Friday, October 25, 2013

Monster and Bride

Some have said that after folks have been married a while, they begin to resemble each other.

That's patently false ... I don't have red hair!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Monster Hits

Here's a not-for-sale-anymore seasonal item from the Blockbuster chain.  You decide how many of them actually are Halloween-ish.

1 Bat Out Of Hell Meat Loaf 9:49
2 Time Warp "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" Cast 3:18
3 Werewolves Of London Warren Zevon 3:25
4 The Devil Went Down To Georgia The Charlie Daniels Band 3:36
5 Clap For The Wolfman The Guess Who 3:25
6 Ghost Riders In The Sky The Outlaws 7:03
7 (Don't Fear) The Reaper Blue Oyster Cult 5:07
8 Season Of The Witch Donovan 4:56
9 Frankenstein The Edgar Winter Group 4:46
10 Evil Ways Santana 3:56

Her here's you chance to get rocked.

See ya!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

When Last We Visited the Wolf Man ...

This past weekend Araya (just turned three) and I watched the first two-thirds of this wondrous movie.  She was pretend-hiding as Talbot's legs started sprouting fuzz, and looked away when he sprang in for his close-up, in the forest a minute later.
I explained to her that it was just hair glued onto the man's face, that it was just pretend.  I'm pretty sure she understands, since she is the one who likes to run down a darkened hallway with hands arched into claws, hollering, "Monsters comin' -- monsters comin'!"

As I said to somebody a few nights ago, "It's a full moon -- anybody feel hairy?"
Isn't it just loads of fun to throw your head back and let out a big ol' howl?  With me it  always sounds like Lon Chaney channeled through Count Floyd ....
A few days later, Araya was at her house, and I had to watch by myself when I finished the movie.  Such a great synthesis of story, actors, music, and directing!

I wondered why the amulet Larry gave Gwen earlier didn't protect her at the very end.  Maybe she left it at home...
It's a little interesting that the above illustration doesn't show the silver-headed cane that was the instrument of Father killing (transformed) Son.  Maybe this was so that any casual viewer who doesn't know the story will think that Sir John Talbot is just trying to wake up his hairy little boy.
The way you walked was thorny, through no fault of your own...
See you tomorrow for some audio excitement!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mr Mundane Meets Grandpa

The poor everyday schlub who offered to help Marilyn Munster carry home her groceries now meets the patriarch of the family...
1313 Mockingbird Lane has never looked so inviting!

No, silly, not the whole clock!  Only the raven!

We are supposed to intimate that Grandpa is playing with the Invisible Man.

Man, that is one seriously big bat!  It couldn't get stuck in your hair.  It might mug you and take your leather jacket, though ...

For the kiddies, here's a page to print out and color yourself.

Monday, October 21, 2013

MA-16 - Ghos-Terrific Sounds

Thanks to the wonders of changing file hosts, you too can take a trip down Memory Lane as I re-post my earlier Halloween music compilations.

We've made it up to the fine aulde yeare of 2011.

And here's the straight poop...

1    Mr After Halloween Costume Shop Salesman      Al Lowe       1:00
2    "The Return of Dracula": The End      Gerald Fried      4:08
3    Teenage Frankenstein      Alice Cooper     3:27
4    Trick or Treat      Andrew Gold     3:23
5    Everybody Loves You When You're Dead      Stranglers   2:39
6    Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon       The Cramps       3:12
7    Count Dracula     All About Halloween     1:09
8 Halloween in Heaven Type O Negative 4:50
9 The Nightmare Before Christmas Pharaoh Atem 1:37
10 Godzilla (Album Version) Blue Oyster Cult 3:42
11 Halloween Parade David Berkeley    3:16
12 Gigantor Helmet   4:12
13 Surfin' Halloween Big Chopper 1:27
14 Count Dracula Robbie the Werewolf 5:09
15 Halloween Monster Mania stAllio!   7:55
16 Planet of the Apes Frankenstein Drag Queens   3:00
17 The Legend of Wooley Swamp Charlie Daniels   3:56
18 Spooks of Halloween Town   Yoko Shimomura   1:20
19 Hand of Blood Bullet for My Valentine 3:37
20 Casper, the Friendly Ghost      Peter Pan Singers 0:53
21 Scary Song Frankenstein Drag Queens    2:37
22 Zombie Stomp      H. Zombie featuring Toño Pneumo 4:14
23 Halloween Party     Sue Schnitzer 3:54
24 Frankenstein Rock Eddie Thomas 1:50
25 I Want a Monster     Prairie Dawn 2:12

So, have a Spooky Monday!

PS...this is the original 1955 art that I adapted for my CD front:

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