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Title: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on September 10, 2019, 04:53:16 AM
With the evening of ghosties and goblins approaching, thought a thread on Halloween might be fun.
To start off, here is Vincent Price reading Graveyard Tales.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnWVsIhNqaM&fbclid=IwAR3yXTZRE0QQ_zooz-TEQrBpMlqLVoR2uGBjYyNMTuE6wj6TT4vg6pIwK_g
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Pete Dero on September 10, 2019, 05:31:42 AM
A German powermetal classic :

Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on September 11, 2019, 04:39:08 AM
Vincent Price really enjoyed the whole horror genre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNnJHHK5Qdc&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3fpiSTvg2eyWsh041nHOfcNR5ubxeiA6gUK613NtTEf-4bzFvLPzenDAk
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on September 11, 2019, 06:20:28 AM
Vincent Price had probably the greatest Halloween voices ever.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on September 11, 2019, 09:09:06 AM
Agree. Much better than Pee Wee Herman. But, if you were sitting in a dark movie theater, who would be scarier to sit next to, Pee Wee or Vince?  :hide:
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on September 11, 2019, 08:11:20 PM
How did you get like this?
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Staggerwing on September 11, 2019, 08:19:36 PM
How did you get like this?

Supposedly, Pee Wee Herman is from Florida. Need we know more?
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on September 11, 2019, 09:21:43 PM
True that. And he has an older brother, Max Wang Herman. You DEFINATELY don't want to sit next to that guy in a darkened.... anything!
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on September 12, 2019, 05:08:04 AM
Why has no one released a compilation of Florida Halloween stories?

Oh well, Vincent has lots of stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADAWiooeVQI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3tYO-A7P3vLkvJ-kNQpXSwV9uQxOo-jpkuEG1PkwmrzbPkpi5V0mwmEAE
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on September 12, 2019, 06:35:45 AM
 :buck2:
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on September 15, 2019, 09:25:02 AM
Creepypasta time!

One of my Youtube acquaintances (we've spoken a few times) has an interesting story to tell about a haunted office building, back when he was a security guard. All together the videos take about an hour.





Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on September 15, 2019, 03:49:59 PM
Don't you hate it when this happens?
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on September 15, 2019, 06:00:29 PM
Pratt if I watch the above videos am I opening myself up to something...terrible?

I am terrified and very curious about demonology simultaneously.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: al_infierno on September 15, 2019, 06:10:28 PM
'Tis the season!
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on September 15, 2019, 06:46:37 PM
Certainly is - my favorite time of year!
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on September 15, 2019, 08:18:47 PM
Demons are no fun to mess with, true; but I try to think of it as an opportunity to evangelize them!  :D

(There's something in one of St. Paul's epistles about that. ;) )

Anyway, if you get easily creeped out for a few days after hearing about something along this line, then I might dis-recommend. It verges into some monstrous territory, in the middle of an old abandoned office building. (No spoilers.)
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on September 18, 2019, 05:23:35 AM
A disgusting Feature, Bikini Beach Frankenstein.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMcl18Xg7bc&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3o4Jz-LUZNQ8nPLVcVGV0S2KR7gzn4_KC-9-ajMhYU6Q5DN13z3B158oE
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on September 22, 2019, 06:14:24 PM
And something on Sleepy Hollow.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/87938/11-hair-raising-facts-about-disneys-legend-sleepy-hollow
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on September 22, 2019, 06:19:04 PM
^Nice! One of my favorite stories.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: airboy on September 22, 2019, 06:23:19 PM
We bought a 6 movie collection of epic Universal Monster Movies:
Dracula
Wolfman
The Mummy
Frankenstein
Bride of Frankenstein
The Invisible Man

watched Dracula and the Mummy in the last month and both were excellent.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on September 22, 2019, 06:43:01 PM
I'm not as fond of the first Dracula film (from Universal) as I feel like I should be.

I picked up the full collection of DVDs some time ago (minus the Black Lagoon films) -- this was the infamous set that came very badly coded or pressed or something, with Godawful skipping problems.  :pullhair: Amazon got a lot of returns, and naturally they kept cycling back out from Amazon; once I realized that, I didn't bother trying to return them. Generally the Dracula films are much weaker than their counterparts (possibly excluding the Mummy films, which lack a good antagonist creature character). That really shouldn't be true, because Dracula is by far the best monster-character -- and it isn't that the actors do a bad job exactly (Lon Chaney's attempt somewhat excepted). The surrounding productions are just weak. When the best produced and overall-acted Dracula film is the one with Abbot and Costello (which is seriously very good), that's a problem.

Of course, watching Lugosi and... um... I think it's Andrew Van Sloan (playing Van Helsing)... just flatten everyone around them (except each other) with their acting, never ceases to be entertaining. But they aren't in the film a lot.

