Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween in West Philly

Happy Halloween, everyone!

We spent the afternoon and evening in West Philly, taking in the local festivities, like the Tot Parade, Little Osage, and the Haunted Garden. Here's the evidence:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hear Again Radio Project

Of course I love horror fiction and horror films. But I really love the kind of horror that's not so easily found any more. I'm talking about things like gritty pre-code horror comics, the stage plays of the Grand Guignol, and old-time radio drama.

Luckily, if you happen to be in Philadelphia either today or tomorrow, you can catch the Hear Again Radio Project's Halloween Spooktacular, during which they will perform two episodes from the classic series "Lights Out".

Performances are at 4pm and 7pm, today and tomorrow, at Plays and Players.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ray Villafane

You call yourself a pumpkin carver? Chances are you've got nothing on Ray Villafane. Here's a few examples of his incredible work, but there are many more at his site.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Halloween

What the hell is that?, you're probably asking...

For the answer, check out what I had to say about "My Halloween", over at Zombos' Closet.

Messiah of Evil, Carnival of Souls

If you find yourself in Philly tonight, looking for something weird to watch, something to whet your appetite for the impending Halloween holiday, I'd suggest heading over to The Rotunda, where Andrew's Video Vault presents a double-feature of Messiah of Evil (1973) and Carnival of Souls (1962). The show starts at 8, and it's free.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Mummy

A couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend a Secret Cinema screening of The Mummy (1932). What made it extra special was the fact that it was shown in this room:

That's the Lower Egypt gallery of the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Could the setting have been more perfect?

After my last visit to the museum (prior to this screening, that is), I was inspired to create the image below, entitled "Under Wraps". By the way...ahem...prints are available...