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3 Days Until Halloween

Thanks to lizziebelle for today's wonderful picture!

From Fantasy Magazine: "The Top Ten Hammer Films to Horrify You This Halloween."

I thought this was a Halloween-appropriate offering from xkcd:

Text of the Day: For the gentler side of Halloween, here's "Theme in Yellow" by Carl Sandburg (1878-1967).

I Spot the hills
With yellow balls in autumn.
I light the prairie cornfields
Orange and tawny gold clusters
And I am called pumpkins.
On the last of October
When dusk is fallen
Children join hands
And circle round me
Singing ghost songs
And love to the harvest moon;
I am a jack-o'-lantern
With terrible teeth
And the children know
I am fooling.



( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 28th, 2010 12:51 pm (UTC)
hehhehheh... I've killed for less.
Oct. 28th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
Somehow I wouldn't doubt it. ;)
Oct. 28th, 2010 01:13 pm (UTC)
I was wondering which photo you'd pick! :)
Oct. 28th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
I've had this one picked out since last month! It's absolutely beautiful.
Oct. 28th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It seems to be a tradition here to leave little pumpkins on gravestones. I see them all over the cemetery. I like it. :)
Oct. 28th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
Afraid the only Hammer film I've seen is The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires, which was moderately entertaining. It's noteable for mixing vampires with kung fu and throwing in some nude virgin sacrifices for good measure. Okay, I fib slightly there. They were actually topless virgin sacrifices. One scene I recall for it being so ridiculous comes when the vampires mentioned in the title are rampaging through a random Chinese village. As one of the vampires rides past a screaming female peasant, he rips her blouse off. Said peasant goes on screaming like a ninny for several seconds before noticing that her rack is on display and covers up, screaming all the while.
Oct. 30th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
ROFLOL! If you do watch any more Hammer films, please post reviews. I have a feeling your reviews would as least as entertaining as the films, if not moreso. ;)
Oct. 31st, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
I was originally going to say "titular vampires", except that in context it would have been too horrible a pun even for me.

Another thing I recall was the Norwegian noblewoman who accompanied Van Helsing and his wussy son. Mostly she was there to be a Damsel in Distress, as well as to have a heaving busom. Not that I was going out of my way to notice the latter. No really. As I watched it, I though to myself that she was employing one Gawdawful cheesy accent. Later I looked the film up on IMDB and found out the actress actually was Norwegian.
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