I agree, incidentally, that the Spanish version shot at the same time on the same set (with different cast and crew), is overall better. The actor playing Dracula can't stand up next to Lugosi, but no one could. (That should be on the disc, nowadays; it was on my DVD.)
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on September 23, 2019, 11:45:18 AM
Lovecraft:  Fear of the Unknown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg9VCf5einY&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0MoICsH717mE9MoTmJ5KIIXNu8CZBb0iG1RmK2LbUV2I5tjczdmj-SD-s
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on September 23, 2019, 04:15:00 PM
^I'm too afraid to click that.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: airboy on September 23, 2019, 06:44:10 PM
The Call of Cthulhu film is excellent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Call_of_Cthulhu_(film)

Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on September 25, 2019, 05:25:53 AM
Count Gore deVol's Creature Feature Lab, Dracula versus Frankenstein.

http://www.countgore.com/Lab.htm?fbclid=IwAR0VB9t4Y2LZa02AVdH7Ss9Y35SYJ_sLwVJm7hyS0Law9oDj6dbvgwD25_E
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on September 25, 2019, 09:45:50 AM
Pillars of Eternity 2 has much more of a, 'spooky' feel to it than the first game. Lots of areas are VERY dark requiring you to have a torch, or torches, to see where you are going and some areas have piles of dead bodies that can sicken your characters as you pass close to them. And the lighting casts long, dark shadows that follow your party. Along with the sound effects it can be mildly scary.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: W8taminute on September 26, 2019, 02:02:14 PM
This thread needs some more Halloween cosplay.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1789/1993/products/1_ef5d4e38-be94-46c9-a770-3b8cb7e2f4a4_345x@2x.jpg?v=1544687520)
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on September 26, 2019, 04:43:20 PM
Hi there.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on September 26, 2019, 09:19:11 PM
Love her fan. In fact I could be a fan of her fan. Especially if it were tan. Also love the way the breeze is blowing her cape but nothing else. I'm always very impressed by selective wind application.  :nerd:
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: SirAndrewD on September 26, 2019, 11:20:39 PM
Boo!

Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on September 27, 2019, 07:21:06 AM
And now, the muppets

Cue Animal and his incessant drummin.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Dammit Carl! on September 27, 2019, 07:33:42 AM
Yes?
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on September 29, 2019, 08:50:10 AM
TCM Halloween classics schedule.

https://halloweendailynews.com/2019/09/tcm-halloween-2019-schedule/
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: airboy on September 29, 2019, 09:48:44 AM
I really wish we had TCM.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on September 29, 2019, 01:29:41 PM
Behold! -- a nice survey of werewolves in film from pre-30s until 2019! Including a lot I've never heard of. Mainly focuses on visual design.

Starting back in 1913 to 1935's Hammer classic Werewolf of London (the oldest surviving 'true' werewolf film, also the first one in sound).


40s, starting with the classic Hammer Wolf Man



50s. I have to say if "Daughter of Dr. Jeckyl" counts (I had never heard of that one), so should the Abbot/Costello vs Hyde film. Maybe the distinction is that a proper term is never used there (unlike Daughter) but Hyde is very obviously a wolfman in that film.



60s. First colorized film werewolves, but mostly still b/w.



70s. A ton of things here I'd never heard of, including the first anime film werewolf. Also one of my favorites, The Beast Must Die -- a combination of Most Dangerous Game and murder mystery which works reaaaly well, despite the ultra-low budget. I didn't realize the 41 Wolfman got a direct remake in 1979.



80s. Time for special effects to jump by leaps and bounds! (Also basketball.)



90s. Not so many film werewolves here as in prior decades for a while... Surprising how many look like the worst 70s and 80s efforts tho.



21st century so far: 45 minutes! Filming technology and distribution has advanced to the point that there are tons of low-budget micro-releases. But also relatively low budget entries like Dog Soldiers and (at least the first) Ginger Snaps can look good.

Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on September 29, 2019, 08:38:13 PM
"American Werewolf in London" was one of my all-time favorites.  O0
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on September 30, 2019, 05:42:09 AM
The AFI theater in Silver Spring, Md, is going to show The Exorcist on it's really big screen  on the Saturday before Halloween.

https://www.facebook.com/gore.devol/videos/2608752782504596/?t=1

Release the pea soup.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on September 30, 2019, 06:57:51 AM
The Exorcist, for me, is the most frightening movie of all time.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on September 30, 2019, 10:06:32 AM
The first time I saw it was at an almost empty drive-in theater with thunder storms closing in.  :hide:  I nearly drove off with the speaker still attached because I didn't want to roll down my car window.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on September 30, 2019, 11:04:01 AM
Speaking of frightening, check out the American Horror Story series. I have watched to first two seasons (House and Asylum) and they were excellent, very scary. I got halfway through the third season (Coven) but did not like it as much. Half way through Roanoke now and I have to say it is excellent. Each season is stand alone but some actors return each year and take on different roles. Supposedly each season will eventually be revealed to be linked.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on September 30, 2019, 05:18:02 PM
I never paid much attention to them thinking they were kind of a gimmick to get young people to watch. Maybe I'll have to adjust my thinking. Thanks Gus.  O0
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: al_infierno on September 30, 2019, 05:42:11 PM
American Horror Story is a bit like horror fast food to me.  And I mean that respectfully because I love fast food  :))  It's cheap, to-the-point, and gets the job done right away.  It does exactly what it says on the tin.  The seasons tend to fall apart into incomprehensibility partway through, but they're wild and fun rides nonetheless!

Has anyone checked out Hereditary?  An incredibly well done genre-movie, very clever and disturbing throughout.  Interesting mix of real-life horror (i.e. dealing with senseless tragedy and loss) plus your classic surreal, occult horror.  It has its plot holes and contrivances, but nothing that was too distracting from the experience.  I thought it was a refreshing take on the "spooky stuff happening to a family in their house" formula of horror.  Strongly recommended.

