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Old October 8 2008, 03:52 AM   #192
Spaceman Spiff
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Re: Hallowe'en Reading and Viewing, 2008!

RJDemonicus wrote: View Post
^^ Did you watch Mad Monster Party yet?
Not yet, but now I'm itching to. Not only does it sound crazy and fun, but I'm betting it's a goldmine for avatars.

The other day I picked up The Many Faces of Van Helsing, which I almost put down again until I saw some of the names on the cover. From the reviews, it looks like I made the right choice. It's an anthology of stories about ol' Abe and some of the other Dracula characters.

Let's think of some movies and books that are specific to the season. For books, you already mentioned A Halloween Reader (I think you mean this same one, anyway, since it's mentioned waaaaay upthread). I might also re-read Dark Harvest, since it's so short and fast-paced.

This year I'm going to make sure I watch Something Wicked This Way Comes, which has a lot of October/Hallowe'en imagery in both the movie and the book.

Speaking of Bradbury, I might try to fit in From the Dust Returned, which sounds like it contains some of that same imagery.

Someone's going to mention the Halloween movies, but that's a cheat.
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