Copyright © Kitley's Krypt 1998-2013
"When I was nine I played the demon king in
Cinderella and it launched me on a long and happy life of being a monster."
- Boris Karloff
SURVIVING TURKEY DAY
Once again, 7 movies and 12 pizzas later, we came out
victorious from our 11th Annual Turkey Day Marathon. For something that I
started all those years ago, just trying to push myself through some rough
films, but now has grow into something so much bigger and so much more, it just
amazes me. And even more so that these fellow movie-fiends join me every
year to sit and wallow in these films, usually with smiles on their faces
(well...some of the time), as well as the comments we get, just shows me that as
a crazy cinephile, we are definitely not alone.
So we have posted our write up our this epic event in the
usual place, our Turkey Day Marathon Report.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
KRYPTIC ARMY - YEAR 4 ALMOST OVER
With our last Army Mission of the year being sent out in the
wee hours of this morning, we come to the last of them for the year 2013.
We have had some tough battles this year, especially last month. But most
of you have fought onward and upward and have come through with very few battle
scars (though after last month, we might have some cases of shell shock), but
have put a lot of movies under your belt. That has always been our goal
here. Just simply to help people watch more movies. And I think
we've done that.
But as we get ready for our last mission of this year, we
will be asking two things of our enlisted grunts in the upcoming year.
First of all, with 2014 being our 5th year in the Army, with the missions
possibly getting harder and more difficult, our plan is to increase our numbers
here, getting more recruits to join our crusade. The more soldiers, the
movies being chosen each month, the more options and ideas for everyone else.
So what we are asking is for you to do your part and help spread the word of our
cause. Tell a friend about the Army, and how they can win prizes just by
watching a couple of horror movies, something they probably are already doing.
Secondly, while I post all of your missions on our message
board, I would love to see more responses and comments on our Message Board.
While I post my own responses, please feel free to add your own comments to
everyone's mission movies. I know that some of the movies that are posted
have inspired other members to check them out. If you are one of those,
once you do watch it, post your thoughts as well. While our mission is to
get you to watch these movies, we also want to get that dialogue going between
fellow movie fiends. Being a die-hard fan, there is nothing better than
being able to have a conversation (even though a message board) about a movie
that you are passionate about. So please, let us be a little more vocal.
You can get to the message board through Army's page, or just click
And lastly, while on the subject of the message board, we
will be posting your original mission reports on a separate page on this site,
as well as the message board. This will archive the different missions, as
well as the movies that were watched. Unfortunately, the message board
that we are using only holds so many responses, so everything before Feb. of
last year is gone. But we'll be keeping them from now on. Once that
page is up and running, we'll announce it here with the links.
SOUNDTRACK REVIEW - NOX ARCANA'S LEGION OF
After 10 years of creating some amazing tracks of atmospheric
music, the kind that is welcomed in any dungeon or crypt, Nox Arcana has
released their latest CD which is a tribute to their fans, entitled Legion of
Shadows. Head over to our Soundtrack Reviews
section to read more.
REMEMBERING PAUL NASCHY
It was 4 years ago yesterday that Paul Naschy passed away
from cancer. He was a writer, director, actor, and most of all, a fan of
the fantastic cinema. We are still a huge fan of him and his work before
and work even harder now trying to spread the word about him to newer fans that
haven't experienced his passion. That is still one of our main goals of
this site, trying to help other fans discover new movies and to learn about the
people that made them. And Naschy is right up there at the top. It
is great to know that there is enough of us now that his work and his memory
will be kept alive for the next generation of movie fans to come and that his
work will never be forgotten.
But even with that said, there are still a lot of people not
familiar with the name Paul Naschy, so our work is far from over, which is the
same for all Naschy fans out there. Make
sure that we continue to spread the word and love for his films. Buy a
t-shirt, post reviews of his movies, post photos of a Naschy poster you might
have recently picked up, anything to keep his name and his work out there.
And even better, when you come across another horror fan that hasn't heard or
seen Naschy's work, make sure you fix that and hopefully create yet another
Continue to rest in peace,
Naschy. You will not be forgotten.
Our entry for this week's lesson is an actor that hasn't been
in a lot of horror films, but you might still recognize him. Lets get to
the classroom to find out more.
It seems our photo from last week stump a few of you. It was a tough one,
I'll give you that, but was just such a cool shot that I knew I wanted to use it
for a Mystery Photo at some point. The film is WHITE ZOMBIE and what is in
that shot is actually the title character of the film, Madge Bellamy. But
we did have a few people send in the correct answer. They were: Hoby
Abernathy, William Harrison, and Gavin Schmitt. Job well done, guys.
Always glad when someone gets it when it is an older movie like this one.
This week's photo shouldn't be that hard. Shouldn't be.
Take a peek and see what comes to mind. Hopefully you're not getting any
outside influences at the time. Just click
HERE to send us
11-24-13 TURKEY DAY APPROACHES
With only a few days away, our 11th Annual Turkey Day
Marathon will commence. If you're somewhat new to this site then you might
be asking yourself just what is a Turkey Day Marathon. Well, for a lot
more gory details, you can click HERE for a run down
of what we've been doing on Black Friday for the last 10 years. But is its
simplest of terms, it is a day that we celebrate movies that most might consider
"bad". But as we all know only a boring movie is a bad one. Some of
those movies out there really transcend your normal ratings guide, maybe because
the acting isn't top notch, or that dialogue isn't the greatest, or even if you
can totally see the zipper running up the monster's back. But if you are
entertained by the movie, then it definitely is not a bad movie, not to mention
that they can be a lot of fun.
Each Black Friday for the last 10 years, I've gathered
together some friends to celebrate these cinematic follies and have a great time
doing it. I've always encouraged others to do the same. There really
are some fun and entertaining movies out there that get passed over, shoved
aside, or even worse, close to be completely forgotten. We refuse to let
that happen. So this Friday, we will be doing it once again, with some
great titles on the lineup, such as Larry Buchanan's THE LOCH NESS HORROR, THE
ATOMIC BRAIN, and Jess Franco's DRACULA: PRISONER OF FRANKENSTEIN, just to name
a few. So if all goes well and we survive, we'll be back here next week
for our regular update!
But please, take this time of the year to find some almost
forgotten film that is in dire need of a viewer, remembering that most of these
filmmakers were really trying to make the next CITIZEN KANE. Check out the
works of Larry Buchanan, Bill Rebane, Ray Dennis Steckler, or any of the other
countless movies out there. And most importantly, enjoy them!