Gus, given your comments earlier in the thread about demonology I would recommend checking this one out  O0
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on September 30, 2019, 09:08:19 PM
I've been watching, "The Terror: Infamy" on AMC. Not anything like the first season and only about 4 outta 10 on the scary scale if you ask me. If I want to watch something REALLY scary, I dig out my old wedding video.  :hide:
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 01, 2019, 12:14:19 PM
The Addams Family Halloween, 1977.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlw2CFiSCgc&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2zt8Wy6BrYFkgViqlE6XXQhuQ7X98zwr8NYImuWG8LhMRoQofcg7TJFko
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 01, 2019, 12:30:02 PM
Hereditary - is probably the best horror film I have seen in at least 10 years. I literally shat myself...very well done. Shocking even. I loved it! But don’t know if I could watch it again. It messed me up for a few nights.

Halfway through American Horror Story: Roanoke and it is so intense...also very well done. Absolutely recommend it but be warned it has intense, bloody violence and is absolutely NOT ok for kids. Probably not good for queasy adults either.

But if you love history and horror...there is nothing better.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 02, 2019, 06:10:48 AM
https://www.geeksofdoom.com/2019/10/01/book-review-necronomnomnom-recipes-hp-lovecraft

“In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming… about tasty food and drinks.”

Apparently, the recipes are pretty good, and the humor fair.  Something for the cultist in your life.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 03, 2019, 05:14:24 AM
Christopher Walken reads Poe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7G_fZYv8Mg&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2osmnaYbs2Rqkb53w9szziaCglctq8yVroeQF-Q0NZlmisoxd01haAKNs
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 03, 2019, 06:52:19 AM
^Potentially the greatest thing ever.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: RommelFox on October 03, 2019, 11:04:38 AM
The Exorcist is definitely creepy.  The Exorcisim of Emily Rose had me looking over my shoulder for a little bit.   
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 03, 2019, 11:07:09 AM
How is that movie? Worth a watch? It always shows up in my Netflix queue.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 03, 2019, 11:25:40 AM
I watched, "Overlord" the other night on EPIX. Not a bad Nazi-Zombie-killing movie at all and a few moderately scary scenes. Nothing shit-your-pants worthy but you might throw an F-Bomb out involuntarily.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 04, 2019, 05:29:02 AM
Christopher Lee reads Dracula.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgIblQXwm2g&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2KBLmkfzSYRW-CITIYhMcbt6vL0Lt1ll7Ci7hkD2UyOUiA21cNDmYJtgc
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: airboy on October 05, 2019, 08:01:00 AM
We are considering going to Universal Studios - Orlando for their haunted houses the week of Halloween.  Of greatest interest to us is the Zombieland, Ghostbusters, Stranger Things, and Universal Monsters houses.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 05, 2019, 01:48:43 PM
Werewolves show up in the oddest places.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDpYBT0XyvA&fbclid=IwAR2tvaIrAm3335wgorP8c8_RdlPV4HYjcapqbXVT4XU4zI0LGbnFy30-pWE
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 05, 2019, 03:11:00 PM
This is an epic dramatic audio production of, what I'm sure is a very fake, story, set about an hour's highway drive south of the Tennessee border, just below the Holly Springs National Forest, in Taylor Mississippi, 1948.

It would make a great film; and recently the author(s) at the original channel for it (Dark Waters, though it can be found lots of places now), did create a comic book miniseries for it!

Dogman / werewolf stories have been getting more popular in the past twenty-ish years, though there isn't nearly as much solid (or even coherent) evidence out there as for Bigfoot.

The drama runs for about an hour, so enjoy!

Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 05, 2019, 03:29:31 PM
^I need some time to watch that.

Overlord looked pretty good to me but I remember thinking it also looked very gory...is it?
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 07, 2019, 09:11:11 AM
An evening of Edgar Allan Poe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzyYzK94UU4&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3inRijk8zOuyY8HqUygqp9Fchy_cSws3Ps_uNf16zDoZJcgvAVY1QFNMw
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: airboy on October 07, 2019, 09:49:13 AM
A Night in Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny is one of his best books outside of the Amber series.  He read the book.

I listen to this almost every year:
https://www.amazon.com/Night-Lonesome-October-Roger-Zelazny/dp/1935138294/ref=asc_df_1935138294/?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid={creative}&hvpos={adposition}&hvnetw=o&hvrand={random}&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl={devicemodel}&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4583589102392407&psc=1
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 08, 2019, 05:25:34 AM
And Roddy Mcdowell reads Lovecraft.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi6FAPv6wiA&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1mpLe4KFPM5OBbQM3_Ij7XxTzvr9wjjlLl3G0gIdaxbWzitfpXiLVPmZc
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 08, 2019, 10:32:08 AM
OK. Close enough now for a spooky Halloween story. My first serious job was at the local state mental hospital back in 1974, a huge place with then over 1000 patients. I worked in the Medical Building, a large 3-story building with 3 male and 3 female wards along with offices, X-Ray, the Lab, etc.

When our patients became sick, injured, or just too old for general population, they came to us. And in those days before hospice, a lot spent their final days there. It wasn't unusual for our clients to expire there, it happened a lot. Over the years, as the facility down-sized, all the wards were closed in Medical however, the Infirmary remained open. On the first floor, it was where patients sick or recovering from injury or surgery were placed until they could return to general population or be discharged. It remained open until the facility closed in 2002.

I moved on in 2002 but returned to the facility my last 6 months, for the Dept. of Juvenile Justice before retiring in 2010. When I came back I was told this story by a RN Supervisor second-hand but a very reliable source not given to making things up or joking around.

