That’s a Wrap: Farewell, George Romero

I spent my Sunday watching home haunt documentaries, that I fully intended to write-up on Vespertine House this evening. At some point in the last one I watched, I found myself rolling my eyes at yet another zombie-themed haunt. 

I then had a moment of reflection on the modern-day zombie renaissance we’ve had the last few years. It seems that everywhere you look there are zombies. 

We see them shambling out of the Halloween and Horror niches and into everyday life. They’ve invaded our television sets, music, fashion, games– even quirky bumper stickers have a booming zombie-loving demographic. Ultimately I shook my head and murmured “people and their fucking zombies”.

Of all days to have such a thought, it had to be the day that the father of the modern-day zombie passed away.


From what started as Barbara’s screams in an old cemetery in 1968, and ended with another Trixie virus outbreak in 2010, George Romero proved again and again that he could orchestrate zombie fear amongst the masses with the utmost finesse. 

Romero adapted the zombie creature and its origins to fit a more modern-day audience. His concept was far removed from the original Voodoo zombie seen in classic Horror films like “I Walked With a Zombie”. His formula has stood the test of time as it’s applied in the majority of the zombie Horror we see today. 

   
I’m happy to say that I learned a lot about good cinema from watching his films. I also learned that it’s good to not be serious about everything all the time and that you can absolutely serve up your Horror with a side of fun. 

It’s with a sad keystroke that I say goodbye to yet another film legend. But I’m happy to know that he will never be forgotten.

        
So, the next time a zombie shuffles across a silver screen or a protagonist nervously discovers that a strange virus is bringing the dead back to life, smile and think of George. His greatest gift is the incredible Horror legacy that he’s left us with.

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-Sarah

Sweet Spooks: A Refresher in Burns

I haven’t been ignoring you’ve, I’ve just been swept in a whirlwind of asinine things. πŸ˜‘

You know how it goes. 

Anyways! I hope you guys have been well! I’m doing alright, typical days follow over here- job hunting, naps, working, more naps…

My butt hurts, and I need a nap. 

πŸ˜€All is right in the world! 

I haven’t had any inspiration to do any makeups since last fall and it’s been killing me. πŸ˜”

Fortunately, the wheels began turning once more, and I decided to refresh my makeup phalanges with a basic burn on Sarah Jr.! 

This was fun and I was able to use some of the Devinah Cosmetics for the entire paint! They’re really brilliantly pigmented and worked so well for this! 😍 

I need to work on physiology and the human anatomy aspect of my makeups because I can never get a dental piece to sit naturally. πŸ˜©πŸ˜”

A work in progress I reckon! 

I plan on doing another makeup very soon especially for Valentine’s Day! 😏

So what have you guys been up to? What are you planning for V Day? I still love You.πŸ’œ

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

Update Part Deux

Happy Holidays everyone! πŸŽ„πŸ˜€

Whatever you’re celebrating this season I hope it involves lots of love and loved ones.πŸ’œ

I had intended to blog a lot more a lot sooner, but had some major drama go down with my poor sweet IPad. πŸ˜” suffice it to say, I no longer have my original iPad and am coming to you from a new one. The old one was replaced after the brutes at Ubreakifix broke the WiFi on my old one. πŸ˜’

Happy to say I’m done with them and back in action! 

I’ve also been busy with work and maxing out my credit card. πŸ˜€πŸ”ͺπŸ›

But now! Now I’m back! 

I hope you all have been well and I still have lots of Halloween giveaway stuff to do! More than likely will have some contests coming up for you in the new year! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

I have a few cool things to share too! 

Stay tuned! πŸ’œπŸ¦„

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah 

Everyday is Halloween Here

I haven’t updated since Halloween I don’t think!

For that I’m sorry. πŸ˜”

But! On the upside! I’m here now! πŸ€— so I’m here, you’re here- it’s a party! πŸŽ‰πŸ•

The last few weeks have been kinda crazy but I’m here to tell you that I will definitely be bavk to all the blog by goodness starting now! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œπŸŽƒ

And yes, Halloween and horror will still come first at Vespertine House!

So my Halloween was fun! Our trick r treaters loved the decor and creepy candy guillotine ☺️ we didn’t have nearly as many as we had planned for, so we had a ton of candy left haha! 

The party was a blast! My guests loved the nacho bar and treats! We also had a great time playing Trick R Treat bingo!πŸ€—πŸ’œ I gave out lots of tricks and treats which was fun. Everyone had a blast! 

