Zander - Mutated Ant Teen

Zander Ant

We thought long and hard about what type of “monster” should be the head of the “fam” here at… A skeleton? An alien? A ghost?

We decided to go with a teenage mutant ant. Sort of a cross between THEM! and The Fly with a thoroughly radical 1980’s new wave aesthetic. A nod to our love of ‘50s sci-fi/horror and our status as “Eighties Kids.” Plus, he’s quite literally #MutantFam thanks to his radioactive mutations.

We also loved that ants are so community-focused. We wanted our primary mascot to promote that “colony” feeling. We're each extraordinarily capable on our own — a single ant can lift 50x its own body weight — but, when we're all together, the horror community is a powerhouse of strength.

Zander name is a common shortening of “Alexander,” a name that means “protector/helper of mankind.” A hero's name. A survivor. The "Final Ant" perhaps? ...Also, “Zander” sounds a bit like “Zanti” and we thought that was cute.

Wanda - Fish Person

A Fish Called Wanda

In their itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka-dot bikini, Wanda is ready for some water-based fun!

Joan - Mummy Dearest

Mummy Dearest

With her “hair” (bandages) up in rollers, Joan is the “mom” of our lil “fam.” Her black cat is named “Kosey” (Egyptian name meaning “lion”).

Dan - Tentacle Man

Tentacle Dan

He’s got a gold tooth because he got several cavities from drinking all that pop. Remember to brush your teeth, Fam!

Warren - Hipster Werewolf

Hipster Werewolf

His hair is PERFECT. Heather was listening to “Werewolves of London” when she drew our resident lycanthrope.

Tea - Vampire Witch

Vampire Witch

How can she be a witch AND a vampire?! Easy: a “vampire” is something you are, whereas “witchcraft” is something you do

Tea is a shortening of the Greek name “Galatea” (a popular baby name for Wiccan girls!), which means “she who is milk-white.” Seemed fitting as vampires tend to be pretty pale.

On the wrong page? Were you hoping to learn more about the humans who run rather than our mascots? Head over to our About page! ♥