Pushing Daisies is just the sweetest show out there. It is really oddball and eccentric, and has the best cast on TV. It had a short run last year because of the writer's strike, but I am so glad it is back. It premieres Wednesday night.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Oddly enough, both of these films are based on works of art. "Isle of the Dead" is based on a series of paintings by creepy Symbolist Swiss Painter Arnold Bocklin (1827-1901). These paintings are really beautiful and worth checking out. The "Isle" of the film really captures this mood..
The second film "Bedlam" is not as good, but still enjoyable. Karloff plays a true creepy perv in this one. I liked the lead Female character played by Anna Lee. She starts out as a Bitch, and sorta remains a Bitch, even though she becomes the "hero" of the film. And she falls in love with a hot Quaker.
"Bedlam" was based on Hogarth's "A Rake's Progress". It is the final panel where the "Rake" ends up at Bedlam (Bethlem Royal Hospital), for all of his bad behavior. Once upon a time in another life I visited Bethlem when I lived in England. I was writing a paper on an Artist who did some time there. They actually have a little museum where you can buy souvenirs. I bought a Bedlam coffee mug. Of course the place is very civilized now. Time to take some more medicine and watch Gossip Girl..
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I used to read Rex in the Press Democrat, rather religiously, and even collected Rex Memorabilia. That is not an easy thing to do since there is no Rex Memorabilia. One thing I bought was a homemade wooden purse with a Rex comic pasted on to it. Anywho, I am so happy to have Rex and June and the little girl whose name I forget and Abbey the dog back in my life. The story lines are so thrilling I doubt I will be able to sleep at night. Rex and Zombies are what keep me up...
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
And another spectacular LIO. I love this comic so much. Have I mentioned that? Please support the freaky little kid. http://www.gocomics.com/lio/
Monday, September 15, 2008
- A Teddy Bear
- A Twin Size Mattress
- Numerous dead birds
- A Minnie Mouse Doll
- A dead Jack-Rabbit
- A Hard Hat
- A very pretty Purple and Turquoise striped hoodie
- 3 black garbage bags filled with unknown substances (probably body parts)
- About 50 yards or so of pink yarn
- A can of Steel Reserve
The jack rabbit and Minnie Mouse doll have been there for over a month. Minnie keeps getting hit by cars and moved down the bridge. Pretty soon she will be in Palo Alto.
The New York Times did a really great article about the greatest actor alive. Check it out: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/arts/television/14rhod.html?_r=1&ref=arts&oref=slogin
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I still haven't seen the recent remake with Nic Cage, and don't plan to. I have heard that it is not a musical, and therefore has NO songs about penises. I don't want to see The Wicker Man without the penis song.
Friday, September 12, 2008
First up was Die, Monster Die! which is VERY loosely based on The Colour out of Space, which was one of Lovecraft's most "sci-fi" type of stories. The film is awesome because 1: Boris Karloff is in it (which automatically makes it awesome) and 2: The special effects are beyond bad. I mean, I think I did better special effects in my video class in high school.
The next film, The Dunwich Horror, really takes the cake. Dean Stockwell is one of the creepiest looking actors EVER! I forgot how crazy his eyes were. Same goes for Sandra Dee. She is scary because she could not act her way out of paper bag. Again, this is very loosely based on Lovecraft's story. Lovecraft's Dunwich Horror does not contain so many Elder God rape sequences. In fact, there are none, but in this film you can count on one every 15 minutes or so. What kicked ass about this film is the groovy soundtrack by Lex Baxter. I must have it.
That second movie, bad as it was, gave me damn Zombie nightmares all night! Not a zombie in that film, but one of the survivors in my nightmare was Ed Begley, who places the professor. Thank god Dean Stockwell did not show up...
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
I think the last "horror" film I saw in the theatres was The Orphanage (awesome, scary flick btw) and that was all the way back in January. There have been a few horror films released (like The Ruins) but I couldn't muster any enthusiasm to go see them. They scream "Netflix." So what do I have to look forward too? The next Saw flick for Halloween (which of course I will go see. My love-hate relationship with that film franchise is rivaled only by my love-hate relationship with Twilight franchise)?
I guess There will be Blood was a horror film. I saw that one twice. By the way, the Frankenstein posters are here because I thought they were cool, and I am moving away from vampires other kinds of Monsters. Monsters or Ghosts, I just can't decide. No zombies though. I am just not ready.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
This was a spooky, decaying, creepy old Cemetery. I loved it. It would have been better at night of corpse (ha ha ha.)
This is really a crypt that has been broken into. Unfortunately the Cemetery was fenced off so we could not look inside..
The best part was this spooky Black Cemetery Cat that just sat there like a statue staring at us. First of all, we couldn't figure out what these little crosses were. This is supposed to be an abandoned Cemetery so why the new, unmarked graves? Notice Black Cat is "guarding" a fresh one? This cat just stared at us for the longest time before getting up and walking away. Demon? Ghost? Spaghetti Cat? Not quite sure...