Thursday, October 30, 2008

Nosferatu?


Meet The Count. He’s eagerly looking forward to tomorrow night, to greeting all the costumed visitors, checking them out to see who might be “suitable” for his “purposes”…

Of creepy creatures, vampire stories have been my favorite. Watched Count Dracula appear through Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Frank Langella, Gary Oldman. Also read Bram Stoker, and later followed Anne Rice's Lestat and the mournful Louis as they haunted the streets of 19th century New Orleans, as well as other cities around the world.

Then there were “The Lost Boys” of the spooky southern California town of Santa Carla, where the carnival on the beach runs all night and people continually "go missing". Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the “Scooby Gang” came later, and now there are even more shows, movies and books about a plethora of new vampires and their foes.

Just like creatures of the night, vampire stories never really die…we won’t let them…

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

A great idea to watch "The Lost Boys" on Halloween. I took my nephew to Santa Cruz and he bought me the DVD movie.

Your neighborhood photos of the sights of Halloween in Boise are spectacular with vivid colors and intersting tidbits of facts.

Petrea said...

Okay, now those guys are SPOOKY.

Katie said...

Positively freaky!! Although I do kinda like the black jacket. Hope you have a fun Halloween; I'm home for the evening with a glass of wine and my Parisian chocolates, which I'm most definitely NOT sharing. Luckily I live in an apartment, so no one will come knocking.

Ms M said...

Anon, thanks for stopping by. I hope you had a good Halloween :)

Petrea & Katie, those guys ARE spooky! Some people put up amazing stuff for Halloween.
A glass of wine and Parisian chocolates -- now THAT is an excellent Halloween! Actually, my husband brought home a couple of French truffles today for a treat for us. The chocolate silk was magnifique with a glass of wine. :-)