Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hallowe'en Countdown

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 herehere, 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.


  1. Mm, not sure what to say to this one. Which is why I have fallen behind in posting. What to say? To talk about the original roots of Halloween? Or what it has become? Or childhood anecdotes of my own experiences with it?

  2. Never fear, Jay, I won't be going any of those routes as the month wears on. But you'll see the subject matter here slowly change so that the blog shows its dark side (meanwhile, check out the horror reggae) ...