Happy New Year 2021

A few days ago, I woke up with a clogged, ringing ear. This isn’t the first time I’ve had to deal with ear problems. As a child, I was plagued with ear infections. Painful, stabbing, aching attacks that resulted in trips to the doctor and antibiotics. In one notable instance, some blood dripped from my

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LETTERS FROM MOON HILL: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Friends: Welcome back to October. Our time is here once again, and every fiber of my peculiar makeup is shivering and shuddering in anticipation. Each day is a brilliant, auburn surprise. Every moment is a sliver of autumnal delight. Craggy orange pumpkins have again taken over storefronts and stoops; apples are piled high in baskets

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The Summer of Editing (Plus Cover Reveal!)

With a renewed website on the way, I thought it a good time to reinvigorate my dusty old blog. Frankly, I can use the reprieve, as the past couple months have been dedicated to editing. My first admission regarding editing is this: Most of the time, I actually enjoy the process. There’s a rather satisfying

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Visit me at The Mahoning Drive-In

A Place of Retro Glory A few years ago, my friends and I discovered a beacon of retro glory nestled into the woodland backdrop of Lehighton, Pennsylvania. It’s a land beyond time and place, existing in its own alternate reality where the digital world falls away like the desiccated carcass of cicada. You’d be forgiven

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Time Enough at Last

In one of the most famous episodes of The Twilight Zone, a quiet, bookish man named Henry Bemis finds himself in a peculiar situation (as characters in The Twilight Zone often do). While he’s securely tucked away in a bank vault reading a book, Mr. Bemis becomes the lone survivor of an H-Bomb. After a

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Halloween Comes Early (AGAIN!)

As a huge thank you for the support on my Kickstarter campaign, I decided to release this free CCA Halloween Mask printable.  I’ve attached the full size image, so you can simply download and print for display or use. ***Right hand click and select “save as.”  It should download as the full-sized image.*** The campaign

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Box of Dread Subscribers: Click Here!

Greetings, horror lovers. So, you received a mysterious postcard from Moon Hill, and you followed one of the links here, to my website.  BUT WHY, you scream to the bloody heavens! GREETINGS FROM MOON HILL is a unique project that combines the horror fiction and sculptures of Anthony J. Rapino (that’s me!), creator of the mythic town,

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idol pumpkin god jack-o-lantern Halloween sculpture

Art and Fiction Collide!

Don’t run away!  I know you want to.  I know as soon as you see the word “Kickstarter,” nasty visions of wannabe artists and writers float through your mind, all with their hands extended begging for your hard-earned cash. Push those visages away momentarily.  Instead, picture rewards beyond measure: hand-painted sculptures, exclusive maps, things that

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The Halloween Club

Ever since I started sculpting, I have wanted to create a throwback to the mail-in kids’ club packages I remember from the 80s and 90s.  Those, now nostalgic, sign-ups we’d send in–sometimes with box tops, sometimes with Kool-Aid stamps or product labels–which resulted in a surprise package at our doorsteps. These boxes would contain all

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