Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Halfway to Halloween

Only 185 days (or so – I'm terrible at math) until Halloween! If you listen closely, you can hear a chilling moan in the air from home haunters across the country stressing about being behind schedule! 

I haven't even posted pictures from 2014. 



Saturday, April 11, 2015

Let's Do the Time Warp – Again!

Sacré bleu! First Halloween, then Evil Dead, and now Poltergeist – is no horror classic safe from the reckless carnage of what I call The Age of Regurgitation? Entertainment Weekly reported on Friday that FOX is developing a remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the 1975 cult classic about the sweet transvestite who enjoys doing the time warp with a blond, scantily-clad hunk. Thankfully it will not be one of those torturous "live" events, and while it will be sticking to the original play it will get a modern-day setting. The big question is casting – who could they possibly hire to adequately fill Tim Curry's glam heels? The point of remakes is give old stories new perspectives and glossy technical makeovers but will the performances measure up (down?) to the classic camp of the original? Hardcore fans know every single nuance of the 1975's cast infamous performance down to Curry's pregnant pauses (an-ti-ci...pation!), Susan Sarandon's wooden line readings, and the knowing glances between Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien), Magenta (Patricia Quinn) and Columbia (Nell Campbell). Let's hope it will succeed at being entertaining, and perhaps the producers will "get" what makes Rocky Horror so iconic.




Saturday, April 4, 2015

Blood Moon #3 of 4

In case you missed this morning's Blood Moon, here's a time lapse video. I love the way the moon is slowly devoured by the darkness and then suddenly lights up in red.



If you are a mystical person who enjoys a good apocalypse theory, this third blood moon of four in 18 months signals the end of times according to Pastor John Hagee. Doomsdayers should visit bloodmoonprophecy.com for an ominous scare.

The idea of a "blood moon" serving as an omen of the coming of the end times comes from the Book of Joel, where it is written "the sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes." (Wikipedia)

Of course science has clearly explained that blood moons happen when the moon travels into the Earth's shadow and the current tetrad of events just happens to be lucky "season". The current century of 2001 to 2100 will have eight tetrads of blood moons. The first occurred in 2003, the second is underway in 2014-2015. The final in the tetrad of blood moons occurs on September 28, 2015 and also happens to a giant super moon (when the moon is closest to the Earth). Mark your calendars now and rent a zoom lens for your DLSR. (See the Blood Moon on the Rise post from April 14, 2014 for a video from ABC news.)

Why no one has made a movie about the blood moon to capitalize on the fear mongering is beyond me! Maybe the upcoming disaster flick SAN ANDREAS will market the blood moon angle.