All Hallows’ Eve

“And as the moon from some dark gate of cloud Throws o’er the sea a floating bridge of light, Across whose trembling planks our fancies crowd Into the realm of mystery and night,— “So from the world of spirits there descends A bridge of light, connecting it with this, O’er whose unsteady floor, that sways … More All Hallows’ Eve

Frights

Ghosts, aliens, psychopaths, and a few touches of comedy—what to watch on Halloween. Boo. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Dir. James Whale (based on a novel by Mary Shelley)  I have only been able to watch this film twice.  What could be more terrifying than finding your creator has abandoned you? That every chance for … More Frights

Halloween Reads

These books, their stories, their characters lingered…. Oh, how perfectly haunting! The Portrait of Jennie (Robert Nathan) — While the film version of this novella about a struggling artist who finds his muse in a rapidly aging girl is lovely, melancholy, and romantic, it does not convey the foreboding of time out of joint that … More Halloween Reads