Well, it’s been a while, I haven’t been able to come up with ideas for some time now. I feel kind of bad about it since I seemed to be providing worthwhile posts a few months ago. You know what they say, good content is vital for blog. So, then I started thinking, gardening is supposedly the theme of my site. And then I remembered Halloween is here and it brought me back to one of my first passionate interests in life, monsters, horror movies and sci-fi flicks.
When I was a kid, I’d come home from school, looking forward to opening the mailbox, maybe there’d be a Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine or a Castle of Frankenstein. The anticipation would drive me crazy! Castle of Frankenstein was my favorite, the articles were detailed and well written so I could read for hours. These were magazines of the 60′s, so not many of you may remember them. I still love horror movies, but special effects and CGI have made things so different. It’s great ,but it’s strange…. back in the day, a great makeup job, or brilliant cinematography would scare the living shit out of you. When you’re a little kid, sitting in the dark, watching and old black and white TV it was just a different sort of experience. Yeah, and being a little kid helped.
So, as we grow up and have to deal with reality, things change. Then it becomes scary as to whether you can pay your bills, be successful and maintain your lifestyle.
Maybe that’s why we love movies that scare us.
The real world becomes scarier all the time. It seems to be madness beyond measure.
There are a lot of cool costumes out there. A lot of them are funny as Hell, very clever, but for me, a classic creepy monster,vampire, ghoul, and stuff still take me back to my roots. You gotta make it homemade to be real. My favorite was Nosferatu from the 20′s classic. I would get a latex skin head cap, make my own fangs, and fabricate long nails from white glue dried on wax paper. Then, with good theatrical makeup and a long black gown who could scare people out of their minds. And it was great fun! Use your imagination whether it’s funny or frightening, zombies and all that stuff are great fun, but go for something really macabre and obscure, after all, Halloween is the greatest excuse for being totally nuts and having fun while you do it.
So, I guess what I’m trying to say is, go for it! Have an outrageous Halloween! Kinda funny actually, way before Lady Gaga, I was a little monster.
Maybe I’ll change the theme of my site to Godzilla fans or Honda cars, I love ‘em both. Thanks for stopping by!