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Tag: ghosts

Finding the Halloween in ‘High Spirits’

What defines a Halloween movie? Must it ooze haunts and candy from every frame? Or will a casual reference or pumpkin suffice? Well, how about something in the weird middle: High Spirits, the 1988 supernatural comedy by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game). The story centers on a soon-to-be repossessed Irish castle-turned-hotel. In a last ditch… Read More ›

Halloween Décor: Come on in!

Aside from gorging on candy corn and pumpkin beer while watching Halloween and/or Trick ‘r Treat, there is no better way to get in the festive mood than by decorating your house, apartment, room, car, office, whatever. Pulling out those orange bins and finding old familiars, while re-discovering those items you bought last year in early November…. Read More ›

A William Castle Triple-Feature

For my mom’s birthday in August, I bought her a bunch of old William Castle movies and promised that I would take a day off from work to submerge ourselves in these spooky (mostly) black and white delights. My mom loves classic film, and I love horror, so… it was a natural mishmash of interests…. Read More ›

‘American Horror Story’ and Me

I have a rocky relationship with American Horror Story. So, as the mysterious new story gears up for its debut, allow me to recount my generalized thoughts on the past five seasons. The good, the bad, the Jessica Lange.