A Meditation on the Horror Film Hero – The Phantom of the Opera

Watching these old movies for inspiration has had its benefits. The Phantom of the Opera is wonderfully and moodily shot. The design is eerie, and the film encouraged me to read the book to get a feel for gothic literature. The original silent film proves to be a very faithful and well done adaptation. In…

A Meditation on the Horror Film Hero – White Zombie

Searching for movies involving more traditional zombies led me to the film “White Zombie”. I wanted to learn how zombies were treated by artists before the ideas of George A. Romero took on a life of their own and changed the perception of zombies into what they are today. Stories about zombies pre-Romero are actually…

A Meditation on the Horror Film Hero – The Mummy

When I began thinking about what types of characters I wanted in A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters, I drew inspiration from classic Horror Films. The book is set in the Victorian Steampunk world, and so I wanted to get as close to Victorian horror tropes as I could. I watched quite a few old horror…

“Steampunk Vol.1” Available in Digital and Print versions on Mag Cloud!

Tyson Vick photography presents “Steampunk Vol. 1“! Photographer Tyson Vick creates a beautiful steampunk world in this exciting 24 page photo-book available in Print and Digital versions on Mag Cloud! Featuring multi-cultural costumes by Alisa Kester and Tyson Vick. Featuring models Christopher Michael Higdon, Jadi Stuart and Meilyn Saychow. When Alisa and I first worked…

New Website

Hello everyone! Steampunkmonsters.com was having issues with its web host recently. Many pages weren’t loading correctly, often the site was only presented as a text error, and the web host would not help me solve the problem. Therefore, I switched hosting platforms, but this means I had to erase all the old data, losing all…