Hello Ghouls and Boos! Today is all about Friday Sillies and I’m sharing with you some Halloween giggles!
That’s a wrap for now but I hope to see you on the dance floor for Halloween song picks on Mondays Mewsic Moves Me!
Purrs and howdys, Kittens & Dawgs! A couple of weeks ago, I shared Halloween masks from my childhood. The gypsy mask got me to thinking about watching vintage horror films in my childhood, especially the Lon Chaney, Jr. who played a cursed soul as “The Wolf Man”. I remember thinking this was scary.
I always felt bad for Chaney’s character. I wanted the curse to end but I knew the only way death by a silver bullet. I also saw his other Wolf Man flick, “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man” (1947) and as an adult we saw the comedy Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) in which Chaney played his “Wolf Man” character Lawrence Talbot. What a fun movie!
Speaking of Frankenstein, Boris Karloff played the fiendish monster in the 30s and the late 50s as Doctor Frankenstein. I definitely remember mostly watching Karloff on the late night TV program “Chiller” as the monster in the late 60s through the 70s, as in The Mummy (1932) movie. Staying up late to catch the creepy fun was a popular thing to do on Saturday nights.
There are other notable creep masters Peter Cushing, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, and Bela Lugosi to name a few. These actors did creepy well portraying the supernatural purrfectly! The scariest non-monster film but monsterous in other ways I ever saw was Pyscho with Anthony Perkins. A slasher movie where you don’t actually see any slashing. Alfred Hitchcock was a genious at making spin-tingling thrillers.
Horror movies today don’t do much for me and I’d rather watch some fun 80s & 90s classics. Two of our favorites are Ghostbusters or Young Frankenstein. We probably will watch one of these this weekend since Halloween is on a weekday.
Do you have a favorite Halloween movie – horror or comedy you’d like to recommend?
In November I’m kicking off “Memories of Thanksgiving from Long Ago to Recent Past” series. That’s all for now join me tomorrow for some laughs with my Friday Fun Stuff Halloween Sillies Edition!
Purrs and howdys, Kittens & Dawgs! For the next three weeks, I plan to bring to you Halloween memories from my childhood in my Throw Back Thursday series. Today, I’m reminiscing of masks, treat bags, candy, and more!
Halloween is wildly popular with adults more so than I remember it ever being as a kid. I liked dressing up when my folks could afford it but usually all we got was a plastic mask and that was pretty darn neat!
Here’s just a few…
I was Queen of the Nile one year and I not only had the mask but an inexpensive costume. I was so excited to wear a real costume, maybe too excited because I ran out the front door and tripped into a big mud puddle. Soaked to the bone, I returned home to change clothes. I was miserable for messing up my new costume and the cold, wet weather made things worse. I really wanted to wear the complete outfit because it was my first time to have a nifty costume. In the end, I had a lot of fun and getting lots of candy made me feel better. 🙂
To collect the hordes of candy, most of the time we used a paper bag to hold our candy loot. I almost remember us decorating our paper bags like this, except I don’t think my jack-o-lantern ever wore a patch.
Sometimes, I used a small plastic pumpkin shaped Halloween bucket sorta like one below. This is what we got our children.
DH said he used an orange heavy-duty plastic bag and believe it or not, we have his “trick or treat” bag some where in this house. All three of the kids used it at one point. I think it’s awesome that they were able to use some of the things from DH’s boyhood.
Most of our Halloween stash consisted of “penny candy” along with a few pieces of chocolate or bubblegum.
However, if we were really lucky sometimes the women in our community would go the extra mile to give us home-made popcorn ball or candy or caramel apples. Now, that was a real treat!
A fun thing we liked to buy just days before Halloween was candy waxed lips especially the fang version.
Candy implies you can eat it but these waxed lips weren’t disgestible. The best we could do was chew on the flavored wax like gum until our jaw couldn’t take it anymore. It seems like such a waste now but it was part of a fun childhood experience and one I wouldn’t give up.
I found a fun Halloween playlist of 50s and 60s tunes on YouTube, many made before I was born but know very well today and some released during my youth. So, I will sign off for now with a bit of mewsic.
Please join me next time for Friday Fun Stuff Sillies Only Edition!
It’s Halloween’s eve; I thought it would be good time to get my creepy on.
Well, not exactly but thanks to photo-editing I turned an ordinary day shot of an exceptionally interesting tree into a dark and stormy night with a scary, gnarly tree.
For more bizarre or not-so-creepy sky shots join photo enthusiasts across the net on Skywatch Friday .
It’s time for Celebrate the small things.
Life should be celebrated, even when it seems like you have no reason to celebrate. Just look around, I bet you’ll see something good! What are you celebrating?
Have a safe and fun Halloween! Join me on Sunday for November 1st edition of Battle of the Band. Thanks for visiting. Until we meet on the other side of the lens, have a fototastic day!
~All images captured with my big girl camera ~ Nikon D7000 & preferred lens Nikkor 18-105mm zoom, unless otherwise noted.~
This is the last Monday in the month, kittens & dawgs. The year is flying away like a witch on a broomstick. I’m pulling together a theme based 2-for-1 post with 5 of the scariest movies I’ve seen.
Let’s get started!
Everyone has to agree the shower scene is the heart-stopping moment in this flick. It’s definitely the most memorable. We didn’t have a shower when I saw this movie and afterwards I never wanted to take a shower. Years later I learned that shower sales declined sharply after people saw this movie. Talk about movie persuasion!
The opening scene with the gal taking a late night dip in the ocean struck real terror in my heart. Not only did it scare me to death, it roused a hidden fear that I have of deep water and since then if my feet can’t touch the bottom (excluding swimming pools), then I curl my legs up to my chest.
#3 The Exorcist
The wickedest part of this was the whole head turning completely around thing, regurgitating on the priest, bed levitation, creepy demonic voice in this movie. It sorta left me a bit traumatized because I know there are such things as demons and this truly raised the hairs on my head.
#4 Friday the 13th
Up until this point, I had NO idea what horror films were really like and honestly after all that slice and dice, thinking the bad guy is dead, but really isn’t stuff then this totally turned me against these sorts of flicks. This stuff actually happens. What was I thinking of? Anywho, after the first terrifying scene where I pierced DH’s ear drums and the people sitting the row in front us with a shrill pitch that surprisingly escaped my lips, and then I sat in the theater the rest of the time with my hands ready to cover my eyes, which was often, until the movie ended. Boy, was I ever happy when that movie was over!
Science Fiction is a different kind of creepy and I’m pretty sure this sorta thing can NEVER happen. However, near the beginning of this flick where the “Alien infant” bursts out of that man’s robbed me of six of my seven lives on the spot. I screamed. I jumped. I pulled my feet into my chair (and, I’m pretty sure that’s where they stayed the whole time). It was seriously good scary stuff. The best part is I looked forward to a possible second movie.
Now, let’s keep the party going, link up and join the fun with the Monday’s Music Moves Me crew for a spooktacular time.
This week while watching prime TV programs had a Halloween theme, but…the commercials were promoting Christmas! Is that wacky or what? I just had to laugh at the madness of it all. Anywho, I missed the last two weeks due to my blogging hiatus and I know everyone needs some laughs. Although, it’s November and we’re l looking forward to the next holiday, I thought I would share these last Halloween giggles.
This month I’m taking a hiatus. There will be no featured photographers, but I’m keeping the linky party going and will do return visits in short order.
How many ghosts do you see? Have a safe Halloween. Thanks for stopping by. Have a fototastic day!