The head of the facility Security Dept., a 20-year veteran of the Boston Police Dept. told her after the Medical building was closed and empty his officers doing grounds patrol began to see figures inside the Infirmary part of the Med building moving about inside or standing at the windows or banging on the windows as if trying to get out. When they went inside to check it out, they could never find anyone inside nor any sign of entry. The assumption was some kids from the Housing Unit close by had found a way in and was playing pranks on them. But they never saw anyone entering or leaving the building. And no signs of how they were getting inside.

This continued for some time and became such a regular occurrence that the Head of the Security Dept. himself determined to put an end to it. He took a team of officers over and went through the entire building, all 3 floors, checked every window and made sure every door in the whole building was closed and locked including 2 heavy wooden doors that lead into the old Infirmary part. Thinking he had finally put an end to this affair they left.

Later that evening officers on patrol again saw figures at the windows of the Infirmary section as they patrolled. When they entered to check it out, they found the doors leading into the Infirmary section broken open from the inside, one knocked off it's hinges. Again no one was found inside and no sign of entry into the building. At this point the Dept. Head told them to leave the building as it was, lock the door behind them and don't go back inside which they were very happy to do.

That's where the story ends. No other reports were made about it, and Administration wanted no further discussion of it. When I returned there was no longer a Security Dept. and no grounds patrol. The facility was part of Juvenile Justice Dept. then and thankfully for me when I got off work at 11pm, I had an alternate route off-grounds so I never had to go near the old Med Building but I did pass it when I returned to fill-out Retirement papers my last trip out there. As I drove by, very close to those Infirmary windows, part of me wanted to look. But I will tell you all honestly, I didn't even glance that way and damned sure didn't slow down. My Spooky Halloween Story.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 08, 2019, 10:44:52 AM
 O0

The doors broken open from the inside really sells it! (And one off the hinges!)
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 08, 2019, 10:48:18 AM
 :o
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 08, 2019, 01:03:52 PM
Yes, one of the more spookier stories from my time working there. Sometime I'll relate my own experiences form that place. Everybody who ever worked there has some kind of spooky story to tell. Logic and Common Sense tells me it was just what they suspected it to be, local kids playing tricks on people. But I knew the Security Head, a no-nonsense Irish Cop from Boston and there's no way he would've backed off if he thought it was just kids yanking his chain. The guy was such a hard-ass that he bought Radar Guns for his security staff so they could write tickets to employees who violated the 15 m.p.h. speed limit on grounds. He would've kept on until he got SOMEBODY for this. The fact he decided to leave this shit alone is good enough for me.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 08, 2019, 01:09:02 PM
Point blank - are you a believer?
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 08, 2019, 05:19:53 PM
In what?
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: al_infierno on October 08, 2019, 07:09:33 PM
The spookynatural, I assume.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 08, 2019, 07:40:29 PM
^Yes, that.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 08, 2019, 09:27:51 PM
Ninety percent 'no' until I'm alone in a dark room in a house that creaks. And it's night outside. With the wind blowing. And a big moth begins to circle around the only light on. Then I'm very flexible in my beliefs. And sometimes, accidental in my briefs.  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 09, 2019, 07:06:32 AM
Not a Halloween story, but a spooky one.
After Yorktown was sunk at Midway, a draft of the crew was sent to the new Yorktown, CV10, for espirit de corps and to get the crew inspired. One of the heroes of the first Yorktown, was Chief Kleinsmith.  He kept boiler One going after the dive bomber attack knocked the other five offline and cracked the casing of One, and died when the torpedo attack hit the ship later that day.
After the shakedown cruise of CV10, there was some necessary maintenance done in one of the boilers.  Late at night two boiler techs were scraping firesides inside the boiler.  It is incredibly tight and uncomfortable inside a boiler and they were sweating.
A guy came to the entrance port and handed them a pitcher of ice water.  This was a silver pitcher from the wardroom, and the guy said something like, "You guys can use this."
One of the two kids took a long swig from the pitcher and passed it to the other one.  This fellow was all white and shivering, "Was that Smitty?"  "Ohmigawd, yes."
They climbed out and saw that no one was around.  Their chief had some choice words about sailors that let themselves get spooked so easily.
It could have just been a shipmate who pinched a pitcher of water from the wardroom and walked it away.  But why take the chance of getting in trouble with the silver pitcher, when they were others on the messdecks?  And why didn't he let the two kids get a look at his face?
Ever after, Boiler One was the most reliable on the ship and widely considered haunted by Chief Kleinsmith.

https://www.navalhistory.org/2010/06/04/chief-water-tender-acting-appointment-charles-kleinsmith
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 09, 2019, 07:13:59 AM
^I’ve read and seen tv shows on that story.

Ok Slash so then wtf was going on in that building in your story above? Could it just have been teenage jerks causing the ‘issues’ that whole time?
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 09, 2019, 10:34:48 AM
Certainly possible but no one I heard ever found any sign of a way in or out or anyone entering or leaving the building. The building was 3 stories with fire escapes at either end but all other entrances were on the first floor. The building was completely empty and only Security had keys to it. You wouldn't think kids would be that sophisticated to cover their tracks so well. So, Homeless squatting? Maybe but the place was 7 miles south of town in the country with lots of empty buildings easier to get into than the old Med. building. And it was odd that only that one part of the whole building was where the figures were seen. And nobody could ever get a good look to see who or what the figures actually were or looked like, other than Human-like shapes.