Since Halloween ended I slipped into PHDD (post Halloween depression disorder) and was sad about November coming so quick! Since then I’ve been busy with lots of stuff including starting a new job. ☺️

As for me, things are good and I’m still doing SFX stuff! I’m just trying to come up with ideas right now. ☺️ my gashed finge has since healed up to a nasty pair of scars! πŸ€—πŸ’œ unfortunately, there’s a slight chance I’ve accumulated some nerve damage as the pain I was hoping would heal with the wound has remained and may remain for a good long while. Fortunately, it only really hurts when I bend it fully. Which is kinda hard not to do for lots of stuff lol. ☺️ but it’s not that bad and I’m fine! In other news, my knee has recovered 100%! πŸ™ƒπŸ’œπŸŽ‰

So, now we’re current on all things me! ☺️

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time on Periscope because it’s just too much fun! I’ll be posting updates here about when I decide to go live with makeup tutorials and movie broadcasts too! So, if you have the app I hope you’ll join me! πŸ’œβ˜ΊοΈ because it’ll be fun to chat and do fun things together! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ 

Periscope: @Sarahseado or find me on Twitter at the same handle and look for my scope tweets! 

I also have a bunch of stuff to giveaway! Three Halloween party favor bags to be exact! πŸ€—πŸ’œπŸŽ‰ I’ll think up a cool contest to run this week. 

Til then! Tell me what have you been up to and how was your halloweeny?! Love you.πŸ’œπŸŽƒ

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

Happy Halloween! I love you all!

Hey guys!

I know I’ve been absent and it’s because I’ve just been so busy and things have been kinda crazy! β˜ΊοΈπŸŽƒ

Today’s the day and I’m somewhat sad because tomorrow it’ll all be over.πŸ˜” so let’s take the time to appreciate the fun that is Halloween! Enjoy yourself, because that’s what Halloween is all about!

VIDEO: A Halloween message from meπŸ’œ

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

Giveaway Update: And the Winner is…

Hey guys! 

It was a busy week, once more, but the universe has given me a serious dose of slow-the-fuck-down as I’m currently incapacitated from a knee injury. πŸ˜”πŸ˜’

Long story short? I busted it on a table at a wine place in Orlando and was too drunk to realize how bad it was until the next day. 😒🍷

On the upside, it’s been a day and it seems better! I just really hope it continues to heal and fast… I believe it’s just sprained and fingers crossed that’s all it is! ☺️

Anyways! Onto more interesting things! I’m finally getting around to announcing the winner for our vintage tarot book giveaway! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

  

I randomly drew a name from all of my subscriber emails and emailed myself the extra entries from you awesome people, and the winner is…

Rose Perez at Poet Rummager!

So exciting! Congratulations, Rose! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œπŸŽ‰πŸŽƒ

Please email me at Sarah (at) rocksmanagement (dot) com! If I don’t hear from you, I’ll attempt contact through your blog! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

For everyone who has subscribed and entered my first contest, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! And I promise this will not be the last contest! πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

Matter of fact…😏 stay tuned to my next post..

I hope you have a great weekend! Any fun plans? Anything exciting happen this week? Tell me about it! πŸ’œ

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

After Midnight: The Witch is Back!Β 

So, I think it’s been around two weeks since my last post. 😦

I know. I’m awful! 😩

On the upside! I have SO MUCH STUFF TO SHARE! πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰

I’ve been busy with Halloween related things and I promise you’re going to get a kick out of it!☺️

Also! I haven’t forgotten about the vintage tarot book giveaway!πŸ˜€ I did a random shuffle through all the entries and picked a winner! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ more on that in a near future post! ☺️

So, I’m just going to make a quick list of things that have been going on, and I’ll elaborate in separate posts.

  • I had a very wonderful Scream Saturday even though I woke up with a full blown cold the next day and was miserable for a few days thereafter. ☺️ I’m much better now. 
  • I’ve delved into prop making and have been doing that for the last week! πŸ˜€πŸ’œ
  • I ordered my Halloween costume! It’s lovely and should be here tomorrow!
  • I have HUGE PLAN CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR’S HALLOWEEN PARTY! You’re going to love the updates on that. β˜ΊοΈπŸŽƒπŸŽ‰
  • I have an awesome Sweet Spooks: SFX coming up once I get some time to do it! β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜†πŸŽ‰ Considered this weekend but I have a huge blemish on my face and I have new prop projects to work on tomorrow! Ah! πŸ˜†πŸŽƒ

What have you been up to lately? Tell me about it. I miss you. πŸ’œπŸ’œ

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah