Summer Horror Movies and Scary Sleepaway Camp

School’s out for summer! For all you horror shock rock fans, here’s a clip of rock & roll’s original Prince of Darkness, Alice Cooper, performing ‘School’s Out’, from 1972.

Summer is here, and it’s finally time to ditch the books, homework and hours of detention for European vacations, fun in the sun, beach blanket bingo and horror camp, for those of us who like to be spooked all year ‘round.

It’s also time to make way for a few new summer horror films that will definitely shake things up. The highly anticipated The Purge: Anarchy comes at us on June 18th and this time takes us into the streets for the 12 hours of lawless mayhem. Rounding out summer horror films is Deliver Us from Evil, slated for a July 2nd release, is hoping to bring out all the fans of its prequel, Sinister, for more disturbing delights.

Finally for those of you who want to live out your real horror fantasies in the real Sleepaway Camp, make sure not to miss The Great Horror Campout this weekend, a real life horror themed camp, complete with flesh eating zombies and midnight axe wielders, only this time, the campers are the prey. Especially watch out for the bloody weapons and props being wielded in your direction. See if you can spot horror props provided by Dapper Cadaver!

Stay cool and creepy this summer and if you happen to be a midnight flesh eating zombie, make sure to slather on that SPF 1000 sunblock if you have to go out during daylight hours. There’s nothing scary about a zombie with a sunburn.


Beach Zombie

Dapper Cadaver Props at Comi-Con 2013

We don’t have an official booth at Comi-Con this year. But you can still see some Dapper Cadaver props at Comi-Con 2013! Stop by the FANGORIA booth #4018 and get your picture taken with our guillotine and other spooky props. Also, if you love zombies (and who doesn’t?), participate in The Walking Dead Escape to see some of our corpse props and body parts in action.

FANGORIA booth at Comi-Con 2013

FANGORIA booth at Comi-Con 2013 courtesy of the lovely Rebekah McKendry.

We are mighty jealous of all you folks enjoying the show, especially with such an amazing line-up of horror sessions happening tomorrow.

Do you think Dapper Cadaver should get a Comi-Con booth next year? Let us know in the comments!

GO: The Hive Gallery Haunted House Themed Show

The Hive Gallery Haunted House Themed Show

The Hive Gallery Haunted House Themed Show Flyer

When: Saturday 10/1 8 – 12:30 am
Where: The Hive Gallery, 729 S. Spring St.
Price: $8 door / $5 with costume
Info: Up to 60 artists take on the haunted house theme for the Hive Gallery and Studios show this month. Featured artists include Jamie Johnson, 3RDI and Macsorro. Plus bands, burlesque, sideshow, tarot reading, live painting and fantastic people in fantastic costumes! For more info, see the Hive Gallery website.


GO: The Empire of Death Book Signing

The Empire of Death Book Signing

Empire Of Death: Tomb of Enrique Torres Belon

Tomb of Enrique Torres Bélon (Lampa, Peru) from Empire of Death

Empire Of Death: St Valerius

St. Valerius (Weyarn, Germany) from Empire of Death

When: Saturday 9/24 7 – 10 pm
Where: La Luz de Jesus, 4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Price: Free! The book is $50 and worth every penny.
Info: Dr. Paul Koudounaris presents and signs his new book, The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses. The book reveals religious places where human remains were laid to rest en masse on four continents. The word “amazing” has been over-used in our society. However, “amazing” is the right word to describe the power of Dr. Paul K’s photographs of the bone churches, jewel-encrusted skeletons and decorated skulls. I can’t wait to read the book and learn more about the stories and cultures behind the gorgeous images. Original photographs will be on display at La Luz de Jesus until October 3rd. Learn more at La Luz de Jesus and see a sample of what will be on display. The official publisher site has full pages to view. If you are out of town, you can pre-order the book on Amazon. Highly recommended.

