Tag - Orson Welles

Tomb of Ligeia

32 Days of Halloween XI, Day 30: The Tomb of...

Well, unbelievably enough, we’re coming up on time to put 32 Days of Halloween back into the coffin for another year. The Halloween Season, of course, extends through New Year’s, so don’t worry yourself about that. But...

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 22: The Snake...

For tonight’s festivities, let’s start with a story that I’ve learned–to my great horror, I might add–is no longer a must-read for kids these days. It’s only one of the most famous short stories ever...

Necromancy (1972)

32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Movie Night...

And you thought Michael Gambon in Toys was a weird guy to run a toy factory. But being militaristic is almost normal when compared to Orson Welles, who runs the toy factory in a small town and is trying to use his position of power to return...

Donovans Brain 1953

32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Movie Night...

Curt Siodmak–who has a ton of writing credits, including The Wolf Man, Creature With the Atom Brain and a story credit on House of Frankenstein–was also a novelist, having Donovan’s Brain published in 1942. Tonight’s...

Orson Welles and mic

32 Days of Halloween VI, Day 21: Dracula on...

Since last year we were checking out the Studio One dramatization of the Mercury Theater/Orson Welles War of the Worlds broadcast at this time, I figured we could go before that–back to the first Mercury Theater on the Air performance...

The Third Man Blu-ray Cover Art

Win The Third Man on Blu-ray!

The well-known classic film The Third Man is on Blu-ray from StudioCanal and Lionsgate as part of their StudioCanal collection. Packed with lots of features, we’ve got one to give away. In cast you’re not familiar with the film...

Your Tuesday Morning Mental Sorbet: Behold...

So it’s Tuesday, yes, and the combination of Labor Day here in the U.S. plus DragonCon sapping our collective will to live makes us postpone the Mental Sorbet until today. So if you need a brain-numbing dose before you resume work...

The Legacy of Dr. Swami

A fantastic short bit where Orson Welles explains for you the secret of “cold reading,” how psychics use it, and how he himself used it one time when he got bored. It took some time, but this eventually found me via Twitter...

Prohibition Ends at Last

Happy Belated Deathday, Prohibition

So I found out too late to put together a post on the day–but yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition in the United States. Yes, to our readers outside this country’s borders: there was a time in the...