32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 25: The Unknown (1927)

Lon Chaney in The Unknown (1927)

Vincent Price was a true renaissance man. In addition to acting, he was a connoisseur of art and also of food. I believe we’ve discussed before the series of albums he released going over various world cuisines and providing recipes. Here, however, is a completely different sort of recipe: for a nice dish called “The Hand of Glory.”

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By | 2017-09-24T22:24:57+00:00 October 24th, 2016|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 24: The Walking Dead (1936)

The Walking Dead (1936)

Tonight is the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead. It is going to be rough, as somebody is going to be Lucilled, presumably out of the starting gate. If you’re not up for that level of violence, may we humbly recommend watching this instead: the 1936 The Walking Dead, starring Boris Karloff as a convict brought back to life in order to seek out those who framed him. This is barbed-wire-laced-baseball-bat free. Enjoy.

By | 2017-09-24T22:24:57+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 23: Revenge of the Zombies!

Revenge of the Zombies (1943)

For tonight’s opening salvo, we go to 1954 and the Popeye short, “Fright to the Finish.” In it, we have one of the classic love triangles–Popeye, Bluto and Olive Oyl–put through the filter of Halloween. And in Washington Irving fashion, the pranks that guys will create to get one over on their rivals. We’re just that way. It’s hard wired. Honest.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:24:57+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 22: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Day 22 has been considered Peter Cushing’s day in the past, so today is no different. Tonight we start with an interview from 1983 where Cushing is out promoting House of the Long Shadows. It might seem like the sort of interview you’ve seen a dozen times before, but do yourself a favor and watch it through to the end for a surprise.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:24:57+00:00 October 21st, 2016|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 21: Invisible Invaders!

Invisible Invaders

For this evening, we set off with a pair of silent horror films from the dawn of cinema. The first is from frequent 32 Days filmmaker, Georges Méliès. It’s The Infernal Cauldron. Its title stateside was, apparently, The Infernal Caldron and the Phantasmal Vapors, a trend of making sure you spell out what’s going on for American audiences that’s continued through the Harry Potter series. Yes, the film is less than two minutes long. But it’s from 1903, so what do you want?

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By | 2017-09-24T22:24:58+00:00 October 20th, 2016|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 17: Dracula AD 1972!

Dracula AD 1972

So as we enter the second half of our seasonal extravaganza, we come to footage of an event that I really do need to do someday. It’s on The List. It’s the Procession of the Ghouls, which takes place every year at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. They show a classic film (this year it’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari), followed by exactly what it says on the tin. The footage is from last year’s and it’s very dark and shaky, but it’s the best I could find. You should definitely check out our first entry on this, as it shows a mini-docu about it. Nothing about this looks non-awesome.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:24:59+00:00 October 16th, 2016|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments