During the dark nights I've noticed some creepy similarities in the world of monsters. First up is this poster for 80's teen horror flick Fright Night. It starred the great Roddy McDowell of Galen fame in Planet of the Apes.
and just when you thought it was safe to make a poster, along comes another that knocks you off! Return of the Living Dead II.
On the subject of poster art I remember when this promotional image came out for Star Wars: the Phantom Menace....
......it reminded me of the cover photo on the LP Who's Next by The Who!
Which brings me to another menace, the Frankenstein monster. The mod monster to be exact and one of my all time favourite toys. He drops his trousers every Halloween and this year I gave him a hand....
...literally - a plastic hand on a key ring! It's been lying around Moonbase for years, when I suddenly realised that it looks uncannily like Frankie's monstrous mitts!
A spare hand should Frank ever need one! Yay! But what to do with it in the meantime? Well, it struck me that my own Mod Monster is missing his magic medallion pendentm which came with the original.
They can be replaced with reproductions like Toy Tent's but I think I'll simply upcycle my extra hand and hang it round his neck for safe keeping! Well, where else would you keep a spare dexter! I think he looks very dapper [ the shirt,,,,is it a nehru or a neru? Anyone know?]
Continuing the coincidences, this Halloween I had a eureka moment whilst watching one of my traditional movies, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which I love.
After seeing the film at least ten times over the last 20 years it hit me like a Witch's licking spoon - the Silver Shamrock theme in the adverts throughout the film is the same tune as London Bridge is Falling Down! Doh!
It gives the whole hexed exercise an even creepier feel! As for the calm and enticing voice-over on the Silver Shamrock adverts it turns out its the Director of the film! You know the one - "Its nearly time Kids so Hurry Home. And don't forget the big giveaway at Nine! It's nearly time!"
Speaking of films, here's a strange thing: in the House that Dripped Blood the creepy child-witch is presented with a Spears game called Word Making and Word Taking by her Nanny.
Only a handful of letters appear on the box art of the game but included are: L, D, O, O, B or when re-arranged, BLOOD! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaggh! Do you know any eerie coincidences readers?