REVIEW: GUILLERMO DEL TORO: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
We are a huge fan of del Toro's work and have loved most
everything he's done. Whether you have liked or enjoyed any, all, or just
some of his movies, one thing can not be denied is his passion and
talent, not to mention that he is a huge fan of the fantastic cinema genre.
And this new book shows just that. Head over to our
Book Review section to read our full review.
KEEPING BOOKS ALIVE
It seems I have another little book rant this update.
Okay, not really a rant per say, but a call to action, so to speak. We all know
that the normal retail book stores are dropping quicker than half naked women in
an '80s slasher movie. With Amazon and the likes cutting their prices and
having a huge inventory, it really is hard for places like Borders and Barns &
Noble to stay in business. I myself would rather buy something from an
actual store than order it online, but when you consider it is 30-40% cheaper online, it makes that
decision tough. And I completely understand that.
But that being said, the 2nd-Hand or used book stores out
there will always get my business and support. Whether they are one of the
many Half Price Bookstore chains, or just a small Mom & Pop book store, I will
always stop and look. And even if I don't find something that first time,
I will check back just to make sure. You can find such great treasures there, sometimes
even at some amazingly low prices. By supporting them, it is keeping them
open, but without breaking your budget. So everybody wins. They sell
some books. You find some great titles at good prices, and these books now
move on to a new home, opening up volumes of information waiting to be absorbed
by a new owner. Not to mention a great place to do some holiday shopping.
So when you see one of these places, always take
the time to go in and look around. You just never know what you might find
there. And that chance alone is worth the time to browse.
AIP - THE
While we are celebrating the Turkeys this month, not to
mention always trying to promote horror reference books, we recently found out
about this new title that we are definitely going to have to our collection.
One of the
studios in the '50s that was cranking out some great sci-fi/horrror films was
American International Pictures. Not only ones that produced themselves,
but ones that they purchased from overseas to screen here in the states, giving
the fans a chance to see something from across the pond.
The bottom line is that AIP was one of the great film coming that was playing to
the audience and giving them a lot of fun entertainment.
Now thanks to BearManor Media and Gary A. Smith, we can read
all about it in this new book. We can learn how two small time producers,
James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff shows the big studios that they could
complete with them, even with a much smaller budget.
Head over to BearManor's site by clicking
HERE and order your
copy today, not to mention browsing through their huge catelog of titles.
And if you're looking for something for a book lover on your holiday list, then
this is a great place to maybe find something for them.
HOW MANY HORROR T-SHIRTS DOES ONE REALLY NEED?
Well...as long as we keep finding some really cool ones, I
guess the answer is all of them! But I have to say, as much as I like some
of the full color shirts that come out these days, I still get a little
nostalgic and really enjoy seeing these old school shirts with just one or two
colors. Sure, the full color jobs are great, but sometimes they are just
too much. These simple ones remind me of old ad mat designs and are simple
enough but still cool looking to get the point across. Well, a good friend
of the Krypt, Billy from Razorback Records, knows our undying devotion to all
things Paul Naschy, forwarded a link to this t-shirt place that I had never
heard of, but they had a Naschy shirt that I think I must have now.
Pallbearer Press has an amazing collection of T-shirt
designs, with some great cult titles and images. Not only do they have one
for Naschy's CURSE OF THE DEVIL, they also have a Blind Dead design (can you
have too many Blind Dead t-shirts?), one for LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE, DEVIL'S
RAIN, and even one for ALUCARDA.
The shirts are very reasonably priced at $15 each, with
discounts if you buy a few of them. We haven't seen one of their shirts in
our hands yet, so can't comment on the quality of them, but we will be soon,
that is for sure. To check out their designs, head over to their website
Millennium Entertainment will be releasing Hammer's
FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN on blu-ray in January of next year. While it
was just released in a 3-title release with two other Hammer films, this will be
the first time in the US for a blu-ray release. Being one of the stranger
entries in their series, the film still packs a punch with the usual Hammer
style. Featuring Peter Cushing returning as the crazed Baron, along with
Thorley Walters as his assistant, and the beautiful Susan Denberg as this
picture's title creature. The disc will also have a brand new documentary
called Hammer Glamour, as well as an audio commentary featuring Derek Fowlds and
Robert Morris, being moderated by Hammer scholar Jonathon Rigby. The disc
will also feature two different episodes of the World of Hammer series, one on
the Frankenstein films and one on Peter Cushing. Sounds like some great
extras here. Of course, its a Hammer film, so it really is a must for any
SUSPIRIA UNCUT ON 35MM AFTER ALL?
This is one of those occasions where I am happy to be proved
wrong. A couple of weeks ago, I questioned whether or not Argento's film
SUSPIRIA was ever released on 35mm uncut. I know the US prints are all
cut, but it seems there is a UK print of the film that is uncut, which is
featured next month at New York's Museum of the Moving Image. Part of
their series on cinematographers, called See It Big! Great
Cinematographers, they are screening this Italian classic to highlight the
talent of DP Luciano Tovoli. So if you're in that area, the screening
takes place on Dec. 15th at 7pm. Click
HERE for more info.
This week's lesson is about an actor that worked quite a lot
in the Spanish horror film genre in the early '70s. Head to the
classroom to find out more.
Last week's photo was from the very end of FRANKENSTEIN 1970,
starring of course, Boris Karloff. Made in 1958, it might not be the best
film out there but I always found Karloff's performance to be pretty
entertaining. Yeah, that might be the only reason to watch it, but still
worth your 90 minutes, I'd say. Kudos to the ones that sent in the correct
answer, which would be: Hoby Abernathy, Gregory Avery, and Aaron Christensen.
Looks like some of you need to do watch some more of the classic stuff!
Let's get to this week's photo, another classic black and
white title that we thought had a pretty cool shot here. Know it?
HERE to send us
11-17-13 END OF AN ERA?
I've mentioned before on here about the problems that I've
had over the last 9 months or so with getting my subscription issues from
Fangoria in a timely manner, meaning 4-6 weeks after they hit the book stores.
