I made my monthly visit to Nakano Broadway this afternoon. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Broadway is the coolest place in all of Tokyo. It’s a shopping center filled with nothing but ‘maniac’ shops. Among the many things found there are: 1940s-present monster toys, anime cells, extremely rare pornographic phone cards, hyper-grotesque artwork, 1000+ different types of yo-yos, 1980s American toys (including Madballs!) used manga, etc etc etc. Anyhow, today I found a new vintage movie store tucked away in a corner on the top floor that I hadn’t noticed before and got these posters! The Creepshow one was a little pricey but worth it, the Nightmare on Elm Street 2 poster I almost passed on because it was my least favorite of the films but I really liked the graphic at the top, and I can’t even believe I found a Nightbreed poster there! It was cheap too! I also got a cell phone strap made by the same dude that makes THESE. There were a few other things that I really, really wanted but didn’t need. Maybe next month.

Only 1000 Yen!!!!

Only 1000 Yen!!!!


Best Broadway find in months!!!!

Best affordable Broadway find in months!!!!


Link Dump

January 15, 2009

I hate to keep posting links here with no actual content, but I really haven’t done anything in the last week and these links are hard to resist.

Do you like monkeys, dogs, cosplay and oil paintings? Do you have 50 bucks?

dd-050-080610-tg01-20x24It’s a shame that international shipping costs double the price of the paintings.

Love H.P.

January 5, 2009

lovecraftA friend of mine has been riding me to get into H.P. Lovecraft for years now, but I  never really dug him that much due to the dragging, convoluted narration. As I am a huge fan of several movies based on his stories and hold said friend’s opinion in high regard, over my X-mas vacation I purchased several of his books (of which I never got to read 90% of; see last post). After reading the first story, my imagination was running amok. I instantly felt an urge to draw out the monsters and cosmic horrors described in his short stories. Despite his shortcomings in verse, he is unparalleled when it comes to weaving alternate realities, dreadful mysteries and tales of the occult. I even named this blog after one of his stories (a movie called Dagon was made based on it as well). For anyone who might be interested, here are a few cool Lovecraft related links:

A 5 part serial dramatization of A Shadow Over Innsmouth featuring Harlan Ellison
(Jeremy this is mainly for you since you are into audiobooks lately)

Dozens of Lovecraft stories free online!

Re-Animator in its entirety for free! 13 parts