I really need to be nice to this guy now or else he will unleash the evil that is Rosemary upon me. And you would be right. That’s what I call leverage, and Rosemary is now a part of me and a part of anyone around me. Hmmmm….think I just noticed some people distance themselves. I am eternally grateful for the chance to discover my newfound friend here and support the little local antique store at the same time. So keep an eye out if you’re ever in a resale shop for that rare creepy doll that can bring joy into your horror heart. And please let me know if you find one. Rosemary needs a friend to play with after all.