The place has an interesting history. It was an Army Air Force training base during WWII, Carlstrom Field, maybe WWI as well. It was the perfect place to teach flying, surrounded by nothing but open fields for miles, you didn't even need a landing strip.

A number of RAF pilots came over from Britain to learn to fly there. The local cemetery has a section called, 'The British Cemetery' where the remains of about 2 dozen of them who died from accidents or illness are buried. Every year on Memorial Day the locals fly a huge Union Jack there in their honor.

After the war the State of Florida took it over and made it into a state Mental Hosp. that operated for 50+ years. At the 50th year celebration they had a, 'fly-in' by local pilots landing on the old air landing strip. Predictably, one of the planes crashed and the pilot was killed. That kind of thing happen a lot there.

The whole place is owned privately now and completely empty.... except for old ghosts.

Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 09, 2019, 10:59:14 AM
Not sure if I’ve told you this but my in laws are a retired doctor and nurse, working from the mid 1960s until about 2010. They have worked in almost every hospital in NYC in every conceivable environment, so to say they have ‘seen some stuff’ would be a massive understatement. They are both extremely grounded, ‘show me’ types. My mother in law is the toughest old bird I have ever met and my father in law is hands down the smartest man I have ever met. My mother in law began her nursing career at Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital ~1964. And you know what? Both claim that ghosts are real, they have seen them, and there is even one in their house...which I lived in with my family for 8 months and have been in, alone, 100s of times in the last 20+ years.

I still have trouble wrapping my brain around that, since I have never seen anything that could even remotely be described as a ghost, and I am terrified of death.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 09, 2019, 01:34:42 PM
I am not afraid of death, but certainly in no hurry to get there. I do fear becoming crippled or unable to care for myself and being a burden on others. That would be worse than death.

I've never seen a ghost either but have had some very odd, unexplainable things happen in the places I've worked. If there is such a thing as being haunted, I imagine Bellevue Hosp. would be it. Probably much larger than the place I worked with much worse patients. We had some bad ones but no Forensic or Criminally Insane patients.

Interestingly, everybody I know from whatever background or belief believes our old facility is haunted and nobody ever dismisses ghost stories from there. I often used to think the worst job in America had to be the nightwatch man out there.  :hide:  I'll tell some more stories in the future.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 09, 2019, 05:21:10 PM
This reminds me, my brother (visiting London with his wife and daughters) visited the Imperial War Museum this past week (no girls, they went elsewhere ;) ), and on his second visit he reported (if I understood him correctly) that the Museum used to be the Bethlehem Asylum, i.e. the original "Bedlam".

All things considered, I wouldn't be even slightly surprised if that place is ultra-haunted.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: al_infierno on October 09, 2019, 05:56:01 PM
Ninety percent 'no' until I'm alone in a dark room in a house that creaks. And it's night outside. With the wind blowing. And a big moth begins to circle around the only light on. Then I'm very flexible in my beliefs. And sometimes, accidental in my briefs.  :coolsmiley:

Yeah.  It's all stoic skepticism and scientific method until you wake up in pitch black unable to move, feeling somebody sitting on your bed next to you.   :o
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 09, 2019, 05:59:21 PM
A klassik of horror:  Kolchak, the Night Stalker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0isH8D5Lcs&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0OGh7apNAvalxmm3ClBW5bEZ-SbZq1QI5dqV5wFvOWwegKKPQuNKE9PfI
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 09, 2019, 07:42:35 PM
I have that and its sequel (with Richard Anderson of all people as the villain?!) on DVD.  O0
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 09, 2019, 08:10:26 PM
Slash are you allowed to tell us the name of that place?

I should add that my mother in law started at Bellevue in the criminal psych ward, just a couple of years before the mental health reforms went through.

Old skool. In the worst way, I would imagine.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 09, 2019, 08:43:56 PM
G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital. Wood was some kind of Cracker politician with pull in Tallahassee back in the day. About 200 acres total in size.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 10, 2019, 07:34:18 AM
I’m going to Google the crap out of that when I get the chance.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 10, 2019, 08:24:35 AM
Next time you're down, maybe they'll let you visit. It is privately owned now.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 10, 2019, 08:44:14 AM
What do they use it for now?
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 10, 2019, 01:49:31 PM
Tours, if they have any marketing bone in their bodies at all.

Especially during this season.  >:D
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 10, 2019, 05:42:54 PM
Nothing. Completely empty. Jason, that's spot-on. The place would make either an excellent ATV track or Ghost Walk Tour. Or both. "The Head-less Four-Wheeler".  :wow:
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 10, 2019, 06:49:21 PM
Appropo of nothing (or rather of reading the 2nd edition of Missing 411: Hunters for October), I wondered at lunch today whether and/or to what degree architectural resonances are screwing with our brains -- basically infrasound from air harmonizing over surfaces, and collecting together into the equivalent of rogue waves.

We know infrasound resonances do happen off architecture; we know infrasound can mess with the human mind and emotions; there's quite a bit of folk anthropology evidence that wind in forest branches and leaves can drive people unexpectedly crazy. (This is one of the naturalistic explanations for some of the M411 cases, along with natural architectural resonance off granite boulders, cliff faces, etc.) There hasn't been a lot of study done yet on the effects.

For a geeky fictional example, see the first Patlabor theatrical film; the villain's plan involved designing a structure that would resonance upon arrival of a reasonably strong typhoon, causing an infrasound signal to trigger computer viruses. A more real-life example involves mounting evidence that the Chinese government has been testing infrasound weapons on its population and on Western state department workers.

