In the Open Graves, Open Minds Project, we unearthed depictions of the vampire and the undead in literature, art, and other media, before embracing shapeshifters and other supernatural beings and their worlds. OGOM opens up questions concerning genre, gender, hybridity, cultural change, and other realms. The Project extends to all narratives of the fantastic, the folkloric, the fabulous, and the magical.
However, for those who feel that his cheerful face is a little too wholesome as we start approaching Halloween, M&S have revealed a ghoulish version, the ominous sounding ‘Count Colin’. As the picture shows, he also comes with grizzly little friends, who resemble maggots. I, for one, can’t wait to get my teeth into him.