I've emailed editor Chris Alexander and never got a response. I've emailed
Fango and always got a polite response, sometimes with an excuse why as to why this issue is
late, or usually just a note saying another copy will be mailed out. But
then nothing has changed and I'm still not getting them until
weeks later. I don't think I'm asking for much here, people. So I'm done with my subscription. After almost 30 years,
I will not be renewing it. I will still buy it at the stores, because I do
think that Alexander is doing one hell of a job there. But I'm not going
to wait for them to fix this problem. And honestly, I think there is more to
it than that. Here's why.
This last week, Fango posted on their site that you can now
get a subscription of Fango FOR LIFE! By just paying $399, you will have a
lifetime subscription to Fangoria magazine. Of course, as it points out at
the bottom of the offer "as long as The Brooklyn Company, Inc. continues to
print Fangoria Magazine". So first of all, that means you'd have to be a
subscriber for at least 7 years before you'd be getting free issues. Not a
bad deal really when you do the math. But what if Fango goes under?
What if the "Brooklyn Company" decides to sell the magazine? That means
the deal is off, my friends, and you are out of money.
I also like
the part at the bottom where they say "Shipping times may vary for
subscriptions". No shit. You're preaching to the choir here.
To me, this sounds like a desperate act to get some needed
funds right away to keep afloat. And with the way that print and magazines
are barely treading water these days, even if I was going to renew my subscription, that
just sounds like a deal waiting to go south. I hope I'm wrong, since I do
enjoy the magazine, but something just doesn't smell right there.
We've all complained before on the prices of books before,
myself included, many times. But let us take a little bit harder of a look at what
we're paying for, compared to what we pay for a magazine that we buy on a
regular basis. Now first of all, this is no way meant to be a slam towards
Fango, or any other magazines out there for that matter. Just a little bit
of math to show where our money is going and that spending a little extra on a
book up front is really a much more cost effective investment. Sound
smart, doesn't I?
Anyway, lets say your average magazine is 80 pages long.
If you were to go through and take out the ads for the magazine, and including
the actual cover which is when they start counting page count (is it just me or
is that just plain ridiculous?), you only have maybe 60 pages of actual content.
Most magazines out there run $10 an issue, so that works out to about $.16 per
page of content. Sound decent, right? Now let's take an average horror
reference book of say 350 pages that cost $30. That works out to about
$.09 a page. So in theory, it is cheaper per page to spend the money on a
book than a magazine! Now we know that the magazine size is much bigger
than your average book, but that really doesn't come into play when you compare
how much of the magazine page actually has content, compared to a regular book.
Plus, we're also not saying that every book out there is
worth the price tag. That is when you need to be a little more diligent
and do some research to make sure that it is a worthwhile investment. But
the next time you do come across a new book that is priced at $30 or $40, think
about it a little more. Remember that old saying, "Knowledge is power!"
ADVANCE PRESS FOR HIDDEN HORROR
While the days before HIDDEN HORROR will be available to the public are slowly
counting down, we thought we'd brag a bit about some of the praise it has been
getting from some of the press.
"This book is excellent. Thoughtful and engaging for the
hardcore horror fan and a terrific introduction to some awesome movies for the
casual movie lover. Definitely THE book to reach for when someone asks, "what
should I see that I haven't heard of?" - Shock Till You Drop.
"Pay no attention to that Dr. AC behind the curtain!
Actually, do pay attention, as he and his creepy cohorts pull back the curtain
to reveal gem after overlooked gem. I like this book at lot – this is definitely
a case where, once you read about it, you’ll be DYING to see it!" - Chicago's
own Horror Host, Svengoolie.
"A long overdue addition to the horror pantheon!" - Robert
We are very excited to have this project rolling out in the
next few weeks. As much as I love horror reference books at the Krypt, to
be involved with one is even better. So proud to be part of this.
For all the latest details and update, head over to the
Horror Facebook page.
TRAVELS TO INNSMOUTH
Chicago's own horror theater group, WildClaw will be
unleashing their latest play next month, H.P. Lovecraft's The Shadow Over
Innsmouth. It will be at the Athenaeum Theatre and will run from Dec. 13th
through Jan. 26th. Tickets are $25/Students $17. Adapted for the
stage by Scott T. Barsotti and directed by Shade Murray, we are excited about
this new one. We have seen several of WildClaw's plays over the years,
including their previous Lovecraft adaptation, Dreams of the Witch House, and
have never walked away without a deviant smile on my face. We look forward
to what they will do with this latest slippery and slimy tale from Lovecraft.
Also, on Dec. 2nd at the Mayne Stage in Chicago, WildClaw
will also be hosting their annual Deathscribe 2013, a collection of original
radio short plays that are performed live on stage with actors and sound effects
artists that really brings the stories to life. We have also been to one
of these and it is really cool to not only see it being performed live on stage,
but also they usually have some great stories that they have picked. This
year's selections are: Strange Weather by Travis Williams, We Apologize
for the Inconvenience by Chelsea Paice, The Monroe County Pumpkin Queen by
Joseph Zettelmaier, Record/Record by Mark Harrison, and Cheap Plastic Mask by
For all the information about WildClaw Theatre, head over to
their official website
HERE, or you can always check them out on
SCREAM FACTORY TO UNLEASH THE DOGS
Fans of movies about werewolves versus the military will be
excited to hear that Scream Factor has announced they will be releasing Neil
Marshall's DOG SOLDIERS. We are huge fans of this movie and since the
previous blu-ray release didn't have the best reviews, we never bothered to pick
it up. But since Scream Factory usually does such a stellar job with not
only their transfers, but also the extras as well, we can't wait to be able to
check out this film again.
They also announced they will be releasing the GINGER SNAPS
as well. No details on any of the features yet, but I'm sure they will be
For our Horror History lesson this week, we're going to do
something a little different. Usually we give you a little tease about our
subject and then have you head over to the classroom to find out more. But
this time, while we're not going to tell you who we're talking about, but we're
going to post some of his work below. His is about another talented
individual that gets very little credit amongst most of the movie fans out
there, mainly because they probably don't even know his name, but yet is
probably responsible for getting people to come see the movie he worked on more
than most. Head over to our classroom to
learn more. So before you head off to class, check out some of his man's
It was nice to see so many people recognize last week's
photo. While Fulci is always known for his gore films of the '80s, it does
my heart good for all of you that sent in DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING, which is
what that shot is from. That would be the lovely Florinda Bolkan in the
shot too, though she's not too lovely in that particular scene. While not
the most family fun movie, it is definitely a must see. Kudos out to the
following for sending in the correct answer: Hoby Abernathy, Gregory
Avery, Aaron Christensen, Dustin Moravick, Raymond Rich, Gavin Schmitt, Wayne
Teeter, and William Wilson.