This could go so far as to account for swinging cables, light objects (like cans) being thrown around, and chairs grinding across floors. By the same principles, tectonic shifts generating even minor earthquakes could converge into something like a highly magnified pinpoint effect -- capable of blapping a door off its hinges, for example, without affecting anything else nearby to the same degree.

Thus, the theory would go rather far accounting for the weirdness in that demonic-haunting video series I posted upthread, including audio hallucinations being triggered (perhaps) in our brains due to infrasound messing with our instincts. It would also account for a number of Missing 411 cases where the victim just spontaneously starts walking straight at high speed into weirdly far or inaccessible areas and dies of exhaustion. (It would definitely not account for some of the weirder cases, but more than one thing can be true at once. Just because some people die from bear attacks does not mean others don't die from cougar attacks for example.)
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 10, 2019, 07:04:12 PM
wut
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 10, 2019, 09:23:30 PM
There are all kinds of Spooky out there apparently.  ;D
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 11, 2019, 05:58:29 AM
A spooky tale of glowing wounds following the battle of Shiloh.

http://civilwarsaga.com/the-glowing-wounds-of-the-battle-of-shiloh/

It is interesting that part of the answer is planarium worms.
Chuck Jones, the animator of Road Runner and Bugs Bunny, in his autobiography compared producers at Warner Brothers to planarium worms.  In his view the worms were a higher life form, as they "seek light".
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 11, 2019, 07:14:40 AM
^I like that. On the Civil War tip, one of the spookiest places I’ve ever been is the Gettysburg battlefield. Should be on every Grog’s to-visit list, it’s the definition of hallowed ground.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 11, 2019, 09:38:09 AM
Here in the South (might also be true in the North, at least in rural areas), we have a tradition of doing ghost tours in Civil War cemeteries, with hosts in period costumes.

Always wanted to take the girls on one of those -- it isn't meant to be a "haunted house/trail" kind of thing (we have plenty of those, too, including at least one that I know has been running each year for about 40 years), but it's meant to be evocative as well as historical.

Doing a more epic one of those at night in Shiloh ought to be... interesting.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Steelgrave on October 11, 2019, 02:29:28 PM
^I like that. On the Civil War tip, one of the spookiest places I’ve ever been is the Gettysburg battlefield. Should be on every Grog’s to-visit list, it’s the definition of hallowed ground.

Not being a Nor'easterner like so many of ya'll (see what I did there?), I will say my favorite part about spending a year in Delaware a few years back was visiting the battlegrounds, the towns and villages where history took place, the backroads and rural areas where America sprang from. That and Amish cooking. Loved me some Amish markets on weekends!   O0
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 11, 2019, 08:52:06 PM
Antietam is great also.  O0
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 12, 2019, 11:42:37 AM
^Antietam is going to be the next trip.

We may also do Valley Forge this winter.

Gettysburg is not someplace I would want to be at night. On our visit only the hardiest of souls stayed past sundown...the park empties out of probably 80-90% of its visitors after dark.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 13, 2019, 10:04:01 AM
A Norwegian horror short, Polaroid.

http://www.countgore.com/NewBlood.htm
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 14, 2019, 11:43:49 AM
Basil Rathbone reads Poe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZbfkGopl8c&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3wukI3L5CepWMvBtKebyAyGS4zzpFW3Rmqgyw7AicvrpBpH-kgs4QMZHg
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 17, 2019, 05:33:56 AM
Allen Sherman, who wrote and sang "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, here I am at Camp Granada", also did "My Son, the Vampire."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM8ORAe-sR8&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3yqumeI2LUSpXr9hiuevEAkCmFJEzIdXrh8__qpPlGQamrIichZzxT3Lg
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 18, 2019, 06:11:05 AM
Nothing says "Family Activity" like crafting shrunken heads.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 18, 2019, 06:28:49 AM
I agree. Quality time.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 18, 2019, 09:48:26 AM
Or, you could just go to the Capitol in D.C. and pick-up all the Shrunken Heads you could ever need.  :-"
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 19, 2019, 07:24:16 AM
For those with a lo-ong memory, from the time capsule, Soupy Sales.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iCzFthiFnw&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3tzRAJdAG0pHjmUT0ujEDJoq-xFgcGI2FOcs_C5lCatAhBLEG0UU3JER0
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 20, 2019, 07:10:25 AM
Not spooky, but very scary.  Especially to fathers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5ky7Fs6ng0
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 21, 2019, 05:21:49 AM
David Tennant's Vampire Tales.

http://forreadingaddicts.co.uk/culture/have-a-chilling-halloween-with-vampire-stories-read-by-david-tennant/38092
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 22, 2019, 05:46:36 AM
The Comedy of Terrors.
Vincent Price and Boris karloff have a fun time with groulish humor.  A lot of fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL6R54_QoL4&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3wldvE1uOWhORgbRvveV57_zDeQsY6FedHJ6LGnMCjRVhSMk4kieVHzJw
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 22, 2019, 06:47:37 AM
I remember Soupy Sales - am I old?
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 22, 2019, 09:14:50 AM
Yes. I'm so old, I  remember him before he was, 'Soupy'. Back then he was just plain Broth.  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 23, 2019, 05:39:06 AM
Vincent Price is "The  Last Man on Earth".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ7viHwp0UY&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1C_8A0eitTUSZvPgwMfXMnQituCJ8vYVTC8LE4ZgI5rXqHMGtpd8SdwZY
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 23, 2019, 06:43:08 AM
An excellent content-comparison of the twelve most direct attempts at adapting Dracula (the original novel) to film or tv!



