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In the orchestra Glass and his team put a beautiful score to Dracula. The blog is all about October now. Sadly, September is just in the way. Plain and simple. It is the month that ushers in Fall and says, "Kiss my ass, Summer".  That's it, pretty much. It was when my beloved son was born, and my wonderful sister. I'll give September that. But I want my October, dammit!

Eyes Without a Face

All Smiles After Psycho

You have one happy horror fan here today. Psycho is being shown in a local theater near I live as part of Fathom Events series. Since Psycho is my all-time favorite horror film, this is a dream come true. I can FINALLY say I had the opportunity to see this masterpiece in a theater. Just to know this in advance is a thrill as I sit here thinking about it. Another film off the checklist. I remember the Fathom event which had a double feature of Frankenstein & Bride of Frankenstein. Another that was 2001: A Space Odyssey. These are special times in my life I truly appreciate. I will blog tomorrow when I return home with how it played on the screen. I couldn't think of a better time to watch this than on a lazy Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. This is exciting stuff.
You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into... the Twilight Zone.

How I Rate 'Em: Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

It's a Good Life (directed by Joe Dante)****

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (directed by George Miller)****

Time Out (directed by John Landis)**½

Kick the Can (directed by Steven Spielberg)**½

Run, Ethel, Run!

Anthony didn't like what Ethel had to say about his "disposing" of his parents. This little detail eventually does seem to slip from the mind of Helen when she proposes their road trip at the end of It's a Good Life. He'll send you away if you screw with him.

The Twilight Zone: The Movie

Oh, No! The Whatsit!

Rob Bottin's work deserves to be pimped. Yep.The Twilight Zone: The Movie It's a Good Life

Past Prologue

The Twilight Zone: The Movie
Be careful who you pick up!

It's Not Quite Serling, Now Is It?

Tonight was my latest viewing of Twilight Zone, The Movie (1983), and I have to be honest, I was hardly compelled by it. Without those last two tales, I would have been dead to rites. The "prologue" with hitch-hiking Aykroyd and chatty driver, Albert Brooks, was amusing to me mainly for how it ends before Burgess Meredith substitutes for Serling as narrator of the incoming stories to be featured throughout the movie. Brooks and Aykroyd in the same car brings a smile to my face every time just because of their comic talents. But going through "guess that television tune", singing to CCR's "Midnight Special", and talking about Twilight Zone episodes (never a bad conversation in my opinion) perhaps might lull an audience immediately. I guess it is a means to an end. It shows Aykroyd who looks and appears harmless, emerging as a monster much to the shock of Brooks who is all smiles expecting "something really scary" to be a good gag for the two…