So let us get to this week's photo and see what we can come
up with. A classic? Or maybe one that shouldn't see the light of
day? You decide! Just click
HERE to send us
11-11-13 TED RUSOFF - REST IN PEACE
There are many professions in the film industry that just doesn't get enough
credit. One of them is the actor/artists that have to dub other actors for
film that were not filmed in the language where they are going to be released.
If you've ever watched a few movies that were made in Italian somewhere between
the '60s and '80s, then you've probably heard the voice of Ted Rusoff.
Rusofff started his career as a singer, but eventually moved into film
production over in Europe, since they were in need of people that would be able
to dub other actors into different languages, depending on where the film was
going to be played. Because Rusoff was already fluent in a few languages,
it was easy for him. Throughout this long career, he worked on over 1000
films as a voice dubber, as well as over 500 of them as a dubbing director.
That is pretty damn impressive. If you have watched your share of European
films, especially the Italian ones, you've probably noticed over the years
hearing the same voice in a couple of pictures even though it was from a
different actors. It is because of people like Rusoff. If you seen
the movie PIECES, it is Rusoff's voice coming out of Jack Taylor's mouth.
But Rusoff wasn't just a guy that worked behind the scenes.
He appeared in quite a few films, in many different genres and different
languages, sometimes working with pretty big stars. He was said to be a
very unique and interesting character too. Back in August, he was hit by a
car and had been in the hospital since then. He passed away on Sept. 28th.
SOMETIMES A KLINGER IS JUST A
Long time readers of the Krypt have heard me more than
once spout off about how "film historians" and "professors" tend to teach their
theories as fact, no matter how legit or crazy they might sound. Well, my friend Gavin Schmitt send me a link to a blog
from Ken Levine that just made my day. Levine was a television writer,
mainly doing sitcoms, one of which was the series M.A.S.H. Last Saturday
blog, he related a little tale that had me in stitches. While I would
of course advise you to head over to his post to read the whole thing, his main point was that over the
years he had read plenty of articles and papers where they reference episodes of M.A.S.H. that he wrote, with all the hidden messages and subtext carefully
interwoven in the show. From "comparing Klinger to Jane Austin" to stating
that the license plates on the jeeps have a special clue or meaning to them.
Of course, he calls all of it simply "bullshit!". That they were only
trying to write entertaining shows back then, not putting any secret meanings in
But he goes on to ponder the idea of school teachers who are
studying other forms of literature and have been testing their students on
"intent and correct meanings." The question that follows is even better,
asking the possibility if the teacher "has no fucking clue what she's talking
about? What if she has no idea what the author was trying to say? Or
worse yet, has grossly misinterpreted it?" As I've said before, I don't
have a problem with someone teaching their THEORY...but not as if it is fact,
unless they know 100% that is the case. As Mr. Levine puts it, "If my
personal experience has taught me anything it's that books and plays and scripts
and Billy Joel records may in fact be just what they seem." Damn skippy!
So the next time you're reading a book on film, television,
or whatever, and the author is trying to explain to you the real meaning behind
something, you can still listen to what they are trying to say, and to
understand their point, but you must remember to only take it at face value.
It doesn't mean it is a true fact.
ASS SPIDER COMES TO THE MUSIC BOX
Director Mike Mendez, who gave us THE CONVENT and
GRAVEDANCERS, now delivers his next film which is a throwback to the giant
monster movies of the '50s with BIG ASS SPIDER. The Music Box Theatre in
Chicago will be screening this next Friday and Saturday (15th & 16th) as part of
their midnight movie series. Starring Greg Grunberg and Ray Wise, the is a
throwback to those fun and cheesy sci-fi horror films that some of us grew up
on. The story is about a 50 ft. spider that escapes from a secret military
lab and attacks Los Angeles. Sounds like a lot of fun to me.
Hopefully we'll be able to make it out there for one of the screenings.
For more information, just click
TERROR IN THE AISLES - R RATED SUSPIRIA?
At the end of the month at the Patio Theater in Chicago, they
will be screening a triple feature of horror films. The first one is DEVIL
IN MY RIDE, a new horror/comedy about a bride getting possessed on her wedding
day. But the next two might brighten the eyes of Italian horror fans.
They are screening Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA and Lucio Fulci's THE BLACK
CAT. Both of these films are going to be screened from 35mm prints.
While it should be celebrated anytime you have the chance to see an Argento or
Fulci film on the big screen, I'm a little worried about the SUSPIRIA screening
since to my knowledge, the only 35mm prints out there are the R-rated version,
which has quite a bit of the gore cut out. I could be wrong...but don't
Plus, we've heard in the news lately that the Patio has been
dealing with a broken boiler, which means no heat. The last report we
heard was that it should be back up and running by next weekend. Hopefully
that will happen because it can get pretty cold here in the Windy City this time
The event takes place on November 30th and tickets are only
$10 in advance. For more information, just click
SOUNDTRACK REVIEW: SALEM'S LOT
Recently, Intrada Records has released a 2-disc set of Harry
Sukman's score for Tobe Hooper's made-for-TV movie SALEM'S LOT. Head over
to our Soundtrack Reviews to hear our thoughts.
BOOK REVIEW: HORROR FILMS FAQ
We have posted our review of one of the latest book by horror
scholar John Kenneth Muir, entitled Horror Films FAQ. Head over to
our Book Review section to read more.
This week's lesson is about a very important person when it
comes to a couple of our favorite classic monsters. Had it not been for
him, they just might not be as popular as they are now. It's possible.
But head over to the classroom to find out who
we're talking about.
Our last photo seemed to be a little easier for our readers.
It was from THE HITCHER, yes the original. We got quite a few correct
answers sent in on this one. They were Todd Barwick, Aaron Christensen,
Erik Martin, Jeff Owens, Mike Shields, Wayne Teeter, Mark Turner, Tom White, and William
Wilson. Well done. Though, got to say, it does make me want to break
out this movie and re-watch it.
But let's get to this week's photo. Such a nice fun,
family type of a movie this time out. The kind that makes you walk the
streets whistling Zip-a-Dee-Do-Da. Well, maybe not.
