It could arguably be said that “the journey” started with the original Toho Godzilla movies, or Ultraman, or maybe it was Johnny Soko and His Flying Robot. Ever since my early days I’ve had a fascination and love for creatures, dragons, and monsters of all types. I remember watching Creature Feature with Count Gore De Vol on our local Channel 20 TV station. And let’s not forget the all time classic The Wizard of Oz! Rarely did a year sneak by where I missed the yearly airing of my favorite travelling foursome and their quest to Oz. And yes, of course The Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys were my favorite, and those thug apple trees. Ah, those early days!
The obsession rose to new heights after seeing Trilogy of Terror for the first time. You’ve never seen a kid run (ok, leap) so fast from the couch to the bed after turning that TV off. The possessed doll would surely have stabbed my feet if I were too slow! After Trilogy the flood gates opened with classics like The Thing, The Exorcist, The Omen, The Birds, The Amityville Horror, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Jaws, Carrie – the list really does go on and on. In addition, this naturally led to my almost 40 year love affair with heavy metal music, of which King Diamond is one of my favs!
And there you have the genesis that brings us to 2022 and the launching of Dark Node – the connecting point for all things darkly inspired. We hope you enjoy our products and designs that are unique and passionately borne from our minds and the minds of other devoted monster artists like us.
Dark Node – Apparel, gear and décor designed with a touch of darkness and a splash of creepiness. Designed by twisted individuals for twisted individuals.
Your twisted pal,