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10 Days Until Halloween

Here are some links for your Thursday:
* From Boston.com: "The Top 20 Zombie Movies of All Time."
* From Oxford American: "Ten Great Novels of the Apocalypse."
* From io9: "When Americans Remake Foreign Horror Films: The Report Card."
* Frankensteinia has a great list of collections featuring stories related to or inspired by Frankenstein here.
* I am very excited about the new collection Jason Sizemore has edited: check out the Table of Contents for Dark Futures: Tales of SF Dystopia.

What can I say? This certainly seems bizarre, eerie, and speculative enough to fit perfectly in a Halloween-themed countdown. Did Charlie Chaplin catch a time traveler on film? (Tip: The Chaplin footage begins at about 2:37 in the video.)

What do you think?

Text of the Day: Today we have, for your chills and thrills, the short story "Spawn of the Stars" by Charles Willard Diffin (1884-1966).

Teaser: "The Earth lay powerless beneath those loathsome, yellowish monsters that, sheathed in cometlike globes, sprang from the skies to annihilate man and reduce his cities to ashes."

Read the complete story here.


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Oct. 21st, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
Hmm... I'll be doing a zombie post today that might interest you on several levels... Or not!
Oct. 21st, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Thanks for the heads up.
Oct. 21st, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
Or the "heads off"?
Oct. 22nd, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
So true!
Oct. 21st, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
The question put forth from my control group is, if that is a Time Traveler:

To WHOM is s/he talking? *chuckles*
Oct. 22nd, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
LOL! Excellent question. The mother ship, maybe? Who else could get reception in an era before cell towers? ;)
Oct. 21st, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
Okay, I have to admit...I clicked on the video 'cause I thought the guy was dressed in an original Star Trek uniform, like Captain Kirk's. *blush*
Oct. 22nd, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
Ha! You know, that was my first thought, too. So you're not alone! :)
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Oct. 22nd, 2010 01:02 pm (UTC)
that witch (clearly she's a witch, right?) has some serious signal bars. i bet it's not an iphone.

*collapses in hysterics*

Sorry about Battle of the Bone. Clearly, we are helpless before its power.


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