11-3-13 MONTH OF THE TURKEY
Yes, now that Halloween 2013 is all but just a memory, when it comes to November
it is all about the Turkey. No, we're not talking about the bird that will
be served for Thanksgiving dinner, but the films that are have been labeled
Turkeys. Now that is a very subjective term, since most people might
consider them to be "bad" movies. But as we all know, the only bad movie
is a boring one. So even if the production value, the acting, the dialog,
or whatever might be less than stellar, it doesn't mean that it still can't be
entertaining. And it might even take a while to develop this particular
taste, once you get it, it is never sated.
Of course, this month we will be holding our annual Turkey
Day Marathon, which will once again be screening several of these "turkeys", as
we have been doing for the last 11 years. So we challenge everyone out
there to do the same. Doesn't necessarily have to be on Black Friday,
which is when we hold ours, but any day during this month. I would highly
recommend not doing this alone, just for the sake of one's sanity. But
getting a few friends together to sit and enjoy some of the finer cinematic
shipwrecks out there is always a good time. And if you do hold your own
little marathon, we'd love to hear what you watched.
If you're one that hasn't joined the Kryptic Army yet, keep
in mind that even though there are only two months left in the year, there is
still a chance you can win something. And we do have some pretty good
items that will be given away after the year is over. A alien slug signed
by Fred Dekker. A mini-poster reprint of MANIAC signed by director Bill
Lustig. Or maybe something else from our prize coffin that has been
getting filled up throughout the year. All you need to do is join up and
watch some movies. Aren't you doing that already? Why not do that
and have a chance of winning something?
Now, granted if you were to join up for this month, you will
be having to test your cinematic poweress as you have to tackle two Turkeys for
the month. Do you have the guts to be a member of our Army? I think
you can do it. All you need to do is sign up. Just click HERE for
all the details. We'll see you on the front line.
THE REASON IS SIMPLE
Last night, we held our annual Halloween Party. It is a
lot of work and preparation, both for the food and the trivia games we have.
But because our fellow horror fiends and friends that come out (some even
driving several hours) to help celebrate all of our strangeness, it is all worth
it and more. Anytime that fans like us, ones have chosen this path in
life, the ones that really celebrates the strange, the weird, the scary, and
everything that goes bump in the night, can get together and revel in all things
scary, with trivia games, great little conversations, it not only is a really
epically good time, but shows that we are definitely not alone in our taste.
We had some great costumes last night, some interesting
illustrations with the Horror Pictionary, as well as getting to watch and listen
to fun movie clips, each testing the knowledge of our guests. So we can't
say thanks enough for the ones that were able to make it out and help us enjoy
and celebrate our favorite time of year. And we look forward to doing it
all again next year!
REVIEW: 100 BLOODY ACRES
We have posted our review of the
Australian film 100 BLOODY ACRES. Head over to our
Review section to see what we thought.
SYNAPSE TO RELEASE SUSPIRIA
We knew it was only a matter of time (and it's about time
too) but Synapse Films has announced that they will be releasing Dario Argento's
1977 uber-classic film SUSPIRIA on DVD and Blu-ray. They will be creating
an all new 2K scan from the original negative for a possible release either next
year or 2015. But no matter how long it takes them, we know and have every
ounce of faith in Synapse in doing another incredible job on their releases.
It is one of our favorite films and cannot wait to see this release.
Definitely one to look forward to.
TRICK 'r TREAT 2?
In recent years, I can't remember a movie that is more of a
perfect Halloween movie than Michael Dougherty's TRICK 'r TRICK. Making an
anthology is a tough one to begin with, but Dougherty came through in spades,
making one hell of an enjoyable film that will be always enjoyed during the
And a few nights ago at a screening of TRICK 'r TREAT in Los
Angeles, Dougherty announced that he is working on a sequel. He told the
crowd attending that "I'm a firm believer that October should be filled with
Halloween movies, or horror movies." So while no script has actually been
written yet but Legendary Pictures will be working with Dougherty to continue
the series, where according to the writer/director "There are a different
archetypes I'd like to explore, different types of monsters. We covered
werewolves, vampires, and zombies, but there's whole slew of different creatures
out there that we haven't tackled, and I think Sam would probably be pretty good
buddies with. So I think it's time to let them have their time in the
With the creation of the deviant little Sam, Dougherty has
come up with a great character that will be remembered each and every year,
especially around Halloween time. So we can't think of a better way to
keep that going then by continuing the story. We can just hope that
Dougherty and company can capture lightning in a bottle once again.
This week's lesson is about an actor who appeared in some
pretty popular films in the '40s, even though they were low budget B-movies, but
never really made it to the big time. But he made enough horror films for
us to think he's worth keeping his memory alive. Head over to the
classroom to find out more.
Last week's photo was a little more obscure, but still one that we really
enjoyed once we found it. It was from the 2009 film HARPOON: THE WHALE
WATCHING MASSACRE. Best slasher movie that takes place on a whaling ship
that you've ever seen! Only got a couple of correct answers sent in on
this one. And they were from Chris Kinniery and Dustin Moravick.
Well done, my friends.
This time out, we're going with something a little easier.
At least we think so. So take a good look and hopefully you'll be able to
recognize which movie this person just hanging around it from. Good luck!
HERE to send us
10-27-13 TIS THE SEASON...
We were hoping to have a bigger update this week, but just
didn't happen. We spent most of this week getting ready for our upcoming
Halloween party next weekend which took up most of our time. Between
working on our trivia games, getting the Krypt cleaned and presentable, the week
just flew by. But we do have a few tidbits of items that we felt we needed
to comment on. So enjoy!
MOVIES WILL NEVER GO AWAY
There was a recent article posted on Flavorwire.com entitled "Netflix
Streaming Is Killing Off Physical
Media — And Film Fans Should Be Worried" and I felt that I needed to give my
thoughts on this. Right away, the author makes the statement "before
Netflix's DVD-by-mail service put most of America's video stores clean out of
business". Well, I have news for you. It wasn't Netflix, it was
Blockbuster. They are the ones that came in and shut down all the mom &
pop shops because of deals they made with the studios, as well as the huge
inventory of new movies they would keep, the smaller shops just couldn't
compete. Once Blockbuster wiped out most of these places, then they
started to cut their inventories, only really carrying new titles or more
popular ones in the older releases. But even those were pretty selective.
If you were a great lover of cinema, chances are finding an obscure title at
your local Blockbuster was pretty slim. I really despised Blockbuster for
what they did to the video store industry.