GO: Suspiria at Hollywood Forever & CarnEvil Musical

For your horror-lovin’ enjoyment in LA this weekend:

Suspiria at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

When: Friday 9/16, gates: 6:30 pm / movie: 8:00 pm

Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard at Gower

Price: No reservation necessary, $10 donation tickets available at gate, $10 parking

Info: Bring blankets, drinks and picnic dinner for this screening of Dario Argento’s classic Suspiria below the stars. Amazing, visually stunning ’70s horror film by a true master. Even if you’ve seen it before, there’s nothing like seeing it in a cemetery with friends. No one under 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Learn more…


When: Friday 9/16 & Saturday 9/17 at 8:00 pm

Where: Sacred Fools Theater Company, 660 N. Heliotrope Drive

Price: $25 – buy online

Info: Official synopsis: “A young man with a dark and troubled past returns to his family’s carnival after a long absence, and finds himself thrust into the darkness he tried to leave behind. An unspeakable horror is released and our hero must face unholy truths and long-kept secrets about himself and his family in order to save everything he cares about from complete and utter destruction.” The “influences” for this production read like a list of my favorite people: H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, Dario Argento, Tobe Hooper, Wes Craven, Ray Bradbury, Vincent Price, Depeche Mode, David Bowie & Bjork! Learn more…
Know of any other goth goings-on this weekend? Post the event in the comments!

Art of Bleeding Wednesday

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
MAGIC AMBULANCE THEATER At Peepshow Menagerie’s “Merry Maladies”


The Art of Bleeding performs “Staying Calm in Emergency Situations” at “Merry Maladies,” a special evening of medical burlesque hosted by Peepshow Menagerie. In this episode of Magic Ambulance Theater, RT THE ROBOT TEACHER and ABRAM THE SAFETY APE test opposing theories of mind control, subjecting THE ART OF BLEEDING NURSES to shameful experiments along the way. Also stopping in to shake their thermometers and drop their hospital gowns will be Peepshow Menagerie regulars and special guests including: DIZZY VON DAMN (Miss Viva Las Vegas 2008), RED SNAPPER, POLLY PEABODY,SCARLETT LETTER (Most Classic at the 2007 Boston Burlesque Expo), FEVER BLISTER, MISS ANGIE CAKES, IONA VIBRATOR, RED SONJA (from New York).

Bordello, 901 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, California
Doors 9pm, $10.

More on the Burlesque Beauties of “Merry Maladies”:

** AoB in the NEWS
LA Weekly reviews “Fever”
Canadian Men’s Magazine Q&A on The Art of Bleeding
Lots of nice pix.  Learn the cultspeak of the Art of Bleeding compound!

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Details, TBA.
California Institute of Abnormal Arts (CIA), 11334 Burbank Blvd.,North Hollywood, California


Stay tuned as later this summer, something like a children’s show shambles from The Art of Bleeding’s backyard studios.  Abram, RT, Dr. Moody, and the lovely, lovely Art of Bleeding nurses have been working all fall and winter!    Subscribe to our youtube channel today to be sure you catch all the episodes.




MYSPACE (new primary account) (with music downloads)


“Music from the Magic Ambulance” available on iTunes!

Monster Mongers and Retailers of Other Strange Satellites 2 Art Show

Monster Mongers and Retailers of Other Strange Satellites 2

July 9-July 23, 2009

Opening Reception: Thursday July 9, 6-9 PM

compactspace is pleased to present “Monster Mongers and Retailers of Other Strange Satellites 2,” a group show which will showcase works by University of California, Irvine, 2009 MFA graduates in Studio Art—Arielle Bivas, Marcus Civin, Laurel Frank, kate hers, Dong Hoon Jun, Jared Nielsen Jen Smith, Sean Sullivan, Grant Vetter, Maya Weimer, and Morgan Wells. “Monster Mongers and Retailers of Other Strange Satellites 2”, a sequel to the very recent exhibition at LAXART, is a chance to see fresh and exciting artwork in an intimate setting in Downtown Los Angeles. The artists in this exhibition work in the disciplines of photography, video, performance, installation, sculpture, drawing, and painting, and engage with subjects that range from identity, language, and architecture, to the body, institution, and globalization.

Students from unique backgrounds and experiences seek out UCI’s rigorous three-year MFA program, which emphasizes experimental and interdisciplinary approaches to art making within an intellectual and theoretical framework.