The top three were what I expected, and glad to see the first place was what I expected, too!  :smitten: Several surprises along the way, including attempts I didn't know about.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 23, 2019, 07:08:13 AM
My favorite is Gary Oldman from Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, 1992.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 23, 2019, 08:06:57 AM
Cop's isn't my favorite, but it ranks up there.

It helps that I really like Saberhagen's Dracula novels (in principle, not always in practice all the time, but the 'Drac' material itself in those novels is always solid), and he was brought in as a consultant or something on this one. I'd like to see Prime take a shot at adapting those novels.

I don't want to spoil the analysis, but I think you'll appreciate it if you haven't watched yet.  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 23, 2019, 09:02:32 AM
Oldman's Drac was pretty lame.  L:-)    I liked Luke Evans in "Dracula Untold" better where he became Dracula and then wiped-out the whole Ottoman army by himself. That was more fun.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 23, 2019, 09:42:36 AM
Oldman's Drac was pretty lame.  L:-)    I liked Luke Evans in "Dracula Untold" better where he became Dracula and then wiped-out the whole Ottoman army by himself. That was more fun.

Oldman's Drac per se had some problems, but the story features a lot of beats from the book, which I appreciate, and looks crazy-awesome. (Sometimes more crazy than awesome.)

I reaaaally like that Untold film! Too bad it flopped (and I didn't help, I believed the reviews and didn't go see it.) 89 minutes including credits, fast paced Marvel(ish) Dracula origin, owing a few things to the recent Castlevania games.

Relatedly, I was expecting the MCU to go with Dracula in the past few years, once the "Darkhold" book turned up as a plot item in Agents of Shield (normally connected to both Dr. Strange and Dracula). We'll see with their MCU version of Blade, perhaps.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 23, 2019, 11:46:16 AM
Meanwhile, Mike and Jay from Red Letter Media both just unironically love Exorcist III !



And after watching their extended review, I can see why! (Never watched it or the original myself, just seen snippets.)
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 23, 2019, 12:30:30 PM
A few things - not liking Gary Oldman’s Dracula is lame.

Exorcist III is probably the most underrated horror film of all time. It contains one of the most frightening scenes ever. And George C. Scott for chrissake.

And if you enjoyed Bram Stoker’s book, pick up his great grandson’s book Dracul - I read it last year and it is very good.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 23, 2019, 12:43:44 PM
Exorcist 3 is excellent and Scott superb in it. Scared the crap out of me first time I saw it and a couple of times after that. I know the scene your talking about Gus, maybe the best horror scene EVER.  :hide:   It is better if you've seen The Exorcist first though.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 23, 2019, 01:12:39 PM
Just released a few days ago, Butch Patrick (the original Eddie Munster) gives a nice little biography of his screen-mom Yvonne de Carlo (Lily Munster):



I had totally forgotten she was Zipporah, Moses' wife, in the Ten Commandments!
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: airboy on October 23, 2019, 02:35:01 PM
We are doing Halloween Horror Nights at Universal tonight.  Did this once before and it was impressive.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 23, 2019, 05:25:08 PM
What's really scary is the prices there.  :hide:
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 23, 2019, 08:42:28 PM
Worked quite a bit today on a nice demo video of Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves (free on Steam since 2017 for reasons I don't understand, but well worth its original asking price).

Should have it ready by Friday morning or afternoon!
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: RommelFox on October 23, 2019, 10:02:45 PM
Just released a few days ago, Butch Patrick (the original Eddie Munster) gives a nice little biography of his screen-mom Yvonne de Carlo (Lily Munster)

I had totally forgotten she was Zipporah, Moses' wife, in the Ten Commandments!

Thanks for sharing!  I loved the Munsters as a kid and still do to this day.  I didn't realize she was in the Ten Commandments or friends with John Wayne!
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: RommelFox on October 23, 2019, 10:09:20 PM


I really enjoyed this one.  The acting and aesthetics are great!   O0
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 24, 2019, 06:30:00 AM
I think I posted that Exorcist III scene around here, years ago, with YouTube. I don’t clearly remember the first time I ever saw it, but I must have been in my 20s and literally jumped back from the tv screen my buddies and I were watching it on. It runs about a minute and a half and is put together like a Stanley Kubrick shot - long view down a hallway that seems to go on forever, with seemingly ordinary hospital life going on and then WHAM. A masterpiece!!
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 24, 2019, 09:09:46 AM
That's why when I worked nights I NEVER got up and went anywhere.  :hide:   I just stayed at the desk and peed in the trash can.  The original, 'Halloween' and 'Nightmare on Elm Street' also were pretty scary--- the first time anyway. First time I watched Nightmare, I stayed-up late to watch it on HBO by myself and damned near turned it off half-way through. Freddy was a scary MoFo.

The only thing scarier was, "Kinder Garden Cop" with Arrr-nold. All those kids coming after him... with their sticky fingers... and runny little noses.... I still can't sleep at night.   :buck2:
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 24, 2019, 11:00:29 AM
Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4rx5m2
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 24, 2019, 11:09:25 AM
I think I posted that Exorcist III scene around here, years ago, with YouTube. I don’t clearly remember the first time I ever saw it, but I must have been in my 20s and literally jumped back from the tv screen my buddies and I were watching it on. It runs about a minute and a half and is put together like a Stanley Kubrick shot - long view down a hallway that seems to go on forever, with seemingly ordinary hospital life going on and then WHAM. A masterpiece!!

