I love things cute and collectible. When I was much younger and a horn-dog, I would have classified girls in this category. I’ve matured since then and know better. Women must be treated with respect! Also, I was never any good at being a “playa,” though it wasn’t for lack of trying. ANYway. Things cute and collectible. Universal Monsters Tiki cups, or “Geeki Tikis”, for example. Aren’t they awesome? Which one is your favorite? Given that you are currently reading an article on werewolves.com, it might seem like a given that the Wolfman would win that accolade. But even though I write for said website and have a tattoo of a werewolf permanently etched into the skin of my arm, and even though my first novel (shameless plug!) THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF (available for just $2.99!) features a werewolf as the lead character, I’d have to be honest and admit that, I think, the Creature from the Black Lagoon Tiki is my favorite.
I’ll just list them in descending order, although bear in mind that I love them all, and the rankings of the Tikis don’t necessarily equate to the ranking of the Monsters themselves in my affections. (In fact I can guarantee it doesn’t.) Here they are: The Creature. Frankenstein. The Mummy. The Wolfman. The Bride. Dracula. I think the color choices have a lot to do with it, actually. Shouldn’t the Bride and Dracula be shades of off-white?
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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