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I'm feeling Halloweenish

It finally feels like fall. And it's October! Halloween month! And the old Goth in me is always happy about that!

Can anyone point me toward any good Edward Gorey icons? Found some! Or Angel icons? I'd like some of early eps, just of Angel himself. Thanks! I saw a cool one a while back but didn't take it. It was very simple and just said 'Vampire' on it. Any ideas who might have done that? It might have been at good_tvicons

Also, I'm insanely excited that these are now out on DVD. Any fans of classic horror (and not gore) check them out!

The Val Lewton Horror Collection. The original Cat People and I Walked With a Zombie (based on Jane Eyre!), among other films. It's film noir meets horror, really. Fantastic stuff. Here's an article about him. A lot of these will be shown this month on TCM too.

Bela Lugosi Collection. I'm really more about Boris Karloff but he did team up with Lugosi several times. If you've never seen The Black Cat, ooh, it's so good and creepy and disturbing.

And I have a few horror film recs.

I Bury the Living - A man filling in at a cemetery accidentally sticks black pins into the lots for the living on the map of the cemetery -- and people start dying! What happens when he puts white pins into the lots for the dead? Low budget, no-name film but it doesn't insult your intelligence.

The Devil Rides out (aka The Devil's Bride) - Satanic cults! And for once, Christopher Lee is the good guy! Man, I love him. In fact, I rather fancy him when he was young - so damn elegant.

The Uninvited - A really great, classic ghost story set on the English coast.

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themoononastick
Oct. 15th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
ooooh Edward Gorey icons! Where did you find them? I love Gorey, just soooo fabulous, even went to the Gorey museum last time I was in the states.

And tah for the film recs - I think I've mentioned before that I am a huge horror film fan and this time of year also turns my thoughts to that genre. *is also an old Goth* Haven't seen or heard of a couple of those, I shall check them out.
halfdutch
Oct. 15th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC)
Well, I joined edwardgorey, but I found the icons here: http://www.livejournal.com/community/book_icons/tag/edward+gorey

I always love the classic horror films, they were more elegant and suspenseful. Not a fan of the gore, really. (Except maybe 'Dog Soldiers.') Have you ever seen The Wicker Man?' I'd had the plot spoiled for me beforehand. :-( But wow, what a trippy movie. Weird '60s pagan shit! They keep talking about a remake but nothing yet. (And, trivia: it's the film Ewan is watching towards the end of 'Shallow Grave.')

I was thinking of uploading some classic Goth tunes later. ;-D Just for fun.

themoononastick
Oct. 15th, 2005 10:59 pm (UTC)
Tah for the link - I shall go have a look there later.
Oh and Neville's death is my favourite! heee! I think I have given a copy of The Gashlycrumb Tinies to just about everyone I know at some point. It's my "damn I can't think of anything to buy for ..." present.

I'm a huge fan of any horror flick, I love my gore but I also love the more psychological and suspenseful films too. Have you watched many Japanese or Korean horror films? They are so beautiful from a cinematography stand point and they tend towards suspense rather than gore. I was thinking of doing a post reccing some of my favourite...
I love The Wicker Man - one of my favourite films ever in fact. It's just sooo good (as is Dog Soldiers!).

And yay for Goth tunes! I was listening to Bauhaus and The Sisters of Mercy and Fields of The Nephilim all last night!
halfdutch
Oct. 15th, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC)
Ennui is just one of the best words going. :-D I've introduced loads of people to Gorey. I've been to the Gotham Bookmart in NY but not the museum. Ooooh! I've sometimes thought I might like to get a fantod tattoo.

I'm afraid I'm too impatient for most Japanese/Korean films. I have seen 'Audition' though, and yikes! Talk about disturbing! I also saw 'Cure' by the same director, I think and just toooo slow for me. I like atmosphere but I also like a certain amount of action, I guess. ;-D Gore completely optional.

Mmmm, Bauhaus! You don't have the Peter Murphy cover of "Final Solution" by any chance, do you? Or "This Corrosion" by Sisters of Mercy?

themoononastick
Oct. 16th, 2005 12:56 am (UTC)
"Audition" is pretty damn disturbing - worryingly enough the director had made a few films that make that one seem tame! (and that's why he's one of my favourites! heee!) I agree tho, Japanese/Korean films do tend to be very slow but I kind of like that steady build up to the point where you get scared stupid! Oh and have you ever seen "Switchblade Romance" - it's a French horror flick, pretty damn gory but really really suspenseful. I swear my blood pressure went thru the roof the first time I saw it!

Don't have the Peter Murphy song but I have the Sisters one - I'll upload it for you in a mo.
halfdutch
Oct. 16th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
I guess I get bored more then I get scared stupid if the pace is too slow. ;-D I'm thinking of more of my favorite horror films and darn, I wish I had them all here to watch now. Ever seen Near Dark? Great modern vampire movie. LOVE IT. Too bad Adrian Pasdar never had a bigger career. Cowboys and vamps = great combo. ;-D (Hence the Angel/Lindsey love, LOL.)

Never seen Switchblade Romance. It's not Chainsaw Massacre-like is it? One movie I will *never* see. ;-D

And ooh, thanks in advance for the song, babe! I'll probably do a music post a little later.





themoononastick
Oct. 16th, 2005 02:03 am (UTC)
Near Dark is a fantastic film. Love Bill Paxton in that! Ooooh and talking of Bill Paxton, have you seen Frailty? That's a great little film, kind of horror,lots of suspense but not too slow.

Switchblade Romance is kind of like Chainsaw Massacre so maybe avoid it! I actually had to study Chainsaw Massacre at Uni - I had to watch one scene about a bazillion times so I could write an essay about it. I felt sick by the end of it! So disturbing. *shudders*

I just sent the song to your gmail. Enjoy!
halfdutch
Oct. 16th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes I have seen Frailty. I rented it and then immediately rewatched it with commentary. Fucked up!

Yeah, I think I will avoid that movie. Once intestines are involved, I'm outta there!

Got the song and am listening to it right now for about the sixth time. Woo! Love the bonus too. Yay! *kisses*
wicked_goddess
Oct. 16th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
Oh man, I love all those movies. I am so excited about the Val Lewton Collection, I need to pick that one up soon.
halfdutch
Oct. 16th, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, I can't wait to get my hands on it either. I love his movies so much! ;-D Yay for spooky movies!

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