Had some more fun with our wind-up toys taking photos this morning. This afternoon we spent a few minutes setting up little wind-up battles pitting two toys against each other to see who stay standing. Oh the things you'll do in a pandemic. This is something I saw today.
My wife ordered a box or twelve Halloween wind up toys to put in some Halloween gift baskets that we are going to give to some kids in the neighborhood and at church. This Frankenstein's monster is one of them. This is something I saw today.
"Burn, Witch, Burn" is a film I fist saw last year and it was an utter revelation. The opening narration over a black screen is one of the greatest film openings ever. I finally ordered the Blu-ray which came this week. I watched the film with an audio commentary track by Richard Matheson. I must say he was not very good. He didn't have much to say about the film and there were long stretches of silence on the track. It's okay, the movie is a masterpiece. This is something I saw today.
I haven't seen this movie in many, many years. I pulled the soundtrack out weeks ago when I put a handful of records out to play during the Halloween season. To be honest most of the music isn't very Halloweeny, and is more disco, but that is okay. I listened to it one afternoon a few weeks back and it was fun. This is something I saw today.
This morning I went on a walk over to the new Aldi that is under construction in Burbank. The progress is coming along. On the way home I took a bunch of photos with my phone playing around with the settings. I just got the phone a few weeks ago and I hadn't really experimented with the camera yet. So this scary pumpkin head decoration was in someone's front yard. This was something I saw today.
Here is a special Halloween issue of "The House Of Mystery". This is issue 264 from 1978. It is sort of interesting, but not really novel that this Halloween issue is for the month of January 1979. That is because comics come out months before the dates on their cover. So even though this says January, it must have come out in October. This is something I saw today.
I have all the various Universal Monster Legacy collections, but all but the Wolfman box are packed away in my garage. I hope to at some point to take out those boxes so that I can put them on a shelf in my house. I just need to get a shelf for those and other DVDs and Blu-rays. My plan is to convert my son's room into a media room and it is in that room that we'll get some shelves. My son recently moved out and so I am one step closer to realizing that goal. However I don't foresee any shelves until 2021 at the earliest. For now I'll just enjoy having the Wolfman collection on a shelf in my record room. This is something I saw today.
This is a sparkly Jack-O-Lantern head that is at the top of a metal skeleton decoration we have. Here I over exposed it and put it in black and white to make is a little more graphic. This is something I saw today.
Last week I was rewatching "Dracula's Daughter" and one of the early scenes in that film is where Dracula's Daughter goes to the morgue to retrieve Dracula's body. That scene reminded me very much of the film Nadja which I had not watched in a very long time. I went online to see if I cold buy the film "Nadja." At first I was bummed out because my initial search found out of print DVDs going for a lot of money. They were all going for more than I wanted to pay. But then I found the film as part of this 4 movie set and I found it used for 5 bucks on E-bay. I didn't know the other three films, but that didn't matter. Essentially I could get "Nadja" for five bucks. I ordered it and it came in the mail last night. So today I popped the movie in and rewatched it. I absolutely love this movie. And what was great was seeing the scene I was thinking of in the morgue where Nadja comes to get Dracula's body. The scene was very much like the scene in "Dracula's Daughter" and I had forgotten that David Lynch had a cameo in that scene. That was a pleasant surprise. Now I look forward to watching the other 3 films. I think they may be cheeseball movies, but that is okay. "Nadja" is great. This is something I saw today.
I realized I had a stash of comic books on a shelf in our hallway and that part of that stash was some horror comics. I had some House of Mystery and some Tomb of Dracula comics in there. I took them off the shelf for photos and to reread in the coming days and weeks. I read this issue of "The House Of Mystery" before starting work this morning. This is something I saw today.
When I took a photograph of this book this morning I was certain that I had taken a photo of this last year. However if I did, I didn't post it. This is a little comic I picked up at Wonder-Con I believe last year. This is something I saw today.
This is a DVD for "Phantasm II" that I picked up from a friend at work. I haven't watched it yet because I watched through all of the Phantasm movies within the last year or two. So I haven't felt the need to return to the movie yet. This is something I saw today.
I went digging in my closet for some horror comics. I went looking for "Dead World", "Monster Of Frankenstein" and "Tomb of Dracula." I found some issues of "Dead World" and Monster Of Frankenstein", but the "Tomb Of Dracula" comics were buried under too many boxes and I gave up. I didn't want to pull all of the comic boxes out of my closet. While looking, I cam across this "Forbidden Tales Of Dark Mansion" which I thought had a great cover. This is something I saw today.