The Menendez Brothers are the reason there wasn’t a third installment in the original Fright Night series. Seriously.
The painting “The Hands Resist Him” was very famous back in the late 90’s for its allegations of being haunted. But did you know there’s another painting out there with a similar reputation? It’s called “The Crying Boy” and, like “The Hands Resist Him”, there’s a rational explanation behind its reputation.
I just learned about the existence of Nightmare Classics and I’m already furious it had such a short run. It would have been wonderful if the adaptations of classic horror stories had lured in enough people to stick around for the episodes based on more obscure tales.
Harold P. Warren once considered making a novelization of Manos: The Hands of Fate. One gets the feeling that if this project ever came to fruition, it would have wound up at a publisher who would have forced Warren to add in some sex scenes.
Did you ever come back from trick or treating and discovered chocolate candies with weird white stuff on them? If so, it wasn’t due to anyone trying to poison you. It’s called “chocolate bloom” and all it means is that someone tried to recycle old candy.
Hammer’s The Phantom of the Opera, The Kiss of the Vampire and The Evil of Frankenstein, all had new footage created for their American television showings. Similarly, the American theatrical release of Dracula A.D. 1972 had an exclusive “HorroRitual” segment which played prior to the start of the film.
Many of you out there have undoubtedly heard the term “ghost light,” but do you know what it means? It’s an old theatrical term and it really does have a connection to the supernatural.
Let’s read up on the legendary hellish island “Satanazes” and Clive Barker’s The Scarlet Gospels. Despite Barker including Pinhead as a character, his history and the depiction of Hell in the novel are different from what we see in the various Hellraiser films.
Did you know there’s a haunted attraction tradition called a “Danger Run” involving cryptic clues and driving? You do now!
A comment by Steven Spielberg in regard to the origins of the aliens from his version of The War of the Worlds has led some to claim the film takes place in the same universe as Star Wars due to the presence of E.T.’s species in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. However, this fails to explain why the Star Wars franchise is referenced as being fictional in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
Let’s close things out with the now traditional list links. There’s a fine list of killer toys in fiction, all the “Universal Monsters” films, the geography of Halloween and the bibliography of Halloween to keep you entertained this evening.