Sunday, October 3, 2010
Braver souls than I are devoting the entire month of blogging to counting down to Hallowe'en. Dr. K's 100-Page Super Spectacular has a countdown of horror movies running here. He's also mentioned that the site Countdown to Halloween is coordinating all blogs participating in this marathon (they're listed on the right hand margin of that site). I didn't get a chance to check them all, but some of the Hallowe'en marathon blogs listed there that look pretty interesting are: the Edge of Forever; Cinema Suicide (this blogger is telling one ghost story every day this month, and every story has some basis in truth); Gothtober (this person has one of the most original blogs I've ever seen); and Distinctly Jamaican Sounds (ultra cool horror reggae - check this out!). For those of you in North America, Turner Classic Movies is playing old Hammer films every Friday this month; TCM is also running a horror movies blog here.
I'll do about a fortnight's worth of spookily-themed posts through late October and early November. In the meantime, here are some of my earlier postings on horror here, here, here and here. Further image credits: Veduta di Roma: Ruins of a Gallery with Statues at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli. Etching. Inv. 11.120-1963. Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany). For more images from Piranesi's series of Hadrian's Villa, go here.