So when Netflix came along and had a huge selection of titles
that you could choose from, many older and obscure titles, I was in heaven.
And when they, along with Redbox, really started to put the squeeze on
Blockbuster and Hollywood Video, I was thrilled to see it. It was great to
see someone do to Blockbuster what they did to tons of other stores.
Karma, my friends. This article also mentions that "like Blockbuster
before it, Netflix is more interested in what's new and hot than what's old and
good." Once again, I have to disagree. Netflix's catalog of older
movies is bigger now than Blockbuster's ever was, filled with tons of obscure,
cult, and classic titles. Not sure what movies this author was always
looking for, but their comment "there was a time I could just hop in my car, go
down to Blockbuster, and grab it there" is really only true if you're looking
for a new release. Trying to find a movie from 20+ years ago, especially
one that might not be a bigger hit in its day, you probably wouldn't find it at
Now this article also quoted Anne Helen Peterson from an LARB
article, stating that when it comes to young viewers, "if it's not on Netflix,
why bother?" While I do agree that younger fans these days don't have the
drive and passion to seek out films that are not readily available to them that
older fans do, but the fact that a ton of movie titles that 30 years ago we
never had a chance to see, are all available for instant viewing when they want
to, then I don't see that as a bad thing. Sure, they might not have
EVERYTHING, but still a lot more than we did all those years ago.
With this "possible threat" of Netflix just going streaming,
cancelling their mail delivery discs, if that was to happen, fans of horror
movies, or even movies in general will still be able to find what they want,
with a lot less struggle and worry that we did all those years ago. And
there will be ways around any system in put in place to keep fans from getting
what they want. I can still remember this same kind of rhetoric when DVD's
first hit the market. You can't make copies of these! No more duping
movies onto VHS like collectors had been doing for years. Now you'll have
to buy each and every movie. Yeah....right. Just like when studios
came up with a copy-guard system on video tapes to stop people from making their
own copies. Didn't take long for fans to find ways around that to still
get their own copy. And if everything goes streaming at some point in
time, which I do believe it will, then there will still be ways around that as
I know that horror fans are the ones that have kept the genre
alive and strong for all these years. And THAT will never go away.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM
We never watch any series while they are first being
broadcast. We always wait for them to hit DVD. So we just got around
to watching season 2 of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM. The wife and I
enjoyed the first season, so were looking forward to the new one. What we
didn't expect was it to far surpass the first season and really blow us away.
Just click HERE to read our
thoughts on it.
HELLRAISER REMAKE...FROM BARKER
The news of Clive Barker coming back to write the remake of
HELLRAISER has been all over the web today. My thoughts are this...I
really could care less on another remake. Not meaning that I'm totally
against it, since there have been a few remakes, even in the past decade, that I
enjoyed. But I'm not going to get excited over it until I actually sit
down and watch it. If it happens or not, it really isn't going to affect
me one way or another.
Now, that being said, if they are going to do a remake, which
is pretty likely, I am at least happy to hear that Clive Barker might be the one
writing it. No one knows that world better than the man that first created
it. And while it gives me hope that Barker would prefer "the power of
practical make-up effects" over a "film awash with CGI", if he is the one just
writing it, that doesn't mean that is what the studio is going to do. So
again, we'll just have to wait and see.
Our photo from last week was for my buddy Billy Nocera and his upcoming
Evilspeak magazine. It was from Eddie Romero's MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND,
which featured the beautiful Angelique Pettyjohn. Part of the legendary
Blood Island films, it is a lot of fun. Might be a little cheesy for
younger fans, but features a great (not to mention original) monster, with
plenty of blood, boobs, and beasts! We only got two correct answers this
week. They were from Hoby Abernathy and Mike Shields. Well done!
So let's see what we can come up with for this week's photo.
Something in honor of the upcoming holiday? So maybe something completely
off the subject? Guess you'll have to take a look and see for yourself.
HERE to send us
your answers. Good luck!
10-20-13 ARE WE ENJOYING THE SEASON?
A good friend of mine posted a comment the other day that got me thinking.
I know a lot of people doing a movie challenge during the October month, either
to see how many horror movies they can watch during the month of October, or
even simply to watch 31 films that they hadn't seen before. While I do
applaud anybody who is striving to watch horror films they haven't seen before,
I think we need to make sure we don't forget about a very simple task while
doing so. And that is to make sure you have fun. I really don't see
the reason to "force" yourself to watch these movies if you're not going to be
in the right frame of mind to enjoy not only in general, but also to really
watch the movie. There's a lot of movies that might not be considered
classics or even great films, but might have some elements that are worth noting
and even giving some admiration too. Now some of you out there may just
revel in these challenges and enjoy what you are watching. And for that, I
applaud you. But to those have seem to struggle with it and end up coming
out of it with a bitter taste, that is something you need to avoid. Take a
break...watch something fun, even if you've seen it already. Remember, the
whole point is to ENJOY the experience, even if the movies aren't that great.
You never know what you can find when you're really looking at the movie as
opposed to just trying to get through it to check it off your list.
MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS
We survived another 24-hour marathon, our 2nd one inside of a
week, while attending the Music Box of Horrors yesterday at the Music Box
Theatre. We are going on very little sleep today so we are taking no
responsibility with this update, for any errors, miss information, and anything
else for that matter!
We'll have our usual report up shortly, but from a great
lineup of films to all the people that stopped by our tables throughout the
marathon, we just had a blast.
For someone who has been listening to Goblin's music for 25+
years, in the movies and the soundtracks, words cannot express the incredible
experience we had last weekend, hearing that amazing music flow from the stage from some of the original
creators of it. It really was just amazing, plain and simple. If you
are a fan of their music, even if only from the movies and you have a chance to
see them, do it.
And even better, having my son Nick there with me, not only
to see him enjoying this for the same reasons I was, but also to help point out
some of the band members when they were standing a few feet away from me!
'50s SCI-FI HORROR DOUBLE FEATURE
Are you fans of those giant monster movies from the '50s?
Well director Christopher Mihn has been making his little tribute films of these
kind of movies for the last few years. And now on November 9th, if you're
in the Chicago area, you'll have a chance to not only see two of his films, but
also meet the director. On Nov. 9th, at 7pm, at the Fans For Living
Screening Room, located 920 W. Wilson Ave, Chicago IL 60640, will be screening
two of Mihn's films: THE GIANT SPIDER and TERROR FROM BENEATH THE EARTH.
