Category Archives: Films

Caturday Thoughts – Paddling Film Fest, Rehab Headaches and Other Miscellany

When I went down to Rockfish Gap Outfitters to get a more readable compass than the tiny one in the center of my luo pan, before starting my feng shui, they had a sign out front advertising a paddling film … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Our New Tree!!

I’ve wanted to post about our new tree and somehow never got to it. It came hoe with me after Thanksgiving. So did a rare and very nasty bought of sinusitis and bronchitis that laid me up for three weeks. … Continue reading

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Christmas Day – Small Blessings

Christmas Day began early. I was woken up by the sound of violent wind. I happened to turn in the bed and only half awake realized the front door had blown full open. Panic set in and woke me up … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve II Christmas Ghost Stories

“A sad tale’s best for winter: I have one of sprites and goblins.”      William Shakespeare A Winter’s Tale Act 2 Scene 1   My Christmas must have it’s ghosts and in having this tradition I am in good company. … Continue reading

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Movies for October – Horror Without Screams

I’m going to start with some generalizations. They of course do not apply to all modern movies by any stretch but there is a reason for starting so. Modern movies are loud. Surging orchestral soundtracks, explosions, gunfights and battles abound. … Continue reading

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Movies for October – The Work of Val Lewton

Certainly in the run-up to Halloween people start thinking of the spooky movies they want to watch. A lot of people don’t like what are considered horror movies. Many are derivative, repetitive or just plain poor quality. There are some … Continue reading

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Boris Karloff – A Halloween Icon

It’s not Halloween without costumes and every year you see recreations of the classic monster from the movie Frankenstein. In 1931, Universal chief Carl Laemmle Jr, offered director James Whale his choice of any property the studio owned. He chose … Continue reading

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