Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Recommended Spooky Fun Halloween Season Viewing

With an emphasis on the obscure, offbeat and downright schlocky. Links provided where available on YouTube and trailers where not.

The Flesh and the Fiends   1960   Starring Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasance
The story of infamous murdering duo Burke and Hare. Gothic and deep.

Werewolf Shadow   1971  Starring Paul Naschy, Gaby Fuchs
Cheap, odd and atmospheric Spanish horror film (dubbed)

Ancient Mysteries: Vampires   1994   (television documentary)
Best documentary on the subject of vampires. Not sparkly vampires, the evil old kind.

The Tingler   1959   Starring Vincent Price
Campy William Castle movie about a spine-tingling monster that feeds on fear

Phantom of the Opera   1989   Starring Robert Englund and Jill Schoelen
Gory adaptation of the Gaston Leroux novel.  Better than it's reputation.

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things   1972   Starring Alan Ormsby
Director Bob Clark's schlocky 70s zombie classic. Very fun bad drive-in film.

Peeping Tom   1960  Starring Carl Boehm and Anna Massey
Brilliant pre-Psycho psycho movie about a killer who films his victims.

Horrible Horrors   1986   Starring John Zacherle
Famous Horror Host John "The Cool Ghoul" Zacherle riffs on old sic-fi/horror trailers

The Mad Magician   1954   Starring Vincent Price, Eva Gabor, Patrick O'Neal
A lesser-known early Vincent Price horror with Price as a vengeful master of disguise

Spider Baby   1967   Starring Lon Chaney, Sid Haig and Carol Ohmart
Jack Hill's warm quirky pre-Texas Chainsaw Massacre film about cannibal family values

Popcorn   1991   Starring Jill Schooled and Dee Wallace Stone
Alan Ormsby's weird schlock horror movie about weird schlock horror movies.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Just saw a UFO while sitting on my front porch! :) I first glimpsed it flying eastward above the northern horizon in the near dark. I thought it was a bright flare at first, but then it swerved into the opposite direction and changed colors from red to green. It dipped into the tree-line and then before it descended completely it changed direction again. I'm sure it was a drone (which I've never seen at night before) but ten years ago I would have been pretty excited. I'm still confused by it's apparent size and speed. It was speeding along at too great a pace to be a plane or helicopter and went behind trees that seem a fair distance away. Neat, at any rate! (Pictured is the Virgin Atlantic hoax UFO)

6/29/15 Watching the glowing red-green drone flying overhead again, tonight. It got so close I could hear the propellers. It roves around and then hovers in the same place for minutes at a time, then it goes and disappears behind the distant trees, again.