His films are little tributes or homages to a different era of filmmaking, with
the inspirations of filmmakers like Roger Corman and William Castle. Mihn
is even bringing the Giant Spider head to the event so you can get your picture
taken with it. Fun stuff. So if you like those types of movies, then
you may want to head into Chicago for this event. It really looks like a
lot of fun. Especially when tickets are only $6.
For more information about this event, just click
Our photo from last week must have been a little tougher as well, since we only
got two correct answers sent in, from Chris Kinniery and Gavin Schmitt.
The shot was from the 2007 Danish film THE SUBSTITUTE from director Ole Bornedal.
Not a bad little movie and should be checked out at some point.
Our next photo features a very lovely lady in one of our
favorite films. So take a peek and see if you can come up with what film
this shot is from. Just click
HERE to send in
your answer. And good luck!
10-13-13 RETURN FROM THE WASTELAND
We made it home safe and sound from another show, our
official last convention of the year. We only have one more small event
that we are setting up at (see below) before the 2013 Kryptic World Tour finally
comes to an end. And after 8 shows this year, with 4 of them in the last two months,
we are ready for a nice break from the madness. Granted, we'll be chomping
at the bit next spring to start all over again! But we just wanted to give
a shout out to Ken and Pam Kish for continuing to put on one of the best shows
out there. While it may be much smaller than the other ones we go to, it is still one
hell of a great time and one filled with tons of other like-minded die hard
horror fans. If there was ever a time where an older fan like myself can
be amongst his peers, then this show is it. And we revel in it every
second of the weekend. Stay tuned for a full report.
Over the weekend at the Wasteland show, there were more than a few serious
conversations, filled with deep thoughts and intriguing ponderings about life
and the existence of man. Okay,
maybe not to that extreme, but conversations none the less. One of the
topics that came up, that a few of my friends there have experienced at some
point, was how that being an older fan and one that...let's just say has been
around the block a few times when it comes to the horror genre, sometimes when
we criticize some of the younger fans for not knowing about certain films or the
people that made them, we are called elitists. Just bitter and grumpy old
men who like to say "back in my day", "get off my lawn", and similar sayings.
But the funny thing about this is that people like myself,
who has been running this website for 15 years, or another good friend that has
been running a fanzine for even longer, do what we do not only for the love of
it, but also to hopefully get other people to share in our passion and watch the
movies that we're talking about and to learn more about the genre. So if
we were these 'elitists' that we're being labeled, why would we be trying to
spread the gospel? Shouldn't we be huddled up in our basements, keeping
our movies to ourselves, afraid that someone might discover this lost classic
that we knew about? Why would I be trying
to bring some attention to films that I think are in need of being brought into
the light, not to mention trying to get the unwashed masses to learn more about
the people that made them, if not to get them to be more educated about the
But when we bitch that these zombie soap opera fanatics we
call Walkers claim to be huge zombie fans but don't know who Lucio Fulci is,
then we're called elitists. Go figure. But here's the thing.
Once that TV show is dead and buried, and these fans find some the newest thing
to shamble after, we'll still be here, holding the torch for true and dedicated
horror fans. And if that makes me an elitist, then so be it. I know
I'll be in good company. Okay...who's up for a screening of AFTER DEATH?
ANTHONY HINDS - REST IN PEACE
Shortly before we were going to leave for Cinema Wasteland,
we learned of the passing of Anthony Hinds. For those that might not know,
and this is my opinion, though I'm not alone in this, but Hinds was one of the
main guys responsible for making Hammer Films what they were. He was the
one that brought the attention to the BBC mini-serial Quatermass Experiment,
saying that he thought it would be a great idea for Hammer to do a movie
version. He was one of the major forces behind the scenes, acting as
producer and even writing the scripts for a lot of their popular titles.
Some say it was his leaving the company that started its slow downfall, or at
least was one of the contributing factors.
His father, William Hinds, had been a music hall comedian
that went under the name Will Hammer. He later co-founded a film
production company with Enrique Carreras in 1934, called Hammer Films.
After WWII, they gave control of the company to their sons, Anthony and James
Carreras. During his career with Hammer, Hinds would produce many of their
classic films, and even served as screenwriter on 14 of of them, under his
pseudonym John Elder.
He passed away on September 30th. He will always be
remembered for the fantastic films that he help bring to the screen. Our
thoughts go out to his friends and family.
DRACULA TO RECEIVE BFI FELLOWSHIP AWARD
Later this month, Sir Christopher Lee will be receiving the
BFI Fellowship award for his work in film for over 8 decades. I know BFI
has been celebrating gothic pictures recently, even showing Hammer's THE MUMMY
and HORROR OF DRACULA. I wonder if they'll get to mention those horror
films that he made without him getting embarrassed or upset, since he doesn't
like to talk about them. As much as I like and
respect Lee, I really wish he would get off his high horse and not talk speak
down on the genre films he made. He made some incredible horror films in his
career and he should be proud of them, not to mention the fact that people still
remember who is he because of those films. But some of the comments he
made over the years ago about Hammer and these movies really depresses me on how
he feels about them, refusing to talk about them. Come on,
Sir Christopher...take a note from your friend Peter Cushing, who loved the fact
that he was known for his horror roles and was honored by it.
GREYDON CLARK AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Who is Greydon Clark? Have you heard of the movie
SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS? Or maybe WITHOUT WARNING? Mr. Clark is the
director of those two fine classics, not to mention a handful of other
exploitation movies that he worked on in his career. But now you can read
all about it in Clark's new autobiography called On the Cheap: My Life in Low
Budget Filmmaking. We got the chance to meet Clark a few years ago at
one of the Cinema Wasteland shows and he had some amazing stories about his
career. So we are looking forward to diving into this book once it arrives
and hearing even more details about his work in the field of low budget
filmmakingg. This is a guy that has worked with the likes of Al Adamson,
Jack Palance, Martin Landau, worked in many different sub-genres of the horror
and exploitation field, worked as an actor, writer, producer, and quite a few
other hats in his career.
It only seems to be available through Clark's website (just
HERE) unless you want the Kindle version, then you can get it on Amazon.
The book is only $24.95 and lists it at almost 500 pages, so we're hoping its a
good one. But the shipping fees are a bit steep at $10. But for
right now it seems, you can get a free DVD from Clark that he will sign as well.
