Treats Without Tricks

halloween pumpkinHere are four links for this spooky holiday.

(1) The Hollywood Reporter’s film critics have compiled their picks for the 20 scariest movies of all time. Science fiction thrillers Alien and 28 Days Later made the list.

(2) Anne Rice will be on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight…talking up her new werewolf book.

(3) You might be frightened by what they’re serving at the drive-thru says James H. Burns in ”Fast Food and the Kitchen at Frankenstein’s Castle” at The Thunder Child.

Burns explains, it was a spec article —

But I could not sell it. All I could imagine was that no editor knew that the cited material was true, OR that they disliked what you’ll see is my science fictional ending (but one which I believe!).

In any event, I think you’ll get a kick out of some of the neat 1960s and ’70s images.

(4) And can Halloween be really complete without a tribute to Houdini? He died on this date. UK writer Brian Sibley has posted “Are You There, Harry Houdini?”, a half-hour radio show first broadcast on the 70th anniversary of Houdini’s death in 1996.

Throughout his life, Harry Houdini diced with death – accepting challenges to undertake life-threatening stunts and dangerous escapes.

Following the death of his beloved mother, he sought to discover whether there was a means of contacting the departed: a quest that led him to expose fraudulent mediums and spiritualists who faked contact with the dead for financial gain.houdini-spirits

[Thanks to James H. Burns and John King Tarpinian for the links.]


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