Monday, October 31, 2011

Hot Witch!

It's All Hallow's Eve, boys and ghouls. And while the temperature outside will be pretty cold for all you trick-or-treating fools, it will be warm here at Xemnu's with all these hot witches.
So when you're done freezing your backsides off battling the wee monsters and boogies for a few candy treats, head on back to Xemnu's for a little late-night Halloween delights!
Happy Halloween!

Salem's Lot: Filming Horror for Television

Told ya I had a longer post! From Cinefantastique magazine, volume 9 issue number 2.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Tour of Salem's Lot

Frankly I can't imagine spending Halloween in a creepier place than a town overrun with vampires. And thanks to an entrepreneur YouTube poster we can see what it might look like!

Filmed in the small town of Ferndale, California during the summer of 1979, this video takes a guided tour of the locations used and what they look like today. If you've seen the original mini-series you'll probably recognize a few.

I don't know about you but I'd love to have the decrepit Marsten house. Then I'd prop the coffin Barlow rests in up in the foyer for all guests to see as they entered!

Now this would make an awesome kids book!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Meet Mr. Barlow...

From the (vastly superior) 1979 CBS mini-series, based on the same book by Stephen King, Salem's Lot. I must admit, when I first saw this I think I jumped about a foot off the couch I was on. So, forewarned.

P.S. I have another, longer post on Salem's Lot coming up for Halloween. Until then none of that glittering, new-age stuff either.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Elvira Mistress of the Dark (1988)

Cassandra Peterson brought her Elvira persona ...Image via Wikipedia
Without a doubt the one major drawback to modern cable company monopolies is the lack of any real late-night horror hosts on local television. Growing up there were a couple hanging around my neck of the woods. But Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) is certainly the most, uhm, memorable.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Nosferatu (1922)

The original (and still completely creepy) silent from 1922. At one time it was thought completely lost to history. But, like a good vampire, you can't keep it down for long.