Short of time, October 30's post will be short "stabs" (I refuse to call them tweets). I'll be updating all day.
Watched one half of The Mummy (1932). I've never had any interest in the mummy genre, having only seen the Brendan Fraser 1999 remake. I'm impressed by the beautiful images and genuine spooks, not to mention the great Boris Karloff as Imhotep. Is there such a thing as a Byronic mummy?
If Halloween is the time when the barriers between the living and the dead collapse, why can't Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee crossover?
Tomorrow, NPR's RadioWest (90.1 KUER in Salt Lake City) is going to broadcast a radio adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The play promises a clever twist by focusing on the fact that Dracula is really about a real estate transaction gone horribly wrong!
Fellow OSer Rob St. Amant informs us of four movies to watch. And I'm embarassed to say I haven't seen even one of these...
Among the movies Rob St. Amant mentions is one based on Fritz Lieber's "Conjure Wife." This brings to mind a short by Kim Newmann of Anno Dracula fame. Read this short, a historical fiction pastiche featuring a sort of 'League of Extraordinary Witches' in the McCarthy era. Beware, there's some heresy going on here, but it has nothing to do with Christianity - it's the suggestion that SPOILER:
'Mrs Stevens,' Cohn launched in again, 'on April 30th of last year - known, I believe, as Walpurgis Night in some quarters did you attend a ... a gathering in the Manhattan apartment of Roman and Minnie Castevet? A party, if you will.
Tonight's The Walking Dead is being widely discussed all over for it's shocking, selfish survivalist twist. Can moral standards be thrown out the window just because the living dead is shambling about everywhere clamoring for your fresh flesh?