Goodnight Monsters

Halloween monsters may be the stuff of our nightmares. They may scare us, they may intrigue us- some of us name our pets after them.

But  as we say goodnight to our seasonal friends, it may be a good idea to remember humans may not have fangs, or bolts in our necks or claws but we are after all part of the same family- that concept is wonderfully stated by Vincent Price in the movie ” The Monster Club”

So in a way our Halloween Monsters are always with us-even if they are just out of sight and hidden in the shadows.

 

A Tale of Two Mummies

There are 11 days to Halloween and I am here to say it’s going to be a Double Creature Feature at my house this weekend.

Unusual shots of Karloff as the MUMMY (1932)

First up I’m going to watch  ” The Mummy ” staring Boris Karloff and after I’m done with that,  I’m going to sit back with a fresh bowl of over buttered popcorn and watched The King do battle with a Pharaoh with a nasty potty mouth.

What? What film is that I am speaking of?

Bob Ivy as Bubba Ho-Tep

Why Bubba Ho-Tep of course:

Bubba Ho-Tep is one of those films I only watch at Halloween- and it’s not for the obvious reason. I watch it in the Fall because at it’s heart this is a story about two men facing their own Autumns and even though it’s cold and dark for them, they are brave enough to face  it head on.

In addition   I just love this film to death- so here are some clips featuring and interview with Bruce Campbell, my favorite fight scene and music from the film.

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It’s Kooky Alright

CHARLES ADDAMS

I wasn’t sure how I felt about another Addams Family reboot- but to be fair ALL of the film and the  tv version of The Addams Family have been reboots because they all were interpretations of the comics.

With that being said, I’ve always felt that the tv show and the movies were great and I loved them but they never quite embraced the truly macabre nature of the ink version- until now.

So I am going to watch ” Wednesday ” and I’m willing to bet I’m going to love it

to death.

 

There are 75 days left to Halloween- and I’m feeling a little creepy and kooky and all together ooky.

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