The guys do talk about that scene in their discussion, and gush over it. They show some of it, too (compressed a little, with a note that they're doing slide fades to speed it up) -- as I recall there's a jump-scare about halfway through it, just to mess with your sense of timing: oh, okay, that's why the long scene is there, now we'll go on to... uh.... well, we're still here.... wtf... why are we still AAAHHHH!!
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 24, 2019, 11:22:34 AM
I don’t recall a jump scare but the finale of that scene can be called the most uberist jump scare of all time.

I have never seen any of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies - they came out when I was a little kid and I just never went that way.

Poltergeist and Amityville Horror (original) also came out when I was a little kid. Amityville was the first scary movie I ever saw, I must have been about 8, and it was on a neighbor’s HBO subscription.

The movie has haunted me since then and is still scary to me. Especially the soundtrack.

Poltergeist less so, but still a classic.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 24, 2019, 02:28:58 PM
Gus, they discuss the hallway scene starting at 19:55, including the fakeout scare before the real scare.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 24, 2019, 04:44:29 PM
I need to watch that then.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 24, 2019, 07:52:12 PM
For all your werewolf axe-chopping needs...



(I'll also give this it's own AAR thread.)
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 25, 2019, 07:55:10 AM
The EDF wants you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAQMjQX-inQ&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2TIupWsckfilRAeypG-76rH62yty_ql3nnODlya89PXt6aaHlwOwngSK0
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 25, 2019, 04:43:50 PM
Just watched the full YouTube show on The Exorcist III...it's awesome! Thanks for posting. And I have realized that I have probably only seen the original, not the director's cut they are talking about...because there are a ton of details that I do not remember at all. I'm looking at buying it right now on Amazon but I cannot tell if it is the director's cut or not. Will have to pour through the reviews. Also looking for Jay and Mike review of The Blair Witch Project...there must be one...
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 25, 2019, 04:45:28 PM
Found it

Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: airboy on October 25, 2019, 04:59:48 PM
The EDF wants you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAQMjQX-inQ&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2TIupWsckfilRAeypG-76rH62yty_ql3nnODlya89PXt6aaHlwOwngSK0

Thanks!  That was fun.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 26, 2019, 06:12:59 AM
Lurch on, Batman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT5dzaje1dE&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2gd3-QN-2cNHouiFaMjcjYkWxFvhh9IBjiBK2B-JjFIJS4eHCYGTOC608
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 27, 2019, 06:58:12 PM
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 1922.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xcBuylVycI&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR19ZExtxtVoPfssPHjRGsDT4ajj5CYzW5stjyVZC26mj7fhoXomhc517rM
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 27, 2019, 07:37:00 PM
Goodness, by 1922 standards that film looks awful! -- even accounting for poor transmission and damaged survival!

Still, I do want to watch it later.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 28, 2019, 07:17:50 AM
For Your Enjoyment.
The Thirty Fathom Grave, Twilight Zone Episode.

https://www.facebook.com/john.massier.3/videos/1964517723766374/?t=31

For the ship geeks, the life ring shows DD940, so this was filmed on USS Manley.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 29, 2019, 05:14:12 AM
The Exorcist II, with Richard Pryor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8dKnFU5LUE&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1mnR1WDdGl2FruI1-P1kp5YmcXH6PZCEyhsn4jG4Kq1Mu1vYox3Jv-1dY
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 29, 2019, 07:25:43 AM
Breaking! -- cute girl reviews spiders on Amazon.  :coolsmiley:

Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 31, 2019, 07:02:31 AM
This well-produced joke video compiles a series produced throughout October of... well... heh.



OBVIOUSLY FAKE!  >:D
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Pete Dero on October 31, 2019, 07:19:31 AM
This well-produced video

OBVIOUSLY FAKE!  >:D

Spoiler :tickedoff:
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 31, 2019, 08:41:40 AM
Happy Halloween to Grogs everywhere and may you all get real candy in your bags and NOT just something good for you, like floss... or carrots... or floss made out of carrots.  :pullhair:
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 31, 2019, 10:20:30 AM
BOO
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: JasonPratt on October 31, 2019, 12:25:27 PM
I got rocks.

...this morning.

...made of ice...


(It sleeted this morning in West TN.)
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Sir Slash on October 31, 2019, 12:42:33 PM
Did you.....(hesitates , should I or shouldn't I? What the hell)  get your rocks off?  <:-)
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on October 31, 2019, 12:46:10 PM
 :-[
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 31, 2019, 02:09:21 PM
Sir Slash?
Hesitating?

That wasn't sleet those were snowballs that escaped hell.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: airboy on October 31, 2019, 03:23:55 PM
The Bride of Frankenstein is played by the same actress who played Katie Nanna in Mary Poppins.

Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on October 31, 2019, 04:52:50 PM
Yes, Elsa Lanchester was a music hall star in the UK and married to Charles Laughton.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on November 01, 2019, 04:17:02 AM
 >:D
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on November 01, 2019, 07:53:28 AM
For me, almost every day is Halloween.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: besilarius on November 01, 2019, 08:58:28 AM
Every day is Halloween?

How blessed you must feel.
Title: Re: Halloween
Post by: Gusington on November 01, 2019, 10:59:15 AM
Sometimes.