Please visit to preview work by the artists exhibiting in ““Monster Mongers and Retailers of Other Strange Satellites2” at compactspace.

Arielle Bivas’ video installations point to the imperfect translation of visceral sensations, recounting embodied memories and exploring intimacy and trauma.

Marcus Civin’s black-and-white photographs, reminiscent of silent film intertitles, express and echo the sympathies of soldiers, the language of officers, and the taunts of thirsty herders and tightfisted farmers. Civin sometimes uses these photographs as props in his new performance, “Bounty”. At compactspace, viewers can spend time with the photographs as an installation of texts.

The sculpture and installation pieces of Laurel Frank rework the use of artifice as it pertains to issues of infectious taste and synthetic pleasures in an economy of excess. Frank’s engagement with rocks as tropes of class position double as a short hand for achieving the American dream, i.e., harnessing the wild frontier, domesticating nature, moving mountains!

kate hers combines Hegel’s notion of Other as it relates to self-perception with Edward Said’s post-colonial Other.  While living in Berlin, hers compels herself to stop speaking any other language besides German, a language she cannot speak fluently. She performs a daily diary in front of her video camera. (This diary was later uploaded to her website.) Das deutschsprachliche Projekt examines aspects of identity, confidence, self-worth, and personality that are bound up in language.

Dong Hoon Jun’s photographs and videos balance humor and melancholy, consider how to be human within institutional architectural gestures, and find brief moments when certain gestures—whether physical or intellectual—can suggest a hidden world of fancy or fantasy.

Jared Nielsen is constructing a postsustainable future from the shit pile of the present.

Jen Smith uses handicraft and domestic materials to re-imagine the pomp and ceremony of wartime banners ? shuffling the letters of “Mission Accomplished” into new texts such as “Cold Icon Piss Shammie” and “Oh Dismal Cosmic Penis.” In video and photographic work, such as “The Wound and the Voice,” Jen explores the erotics of heroic mythologies, as exemplified in photographs from Abu Ghraib.

Through highly detailed and pristinely rendered drawings, Sean Sullivan, directs the gaze to contemporary nature morte. His work describes the impasse between population explosion and limited resources.

The abstract paintings of Grant Vetter consider American abstraction intertwined with a culture of violence. Vetter uses paint to imitate the look and texture of torn flesh, to allude to the tragic conditions of the current “war on terror,” and to the history of oppression related to the American military industrial complex.

Maya Weimer’s videos create new representations of diasporic and postcolonial identities. “New Seoul Cartographies,” a poetic meditation on South Korea’s national re-addressing initiative, maps memory, history, place and displacement.

Morgan Wells is a multidisciplinary artist who uses a never-ending list of materials that create a unique combination of different artistic ideologies. With a distinct sense of humor, his artworks are built around monumental installations that act as both a constructed space, and as a singular object.

compactspace is located at 105 E 6th Street next to Pussy and Pooch

Los Angeles, CA 90014

T. (626) 676-0627 (contact: Glenna Jennings)

compactspace is open Wednesday through Saturday 11am – 6pm.

compactspace Los Angeles and its sister space in Geneva, Switzerland are part of the compactspace collective started 2003 in Berlin. compactspace Los Angeles opened 2004 in LA’s Pico-Union district and has recently re-located to historic downtown LA, where they promote a multi-media arts program that mainly features emerging and mid-career artists. compactspace LA is made possible by the contributions of the University of California, San Diego Visual Arts Department.

You're Invited To Drawing Blood at Dapper Cadaver Thursday June 4th

On Thursday June 4th, I’d like to invite you to Dapper Cadaver’s first free after hours art event, “Drawing Blood”

WHAT: Drawing Blood – Once a month, The Dapper Cadaver Prop House opens its studios in the evening for a free evening where artists of all kinds are invited to come by and use our unique collection of props, oddities, scientific specimens and equipment, and Halloween decor as models for their art. Sketching, illustration, painting, sculpting and more are encouraged. Props can be artfully arranged to suit your needs. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Most evenings will be free form, but check out our mailing list and blog for info on special nights featuring live models and special instructors. Email me if you’re interested in modeling or instructing. Commercial photography and video not allowed.

