Friday, October 31, 2008

Scary Paintings..

This guy writes one of my favorite blogs: The Vault of Horror. Check out his article on the scariest paintings ever!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from the Orange Menace (with his buddy Dracula)

He is ready to go Trick or Treating... He really wanted to be a witch but the rooster outfit was all I could find.
Don't feel bad for him. He gets his revenge every night at about 3 am.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

If you have an extra 10 minutes

It is totally worth it. The best poem ever written.

Halloween Activities..

I am not working on Halloween this year, so I have all day to enjoy ghoulish things. First I will finish reading my book "Coraline," which is the scariest book I have ever read in my life. And it is awesome because it was (sorta) written for children. I can only read one chapter a night or I have too many bad dreams..
Then I will watch some nice movies from my collection. Unfortunately my dad borrowed my deluxe version of Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" so I won't get to see zombies attacking the shopping mall (it's like watching Frosty the Snowman at Christmas) so I will have to settle for other undead horrors.

And then, in the evening, Turner Classic Movies is having an HP Lovecraft festival, featuring my favorite freak-out, "The Dunwich Horror." Also, that evening, my favorite Jazz station is playing 3 hours of old-timey spooky music. So, as you can see, I will be quite busy sitting on my ass all day.

Its almost Halloween!!!

It is the most wonderful time of the year! How can anything involving candy be bad? Except it is going to rain in our parts. Poor Trick or Treaters.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Vintage Tim Burton

I was watching Beetlejuice last night. I forgot how awesome that flick was. This is a cartoon I have wanted to see for a long, long time.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy World Zombie Day

Hug a Zombie you love.

Friday, October 24, 2008

More Lio

I have to share my favorites..

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Horror on your computer..

I found this super cool website while searching for a short story by Edith Wharton. It has a huge collections of short stories and "dark" poems for free, all by really boss people.

In my attempts to talk "old-timey" all the time I am bringing back the word "boss." It is really old-timey enough. Edith Wharton is totally boss because she wrote quite a few ghost stories. She is quoted as saying "I don't believe in ghosts, but I am afraid of them." That is how I feel about zombies.

Places I would like to live..

Haunted House
Haunted Castle
Haunted Duplex
Carfax Abbey
Frankenstein's Castle
Frankenstein's Laboratory
Converted underground Crypt
The Overlook Hotel
Anywhere on the Rue Morgue
Hell House
Hill House
Anywhere in Dunwich
Dorm at Miskatonic U
Castle Rock, Maine
Derry, Maine
Dracula's Castle
That place from Phantasm
Monroeville Mall
I hear that housing prices are very good in Arkham. It's a college town, you know.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Swedish Vampires...

Yet another movie I can't wait to see. All of the good Horror is being done overseas.


This is exactly how I feel about the whole "Twilight" phenom.

Of course I am already a geek so I have no excuse...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Halloween decorating

As many of you know it is Halloween year-round at my house. But there are a few "Halloween" specific decorations that go up special for this most special time of the year. This is my Pumpkin family.
So nice I took two pictures.
Frank with the back-up dancers. (Frank is year-round, the back-up dancers are not)
My happy skeleton. This guy is up year-round. I don't know what I am talking about. I would keep the Pumpkins year-round too if they didn't get all moldy (cool but a health hazard.)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Craptastic Movie Weekend..

I saw three films this weekend, two of which sucked. This is why I don't go to the movies that much anymore. I feel so dirty spending money on crap that wouldn't find it way on my Netflix queue. The first film I saw was Appaloosa. I couldn't find a poster image for it so I took this one. It was an alright Western, but not nearly as good as last years 3:10 to Yuma. And the score was really weird. It was like a jazzy score. It was as upsetting to me as the score for The Dunwich Horror. Only I don't want to buy it. And Renee Zellegweger is a total whore in the movie. And she does not play whore well.

The next film I saw was the Duchess. Again, I liked this image better than the actual poster. The movie was very long and not much happened in it. Kinda like one of my normal days. The hair and the outfits were very nice though. My mind kept wandering during the whole film. The only thing that kept pulling my back from La La land was the crazy woman sitting in front of us who kept talking to herself during the entire film. Talking to herself VERY LOUDLY and doing the worst thing that movie talkers can do during a film: predicting what will happen next. And they are always WRONG!! And it wasn't even funny because she was by herself. I couldn't even tell her to shut up. This might be me in 30 years.

The good movie I saw was Quarantine (rates the actual poster) which is a remake of a Spanish film ...

called REC. From what I hear it is a shot by shot remake, but I still want to see the original. This movie is like being in a Haunted House attraction. Things are always jumping out to scare you and you are not sure what is going to happen next. As with all post-modern Zombie films they don't call the creatures Zombies. They are infected by some form of super rabies. The Z word is never mentioned. My friend Dwido calls me a Zombie Elitist. Just call it what is is: a Zombie is a Zombie. Zombies are bad and they are going to eat you. That is what this film is about.

My two-word reviews of these movies:

Appaloosa: Dusty Men

The Duchess: Big Hair

Quarantine: Nihilistic fun!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Zombie Fortress Destroyed..

Sad news.. The old abandoned building in East Palo Alto that I had deemed my Zombie Apocalypse fortress has been torn down. This place was perfect! A two-story building, completley boarded up (both levels) with iron bars over every window and door. All of the prep work was done! My apartment is a total death zone. Bottom floor, 6 big windows, and in Palo Alto. The people of Palo Alto will be turned into Zombies right away. Zombies can easily break into a Prius and don't give a shit about "home security systems." I am in big trouble.

In other news, I am going to the land of no computers this weekend, my parents house. Maybe now I can catch up on some reading. Between the plague and TV I have not read a thing. I also hope to go see the movie "Quarantine," the first Horror film I will have seen in the theatres for a long, long time..

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fear(s) of the Dark..

I crave seeing this film like some people crave chocolate. From what I hear it is as awesome as it looks. Unfortch there is no US release date yet..

Friday, October 3, 2008