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Halloween Countdown, Day 26

Thanks to everyone who took part in my poll on your favorite zombie movies. The poll is still open, if you'd like to participate!

* For some perfect October reading, check out darkdestination, an online travel guide to the mysterious and macabre. Filled with eerie pictures and descriptions of truly spooky places, this blog is ideal for the season!

* Mad-Monsters Movie Trailers is great fun. Watch the movie trailers of classic old horror films on your computer! Be sure to look around the rest of the site, as well.

* The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society is adapting another wonderful Lovecraft story for film. Here's the latest trailer for The Whisperer in Darkness:

Spooky Text of the Day: Today's Halloween-friendly reading is "The Cold Embrace" by Mary E. Braddon (1837-1915).

"Can death part us? I would return to you from the grave, Gertrude. My soul would come back to be near my love. And you – if you died before me – the cold earth would not hold you from me; if you loved me, you would return, and again these fair arms would be clasped round my neck as they are now."

But she told him, with a holier light in her deep-blue eyes than had ever shone in his – she told him that the dead who die at peace with God are happy in heaven, and cannot return to the troubled earth; and that it is only the suicide – the lost wretch on whom sorrowful angels shut the door of Paradise – whole unholy spirit haunts the footsteps of the living.

Read the complete story here.



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 27th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
dark destinations is a great page!

Back in the early 1970s the Bunny Man was reputed to live in the woods near my house, roughly bounded by University Blvd, Arcola Avenue, and Channing Dr in Silver Spring MD. The woods also connected with Sligo Creek Park and (almost) with Wheaton Regional Park, where the Bunny Man would probably need to be careful in case he ever ran into Greenfoot, reputed to be an NIH cafeteria worker who cut his foot with a cleaver and developed gangrene. Supposedly human blood would stave off further deterioration.
Oct. 27th, 2009 10:57 am (UTC)
Good heavens! Bunny Man vs. Greenfoot! Now there's a showdown for the ages. *shudders*
Abbie [wordpress.com]
Oct. 27th, 2009 08:03 am (UTC)
I must whisper in the dark about The Whisperer in Darkness. Looks good!
Oct. 27th, 2009 10:59 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you think so, too! The HPLHS does some wonderful work creating very atmospheric adaptations, and I look forward to seeing this when it's complete.
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