BRING: All your own art supplies. We have some chairs and stools but if you need one you may want to bring your own. Any food or drink.

WHEN: 6:30pm -10:00pm, the first Thursday of each month.
March 5th / April 2nd / May 7th / June 4th / July 2nd / August 6th / Sept 3rd / Oct 1st / Nov 5th / Dec 3rd

WHERE: Dapper Cadaver Prop House.
7572 San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA, 91352 (near Burbank)
North side of San Fernando Rd (Little San Fernando Rd), Across the tracks from Sofa U Love.

BJ Winslow


Best regards,
BJ Winslow
Dapper Cadaver
NEW PHONE # 818-771-0818
CELL PHONE # 310-709-8691
NEW ADDRESS 7572 San Fernando Rd, Sun Valley, CA, 91352

Images from the March 5th Drawing Blood

I See London I See France Cabaret

FRIDAY May 29th, 2009:
“I See London! I See France!” A Naughty Oddity night of art, music, werewolves, green fairies and more! At the Hive Gallery Downtown LA

$8 or $5 if dressed as a green fairy, werewolf, hunchback, or in your finest lingerie!!
Starts at 8:30 p.m. at The Hive, 729 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90014

May 29th, 2009

Feminine Oddities LLC


“I See London! I See France!”


“I See London! I See France!” I see Feminine Oddities underpants! May 29th, 2009 the Feminine Oddities host a night of music, performance, art, and more! Imagine a Bordello in France, ladies dancing around in sexy lingerie, werewolves causing chaos, little absinthe fairies tempting and teasing, all in a foggy London scene! Come witness the magic and mystery of “I See London! I See France!” Burlesque, humor, fashion, spooky situations, and “ode et tease” all come together for an unforgettable night that you don’t want to miss!! Come to the Hive to see what happens when London and Paris collide!!


Feminine Oddities LLC host a traveling art show the last Friday of every month! May it’s a one night stand of art, music, and more titled “I See London! I See France!”. Feminine Oddities LLC was formed by emerging artist and performer Debra Haden to showcase her many talents and the talents of others. The mission and inspiration of this company is derived from the term Wabi-Sabi. It’s an understated beauty that is striking but not obvious, it is imperfect, incomplete and should be treasured because it will not last forever. Feminine Oddities “Where beauty is found in the oddest ways.”

Feminine Oddities Artists:

Debra Haden, Heidi Calvert, Emily Steigerwald, Donna Letterese David Foto, Nikki Windham, Teresa Moore, Audrey McNamara and more…….




DJ D?J? François

Romak & the Space Pirates

Sexy Performances:

La Fée Verte Filles:

Special burlesque performance with audible accompaniments by “On Holiday”


Alexandra Mathews

Auriana Lynn

Chéri Stems

Jaymie Valentine

Jezebelle X

Juliet Von Snugfit

Feminine Oddities:

Special “Ode et Tease” performance includes singing, tease, and humor.



Mama Midnight

‘Rey’diance DeVille

Spooky Performances:

Joe Holliday and Amputette

Flip Cassidy


Special Guest and Emcee:

B.J Winslow of Dapper Cadaver

Special Guest and Burlesque Fashion Show:

Leahpatra Fashion Show

Sponsored by:

Dapper Cadaver

Citizen LA

Costuming by:

Insidious Clothing

Feminine Oddities LLC

Production Credit:

Marianne Williams

Debra Haden

Joe Holliday


May 29th, 2009 doors open at 8:30pm- Midnight. Performances start at 9:00pm.

$8 at the door, $5 if dressed as a werewolf, green fairy, hunchback, or in your finest lingerie!!

Catering by Bar One Catering


The Hive Gallery

729 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Best regards,
BJ Winslow
Dapper Cadaver / Casualty Simulation
NEW PHONE # 818-771-0818
CELL PHONE # 310-709-8691
NEW ADDRESS 7572 San Fernando Rd, Sun Valley, CA, 91352


The New Dapper Cadaver is now located at 7572 San Fernando Rd, Sun Valley, CA, 91352 between Vineland Ave and Hollywood Way and on the North side of San Fernando Rd. Here’s a map

See you in Sun Valley!

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