Bob Odenkirk is in HALLOWEEN KILLS (Plus Michael’s Sense of Humor)

Yep, the guy I came to know and love from NOBODY. (I hear he’s also in some TV series called BETTER CALL SAUL but I’ve not seen it.) They needed a photo of the character Bob, the nerdy horndog dude killed by Michael Myers immediately after having, um, relations with PJ Soles’ Linda in the…

A Tribute to HALLOWEEN

There are three Horror movies that, more than any others, more even than the classic Universal Monsters films or old Godzilla movies, shaped me into the man I am today. The first I’ve written about extensively: SALEM’S LOT. It warped me in all sorts of ways in 1979. Less than one year later, I would…

Frights of the Night

The Whole Backstage Theatre in the picturesque town of Guntersville, Alabama is located in a defunct and refurbished elementary school, a building both lovely and allegedly haunted, the perfect setting for a show like FRIGHTS OF THE NIGHT, a collection of dramatic readings performed by some really talented locals. Among the selections were excerpts from…

The Mask is Bluish!

For those who might not be all that interested in HALLOWEEN—the movie, not the holiday—I’m sorry that this week is so HALLOWEEN heavy. But with the new movie out, and so much material to explore (we discuss the parallels between Michael Myers and Count Dracula in a separate post), the bulk of this week’s postings…

Bela’s Mirror

I was glad to find out that Zak Bagans pronounces his last name as “bay-gens”. If it were “bag-ins” it would always make me think of Frodo and Bilbo and I wouldn’t want to associate the Hobbits with Bagans in my mind. I don’t like doing it even now, to make this point. No, I…