So that sort of makes up for the expensive postage.
We have two new book reviews with this update, both of them
coming from our new favorite publisher, BearManor Media. The books are
Michael G. McGlasson's The Unknown Peter Cushing and The Godfather of
Gore Speaks by H.G. Lewis and Andrew J. Rausch. Head over to our
Reference Book Review section to read more.
SOUNDTRACK REVIEW - HALLOWEEN: THE SOUND OF EVIL - MUSIC FROM THE HALLOWEEN FILM
We even have a soundtrack review with this update. This
one is for the new collection of scores from the HALLOWEEN series, being
released by BuySoundtrax Records. Head over to our
Soundtrack Reviews to read more!
Yesterday, we attended the Movieside Massacre at the Patio
Theater, the first time this event was held at this new venue. I have to
say that it does my heart wonders to see an old theater like this one being kept
alive and well. This is only the 2nd time we've been there, but it is just
a beautiful theater. Yes, the seats are not the greatest, especially when
sitting through multiple movies, but that would be my only complaint about it.
It is one of those theaters that really shows younger movie fans what theaters
use to be like, and maybe again someday.
As usual, we had a great time attending the Massacre.
Though, I really wish they would open the doors on time. Not sure why it
consistently opens way later than they advertise. The doors were suppose
to open at 11am and it was about 11:45am when they finally let us in. If
if was because they dealers were still getting set up, then they should have let
them in earlier. Again, this is not the first time for this event so they
really should have learned something by now.
But they had some great titles playing throughout the
marathon, as usual. Plus, they had plenty of great vendors there, quite a
few of them being good friends of the Krypt. Plus, the usual Chicago
horror community came out to support, so that is always a great thing.
We'll have our usual report up before too long.
A RETURN TO THE MUSIC BOX
And while on the subject of 24-hour marathons, after taking a 2-year sabbatical so-to-speak, we will be
setting up once again this year at the Music Box's annual 24-hour marathon, the
Music Box of Horrors. We really debated about this but it really was just too good of an offer to
pass up. Besides, not only can we do our usual promoting the website and selling our wares, but
we can also get some more press
out about the upcoming
Hidden Horrors book. It works out even
better that the man who wrote the intro to the
book, Mr. Bill Lustig, will be attending the event as well. So if you're
coming out to the show, stop by our tables and chat for a bit. Not sure
which one of Kitley Klan will be watching the tables at any given time, but one
of us will be there. I know there are several of the films in the schedule
that I will be sneaking off to watch but I know I'll be out there in between the
flicks. For all the latest details about the
Music Box of Horrors, just click
HALLOWEEN SALE AT LA-LA LAND
Records has released a special edition of John Harrison's score for George
Romero's DAY OF THE DEAD that contains 2 discs and is limited to only 3000
units. The first disc contains the film version of the score, which runs
63:45 minutes, while the 2nd disc contains the re-mastered original soundtrack
cues, which run 39:41 minutes. This release also contains in-depth liner
notes from film music writer Jeff Bond, along with composer John Harrison and
director George Romero.
But if that wasn't good enough soundtrack news, then La-La
Land Records is also have a huge Halloween Sale, with some titles as low as
$3.00! Sure, you might think that these scores must suck to be so cheap.
Wrong again! Just check out our Soundtrack
Reviews to hear our thoughts on quite a few of these titles. There are
a few here that I would consider must haves, such as Bear McCreary's score for
WRONG TURN 2.
Anyway, the sale ends 11/5 and here's a break down on what
they have on sale and for what price:
$2.98 - CABIN FEVER, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, SEED OF
CHUCKY, UNDEAD, WRONG TURN 2, LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, BOOK OF BLOOD, LEGION,
$4.98 - THE HOWLING, NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, THE SENDER,
PREDATORS, THE BLOB ('88), SPELLBINDER, X-THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES
$9.98 - ALIEN RESURRECTION, FRIDAY THE 13th, EVIL DEAD
(2013), THE CONJURING, HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, THE HOLE, JOHN DIES
AT THE END, THE RELIC, WILLARD
WEDDING NIGHT SOUNDTRACK!!!
Once again, it just amazes me at some of the soundtracks that
come out these days. These are the ones that are put out by deviant
cinefiles that are dying to get these scores released, since there is obviously
no huge market for them. So they are done for the fans by the fans.
And I just have to salute that. Italian company Beat Records is releasing
a limited release of only 500 copies of IL PLENILUNIO DELLE VERGINI by composer
Vassil Kojucharov. The film is better known in the US as THE DEVIL'S
WEDDING NIGHT, starring the forever lovely Rosalba Neri, as well as Mark Damon.
Being a huge fan of European film scores, this one got me
pretty excited and know it will be one that I will be adding to the collection.
Makes me want to break out the movie now too! If you're interested, you
can order it from
Archives Entertainment, a great place to spend a lot of money on
HUDSON HORROR SHOW 8
The next Hudson Horror Show will be taking place on Nov. 16th
at the Silver Cinemas South Hills 8 in Poughkeepsie, NY. Here are the
films scheduled to play:
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, John Carpenter's
INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS, and great Spanish film
HORROR EXPRESS, and
plus one other feature that won't be announced until at the show. The
doors open at 12pm and movies start at 1pm. These guys put on a great show
each and every time so if you're in the area, head out and support these kind of
You can get all the info at their Facebook page
This week's lesson is about an actress who might not have
made too many horror films, but the ones that she did were always worth
watching. Granted, this just might be my opinion, but why don't you head
over to the classroom to find out who I'm
talking about and see if you agree with me or not.
Well, even after giving everyone 2 weeks to figure out what our last photo is,
it looks like I stumped you this time. Of course, I 'thought' that I had
stumped everyone. But one of those serious students of the genre up there
in Wisconsin didn't seem to have any trouble identifying the movie our last
photo was from. The movie was the 1945 version of THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE and
the man of the hour is Gavin Schmitt. Well done, Sir! You are
someone to look up to in the classroom! If you haven't seen this movie, I
would recommend it. While it is an old black and white one, it does have
some great moments and well worth the watch.
So let's get on to this week's photo. Maybe I'll go
with something a little easier....maybe. Take a gander, gaze into the
abyss and see what you can come up with. As always, just click
HERE to send in
your photo. And...good luck.
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