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Bat Bites - Zombified Chainsaw Massacre!

Bat Bites is a new feature here on The Zombified blog/newsletter- tiny bite-sized news bits that I probably intended to write about in more detail before my awesome procrastination habit kicked in, causing all the bits to start piling up. Rather than pummel you with posts (or- much more likely- continue procrastinating), I'll compile them as necessary and give it to you short and sweet!

This first edition of Bat Bites is a very special themed edition! Some of you might already be aware of the fact that the original 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre is my absolute favorite movie (we're talking full on geekery here, folks!), and over the past few months I've had several opportunities to deeply indulge myself in said geekery...

Texas Chainsaw Massacre by The Zombified for Rue Morgue Texas Frightmare Weekend 2011 Cover Art Contest

First was the Rue Morgue Cover Contest at this year's Texas Frightmare Weekend. I couldn't resist doing a Chainsaw themed cover, and it scored me an honourable mention on the Rue Morgue site! Very few of there were printed, but there's a few prints left so you can still snag one on my Etsy.

On June 4th I had the ultimate fan experience: I spent the entire day touring the original filming locations, and topped it off with an awesome outdoor screening of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre at the house (now restaurant) from the movie! My buddy Wes from The Bloodsprayer is a big Chainsaw fan as well- he asked me to do a guest post so you can read all about my adventure. Oh, did I mention I actually had dinner... in the Chainsaw house... with Edwin Neal (the Hitchhiker- who just happens to be my veryvery favorite character)? Because I did. And it was beautiful.

Surprise! I'd been secretly scheming with awesome horror shirt company Fright Rags to quite literally dig up some dirt for their limited Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Exteme Edition sets! Freddy In Space collected all the details nicely, so you can read all about what was included and see the shirt/poster artwork over there!