Hello, everybody! This is Frankie Franken with today's post for The MonsterGrrls' 31 Days Of Halloween, and after reading Punkin's post I thought I would tell you about some more websites around the web that are full of monsterrific fun and laughs for Halloween. So here we go with three of the coolest, which are some of our favorite places to visit!
Haunted Dimensions (www.haunteddimensions.raykeim.com) is a website run by Ray Keim, a CGI artist and graphic designer who seasonally works at Universal Studios Orlando, where he designs many props, facades, animations and other art for Universal's Halloween Horror Nights. Ray is a lifelong fan of Disney's Haunted Mansion and has created this website, which showcases not only his 3-D artwork but features downloadable paper models of the Haunted Mansions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris, and other facades and props centered around the Mansion. The intricate detail on these cool models is stunning and has to be seen to be believed! And don't forget to check out his fantastic 3-D computer graphics of the various Mansions, many of which are available as neat wallpapers for your computer.
Ormon Grimsby's Monster Creature Feature (www.mcftv.com) is a late-night horror show out of Raleigh, North Carolina, headed by Ormon Grimsby, an undertaker for the already dead. His show features not only classic horror films but news and notes on horror culture and happenings in and around Raleigh. It's a return to the old horror hosts of days gone by, and Ormon has even featured us in his web links! Be sure to check out this super-groovy spookshow!
Finally, Atomic Monsters (www.atomicmonsters.com) is one of the most hilarious and original sites we've seen. Atomic Monsters is full of reviews of old 1950's B-movie favorites, including such classics as The Angry Red Planet, The Brain That Wouldn't Die, and I Was A Teenage Frankenstein. (No, that last one isn't my life story, but it's still cool.) Packed with nifty graphics, video clips and even a Monster Jukebox, Atomic Monsters is a fantastic and loving tribute to those old Atom Age Cinema favorites!
You owe it to yourself to check out these nifty sites as part of your Halloween celebration. And remember, you heard it here first, so tell them the MonsterGrrls sent you!
Before I leave today, I want to tell you something. October is our favorite month of the year because of all our great Halloween celebrations, but it's also a special month called National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is responsible for the deaths of over 40,000 women and at least 500 men each year, and it is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women. Each year in the United States, there are over 217,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed.
On our posts this week, the other MonsterGrrls and I have been wearing special pink ribbons to show that we support research to find a cure for breast cancer, so that the lives of many people can be saved. If you would like to help, go to the American Cancer Society website at www.cancer.org to find out more about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and more information on this program can be found at nbcam.org. Information about early detection of signs and symptoms and where to make donations to this cause can be found at the website of the National Breast Cancer Foundation at www.nationalbreastcancer.org.
We want to wish the best to all those survivors of breast cancer out there who are enjoying this year's Halloween season with us, and we'll see you tomorrow for more of our 31 Days Of Halloween, because the party isn't over yet! We're just getting started!